Tech Net News 07-15-2015

SEM of Tardigrade by Schokraie E, Warnken U, Hotz-Wagenblatt A, Grohme MA, Hengherr S, et al. (2012)

There has been lots of news in the ham radio world! Kelley, K5KTX, mentioned the Solar Eclipse QSO Party. Larry, K5JYD, mentioned the SKCC Weekend Sprintathons. The next weekend sprint will be August 12th. I should just let my stage-fright go and give one a try.

Please let us know if you can help with Moon Day! This is a fun educational event for some of the smartest and most energetic children you can meet.

There’s also a new digital mode from Joe K1JT and Steve K9AN.

But that’s not all that’s been going on! There will be a special SSTV event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ARISS. The well-known and loved Mentorfest event will be returning to North Texas this October.

In the world of science…

Whale rescue is, sadly, much more dangerous than the bird rescue that Erin and I help with. We can get bitten, or even receive a small stab wound…but nothing can crush us or drown us.

Tardigrades have been stirring up controversy lately, after a group of astrophysicists claimed that they could survive the end of the world—and biologists explained that things were not quite that simple.

On a happier note, it looks like ravens may be very similar to great apes in their ability to plan for the future. Crows are noisy, but they make good friends, too.

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