Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

“Japanese Grad Students Discover Brightest Ever Supernova” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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………………..powerlines
………………..mapping the night sky
………………..galaxies turn

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Headlines:

“Japanese Grad Students Discover Brightest Ever Supernova” (Mainichi News)

“Simulating Nuclear Pasta” (Physics: Spotlighting Exceptional Research)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Rocket Launch Causes Strange Light” (Paul Smith)

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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………………..a familiar sky
…………………full
………………..of uncertainty

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Headlines:

“Rocket Launch Prompts Calls of Strange Lights” (CNN)

“Rocket Launch Causes Strange Light” (Yahoo News)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). See more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“Fireball Lights Up Niagara Skies” (Michelle V. Alkerton)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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meteor flash
on Astronomy night
no extra charge

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Headlines:

“Fireball Lights Up Niagara Skies” (Welland Tribune)

“Fire in the Sky: Meteor Lit Up the Night” (The Niagara Falls Review)

“Astronomers Say Bright Light in Sky Likely a Meteor” (The Standard)

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Poem by Michelle V. Alkerton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“A Fifth State of Matter” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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………………..coldest
………………..day of spring
………………..scientists
………………..discover a fifth
………………..state of matter

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Headlines:

“A Fifth State of Matter” (Bits of News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“A Third of Dinosaur Species Never Existed” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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………………..scientific progress…
………………..dinosaurs that never existed
………………..facing extinction

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Headlines:

“A Third of Dinosaur Species Never Existed” (National Geographic)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cloud of Confusion Over Success of Nasa Moon Bombing” (Paul Smith)

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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………………..Cabeus A
………………..more questions
………………..than answers

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………………..wildest dreams come true―
………………..rockets launched
………………..against the moon

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………………..the truth remains
………………..stranger than fiction―
………………..in search of water
………………..we bomb
………………..the moon

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Headlines:

“Cloud of Confusion Over Success of Nasa Moon Bombing” (Times Online)

“Nasa’s ‘Moon Bomb’ Hit a Dry Hole” (Rediff News)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“The great drought: Disaster looms in East Africa” (Sara P. Dias)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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carcasses soak
in the Rift Valley dust…
water on the moon

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Headlines:

“The great drought: Disaster looms in East Africa” (The Independent)

“Even rain brings no relief” (The Independent)

“Discovery of water on moon boosts prospects for lunar base” (Guardian)

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Poem by Sarah P. Dias (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“New Space Station Crew Launches” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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picking up a
second-hand copy of
Cosmos
I spend my last night
on earth alone

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Headlines:

“New Space Station Crew Launches” (Happy News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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………………..smart bombs…
………………..what about the people
………………..that use them

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Headlines:

“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (The New Atlantis)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Many thanks to Draw for bringing this article to my attention.

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“Setting Sail Into Space, Propelled by Sunshine” (Sara P. Dias)

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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lightsails…
glass reflects the oceans
dying

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Headlines:

“Setting Sail Into Space, Propelled by Sunshine” (New York Times)

“Afloat in the Ocean, Expanding Islands of Trash” (New York Times)

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Poem by Sarah P. Dias (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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