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The Roche Limit: Why does Saturn have rings?
April 27, 2010 · 3 Comments

At the George Observatory and just about anywhere else people gather to look at the night sky, Saturn’s rings are among the most popular and most captivating sights. Their significance, however, goes beyond the beauty that might jumpstart a lifetime of interest in astronomy.  Studying and understanding the rings has been an ongoing affair, a reminder that science […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.18.08)
August 18, 2008 · 1 Comment

photo credit: Kiwi Flickr So here’s what went down after you logged off. Robots: they’re so hot right now. A new surveillance bot looks really cool – but it’s also extremely noisy (and so not very good for surveillance.) And – this robot could save your life. A humpback whale has lost its way, somehow ending up […]

Looking Back…
June 27, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In case you were wondering about notable science events that happened around June 27th… Its just not quite as convenient as an ipod. On June 29th, 1888, the first recording of a classical song was made. The first song recorded was Handel’s “Israel in Egypt,” and it was recorded on a new piece of technology called […]



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