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LadyStanley 01-04-2013 12:58 AM

PBS' NOVA series
 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/d...volcanoes.html
Season 40, episode 6: Doomsday Volcanoes (viewable at link above)

Looks at 2010 Eya volcanic eruption and theorizes the impact on world from three other Icelandic volcanoes (Laki, Hekla and Katla) which could spew sulfur (sulfuric acid), ash, or a combination.

One or all three "doomsday" volcanoes could impact life around the world and kill hundreds of thousands (or more).

LadyStanley 04-05-2013 01:38 AM

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient...-computer.html

Interesting examination of cogged bronze device found in circa 60 BC ship wreck. Key numbers that have references to astronomical points, and being able to predict eclipses, moon's orbit, planetary orbits and more.

May have been Archimedes.

Sharpshooter 04-05-2013 02:09 PM

Love these series.

And I absolutely cannot wait for this:

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In Fall 2013, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will team up with Neil deGrasse Tyson in a bid to bring back COSMOS, the iconic television series written by Carl Sagan, his wife Ann Druyan, and astrophysicist Steven Soter. Druyan and Soter will co-produce with MacFarlane, and Tyson will be filling the shoes of Sagan as host of the series, which is scheduled to air on Fox.
NovaScienceNow and Cosmos are going to be must watches for me.

LadyStanley 04-06-2013 11:49 PM

NOVA starting a four-part miniseries on Australia this week.

Looks interesting.

Sharpshooter 04-07-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by LadyStanley (Post 63479003)
NOVA starting a four-part miniseries on Australia this week.

Looks interesting.

I hope they'll find some empirical data showing conclusively, once and for all, whether or not the dingo, in fact, ate that woman's baby.

invictus 04-07-2013 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharpshooter1 (Post 63497271)
I hope they'll find some empirical data showing conclusively, once and for all, whether or not the dingo, in fact, ate that woman's baby.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...australia.html

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A coroner has ruled that a dingo, a wild dog native to Australia, was responsible for the death of a 2-month-old Australian baby who disappeared from a tent in 1980 while her family was vacationing. "Dingos can and do cause harm to humans," the coroner told the court on Tuesday. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, the girl's mother, long insisted that a dingo took the baby, but a court sentenced her to life in prison. She was later exonerated and released.....

Sharpshooter 04-07-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by invictus (Post 63502901)

God damn dingos!

Seriously though, Australia's all upside down.

Any Colour You Like 04-08-2013 07:16 PM

I watched an early episode of NOVA on string theory. I started watching at 8 PM, and at 8:03, my brain exploded. :laugh:

All joking aside, this looks extremely interesting and I can't believe I haven't watched more of it.

Dave 04-08-2013 08:13 PM

The nova documentary on absolute zero is really interesting imo, called "race for absolute zero". Follows the history of chemistry and the efforts of scientists to produce the coldest temperatures.


Bocephus86 04-16-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharpshooter1 (Post 63367823)
Love these series.

And I absolutely cannot wait for this:



NovaScienceNow and Cosmos are going to be must watches for me.

Mega pants tent.

LadyStanley 05-28-2013 11:30 PM

DVR alert -- two episodes of NOVA tomorrow. First one deals with the technology used to track down the Boston Marathon bombers.

The second talks about the recent Moore, OK tornado (etc.).

PSUCapsFan 05-30-2013 01:08 PM

Did anyone else watch the nova Australia series and get the feeling they were implying aliens visited stoneage Australians? The way they zoomed in on the cave paintings and all.

LadyStanley 05-30-2013 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by PSUCapsFan (Post 66798951)
Did anyone else watch the nova Australia series and get the feeling they were implying aliens visited stoneage Australians? The way they zoomed in on the cave paintings and all.

No.

The "Dream Time" images have an artistic charm, heck even the "x-ray" animal images are interesting. (One of my souvenirs from Australian trip was t-shirt in that style.)

But Australian/Aborigine art is way off topic of "science" :naughty:.

njdevsfn95 05-31-2013 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave (Post 63582793)
The nova documentary on absolute zero is really interesting imo, called "race for absolute zero". Follows the history of chemistry and the efforts of scientists to produce the coldest temperatures.


Im glad I clicked this. I must watch this and use it.


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