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How Fast Is Earth Moving?

Earth moves at a fantastic rate of speed on its axis, around the sun and across the universe.

https://thetechinside.com/how-fast-is-earth-moving/
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Kim Kardashian says Kanye West smells like money https://nyp.st/2DANCms
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Akili

For more primates, you can have a look here:
https://anjawessels.photography/gorillas-op-zwart/
https://anjawessels.photography/primates/

Camera: Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i
Lens: Lens: Tamron 70-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II

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"For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together.

When physicists send neutrons shooting through a frustrated magnet, the particles spray out the other side in signature patterns. The designs appear because, even at low temperatures, atoms in a frustrated metal oscillate in time with each other. One distinctive pattern, known as a "pinch point," resembles a bow-tie and is widely studied in the world of spin liquids. Pinch points are often accompanied by mysterious crescent patterns called "half moons," but the physics linking the phenomena has never been clarified.

Now, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have revealed that pinch points and half moons are one and the same—simply signatures of the same physics at different energy levels. Their unified theory, published October 12, 2018, as a Physical Review B Rapid Communication, is the first to explain the underlying physics driving the often paired phenomena.

"The theory itself is kind of simple," said Han Yan, a graduate student in the Theory of Quantum Matter Unit at OIST and first author of the study. "From the same theory that gives you the pinch point at lower energy, you can calculate what happens at higher energy—and you get a pair of half moons."

If you zoom in close to a frustrated magnet, each atom making up the material seems to spin erratically. In reality, however, these atoms take part in a beautifully coordinated dance, turning in time with each other so that their magnetic pulls ultimately cancel out. This ballet is difficult to observe directly, so instead, physicists search for telltale clues that the performance is taking place".

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Facebook comes up with its own TikTok/Vine clone, now out on iOS and Android in the US - Among other things, Facebook is known as regularly paying homage to its competition by imitating and outright copying essential features: just see how Instagram was turned into a blatant copy of Snapchat. With that in mind, we probably shouldn't criticize Facebook for the totally unoriginal idea behind Lasso, its latest mobile app. In would probably be yet another futile attempt at being relevant with t...
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🛰️NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this image of swirling clouds over Jupiter’s North Temperate Belt on October 29, 2018, as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 4,400 miles (7,000 km) from the planet’s cloud tops, at a latitude of approximately 40 degrees north.

A NASA statement described the image:

Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval.

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created this color-enhanced image using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager. JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and to process into image products here.




*Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran.
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EARTH is ‘wobbling’ partly because of human impact on the planet – causing it to shift more than ten metres in the last century, scientists say.

https://rxscience.org/nasa-observes-wobbling-of-earth-worse-than-ever-happened/
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...it is a shame the young lady in the video who was assaulted by Jim Acosta didn't Kung Fu his ass and make him regret his actions. It is also a shame that that jerk from CNN wasn't immediately escorted from the building...
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New Insights Into the Aging Brain

Klotho functions as a gatekeeper that shields the brain from the peripheral immune system.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

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Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of other galaxies. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs to the Local Group cluster of about fifty galaxies whose other large member, the Andromeda galaxy, is about 2.3 million light-years away. Clusters are the most massive gravitationally bound objects in the universe and form (according to current ideas) in a “bottoms-up” fashion with smaller structures developing first and with dark matter playing an important role. Exactly how they grow and evolve, however, depends on several competing physical processes including the behavior of the hot intracluster gas.

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The Thunder Purple +OnePlus 6T will be available in more countries later this week. Are you thinking about picking one up?

#OnePlus6T #OnePlus #ThunderPurple #Android
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Meghan McCain posts Veterans Day tribute to late father John McCain https://nyp.st/2DzQLCS
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Travel Stories Week 21
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NIS America has announced today that the unique The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince will be heading to the west early next year. The company provided an exact date regarding when players can get their hands on the Nintendo Switch game and it is the…
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Something is Affecting the Entire Solar System

The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist.

"Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system," explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University.

Astronomers call the cloud we're running into now the Local Interstellar Cloud or "Local Fluff" for short. It's about 30 light years across and as hot as the surface of the sun. It contains a wispy mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms at a temperature of 6000 Celsius. For comparison a hundred degrees Celsius boils water!!!

The existential mystery of the Fluff has to do with its surroundings. About 10 million years ago, a cluster of supernovas exploded nearby, creating a giant bubble of million-degree gas. The Fluff is completely surrounded by this high-pressure supernova exhaust and should be crushed or dispersed by it.

The fact that the Fluff is strongly magnetized means that other clouds in the galactic neighborhood could be, too. Eventually, the solar system will run into some of them, and their strong magnetic fields could compress the heliosphere even more than it is compressed now. Additional compression could allow more cosmic rays to reach the inner solar system and the ability of astronauts to travel safely through space.

On the other hand, astronauts wouldn't have to travel so far because interstellar space would be closer than ever. These events would play out on time scales of tens to hundreds of thousands of years, which is how long it takes for the solar system to move from one cloud to the next.

Read more here: https://www.gaia.com/article/are-interstellar-clouds-raining-on-our-solar-system
http://www.tmgnow.com/repository/global/planetophysical.html
https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/23dec_voyager
https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/06jan_bubble

Clips, images credit: ESA, NASA/JPL, ESA/HUBBLE, ESO, Linda Huff (American Scientist) and Priscilla Frisch (University of Chicago)

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library
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Interesting discussion for those interested in weapons crafted from meteoric iron for their fantasy, historical or even sci-fi settings. (Read the linked article, it's not just the xkcd strip)
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Solar System and Universe Beyond - Ocean Worlds *

The story of oceans is the story of life. Oceans define our home planet, covering the majority of Earth’s surface and driving the water cycle that dominates our land and atmosphere.
But more profound still, the story of our oceans envelops our home in a far larger context that reaches deep into the universe and places us in a rich family of ocean worlds that span our solar system and beyond.

Solar System and Universe Beyond - Ocean Worlds * Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnQF8ZTA2Sk

Origins of Oceans

What is the ultimate origin of water?

A water molecule is made up of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms.

Hydrogen was created in the Big Bang and oxygen in the cores of stars more massive than the Sun. Enormous amounts of water, in gaseous form, exist in the vast stellar nurseries of our galaxy.

The Hubble Space Telescope peered into the Helix Nebula and found water molecules. Hydrogen and oxygen, formed by different processes, combine to make water molecules in the ejected atmosphere of this dying star.

The origins of our oceans are in the stars.

Clips, images credit: ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA/JPL

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library
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Exclusive interview with Antwaan Randle El today on SCU podcast. Subscribe free. Listen on your favorite platform

https://www.steelcityunderground.com/podcast/2018/11/exclusive-interview-with-steelers-super-bowl-xl-champion-antwaan-randle-el/
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What's your favorite notch alternative? Do you prefer the Oppo Find X's slide-out camera or Samsung's bigger top bezel?
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Seeing Red in Live Brain Function

Researchers identified a new fluorescent protein that will make it possible for live neurons to glow red when activated.

The research is in Nature Methods. (full access paywall)
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