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10:55 am
Tue April 2, 2013

McDonough County League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

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Recently, Tri States Public Radio News Director Rich Egger moderated a candidates forum hosted by the McDonough County League of Women Voters. This forum featured candidates for Macomb City Council and Macomb School District. The forum is split into 5 videos. Parts 2- 5 can be found here: Part 2- Part 3- Part 4- Part 5-
2:42 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Curiosity Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars

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The patch of bedrock where Curiosity drilled for its first sample lies in an ancient network of stream channels descending from the rim of Gale Crater. The bedrock also is fine-grained mudstone and shows evidence of multiple periods of wet conditions, including nodules and veins.
  • Source: Nasa
  • | Via: Mike Krebs
March 12, 2013 PASADENA, Calif. -- An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater on the Red Planet last month.
11:04 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Temporary Tattoos Could Shape the Future

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A research team is developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.
Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.
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10:22 am
Wed January 30, 2013

New Study Reveals Domestic Cats as Prolific Hunters

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It is estimated that domestic cats in the United States- both the pets that spend part of the day outdoors and the strays and ferals that never leave it- kill a median of 2.4bil birds and 12.3bil mammals a year.
For all the adorable images of cats that play the piano, flush the toilet, mew melodiously and find their way back home over hundreds of miles, scientists have identified a shocking new truth: cats are far deadlier than anyone realized.
11:16 am
Thu January 24, 2013

GigaPan Image of 57th Presidentail Inauguration

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This GigaPan image was made by stitching together 305 high-resolution photographs taken over a 13-minute period during President Obama’s inauguration speech.
Explore this interactive gigapixel panorama of the area outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day. Tag yourself and others in the photograph.