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Nicoletta Romano
Attended University of Rome La Sapienza
Lives in Rome
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Bright 'Evening Star' Seen from Mars is Earth
 
New images from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover show Earth shining brighter than any star in the Martian night sky.

The rover's view of its original home planet even includes our moon, just below Earth.

The distance between Earth and Mars when Curiosity took the photo was about 99 million miles (160 million kilometers).

More Science on Earth's Blog: → EarthSpaceCircle.blogspot.com

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU
Explanation from: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/earth-view-from-mars-20140206/
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The world is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, the World Health Organisation says: http://bbc.in/LuapAt

It also warns about an "alarming" level of naivety about diet's role in cancer. It it time for a diet change?
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Kepler’s Second Law - orbit speeds

As the planet moves in its elliptical orbit, a line from the Sun to the planet sweeps out equal areas in equal times.

Kepler knew that planets move faster when they are near the Sun, but he wanted a mathematical rule that would quantify how the speed varied.  The result was his second law, discovered in 1609. It also applies to comets, moons, and earth satellites – anything moving with a central force attracting it.

Later, Newton showed that it is equivalent to saying that angular momentum is conserved.
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Wow. Awesome. The soundtrack from Shirley Bassey is an all-time classic, yet this ad is simply amazing. I just watched it for about the third time
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Hiding away does not help. Uhn-uhn, no it doesn't
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Janet Rowley  1925/04/05 –  2013/12/17  

Dr. Janet Rowley, the MD who demonstrated to the world that certain cancers had a genetic origin has died at 88 after contracting ovarian cancer.

Using, what now appear primitive staining techniques and imaging technologies, she peered through microscopes for years at variously stained samples. The staining techniques that she picked up in Oxford allowed her, on return to Chicago, to see that for a type of Leukemia, certain genes that belonged in one chromosome were in fact in another chromosome and vice versa i.e. that they were translocated.

She stained and studied an array of chromosomes from patients with blood cancers, photographing the resulting images. Back in Chicago, she cut the photos into tiny fragments, with each fragment showing a chromosome in isolation — “paper dolls,” her children called them.

One day in 1972, Dr. Rowley cut up a sheaf of photos from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia, known as A.M.L. She laid the fragments out, chromosome by chromosome, on her dining table and ordered the children not to sneeze.

Aligned, the photos told a story of mutation. As Dr. Rowley noticed, two chromosomes had inappropriately swapped genetic material: a piece of chromosome 8 was now on chromosome 21, and vice versa. Examining photos from other A.M.L. patients, she saw that nearly every set showed the identical genetic swap.

More here: http://goo.gl/VxntpD

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Master- level student
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  • Private scientific translator
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Currently
Rome
Previously
naples - brescia - cagliari - karlsruhe - ramstein - rome
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Tagline
don' t let anything stand in your way: skirt it and go beyond
Introduction
Still looking forward to finding my own self. Love books, arts and music, and luxury goods. And animals, most of all. Moody and broody sort of person( everyone who knows me a little bit knows this). Tenacious, though. And a good person to be around, too.
Bragging rights
Travelled a great deal. Survived engineering studies with no major damages. Can speak English, French, German and Italian. Currently no kids or love bindings whatsoever.
Education
  • University of Rome La Sapienza
    Chemical & Materials Engineering, Electrochemistry, Battery Chemistry & Technology, 2004 - 2011
  • Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule
    Chemieingenieurwesens und Verfahrenstechnik, 2003 - 2004
  • European School of Karlsruhe
    English, French, German, Maths, Physics, History, Geography, Philosophy, Literature, 2001 - 2003
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