Check out clips form Ken Burns’s latest and greatest documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea in Central Park. There will be live music and Mayor Bloomberg and Ken Salazar are expected to speak.
I am glad that we are at the moment where stem cells are often the top story on news broadcasts, but let’s not fool ourselves. The debate and understanding of stem cells is far from over. I am glad that forums like this are being made to discuss these issues (from Science and the City). I plan on attending: (continue reading…)
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Nasa's Image of the Day
The Engine Burns Blue
This image shows a cutting-edge solar-electric propulsion thruster in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., that uses xenon ions for propulsion. An earlier version of this solar-electric propulsion engine has been flying on NASA's Dawn mission to the asteroid belt. This engine is being considered as part of the Asteroid Initiative, a proposal to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and explore it. This image was taken through a porthole in a vacuum chamber at JPL where the ion engine is being tested. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Read More