Friday, October 19, 2012

Science of the Week, 10/19/12

Happy Friday, everyone!

I have to lead off the news this week with the discovery of a planet with four suns (it orbits one pair, and the other pair orbit the planet). Here's the link to the article on CNN, and you can find more details on NASA's website. Hooray for the citizen scientists who made the discovery! Any speculation as to how life might evolve on a planet like this? Keep in mind it's a gas planet.

Speaking of planets, one was found recently orbiting our closest neighbor, Alpha Centauri B.  It's still over four light-years away; think we'll ever get there?

Here are some more news articles from Science Blog:

Using the eye as a window to the brain

The Internet of things to transform our everyday?

Language is shaped by brain's desire for clarity and ease

That's it for now. Have a good weekend, and see you Monday!


PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Until someone finds a way to make money off space exploration, I don't think our progress into the stars will be very fast. Which is too bad considering the rate we're going at screwing up the earth.

Sandra Almazan said...

Agreed, PT. That's why there's a very convenient wormhole in my Catalyst Chronicles series.

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