Monday, July 12, 2010

Most Fascinating Science News Of The Week: July 12, 2010

Here is a list of science news headlines that I have found the most interesting this week. All headline links go to -- the best place for science news in my opinion.
Surprisingly regular patterns in hurricane energy discovered
ScienceDaily (2010-07-09) -- Researchers in Spain have discovered a mathematical relation between the number of hurricanes produced in certain parts of Earth and the energy they release.

Watch while an asteroid eats a star
ScienceDaily (2010-07-06) -- In a rare event on July 8, 2010, skywatchers will be able to see an asteroid briefly block out the light from a star as it passes in front. It may be the only asteroid 'occultation' this century observable with the naked eye.

Black hole blows big bubble
ScienceDaily (2010-07-08) -- Combining observations made with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. This object, also known as a microquasar, blows a huge bubble of hot gas, 1000 light-years across, twice as large and tens of times more powerful than other known microquasars.

Rosetta triumphs at asteroid Lutetia
ScienceDaily (2010-07-11) -- Asteroid Lutetia has been revealed as a battered world of many craters. European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has returned the first close-up images of the asteroid showing it is most probably a primitive survivor from the violent birth of the Solar System.

Miniature energy harvesting technology could power wireless electronics
ScienceDaily (2010-07-09) -- Newly published research focuses on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics, and implantable biosensors.

Any of these stories strike a particular interest?