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Archive for October, 2009

Ancient “Monster” Fly Discovered

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

A single, incredibly well-preserved specimen of the tiny but scary-looking fly was preserved for eternity in Burmese amber, and it had a small horn emerging from the top of its head, topped by three eyes that would have given it the ability to see predators coming. But despite that clever defense mechanism, it was apparently […]

Linus Pauling Science Center launch

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Check out this page on the OSU Foundation’s website containing news about the launch of the Linus Pauling Science Center. There’s a live webcam there, so you can watch construction as it happens! (Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the webcam.)

Science of a Tsunami – CBS News Video

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

OSU’s Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography and Oceanography, talks about the science behind the power of tsunamis. (If you are unable to view the video below, click here to see it at the CBS website.) [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3545241&w=425&h=350&fv=linkUrl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbsnews.com%2Fvideo%2Fwatch%2F%3Fid%3D5354179n%26tag%3DcontentMain%3BcontentBody%26releaseURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fcnettv.cnet.com%2Fav%2Fvideo%2Fcbsnews%2Fatlantis2%2Fplayer-dest.swf%26videoId%3D50077658%2C50077665%2C50077664%2C50077661%2C50077660%2C50077659%2C50077663%26partner%3Dnews%26vert%3DNews%26si%3D254%26autoPlayVid%3Dfalse%26name%3DcbsPlayer%26allowScriptAccess%3Dalways%26wmode%3Dtransparent%26embedded%3Dy%26scale%3Dnoscale%26rv%3Dn%26salign%3Dtl] more about “Science of a Tsunami – CBS News Video“, posted with vodpod Follow Dawn on Twitter: @deepseadawn