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New weather satellite opens its eyes on western U.S.

New weather satellite opens its eyes on western U.S. Photo: File

There was a changing of the guard 22,300 miles above Earth on Tuesday as an 11-year-old weather observatory gave way to its replacement to cover the western view of the Americas. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11, or GOES 11 for short, downlinked its final visible-light, full-disk image on Monday at 2100 GMT as it prepared for retirement.

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Human Beings and Universe: A Mysterious Bond

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As a child whenever I cried or felt disturbed, my mother would make me glance at the sky, beautiful stars and the moon and console me. More than often I was satisfied and happy with such glances. As I started growing up, people again pointed at the sky telling me there lies the heaven.  Though such arguments do not interest me anymore, one thing I realize at this point of my life, that human has a mysterious relation with rest of the universe.

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How big is the biggest star we have ever found?

 Spot the biggest. Rutherford Observatory The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the largest stars we have observed to date, is certainly baffling.

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Buddhism as Technology: For Envolving Minds

Sand Mandela of Tibetan Buddhism. Photo: FIle

I’m not a spiritual person. I’ve studied and practiced Buddhism for ten years. If those two statements seem antithetical to you then please allow me to explain how they are not. I believe a lot of people involved with technology misunderstand Buddhism and I hope to clarify a few points for them here.

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Human ancestors got a grip on tools 3 million years ago

Top row: a selection of metacarpal bones. Bottom row: CT scans of the same specimens, showing the structure inside (Image: T.L. Kivell)Move over Homo habilis, you're being dethroned. A growing body of evidence – the latest published this week – suggests that our "handy" ancestor was not the first to use stone tools.

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China claims to build new scientific observation station in Tibet

The CAS has set up permanent observation stations in lake Namtso, the Nyingchi area and Mount Everest known locally as Qomolangma.The station, which will cover 2,600 square meters, is expected to be constructed in October in Deshing village of Metok County.

Earth's surprise inside: Geologists unlock mysteries of the planet's inner core

 A research team from the University of Illinois and colleagues in China found earth's inner core has an inner core of its own, with crystals aligned in a different direction. Credit: Lachina Publishing Services  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-earth-geologists-mysteries-planet-core.html#jCpSeismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the world's deepest mystery: the planet's inner core.

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NASA spacecraft completes 40,000 Mars orbits

 This view of Martian surface features shaped by effects of winds was captured by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 4, 2015. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since March 2006. On Feb. 7, 2015, it completed its 40,000th orbit around Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter passed a mission milestone of 40,000 orbits on Feb. 7, 2015, in its ninth year of returning information about the atmosphere, surface and subsurface of Mars, from equatorial to polar latitudes.

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NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter watches comet fly near

 Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust.

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