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  1. Solar Bonanza

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    This movie shows two events captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The first is a prominence that erupted March 30, followed by a solar flare that was released by the sun April 8. Credit: NASA,…

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    • 10807 Black Hole Swallows Star

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      On March 28, 2011, NASA's Swift detected intense X-ray flares thought to be caused by a black hole devouring a star. In one model, illustrated here, a sun-like star on an eccentric orbit plunges…

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      • The Magnetic Corral

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        This video shows oil (dyed blue) being poured into tap water. Then a few drops of oil laced with nanomagnets (black) are applied, which quickly spread around the oil. As a magnet moves to the edge…

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        • How to mix oil and water

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          Scientists in Belgium have uncovered a new way to shake things up. Violent bouncing of a water droplet coated with oil causes the oil layer to move inside and fracture into many oily globs. In a paper…

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          • Mouthing off

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            A macaque mother bounces her head up and down in front of her infant, followed by exaggerated lip smacking directed at the child. The infant shows signs of distraction before responding to his mother's…

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            • Chemical Reactions Make Moves

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              The neutralization reaction of hydrochloric acid (top) and sodium hydroxide (bottom) creates flows in an otherwise still system. Video credit: Christophe Almarcha

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              • Tin-Carbon bonding in action

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                Triple-bonded tin in solution (green) breaks bonds to pick ethylene (solution turns yellow), violating organic chemistry rules. A slight change in pressure reverses the reaction (back to green). …

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                • ALL IS IN ORDER

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                  After touching the white circle to start a round, Ayumu breezily reconstructs the order of briefly flashed numbers. Credit: T. Matsuzawa, Primate Research Institute

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                  • Flies "swim" when they're flying

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                    Caption: High-speed cameras plus computer models show that fruit flies “swim” through the air like rowboats. Credit: Attila Bergou/Physical Review Letters 2010 Found in "Fruit flies…

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                    • Satellite collision, take 2

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                      Computer models (Evolve-based model shown) depict the spreading of debris from the satellite crash. Found in "A green visitor makes its approach" at http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/40996/title/A_green_visitor_makes_its_approach Video…

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                      • Bose Einstein Condensate Simulation

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                        In a gas that’s cold enough, the wavelets of matter we call atoms become long and shallow, lose their individuality and blend into one. At least, that’s what happens in a state of matter…

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                        • Crunch Down

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                          An aluminum rod striking a mix of cornstarch and water fails to penetrate as particles in the ooze jam together like snow compacted by a plow. Credit: Scott Waitukaitis/Univ. of Chicago

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