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A spider commonly found in garden centers in Britain is giving fresh insights into how to spin incredibly long and strong fibers just a few nanometers thick. The majority of spiders spin silk threads several micrometers thick but unusually the ‘garden centre spider’ or ‘feather-legged lace weaver’ can spin nano-scale filaments. Now scientists think they are closer to understanding how this is done. —> Read More Here
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Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research. The findings are important not only because of the growing problem of childhood obesity in a number of developed countries, but also because starting periods earlier is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer later in life. —> Read More Here
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NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite captures blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over New York and Boston regions at 1:45 am EST, Jan. 27, 2015. This view is a combination of the day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery from Suomi NPP showing the historic blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over the New York through Boston Metropolitan areas at 06:45Z (1:45 a.m. EST) on January 27, 2015. Credit: NOAA/NASA
Record breaking snow from the ‘Blizzard of 2015′ hit vast regions of the US Northeast today, Jan. 27, 2015, stretching from Long Island to New England.
NASA and NOAA Earth orbiting satellites are keeping track of the storm. (…)
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This is the first time, ever in my life, where I have heard science being highlighted within a pre-Super Bowl football game press conference. As a scientist, I was extremely happy and puzzled at the same time. And surprisingly, the data in this situation left me questioning how people can use science to either help an NFL team win or advance it inappropriately.
During a New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Pre-Super Bowl game on January 18, 2015, the Patriots defeated the Colts, 45-7, to earn their eighth Super Bowl appearance. However, controversy filled the Internet the next day. The NFL determined that the Patriots used under-inflated footballs, which could have compromised the game, plus the balls were illegal per NFL specifications. This result led NFL officials to investigate how this event could have happened. Now, I am not the most knowledgeable football expert, though I am a scientist. And when there’s science in the news, I am on it! Within this controversial event, there are important aspects of football physics that require discussion.
1. The Physics of the Football Itself
“NFL quarterbacks are spin doctors,” according to the NBC sports educational video entitled “
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Five teams from Germany, the US, Japan and India have been awarded a combined $5.25 million for meeting mission milestones. They are each competing for the $30 million grand prize. —> Read More Here