World’s largest telescope could show us the origins of the universe as soon as 2021

November 13, 2015 by  
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Atop the arid plateau of the Atacama Desert in Chile, the largest telescope in the world broke ground on Wednesday , beginning a project that will last six years and result in unprecedented views of the outer reaches of our solar system . The Giant Magellan Telescope is slated to be operational by 2021, when it will be capable of peering into the deepest of black holes, capturing images that are 10 times clearer than those sent back to Earth by the Hubble space telescope. Magellan represents not just a giant mirror surface, but also a giant leap forward in telescope technology. In fact, scientists believe Magellan just might reveal the origins of the universe. Read the rest of World’s largest telescope could show us the origins of the universe as soon as 2021

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Marvelous modular retreat goes off-grid in untamed Tasmania

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Astronomers discover 11 ‘runaway’ galaxies that are fleeing into intergalactic space

April 29, 2015 by  
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A team of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Moscow State University have spotted 11 runaway galaxies that have been flung out of their homes to wander the void of intergalactic space. While stars and even star clusters have been seen “escaping” galaxies, observing actual galaxies themselves is a whole other final frontier in astrophysics. Read the rest of Astronomers discover 11 ‘runaway’ galaxies that are fleeing into intergalactic space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astrophysics , harvard-smithsonian center for astrophysics , Moscow State University , runaway galaxies , runaway stars , star clusters

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

April 29, 2015 by  
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In the 1960s, with the rising momentum of the Civil Rights movement and heightened awareness of the marginalization of the elderly and disabled, a new movement arose in the design community: Universal Design . This movement attempted to create designs that were accessible and inclusive to marginalized communities, by raising design standards to meet “universal” human standards of simplicity, ease, comfort, safety, and flexibility. But despite the idealistic intentions of Universal Design, specialized design services for differing populations are a growing need in today’s world. Case in point: a group-home for developmentally-disabled seniors with Alzheimer’s disease in Boston needed some very specific considerations to deal with the unique challenges facing the individuals living in the home. Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologist and Director of the Boston Architectural College ’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) has been pioneering the concept of Habilitative Design – design that meets specific individual needs that allow users to function to their highest capacity. Read on to learn how a team of students from the Design for Human Health course at BAC used the principals of Habilitative Design to meet patients’ specific needs. Read the rest of How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: accessible design , Alzheimer’s disease , Architectural Psychologists and Director , BAC , BAC student design , Boston Architectural College , design for disabilities , design for disability , design for disabled seniors , Design for Health , design for human health , Dr. Dak Kopec , group home design , habilitative design , master of design studies , retirement home design , universal design

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Moon formed out of collision between young Earth and another planet, says new study

April 13, 2015 by  
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Ever looked up at the moon and wonder from whence that magnificent orb came? A new study has added momentum to the theory that the moon was formed from debris leftover from a collision between a young planet Earth and a rock the size of Mars—which were then both covered in meteorites—to create the cosmic nightlight we know and love today. Read the rest of Moon formed out of collision between young Earth and another planet, says new study Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astrophysics , how was the moon formed , moon and earch composed of same material , moon composition , moon formation , moon formed by violent crash , solar system formation

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Researchers Discover Solar Wind Energy Source that Could Revolutionize Nuclear Power

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Solar Wind image from Shutterstock Using data collected by NASA ’s Wind solar probe, scientists have identified an energy source that causes solar winds to heat up and accelerate as they travel further away from their source. The discovery pinpoints ion cyclotron waves as the source of this strange phenomenon, which could revolutionize the nuclear energy industry Read the rest of Researchers Discover Solar Wind Energy Source that Could Revolutionize Nuclear Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , green technology , ion cyclotron waves , nasa solar power , nasa solar sail satellite , NASA Wind probe , nuclear energy , nuclear fusion reactors , Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , Solar Power , solar probe , solar wind , solar wind energy

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Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus on Track for LEED Platinum Rating

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