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APOD: The Starry Sky under Hollow Hill (2014 Aug 30) Image Credit & Copyright: Phill Round http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140830.html Explanation: Look up in New Zealand's Hollow Hill Cave and you might think you see a familiar starry sky. And that's exactly what Arachnocampa luminosa are counting on. Captured in this long exposure, the New Zealand glowworms scattered across the cave ceiling give it the inviting and open appearance of a clear, dark night sky filled with stars. Unsuspecting insects fooled into flying too far upwards get trapped in sticky snares the glowworms create and hang down to catch food. Of course professional astronomers wouldn't be so easily fooled, although that does look a lot like the Coalsack Nebula and Southern Cross at the upper left ... http://apod.nasa.gov/lib/about_apod.html#srapply photofilatihugdotcodotnz Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140830 #APOD

APOD: Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together (2014 Aug 31) Image Credit: NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140831.html Explanation: How was this picture taken? Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour's last trip to the International Space Station in 2011 May, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day. The accompanying spectacular image well captures the relative sizes of the station and docked shuttle. Far below, clouds of Earth are seen above a blue sea. http://www.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140831 #APOD

Starwatch: The September night sky

Our weather may appear prematurely autumnal, but September's sky retains a very summery look as the Summer Triangle hangs in prime position high in the S when darkness falls. By our map times, though, Vega, Altair and Deneb lie W of the meridian and the Square of Pegasus in climbing high in the SE …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

The Time I Got To Try On An Actual Space Suit

Also the time I realized I need to work out more.<p>I was peering out through the helmet of my space suit, when something terrible happened: I got an itch. And with my hands unable to touch my face, scratching it the good old fashioned way was out of the question. Thankfully, the suit’s manufacturers …

3D Printed Prosthetics

Depending on where you get your statistics, there are between 10 and 15 million amputees in the world. People who lose a limb go through a lot of pain obviously and the challenge to get a prosthetic limb that allows them to fully function again often doesn’t lessen the emotional pain aspect. It is …

3D-printed human hearts to help trainee surgeons

Prosthetic hearts featuring lifelike internal detail could be used to train surgeons<p>A researcher at Nottingham Trent University is using 3D-printing to create prosthetic human hearts with lifelike detail, to help train surgeons before they go into live theatre.<p>The prosthetic hearts feature lifelike …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

<i>Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)</i><p>NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named Space Launch System, a new rocket that will be the largest ever built at 384 feet tall, surpassing …

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå …

New satellite maps show polar ice caps melting at 'unprecedented rate'

Scientists reveal Greenland and Antarctica losing 500 cubic kms of ice annually, reports Climate News Network<p>German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before. The new maps they have produced show that the ice is melting …