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thenewenlightenmentage:

SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Chances for Extraterrestrial Life
Massive Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboring extraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds. A new study gives hope for the possibility that many super-Earth planets orbiting distant stars have exposed continents rather than just water-covered surfaces.
Super-Earths likely have more stable climates as compared to water-worlds, and therefore larger habitable zones where alien life could thrive. In the new study, researchers used the Earth as a starting point for modeling how super-Earths might store their water on the surface and deep underground within the mantle. The work is detailed in a preprint paper titled “Water Cycling Between Ocean and Mantle: Super-Earths Need Not Be Waterworlds” that was published in the January issue of The Astrophysical Journal.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

SuperEarths with Exposed Continents Boost Chances for Extraterrestrial Life

Massive Earth-like planets that have both continents and oceans may be better at harboring extraterrestrial life than those that are water-only worlds. A new study gives hope for the possibility that many super-Earth planets orbiting distant stars have exposed continents rather than just water-covered surfaces.

Super-Earths likely have more stable climates as compared to water-worlds, and therefore larger habitable zones where alien life could thrive. In the new study, researchers used the Earth as a starting point for modeling how super-Earths might store their water on the surface and deep underground within the mantle. The work is detailed in a preprint paper titled “Water Cycling Between Ocean and Mantle: Super-Earths Need Not Be Waterworlds” that was published in the January issue of The Astrophysical Journal.

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prostheticknowledge:

Play House

Sound installation by Alex Allmont uses old LEGO to create a machine to generate electronic music - video embedded below:

Play house is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. Like a generative musical loom, a single drive turns a sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches that mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. These are played out on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980’s dance music while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. In the piece the process of creation is laid bare so one can indulge in picking apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture, exploring our expectations in music, or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.

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Posted 5 days ago

8bitfuture:

Glass available today.

Google has allowed any US resident who is 18 years or older to buy Glass ‘for a limited time’ through its website. Many outlets have reported that that ‘limited time’ is in fact today only, so if you’re interested, get in quick here.

Have you ordered Google Glass? Will you? Why not?

…ahh because it’s too expensive and nothing more than a cool tech gadget!

Thought so. But that’s exactly why Google has made it

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thenewenlightenmentage:

The April 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse

Image Credit: Ben Cooper

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bing:

One of the world’s most beautiful libraries where the books and the visitors provide the color.

1 shade of white

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Infographic we created for a financial services client showing Surprising Facts About Retirement in Different Cultures.

View further information about the infographics and our findings at http://www.whichoffshore.com/node/1485

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Google Releases New Ad Format: AdBirds

sejournalcom:

Google Releases New Ad Format: AdBirds

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In a pretty wonderful example of an April Fool’s joke, Google AdWords now offers ad placement on actual birds when you sign into your dashboard.  ”AdBirds” gives you the option to place your business’s messaging on the beak, head, wings, and even the tail feathers.  You have six different birds to choose from, ranging from the quick and nimble sparrow to the nocturnal owl.  I was slightly…

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parislemon:

Facebook on the web is edging ever closer to a nightmare.

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We created this infographic for our client, Chemist Direct, to help health conscious consumers understand if vitamin supplements can really help us stay healthy.

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Nissan - A timeline of Innovation [INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC]

We built this awesome interactive graphic for our client, to showcase the innovation in automotive engineering by Nissan

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