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MIT DISCOVERS LIFE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
Life in 100% Hydrogen Atmosphere
Source: NASA's Hubble Telescope
Big Impact on Search for Life in Space
Scientists at MIT have made a major discovery.
They've found that microorganisms - life - exists in
an atmosphere of 100% hydrogen. In fact, organisms
found on Earth can survive in environments
previously considered inhospitable and composed
of 100% hydrogen.
Expanding the Search for ET
The findings have a big impact on the search for
life in space. A significant number of exoplanets, or
orbiting stars, contain atmospheres with large amounts
of hydrogen. These exoplanets have been ignored
in the search for alien life until now. Award-winning
astrophysicist MIT Professor Sara Seager, who led
the study, is urging astronomers to expand the types
of planets where they are searching for ET.
Prof. Seager also discovered that worlds in space, even at
a distance ten-times away from a star with a hydrogen-rich
atmosphere, would be capable of containing life
because of hydrogen's warming effects. Hydrogen
make the planets warm. She says, it makes Super
Earths - planets similar to Earth but up to 10 times
bigger - prime candidates for alien life.
MIT Research Conclusions
The MIT scientists have proven that life survives and
thrives in a hydrogen world. Life could exist in
worlds whose atmospheres were previously thought
too harsh and hostile to sustain life. And alien life
may be present on many more planets than scientists
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic