Associated Press/Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech (file)

NASA marks seven years of Mars discoveries

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/07/19, 01:22 pm

NASA’s Curiosity rover is exploring a mountain on Mars where streams might once have flowed into bubbling lakes. The rover recently drilled rock samples that contained clay minerals formed from water mixed with sediment. As of Tuesday, the $2.5 billion robot has roved the Red Planet for seven years, traveling 13 miles and ascending 1,207 feet up the Martian terrain. Curiosity got its name from 11-year-old Clara Ma, who in 2009 won a nationwide naming contest.

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Dr. Bodo D. Wilts

A beautiful design humans can’t replicate

Science | Scientists have discovered yet another feature in nature that is beyond our best engineering technology
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/04/18, 02:27 pm

Once again researchers have discovered a design in God’s creation that, thus far, human engineers cannot mimic.

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Associated Press/Photo by Hanna Franzen

Physics Nobel shared by U.S., Canada, and France

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/02/18, 11:38 am

The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Tuesday to an international trio of scientists for their work on lasers. American Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey became the oldest Nobel laureate ever at age 96. Canadian Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo is only the third woman to have won a Nobel Prize in physics—the last was Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963, and the other was Marie Curie in 1903. The third laureate in physics this year is Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Michigan.

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