Sunday, May 20, 2012

Earth as a living organism and gathering enough solar energy to power cities on Earth

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - A new discovery may help answer the question, is the planet Earth really a giant “living organism.” The research focuses on interactions between ocean organisms, atmosphere and land. See article.
g Intelligence - Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on my parahippocampal gyrus. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that suspicion resides in two distinct regions of the brain: the amygdala, which plays a central role in processing fear and emotional memories, and the parahippocampal gyrus, which is associated with declarative memory and the recognition of scenes. See article.
g Cosmicus - Scientists have tested a new “space web” technology that could pave the way for building large structures in orbit that gather enough solar energy to power cities on Earth. See article.

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