Toward a State of Innovation
If there was a central theme to the president's remarks, it was innovation. He called for more investment in education, research, science and clean energy.
In order to stoke innovation and competition, Obama made several direct proposals and a few veiled ones. The president wants to freeze domestic spending for five years and eliminate earmarks. He wants to make it easier for legal immigrants with research visas to stay in the United States, which would be a boon for tech companies. And he wants to make permanent a tax credit to help college students pay for tuition over four years. Many of the president’s proposals would have a direct affect on certain industries or the broader business community.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Two massive clouds of dust in orbit around the Earth have been discussed for years and finally proven to exist.
- Hungarian astronomers have proven the existence of two "pseudo-satellites" in orbit around the earth.
- These dust clouds were first discovered in the sixties, but are so difficult to spot that scientists have debated their existence since then.
- The findings may be used to decide where to put satellites in the future and will have to be considered when interplanetary space missions are undertaken.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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