Space, Science & Technology News Round-Up
December 25, 2008, 12:48 pm
Filed under: astronomy, ecology, environment, interesting, Miscellaneous, news, physics, random, science, technology

Brain Injuries Linked to Spirituality – Miller McCune 12/17/08

Why caring robots should be controlled – CNet 12/19/08

An expert in robotics, Noel Sharkey of the United Kingdom’s University of Sheffield, believes that we should have strict controls over the personal uses to which we put robots.

Study links storm increases, warming – Raw Story 12/19/08

New discovery could rejuvenate brain –  Raw Story 12/19/08

Researchers at The University of British Columbia have discovered why the brain loses its capacity to re-grow connections and repair itself, knowledge that could lead to therapeutics that rejuvenate the brain.

Scientists find hole in Earth’s magnetic field (AP)  – Yahoo 12/17/08

Enceladus has ‘spreading surface’ – BBC 12/15/08

Pictures of Saturn’s moon Enceladus suggest its surface splits and spreads apart – just like the ocean floor on Earth.

Images extracted directly from brain? – Raw Story 12/12/08

Japanese researchers claim they can reconstruct images inside human mind.

Dark Energy Stunts Galaxies’ Growth – NYTimes 12/16/08

After bulking up rapidly in the first 10 billion years of cosmic time, clusters of galaxies, have grown very little during the last five billion years, astronomers said.

Human brain, dating back over 2,000 years, unearthed in Britain – BBC 12/11/08

Archaeologists find what could be the oldest surviving brain unearthed in Britain, dating back more than 2,000 years.

Hubble finds CO2 on extrasolar planet – Raw Story 12/11/08

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This breakthrough is an important step toward finding chemical biotracers of extraterrestrial life

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