Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Understanding ice crystals could revolutionize our understanding of the universe

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 study suggests that studying the cracks and crevices in ice crystals could revolutionize our understanding of the universe. See article.
g Life - A paleontologist has confirmed that two nodosaurs walked through the campus of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. They left their prints sometime between 110 and 112 million years ago. See article.
g Intelligence - Is sleep learning possible? A new Weizmann Institute study appearing August 26 in Nature Neuroscience has found that if certain odors are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they hear the tones alone – even when no odor is present -- both during sleep and, later, when awake. In other words, people can learn new information while they sleep, and this can unconsciously modify their waking behavior. See article.
g Cosmicus - Quote of the Day: "…we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul...We're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream." – Neil Armstrong
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