Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.3.08)

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

Coming soon: Chardonnay-dioactive. Nuclear scientists put on their sleuth hats to help stop a crime that’s keeping us all up at night: wine fraud.

Attention, Alabama and Georgia – time to start securing your knives, forks and any other sharp metal objects that might be lying around: scientists in Florida are building the world’s most powerful magnet.

You know him from Mythbusters, but he’s also obsessed with the dodo – here, a paean to extreme geekitude.

No matter where you are, Google can see you – better than anyone else. At least they will when their new, exclusive satellite launches.

NASA is going to spiff up the Hubble Telescope – one last time.

Oil goo: a Houston startup has developed a new technology that squeezes hard-to-reach oil out of wells.

Space is stealing our oxygen.

Science Doesn’t Sleep

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

Richard Garriott is going to space this October – for $30 million, you can, too. (Garriott was recently at HMNS to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the development of the world’s first Challenger Learning Center here – and announce that he’ll be blogging his mission at www.challenger.com)

The Perseid Meteor shower is coming up this Aug. 11/12 – check out these tips on how to view it right.

Scientists are looking to the “dinosaur eel” – an ancient species which has multiple layers of scales that protect it – for inspiration to develop lighter body armor for soldiers.

In creating an oxygen-filled atmosphere in which life on Earth could thrive, it turns out that bacteria had help.

If you missed the original – now’s your chance: the Woodstock Museum has opened on the site of the original 1969 concert.

How much energy do your microwave, computer, and toaster use when you’re not home? We’re not really sure. Enter: smart metering.