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  • 2010
  • Sep
  • 30

Could Chance for Life on Gliese 581g Actually Be “100%”?


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Thomas highlights this fresh report submitted on Universe Today. The article reads:

The announcement yesterday of the discovery of the closest Earth-sized planet found so far that also exists in the habitable zone around its star is certainly exciting (read our previous article for all the details). Gliese 581g is surely a potential habitable planet where liquid water could exist on the planet‘s surface, and many are […]

  • 2010
  • Sep
  • 30

Looking for E.T.? Try His Artificial Intelligence Instead, Astronomer Says


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Laura gives notice of an interesting submission submitted on Space.com. The article reads:

SETI’s Seth Shostak says we shouldn’t expect aliens to be like us. They may not even be biological, machine lifeforms from another world.



  • 2010
  • Sep
  • 30

Exhibit imagines utopian, green cities in 2030


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An Anonymous Reader contributes this notable report submitted on USA Today. From the article:

Imagine no cars or fewer, anyway.



  • 2010
  • Sep
  • 30

Could ‘Goldilocks’ planet be just right for life? (AP)


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Maria sent us a notable treatise written over at Yahoo!. Here’s a taste:

This undated handout artist rendering provided by Lynette Cook, National Science Foundation, shows a new planet, right. Astronomers have found a planet that is in the Goldilocks zone — just right for life. Not too hot, not too cold. Not too far from its sun, not too close. And it is near Earth — relatively speaking, at 120 trillion miles. It also makes scientists think that these examples of habitable planets are far more common than they thought. (AP Photo/Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation)AP - Astronomers say they have for the first time spotted a planet beyond our own in what is sometimes called the Goldilocks zone for life: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right.


  • 2010
  • Sep
  • 29

‘Iron Man’ Exoskeleton Kicks Ass


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Jeff contributes an attention-grabbing submission featured on Digg. The article begins:

Raytheon unveiled the latest generation of its wearable robotic suit developed for the military, and wow, it packs a wallop. It’s lighter, stronger and faster than the previous version, and uses 50 percent less power. The research scientists hope to reduce that to 20 percent of the original model before its finished. Here, test engineer Rex Jameson does push ups during a demonstration.