OSIRIS-REx on a mission to asteroid Bennu and back by 2023

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Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission, the first mission to sample an asteroid, was launched from Cape Canaveral on September 8. The launching rocket, an Atlas V 411, reached supersonic speed (video @ 01:10).

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Bacteria Breaking Antibiotic Environments

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The video below by researchers at the Harvard Medical School and Technion–Israel Institute of Technology shows bacteria break zones of ever increasing concentrations of antibiotics hence demonstrates how bacteria becomes “impervious to drugs”. They are able to

In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. [2]

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A Seismological Journey Inside the Earth

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A Seismological Journey Inside the Earth – From Plate Tectonics to Deep Earth Dynamics

2016 IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecturer
Caroline Beghein, U.C. Los Angeles

Deepest part of the Ocean

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The deepest part in Earth’s oceanic crust is the Mariana Trench which is a located in the western Pacific ocean east of the Mariana islands near the Philippines and Japan. The trench is the location where two tectonic plates meet (converge), the pacific and Philippines plates. The Challenger Deep is its deepest point to which four descents have been made to. Its reaches a reaches a depth of about 11 km.

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Location of Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench in the western pacific ocean.

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The science of sync, Steven Strogatz

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How to grow a forest in your backyard, Shubhendu Sharma

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Reading a Seismogram, a Funny & Illustrated Guide

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