2011 Nobel Prize Awarded to 3 American Born Astronomers!


“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice…”
What will be the final destiny of the Universe? Probably it will end in ice, if we are to believe this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics. They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the Universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. The discovery came as a complete surprise even to the Laureates themselves.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was awarded “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae” with one half to Saul Perlmutter  and the other half jointly to Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess.

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The Newest Webcam Sensation: Bald Eagles!

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There have been a lot of interesting webcam videos over the years, and live webcams have become increasingly popular as internet connections have gotten faster in the average home, office, and coffee shop chain. Still, live webcams with people can be a dicey proposition, but animals?  Forget about it, animal webcams are the future.  From puppies to cats listening to Devo, there have been a lot of interesting webcam experiments, but no experiment has gone quite as viral as that of the Raptor Resource Project. The latest viral video sensation is Eagle Cam, a camera monitoring bald eagle chicks in a nest in Decorah, Iowa.  Its easy to get lost in this incredible video stream!

“This is a positive,” said Raptor Resource Project executive director Robert Anderson during an NPR interview. “Everybody, when they log on they go ‘wow.’ … It’s just good to have something positive.”

Fans are having fun with the videos captured by the Raptor Resource Project, including making their own mash-up videos.  For example, here’s one called “Dueling Corn Husks,” which features the mother eagle’s signature dance move, the Decorah Shimmy.

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