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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.

Knapp's News 1/6/12

Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including a breathtaking image of the Omega Nebula, a piece by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on space exploration, an article on the possibility of masking events by distorting light, and a listing of the top UFO stories from last year.

Yo-Yo 2.0

The yo-yo, a classic toy enjoyed by generations, is seeing a renaissance of interest in the form of competitive yo-yoing.

Knapp's News 12-26-11

Check out some of the items that have caught George Knapp's attention, including articles about a Russian satellite crash, and a Grand Canyon mystery.

Knapp's News 12/25/11

Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including his I-Team report on underwater mortgages in Las Vegas.

The 'Science' of Santa

The Telegraph has created an interactive graphic explaining what it would really take for Santa Claus to deliver his 850,000 tons of toys to approximately 2.5 billion children in less than 32 hours.

'Star of Wonder' in the East

A spectacular image of Comet Lovejoy, which recently survived a close encounter with the Sun, was captured by International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank as the object appeared over Earth's eastern horizon.

Video: Lizard Gamer

An Australian bearded dragon has become an online celebrity after its owner captured the creature on video playing the smartphone game Ant Smasher

Stonehenge in Lights

Using a technique called 'light painting,' photographer Marc Bower-Briggs recently transformed Stonehenge into a luminous wonderland

Mystery Object Near Mercury

NASA footage of a CME hitting Mercury appears to show the blast of plasma hitting an additional planet-sized object nearby.

Exoplanet Found in Habitable Zone

A new Earth-like planet, the first to be observed residing in the habitable zone from its star, has been found by the Kepler telescope. Seen here in an artist conception, the world dubbed Kepler-22b is 600 light-years away, and orbits its sun every 290 days.

A Fossilized Family

A newly discovered nest of dinosaur fossils, which boasts a whopping 15 baby protoceratops, appears to shed new light on how the creatures raised their young.

Drones Around the World

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been employed by the US military for decades. But now, more than 50 other countries have or are developing the technology.

Knapp's News 11/20/11

A number of items have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including an article about an alien signal, and two pieces about the Federal Reserve.

Video: Time Lapse Earth

The blog io9 has posted a video of time lapse sequences taken from the International Space Station by the crews of Expeditions 28 and 29, from August-October of this year.

Images: Antimatter & Laplace's Demon

In tandem with his 11/17/11 appearance, Dr. Cliff Pickover shares two images featured in his new work, The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection.

'Great Lakes' on Jupiter's Moon

NASA announced today that Jupiter's moon Europa may contain a giant ice trapped body of water, equal to about the size of the Great Lakes.

Video: Invisibility Cloak

A University of Texas Dallas physicist has demonstrated a technology that may one day lead to Harry Potter-like invisibility cloaks.

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