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  • A Whale of a Tale | BEYONDbones
    even knew there were any kind of whales in the Gulf probably because they live far from shore and spend their time diving as deep as 7 000 feet for squid and fish Because whales use echolocation in the form of clicking and buzzing sounds to find their prey there was a concern that the loud seismic air guns used for oil and gas exploration would disorient them However the study showed that the noise had little affect The study also gave us more information about the breeding and feeding patterns of the whales that can be used for future studies T he recent surge in interest in offshore drilling makes this Sperm Whale Seismic Study in the Gulf of Mexico even more important I love hearing that sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico are unharmed by seismic surveys but another treat for me was the people who came to Houston from MMS for the press conference held in the Wiess Energy Hall Explorations Theater Caryl Fagot and Eileen Angelico are as fun to work with as it must be playing with the whales in the Gulf They are in the Public Affairs office in the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region Office in New Orleans Carol Roden and Ann Jochens are research scientists on the team I love seeing women scientists in action to prove to non believers that YES women can be scientists Randall Luthi Director Minerals Management Service in Washington DC has a sense of humor that could even entertain a whale He is from Wyoming and pointed out that he therefore has first hand knowledge of whales even though they have a different species than in the Gulf I hope this causes those of you who are not grinning to search a U S map for

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/08/a-whale-of-a-tale/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.26.08) | BEYONDbones
    to new research Neanderthal technology was no less advanced than early human technology So they didn t go extinct because they were dumb Also smarter than you think goldfish Now you can decide for yourself whether CERN is about to destroy the Earth they ve published all the techincal details online at the Journal of Instrumentation and it s free to read without a subscription What happens when our technology becomes smarter than we are 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged caveman CERN cows destroy earth earth geico caveman goblin shark goldfish japan journal of intrumentation lhc magnetism massive back hole neanderthal new research ocean oceanography satellite Science science museum science news smart goldfish technology smart computer video by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by Erin B 3 thoughts on Science Doesn t Sleep 8 26 08 Sarah on August 26 2008 at 10 59 am said Goblin sharks aren t only found in Japan they ve been seem in New Zealand the North Pacific the Gulf of Mexico Thanks Erin Thanks I m never ever going in the ocean ever again Jamie Glover on August 29 2008 at 11 11 am said The goblin shark is amazing I ve watched shark week on the Discovery Channel every year without fail for as long as I can remember and I ve never seen anything like it What incredible footage The movement and shape of the mouth are so unique practically unhinging from the jaw and the teeth curved backwards toward the back of the throat like a venemous snake It almost looks like the shark

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/08/science-doesnt-sleep-82608/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Behind-the-Scenes: Insect Photo Safari | BEYONDbones
    behind the scenes So for those of you that are more visually stimulated here is a small glimpse of some of the beautiful colorful expressive and amazing faces that we get to see everyday enjoy photo credit emills1 Sitting pretty on a roll of tape photo credit emills1 A captive audience photo credit emills1 yes photo credit emills1 photo credit emills1 photo credit emills1 face to face with fangs photo credit emills1 acrobatic grasshopper photo credit emills1 So fuzzy and cute like a teddy bear with a stinger photo credit emills1 containment room stand off photo credit emills1 making an egg case photo credit emills1 photo credit emills1 You re not supposed to see me photo credit emills1 photo credit emills1 photo credit emills1 photo credit emills1 My favorite Well there you have it I would love to hear back about which picture is your favorite If you ve enjoyed looking at these photos you should check out the HMNS Flickr page We would love for you to add your own memories from the halls or exhibits of HMNS Just go to http flickr com groups hmns join the group and start adding your photos to the pool we pick one a month to feature here as well Also should you ever find an unknown insect take a photo of it and send it to us at blogadmin hmns org to have it possibly featured here on the blog Want to learn more about insects Watch a Giant Asian Mantis eat a cricket Learn how to keep a Katydid Do you know the differences between centipedes and millipedes 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Plants Insects and tagged bug bugs containment room cool bugs cool photos flickr fotos HMNS insect insect photos insect zoo insects by Erin M

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/08/a-behind-the-scenes-photo-safari/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.25.08) | BEYONDbones
    brought to the surface by ice volcanoes via Think a human cell is tiny Researchers at MIT are working on a virus based micro battery that s half the size Travel across America with Lewis Clark or sail with the intrepid Captain Cook in a new interactive map of some of history s most famous journeys We give carpoolers a special lane do hybrid owners deserve priority parking Scientists have developed a long term storage technology that s being used to create a modern Rosetta Stone Archaeologists in Mexico may have found a Mayan path to the underworld but which came first the legend or the path Skin cancer has its own distinct smell 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged biodegradable plastic biology captain cook ethanol history human cell hybrid cars ice volcanoes interactive map james cook journey lews and clark life extremophiles long term storage lung cancer mayan micro battery moon oncology parking research rosetta stone saturn saturn s moon titan Science science museum skin cancer smell smoking synergy titan Travel underworld unhealthy behavior university of hawaii virus voyage by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/08/science-doesnt-sleep-82508/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Fly Me to the Moon – on Apollo 11 | BEYONDbones
    those that watched it live probably don t know The plaque the astronauts of Apollo 11 left on the Moon was originally worded to say We come in peace for all mankind President Nixon had it changed to We came in peace for all mankind There is no wind on the moon so the flag up there has nothing to billow in despite what you may assume from the photos The flag placed there by Apollo 11 has a rod through the top of it that stays horizontal The Moon s temperature ranges between 123C 253F to 233C 451F It s really hot where the sun is shining and really cold where it s not The first words spoken on the moon were from inside the lunar module Aldrin said Okay Engine Stop photo credit pingnews com Neil Armstrong s famous first words after setting foot on the moon were That s one small step for a man one giant leap for mankind His first step on the moon took place at 2 56 UTC time on July 21 1969 Buzz Aldrin s first words after setting foot on the moon were Beautiful Beautiful Magnificent desolation Buzz Aldrin a Presbyterian took communion on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission Buzz Aldrin had to spend three weeks in quarantine after returning from the moon There were an estimated 430 million people listening in to Apollo 11 s epic moonwalk Fly Me To The Moon takes you along for the ride on this groundbreaking mission It s is a great film for kids and it presents space space exploration and the historic Apollo 11 mission in a fun and educational way It will be running through November 20 so come on down and watch it with the family Still not convinced

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/08/fly-me-to-the-moon-on-apollo-11/ (2016-02-12)
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  • VIDEO: The mummified dinosaur Leonardo – too good to be true? | BEYONDbones
    robert bakker duckbill exhibit hadrosaur herbivore HMNS leonardo leonardo dinosaur malta montana mummified dinosaur mummy dinosaur new discovery paleontologist Paleontology paleovideo preserved stomach contents robert bakker Science science museum technology what did dinosaurs eat what dinosaurs ate by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by Erin B 8 thoughts on VIDEO The mummified dinosaur Leonardo too good to be true Dave on September 1 2008 at 1 42 pm said Erin Leonardo should be wonderful Also does the museum have a large collection of dinosaur fossils that are not on display If so could you provide me with some information as to what is being held in the collections Dave on September 3 2008 at 12 03 am said Erin Will you please answer my question I posted on Monday Thanks Also where else would you recommend to take a trip to see a museum with great dinosaur fossil displays Jun Mar Gasal on April 6 2011 at 11 40 pm said Indeed unbelievable but true Erin Archeologist primarily studies through the recovery and eventually analysis of data collected in order to learn more about the past Amazingly Leonardo the Dinosaur Mummy exist because of science incredible works Without the archaeologist who rendered time and patience on their work it wouldn t be discovered in the first place Alexander Rivas on April 11 2011 at 11 00 pm said Wow what a cool find thanks for sharing the video so interesting Hank the Remodeler on April 14 2011 at 12 25 am said That was great A very unbelievable but a convincing statement at the end Leonardo was the very first

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  • Looking back… | BEYONDbones
    upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it s missing Get Flash Player from Adobe This is Mount Etna erupting in 2006 there is no footage of the 79 explosion of Mount Vesuvius for obvios reasons Also on August 24 in 2006 the International Astronomical Union IAU redefined the term planet and Pluto was sent on its cosmic way read the post about the controversy that ensued by our astronomer James Pluto was demoted to the status of Dwarf Planet There are currently eight planets and four dwarf planets in our solar system The new definition of a planet is a celectial body that meets the following criteria a is in orbit around the Sun b has sufficient mass for its self gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium nearly round shape and c has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit photo credit ckaroli On August 25 1609 Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers He was one of the first men to build a telescope and did so without actually ever seeing one of the few that existed He was the first to discover any of Jupiter s moons he found 4 now known as the Galilean satellites On August 27 2003 Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60 000 years The last time Mars was that close to Earth man had just began to migrate out of Africa Man wouldn t start settling down f arming and beginning to live in cities for another 48 000 years Mars passed approximately 34 646 416 miles 55 758 006 kilometers from Earth 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged closet approach to earth dwarf planet galilean satellites galilei galileo galileo galilei herculaneum HMNS

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/08/looking-back-16/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Michael Phelps and solar power – what’s the connection? | BEYONDbones
    the answer from our very own Claire If you re not already reading Oil Rules check it out bloggess Lindsay Goodier brings you the latest oil industry news and let s face it who doesn t need to be up to speed on energy in a witty and engaging way tackling John McCain copying the French Paris Hilton s energy policy and everything in between And in case you missed it here s a link to Oil Rules tour through the Wiess Energy Hall with Claire Wondering why gas is 4 a gallon We can t promise your wallet will be wincing any less but a visit to this hall is sure to clear things up and hopefully inspire some ideas about alternatives for the future 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Energy and tagged alternative energy beijing olympics Energy energy policy gas guest post high tech suit HMNS john mccain lindsay goodier Michael Phelps oil and gas investor oil industry oil rules olympics 2008 paris hilton Science science museum solar power wiess energy hall by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she

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