Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.23.08)

Spotted dragonfly, perched
The new DelFly Micro is based on nature’s
design for a dragonfly.

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photo credit: ragesoss

So here’s what went down after you logged off.

The dead zone off the Texas coast just keeps getting bigger.

A new flying camera weighs just three grams – and it’s so quick and maneuverable that it’s difficult to capture on film.

Think you’ve got what it takes? (Hint: start with a Ph.D and an M.B.A.) The Met, The Guggenheim, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and 17 other major museums are looking for new directors.

May’s powerful earthquake has put the culture of China’s “people in the clouds” in danger. (Via)

A solar eclipse is coming Aug. 1. Viewers in Canada, Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia and China will see it in totality; in North America, some will see a partial eclipse.

Engineers have taken a toy and turned it into the SnoMote – a remote-controlled data gathering device that lets climate researchers stay off of cracking ice sheets.

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