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01-04-2013, 12:58 AM
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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).

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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.

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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.

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

Looks interesting.

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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.

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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.....

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God damn dingos!

Seriously though, Australia's all upside down.

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

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

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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.



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Love these series.

And I absolutely cannot wait for this:



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

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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.).

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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.

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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" .

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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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