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Entries from October 2012

Nikon Microscopy Contest 2012

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The yearly contest that Nikon holds for scientific microscopy photography has again produced some wonderful pictures. You can find all the prize winning photograph at their site.
My favourite this year is a picture taken by Mr. Walter Piorkowski of two live newborn spiders shown below. It got second prize in the contest. Which one do […]

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Tags: Art · Biology

Exoplanet at our doorstep!

October 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Our next door neighbour in astronomical sense is Alpha Centauri. It has featured in many a science fiction story but up until now it wasn’t known whether it had any planets circling it.
The big news is that it has at least one! And it is about the same size of Earth too! The planet is […]

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Tags: Astronomy · News

Planet Hunters find four star Gem

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Ever since NASA sent the Kepler instrument out to look at one piece of the sky to find tiny fluctuations in star light indicating possible planets, you can help analysing the tons of data through the Planet Hunters website. Yesterday NASA announced that the first planet that will be officially attributed to citizens participating is […]

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Tags: Astronomy

First SimCity gameplay video

October 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The game is planned to be released in February 2013. The closed beta test is expected to start somewhere in the next two months.

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Tags: SimCity · Video