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  • 50 Years Ago

    Animated movies made by computer

    A 17-minute animated movie made with a computer in 1964 took 2,000 hours of film processing and cost $600 per minute. The 2013 animated film Frozen cost about $1.5 million per minute to make.
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    RIP LADEE: 9/6/2013 – 4/18/2014

    NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission ended April 18.

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    Meet Big Bird, highest-energy neutrino ever detected

    Big Bird, the neutrino, struck the Antarctic ice with a record 2 million billion electron volts of energy.

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  • 50 Years Ago

    Millions of working mamas

    It has been a long time since millions of American women working outside the home was big sociological news. Women are now 47 percent of the U.S. workforce.
  • Letters to the Editor

    Feedback

    Readers ask about Neandertal genes and electricity-generating spores and react to a fusion milestone.
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    Mercury’s surface once exploded in volcanoes

    Newly released images show ancient vents and ash scattered within craters on Mercury's surface.

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    U.S. marches to tick of new clock

    The atomic clock NIST-F2 has launched as the country’s official civilian time and frequency standard.

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    Moon gets younger age estimate

    The moon may have formed about 95 million years after the birth of the solar system, up to 70 million years later than some scientists previously predicted.

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