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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Moon Struck

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Moon Struck
Craters produced by ancient impacts on the airless Moon have long been a familiar sight. But only since the 1990s have observers began to regularly record and study optical flashes on the lunar surface, likely explosions resulting from impacting meteoroids. Of course, the flashes are difficult to see against a bright, sunlit lunar surface. But during the January 21 total eclipse many imagersserendipitously captured a meteoroid impact flash against the dim red Moon. Found while examining ima ges taken shortly before the total eclipse phase began, the flash is indicated in the inset above, near the Moon's darkened western limb. Estimates based on the flash duration recorded by the Moon Impact Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) telescopes in southern Spain indicate the impactor's mass was about 10 kilograms and created a crater between seven and ten meters in diameter.

January 25, 2019
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Natural disasters leave their mark on kids who live through them

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Health As these weather events increase, implementing preparation strategies is key. A new study examined data from schools in Australia whose kids were affected by the Black Saturday bushfires found that kids that saw more impact of the fire had poorer… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2sLnCgQ"

This professional camera uses artificial intelligence to focus on and track subjects

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Gadgets The camera utilizes ‘deep learning’ AF tech found inside high-end smartphones. Olympus pivots away from this year’s trend of full-frame mirrorless cameras with its newest offering. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2RYMFez"

Megapixels: This swamp is full of frozen gator snouts

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Animals But don't worry, they're just fine. If you’re an alligator, you deal with especially chilly days by dipping under the water and embracing the freeze. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2DxQNdi"

The collision that formed the moon may have delivered the building blocks of life

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Space Sort of a two-birds-with-one-planet-sized-stone situation. The origin of the moon and the origin of life on Earth might be more tied together than we once thought, according to a new study in Science Advances. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2Uhc3ts"

Smartphones with no buttons or ports look cool, but you probably don't want them yet

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Gadgets Meizu's Zero phone relies on some technology that's still in the works. There are no buttons or ports on the Meizu Zero phone. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2RKxia0"

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Picture This: Behind the Scenes: The Many Roles of a Photo Curator

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Behind the Scenes: The Many Roles of a Photo Curator
By Melissa Lindberg

Below is an interview with Micah Messenheimer, Associate Curator of Photography in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress.Micah in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room, with Jeanine Michna-Bales portfolio titled "Through Darkness to Light." Photo by Melissa Lindberg, 2019. Melissa:Thanks for speaking with us. Can you start out by telling us about your background prior to working here at the Library?Micah: Yes. I actually started out as a photographer, and I have a BFA and MFA in photography. I later returned to school for dual master's degrees in art history and library science. Before coming to the Library of Congress I worked in the Denver Art Museum's Photography department. My work there focused more strongly on exhibitions than my work here at the Library, although there is quite a lot of overlap in my curatorial role.Melissa:What are your main responsibilities…

Pre-Purchase Now - Generation Zero

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Four tech-enabled notebooks that actually better than pen and paper

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Gadgets Update your note taking without losing your penmanship. Four tech-enabled notebooks that actually better than pen and paper. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2sNiBUE"

This ancient stegosaurus-platypus mashup has everything

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Animals Bony plates? Check. Cartilaginous duck bill? You bet. A Frankensteinian mashup of a platypus, a stegosaurus, and a marine reptile might seem like something born from a game of MadLibs, but new fossil discoveries have… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2sJ1SBV"

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The essential apps for any iPhone

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DIY The basics that will change your life. Do more with your iPhone with our pick of the very best apps to install from the iOS App Store. via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2TaXEyR"

We're finally figuring out how Uranus ended up on its side

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Space New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet. Unlike all the other planets, which spin roughly “upright” with their spin axes at close to right angles to their orbits around the sun, Uranus is tilted by almost a… via Popular Science "http://bit.ly/2DvTUSZ"