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Researchers Explore ‘Graveyard Of Ships’ In Treacherous Waters Near San Francisco

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

09/16/2014

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At The Frontiers Of Science

Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.

09/15/2014

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A model of the Cretaceous predator Spinosaurus gets rock star treatment at a photo shoot.

New Bones Discovery Unearths Spinosaurus; Bigger Than T. Rex, Known To Swim

Archaeologists believe some lost dinosaur bones unearthed nearly a century ago of a creature bigger than a T-Rex may have belonged to one of the weirdest creatures to ever roam the Earth.

09/12/2014

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Caught On Camera: San Francisco Daredevil Descends Into Active Volcano

Spewing hot molten lava didn’t stop one San Francisco daredevil from descending down to the bottom of an active volcano.

09/11/2014

A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawrence Livermore Lab Seismologists To Run Simulation Of Napa Earthquake Using Supercomputers

Seismologists at the Lawrence Livermore Lab will use their supercomputers to simulate detailed ground motion from last month’s earthquake in Napa.

09/09/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Professor Peter Higgs stands in front of a photograph of the Large Hadron Collider at the  Science Museum's 'Collider' exhibition on November 12, 2013 in London, England. At the exhibition, which opens to the public on November 13, 2013  visitors will see a theatre, video and sound art installation and artefacts from the Large Hadron Collider, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It touches on the discovery of the Higgs boson, or God particle, the realisation of scientist Peter Higgs theory.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking: ‘God Particle’ Could Destroy Universe, If Higgs Boson Research Ever Got Big Enough

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking believes the recently discovered Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle,” has the potential to unravel the universe, at least theoretically, as he writes in the forward of a new book on space travel.

09/08/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

First Public Tours Of NASA Ames In Nearly 2 Decades, Tickets Available

For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.

09/02/2014

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth project monitors for shaking on the San Andreas Fault (USGS)

Earthquake Lab Along San Andreas Fault May Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A high-tech earthquake laboratory in the Central Valley, that has been studying the San Andreas Fault, is in danger of shutting down as funding has dried up for the unique lab in Parkfield.

09/01/2014

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Scientists, Politicians To Meet At UC Berkeley To Discuss Early Earthquake Warning System

Scientists and politicians planned to meet at UC Berkeley next week for a summit on developing an early earthquake warning system.

08/31/2014

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The GPS unit with its battery pack is inserted into a cavity bored into the top of the rock. The GPS continuously logs its position after a switch is triggered by the stone moving away from a magnet set in the playa. The surface of the playa is frozen in this image, but the ice had melted or was floating when the trail formed. (Image by Mike Hartmann.
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Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling

Using GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic “curling.”

08/29/2014

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