UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS Space robotics forum set for Thursday, Dec. 5, at UND
The Second Annual Space Robotics Forum is set to take place Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Computer Science Department of the University of North Dakota.
The forum presents robotic space exploration acti... Posted on 12/4/13 at 10:58 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
Young couples prepare for a new child with preparation; I do the same
for winter. We are both nesting although it manifests itself in
different ways. My favorite medium in which to... Posted on 11/23/13 at 6:00 AM
ASTRO BOB Is Comet ISON a slacker? / Win cash in comet photo contest
Comet ISON takes a beautiful picture as Damian Peach's recent photo attests. Feast your eyes on that Mediterranean-hued coma and long tail. How I wish it looked like that in a telescope.While there'... Posted on 10/28/13 at 11:58 AM
THE NEW FORTY Just how dangerous is tackle football?
I saw a fascinating piece on Frontline this weekend called League of Denial:The NFL's Concussion Crisis. The piece covers brain injuries in the NFL and what appears to be a purposeful effort by the NF... Posted on 10/13/13 at 10:49 PM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Bad Ideas on Television: An Antivaccination "View"
Jenny McCarthy has been hired as a "personality" on "The View," ABC's morning TV show, and this is, most likely, a very bad thing.
It will give her a platform from which to proclaim bad ideas, prim... Posted on 7/22/13 at 4:43 PM
Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply - the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the galaxy.
Fossils of two dinosaurs locked in a death match failed to sell at auction on Tuesday despite predictions they would fetch a record $9 million. The top bid for the dinosaur fossils was $5.5 million and did not meet the reserve price, Bonhams auction house said.
The three UND students took a gulp of fresh air Wednesday as they left the long, windowless tube that has served as home for the past 10 days. Like astronauts returning to Earth, they savored things like blue sky and the ability to walk around unencumbered by a 25-pound canvas suit.
Three U.S.-based scientists won a Nobel Prize on Wednesday for developing a powerful new way to do chemistry on a computer. They pioneered highly sophisticated computer simulations of complex chemical processes, giving researchers tools they are now using for a wide variety of tasks.
Karl Ritter and Malcolm Ritter
, October 09, 2013
Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the world's biggest atom smasher delivered the proof, Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for helping to explain how matter formed after the Big Bang.
Frank Jordans and Karl Ritter
, October 08, 2013
An international auction house is expecting to fetch up to $9 million for a unique pair of dinosaur skeletons discovered in eastern Montana, but a well-known paleontologist said interest surrounding the auction could be mostly hype.
Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse.
The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a single cell fertilized by a lightning bolt as the Earth was cooling.
Fortunately, genetic “mistakes” — mutations — eventually made us. But they also have made illnesses. Almost all diseases arise from some combination of environmental exposures and genetic blunders in the working of DNA. Breast cancer is a family of genetic mutations.
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