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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Rick Green: Snow Storm From Space, Courtesy NASA

    Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion

    Reports explain environmental impacts, cause of Antares rocket explosion
    Nearly six months after an Antares rocket exploded just after lift-off from Virginia's spaceport, a state environmental study is finally complete and a separate company-led investigation into the cause of the disaster is close to identifying an official...

    Innovations Fuel Mars mission

    With the launch of the Orion spacecraft on its first flight in December, NASA took a giant step toward the future of human space exploration. NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton contributed critical elements to the mission, including a launch...

    Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life

    Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life
    A study published by Penn State scientists used NASA’s Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE) images to study galaxies for extraterrestrial life and came up empty, for now. The team was looking for mid-infrared wavelengths hoping that if a...