Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.29.08)

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Andrew Seidl

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

It’s NASA‘s 50th anniversary – Wired salutes the agency with images of their most incredible extraterrestrial vehicles, while others ponder its future.

The Oil & Gas Investor blog has a great post on rising public interest in the energy industry – and their visit to our Wiess Energy Hall yesterday.

Scientists have discovered a new species of “predatory bagworm” (someone needs a new nickname) with a very unique habit.

China is taking extreme steps to clear its air before the Olympics – so, how are the athletes preparing to race, hurdle, dive and cycle in what seems to be incredibly persistent smog?

Researchers predict that by 2030, 9 out of 10 American adults will be overweight or obese.

Aging is not inevitable. It’s the result of specific genetic instructions - instructions that we may one day know how to turn off.

Glenn Martin has invented the “world’s first practical jetpack.” That’s right – jetpack. He’s unveiling it at EEA AirVenture, a gigantic annual air show – but you can see video of a test here.

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