Stories about Science from September, 2009
India: Water On Moon
Breaking Tweets compiles reactions of Indian Twitter users to various reports of the Indian Chandrayaan-1 mission finding water molecules on the moon.
Israel Switches to Winter Clock
Israel changed to the winter clock on Saturday night. Find out why A Mother in Israel thinks that was a “dumb idea.”
Costa Rica: Solar Halo in the Sky
A solar halo has Costa Rica's citizens looking up at the sky and taking pictures to share with their members of their social networks. You can see some of the uploaded pictures of this natural phenomenon on Twitpic, like this one taken by @lucianaguz and this other one taken by...
Syrian Students Banned From Using Supercomputer at KAUST
Wael Alwani said on his blog [ar] that Syrian Students at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) are forbidden from using Shaheen, a US made supercomputer, due to technology export sanctions imposed by the US against Syria.
Saudi Arabia: KAUST To Inspire Scientific Achievement – And More?
On September 23 the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology was inaugurated. It is a graduate-level research university, and the first coeducational university in the country. In this post we hear reactions to the inauguration of KAUST by bloggers in Saudi Arabia, including some KAUST students.
India: What To Expect On The Moon
Reacting on the news that India’s mission to the moon has found water on it, A Minority Of One comments on what to expect next: “Other things that will eventually be found on the moon, in due time – one Nair tea stall, one neatly folded lungi, one old copy...
Myanmar: Heart-shaped Mountain in Sagaing Division
Nyi Lynn Seck had written an entry which shows a Google Earth image of a heart-shaped mountain in Sagaing Division, Myanmar.
Hungary: Finno-Ugric or Indo-European?
Hungarian Spectrum writes about disagreements on the origin of the Hungarian people and the Hungarian language.
Myanmar: Flying Buddhist Monk?
This short video from Myanmar leads viewers to wonder whether the clip shows a UFO sighting or a flying Buddhist monk.
Kazkahstan: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Past and Future
Timur writes about the history and present condition of the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan – the largest and oldest operational space center in the world.