Dramatic Animated Simulation of an Asteroid Hitting the Earth

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A dramatic computer-animated simulation, produced by NHK Japan and the National Film Board of Canada, depicts what would happen if an asteroid measuring 500 kilometers (300 mi) in diameter collided with Earth.

 

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Ford To Introduce Seatbelt Airbags On The Explorer

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The seatbelt inflates over the shoulder and torso in a 40 milliseconds

A car maker is introducing seatbelts that inflate like airbags to give extra protection to passengers.  Ford is fitting the back seats of vehicles with belts that inflate automatically during a crash.

 

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Amateur Astronomer Discovers Earth-Sized Spot On Jupiter

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Earth-sized spot on Jupiter

NASA has confirmed the discovery of a new hole the size of the Earth in Juiter’s atmosphere, apparently showing that the planet was hit by something large in recent days. The impact mark was first spotted on Monday morning by an amateur astronomer in Australia, who then drew the attention of scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the dark mark on Jupiter’s south polar region.

 

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Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact

Dinosaur Extinction Occured 300,000 Years After Asteroid Impact

A giant asteroid hit the Earth around 65million years ago, but experts dispute the impact it had. 

Molten droplets from the ancient asteroid impact were found just below the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary – a geological layer of sediment linked with the extinction.
 

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Year 2036: Mars colonization and a date with destiny

Year 2036: Mars colonization and a date with destiny

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson host of the NOVA scienceNOW PBS program

From a half billion kilometers away, the message was powerful. In 1994, fragments of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet slammed into Jupiter. The earth-size fireballs ejected into space were captured and relayed back to be seen again and again in Internet replay. The message: we need a foothold in space if our species is to survive.

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Helmet Patch To Measure Soldier’s Exposure To Explosions

Helmet Patch To Measure Soldier’s Exposure To Explosions 

The Palo Alto Research Center is using ink-jet printing technology to develop a disposable patch that can be worn on a soldier’s helmet for seven days to measure his or her exposure to blasts. 

Researchers are developing a cheap, lightweight plastic strip that can be worn on a soldier’s helmet to help diagnose brain injury.

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Britax Adds Side Airbags To It’s Baby Car Seats

Britax Adds Side Airbags To It’s Baby Car Seats 

 Britax Advocate CS Convertible Car Seat

Long gone are the days when people would drive with their baby sitting in their laps, thinking it was the safest thing to do. Today’s tots have car seats that rival the harnesses and safety gear used by Forumula 1 drivers, and a company called Britax is taking things one step further by introducing the first car seat to feature a set of side impact airbags.

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