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The outlying regions around the Southern Pinwheel galaxy, or M83, are highlighted in this composite image from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array in New Mexico.

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A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. New science and technology based on the nanometer refers to the ability to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to build machines on a scale of nanometers or to create materials and structures from the bottom up with novel properties.Nanotechnology, according to the National Science Foundation, could change the way almost everything is designed and made, from automobile tires to vaccines to objects not yet imagined.

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A colony of bacteria (Paenibacillus dendritiformis) -- even bacteria have a beauty and grace that is awe inspiring!

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Italy's National Science Foundation has determined that the famous "Pompeian Red" found in many of the frescoed walls of Pompeii, was originally ochre and that the yellow color was rendered intense red by the hot gasses emitted during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE.

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

What can 1 million trees do? [infographic]

UPS #Infographic: "See what 1 million trees can do" | Via Mother Nature Network

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from bijoux-et-mineraux.tumblr.com

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Sapphire from Sri Lanka. 175.1 carats

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Feds Spend $333,989 Studying Conversations ~ ‘Surprisingly little is known about what makes communication in groups successful’

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