EarthSky 22 : Soft robots and meteor showers
Science news of the week:
A glimpse of solar wind intensity on the innermost planet Mercury
Mourning the death of environmental conservationist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai
First evidence of H1N1, aka swine flu, in animals in Africa
Does our “sleep memory” affect on our waking memory?
This week’s featured stories:
Soft Robots and Job Creation World renowned chemist George Whitesides talks about the potential for science to innovate our way out of modern problems and into a sustainable world.
Global Night Sky Deborah Byrd on October’s possible Draconid extravaganza.
Weird Science Ryan Britton talks about the weird science awards known as Ig Noble Prizes. Plus – the science behind your bathroom breaks.
We’ll catch ya next week. Happy 20th birthday EarthSky! “I propose a toast to modern science” – The Black and White Years (Austin, TX)
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