Space 2008 - The Year’s Greatest Surprises

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Space 2008 - The Year’s Greatest Surprises

Unread postby davesmith_au » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:56 am

December 30, 2008 ~ David Talbott

In the history of scientific discovery nothing has been more central to progress than the value of successful predictions. Predictive success in the sciences does not just mean the ability to anticipate a future discovery. It really signifies the degree to which all relevant observations and quantified behavior become predictable when viewed in the light of a defined theory. [More...]
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Re: Space 2008 - The Year’s Greatest Surprises

Unread postby Jaythree » Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:08 pm

Candidate for the first big surprise of 2009:
http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases ... emis.shtml
The THEMIS shotgun launch of multiple satellites in February will be attempt to locate the "trigger" point of electromagnetic "substorms." A copy of "The Electric Universe" would cost about $179,975 less.
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