• Highlands, Islands, and Scottish Passions: Three New Episodes from Scotland

    6 days ago - By Rick Steves

    I love making TV - because it means I can share my love of Europe with millions of travel partners all across America. And I'm especially excited about Season 10 of Rick Steves' Europe , which is airing now on public television throughout the country. Over the last few months, we've taken you to Portugal, England, the Greek Islands, and Sicily - and now we're wrapping things up with three full episodes about Scotland.
    Cameraman Karel Bauer
    We spent 18 days filming these episodes, and we never stepped foot in Edinburgh. We started off with Glencoe, Inverness, the Culloden battlefield, and...
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  • NASA can hear the 'haunting' sound of dust devils tearing across Mars with its new $830 million lander

    NASA can hear the 'haunting' sound of dust devils tearing across Mars with its new $830 million lander

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    NASA-JPL Caltech
    NASA's newest Mars mission, called InSight , landed on the red planet November 26.
    Two instruments on the robot recently recorded the sounds of blowing winds and "felt" tornado-like dust devils tearing across the Martian surface.
    Scientists and engineers are scouting for a site to drop a device that will start listening for " Mars quakes ."
    Mars quake recordings should reveal new information about the internal structure and ancient history of Mars .
    Mars has air about 1% as thick as Earth's. That's so feeble, you might not hear someone talking to you from a few feet...
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