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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

All the Coolest Science Videos in the News Today

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Rapid fire recent cool science videos across the web:
Base Jumping in a Flying Squirrel Suit
From NPR.org
The making of section shows the science and psychology involved in basejumping. 


SENSE OF FLYING from Goovinn on Vimeo.



Baby Sloth Orphanage, one of the cutest things I've ever seen.  Chalk it up to biology and call it science.  Deal?
Found on Wired.com and RichardDawkins.net





Here's a super quick artist's impression video of the sun.
Found on Hubble's SpaceTelescope.org
Unfortunately, I have no clue how to modify the html of this embedded video to resize it.  This particular code is weird.  Sorry!

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MIT makes a breakthrough on imaging.  The way I understand it, their precise pulses via a laser, in tandem with advanced cameras and precision detectors, allows them to inferentially see actual photons.
Found at MIT






Shared by Lights in the Dark,
"Is Vesta a Planet Among Asteroids?"
Vesta has a molten iron core.  That in itself is enough to raise eyebrows.  What category should Vesta be placed in?  More intriguingly, what can we still learn from its past?




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