Friday, August 29, 2008

Science Friday 082908

As Arctic Sea Ice Melts, Experts Expect New Low By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The coverage of sea ice in the Arctic could break the record low from last September, scientists said.

Technology That Outthinks Us: A Partner or a Master? By JOHN TIERNEY, NYTimes
Vernor Vinge has been urging his fellow humans to get smarter by collaborating with computers.
New Sphere in Exploring the Abyss By WILLIAM J. BROAD, NYTimes
Scientists are hard at work on the tiny submarine that will replace the legendary Alvin.
Graphic: Upgrading Alvin

Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet By ETHAN BRONNER, NYTimes
Each piece of the Dead Sea Scrolls is being digitally photographed with the aim of putting the entire file online.

SLIDE SHOW: Icy Moon, Mysterious Jets, NYTimes
Something strange and unexpected is going on below the surface of Enceladus, a tiny moon of Saturn. Related Article: NASA Has Its Closest Look at Geysers on Saturn Moon

Wheel woes send rover to edge of Mars' crater, SFGate
The plucky Mars rover Opportunity is driving out of a giant crater nearly a year after a dangerous...

Telescope puts never-seen objects in view, SFGate
A new space telescope, launched less than three months ago and now flying in orbit 350 miles above the...

Worlds of wonder at new Academy of Sciences, SFGate
With only a month to go, the $484 million California Academy of Sciences building hardly appears ready for anything - living, stuffed...

The Jordan River Needs Resurrecting, Time
The river’s pollution and decline has had profound social and environmental consequences for the Jordan Valley Related: Making the Deserts Bloom Once More

The Geography of Personality, Sharon Begley, Newsweek
The Swiss rate themselves as highly conscientious; Indians and Canadians see themselves as agreeable.

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