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Knapp's News 4/29/12

Check out a list of items selected by George Knapp including his KLAS-TV report on tonight's guest, Frank Cullotta (pictured).

Last Gasps of Dying Star

The Hubble Telescope has captured a stunning image of a star's relatively brief demise as it runs out of its nuclear fuel and emits beams of light.

Man Builds 'Star Trek' Phaser

If footage on YouTube is to be believed, an inventor has boldly gone where no one has gone before and created a realistic looking "Star Trek" phaser.

Knapp's News 4/15/12

Check out a list of items selected by George Knapp including his report on the future use of Nevada's Test Site, and a 1958 video about UFOs with Mike Wallace.

Introducing Project Glass

Today, Google unveiled its plan for Project Glass, an augmented reality system in which users can access smart phone functions through a pair of visors.

Photo: A Billion Stars

A new composite photo, built from thousands of images from telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, reveals about one billion stars in a dense plane of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Knapp's News 3/23/12

Check out some recent items of interest that have caught George Knapp's attention, including a blog post about University of Maryland physicist Dr. James Gates, who may have discovered a Matrix-like computer code underlying the universe; a BBC article on interstellar space travel; and a BLT Research case study on clay-mineral crystallization related to crop circle formations.

God & Science of Religion

In their latest issue, New Scientist, looks at God, and the "new science of religion," with a set of articles [requires free registration] that have a fresh take on a topic that is hotly debated.

Knapp's News 3/18/12

George Knapp shares some recent items of interest, including his I-Team report on Madeleine Pickens' battle to save wild horses (pictured).

New Human Species?

Human fossils from southern China, dating back as far as 14,500 years, hint at what may be a previously unknown species, with both primitive and modern qualities.

Test-Tube Hamburger

While reports came out today that consuming too much red meat may shorten your lifespan, at Masstricht University in the Netherlands, scientists are working on creating a test-tube hamburger that could be ready by October.

Airport of the Future?

Vertical lifting airplanes, algae farms creating jet fuel, and rooftop locales are some of the innovative concepts put forward by architecture students in a contest aimed at designing the airport of the future.

Inside the Penguins' Lair

In conjunction with the Discovery Channel, SeaWorld San Diego has launched a 24/7 streaming webcam which allows visitors to observe their penguin exhibit

New SETI Live Site

The SETI Live website has just been launched which will allow people at home to help search for ET life via streamed radio frequencies from the Allen Telescope Array.

Earth's Space Junk Problem

While exploration of space has led to a myriad of advancements for Earth's denizens, there has been one major side effect: space junk.

Newly Discovered 'Waterworld'

A new type of alien world some 40 light-years away has been detected by Hubble. Pictured in this artist's conception, the watery super-Earth orbits a red dwarf star, and is believed to have a thick atmosphere.

Knapp's News 2/19/12

George Knapp highlights a number of news items including his report on who tried to kill casino owner Lefty Rosenthal (his burned Cadillac pictured), and an article about what's under Lake Vostok in Antarctica.

The View From Above

Using hundreds of images taken from the International Space Station as it orbited Earth, a new series of videos provides a breathtaking view of Earth from space. Beyond merely cities illuminating the night sky, the films contain also rare overhead glimpses of the Northern Lights in motion as well as thunderstorms peppering the landscape with bright bursts as they travel. The complete series of videos can be found at Wired.

The Dark Cloud

An intriguing image of what appears to be a black hole inside a star cluster is actually Barnard 68, a dark molecular cloud some 500 light years away.

Video: Lego Man Sent To Space

Two Canadian students, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad, used a weather balloon and a Styrofoam 'spacecraft' to send a Lego toy 15 miles into the stratosphere.

Solar Eruption

A huge eruption on the sun is expected to blast Earth with a stream of charged particles on January 24th. The NOAA reports that this is the strongest solar radiation storm since 2005.

Knapp's News 1/22/12

Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including HD images of Mars (pictured) and two vintage newspaper articles-- one postulating what life will be like in 100 years, the other declaring that Mars has an intelligent civilization.

They Came From Mars

Rocks that landed in Morocco during a meteor shower originated from Mars, scientists have confirmed.

World's Smallest Hard Drive

Scientists have constructed the world's smallest hard drive using just 96 atoms. The miniscule atomic drive can hold one byte of data; conventional hard drives use 500,000,000 atoms for each byte.

ISS Next to the Moon

A NASA photographer snapped an amazing image of the International Space Station next to the Moon.

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