STEM

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 7, 2012

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[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120807_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] NASA’s new Mars rover, Curiosity, has finally landed on the red planet, after over 14 years of planning. The project, which cost 2.5 billion dollars, had seen years of launch delays and problems with funding. But landing on Mars is no easy task. Many previous missions have […]

Amazon

Amazon launches rental service for paper textbooks

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Juggernaut Amazon is striking another blow at the traditional textbook industry by offering semester-long rentals of physical books. The listings for a number of textbooks now include a “rent” option that’s usually around $50 for a title that sells for $170. According to Amazon’s FAQ, the books are rented out by the semester (counted as […]

Curiosity on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Successfully Lands on Mars

At 1:31 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover completed its eight-and-a-half-month journey from Earth to land on the surface of Mars. The Times is reporting the news as it unfolds directly from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and covering events and reaction from people tuning in around the globe. There are several transmitters on […]

Reductionism

From Simulated Life To Simulated Marketing

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Scientists at Stanford University and the J. Craig Venter Institute have developed the first software simulation of an entire organism, a humble single-cell bacterium that lives in the human genital and respiratory tracts. – NY Times article 7/20/2012 When you are done reading below, take a minute or two to read the NY Times article on […]