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Dinosaur Eggs

Hundreds of Dinosaur Egg Fossils found in Spain

Hundreds of dinosaur fossil eggs have been discovered in Spain and may shed new light on dinosaur nesting habits. Researchers in northeastern Spain say they’ve uncovered hundreds of dinosaur egg fossils, including four kinds that had never been found before in the region. The eggs

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Supervolcano forming near New Zealand?

A “supervolcano” forming deep below the Earth’s crust north of New Zealand, will have the power to destroy the world, but don’t worry – it could be 100 million years away.

moon-fi

NASA heading back to the moon?

So, sounds like NASA might be heading back to the moon. I personal think it’s about time we started exploring space, as a kid watching Space 1999 I really thought we would be out there by now, living and exploring space!

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Cool Pic of Curiosity Mars Rover at Lading Site

Great picture of the Curiosity Mars Rover, taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter… if it can take pics like this, why no high-res shots of the alleged face? This color-enhanced view — taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance

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First 360 Panorama from Curiosity Rover

First 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

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Mystery Hole found on Mars

A weird hole on Mars has been discovered — the 35 meter opening is very strange and there doesn’t appear to be a logical explanation. The hole in the middle of a depression (crater) appears to have a opening (cave) about 20 meters deep.

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Video: Lightning Captured at 7,207 Images per Second

Couple of amazing videos showing lightning filmed at 7,207 images per second.

A downward lightning negative ground flash and an upward lightning flash initiated from a TV tower in Rapid City, SD, both captured at 7,207 images per second.

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Video: MorpHex Sphere Hexapod Robot

Norwegian engineer Kåre Halvorsen built this robot sphere in his spare time, with six retractable, expanding legs that let it dance when it’s not rolling.

The main goal of this project was to make a hexapod robot that could transform into a sphere shape and back. In “sphere mode” the robot should be able to roll freely like a ball.

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Stephen Hawking at 70

Amazing, the theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking turns 70 this weekend (Sunday 8th January), famous for writing the bestseller A Brief History of Time and numerous other books, including his latest The Grand Design. Below are a couple of short videos, one about M-theory

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China planes to go to the moon!

China has hinted at manned missions to the moon in the past, but has now confirmed it wants to send an astronaut there – but there’s no planned time-line, but it is unlikely to happen before 2020 China has declared its intention to land an

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New Island forms in Red Sea after Volcanic activity

The island – essentially lava that cooled after breaking through the water’s surface – began forming this month (December 2011) between Yemen and Eritrea among the Zubair archipelago, a group of small islands that come from a submarine shield volcano.

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Antarctic Ghost Mountain Mystery Solved

The giant Gamburtsev Mountain Range discovered in the 1950s below the Antarctic ice, is now believed to have been formed over a billion year ago!

Scientists say they can now explain the existence of what are perhaps Earth’s most extraordinary mountains – the Gamburtsevs are the size of the European Alps and yet they are totally buried beneath the Antarctic ice.

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Video: Suspected meteorite filmed over Peru

Interesting video of what looks like a meteorite, filmed over the ancient city of Cusco, Peru.

Residents were surprised to see the object shooting across the horizon around 2 pm. (local time) on Thursday 25th August 2011.

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Video: Massive Solar Eruption 7th June 2011

Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured a massive eruption on the Sun. The event took place early Tuesday morning (7th June 2011) and sparked all sorts of fears from the end of the world to concerns the solar flare may cause disruption to communication systems around the globe, although the angle of the eruption probably means effects on Earth will probably be small.