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Opportunity to See Huge Asteroid Flyby Earth on Monday

Asteroids are minor planets of the inner Solar System. Described as small, airless “rocky worlds” orbiting our Sun, the mass of all discovered asteroids “is [still] less than that of the Earth’s moon.” However, asteroids can be dangerous as seen … Continue reading

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$1 Million Kuratas Robot Available to Buy on Amazon Japan

In an article published in 2013, the New York Times described the excitement surrounding the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in which researchers described cars that drive themselves, machines that recognize people, self-organizing robots and humanoid robots “performing everything … Continue reading

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Expanding Disneyland Measles Outbreak Fuels Vaccine Exemption Debate

As you travel south toward Orange County, California, the homes you see become larger and more expensive. Unsurprisingly, these homeowners are wealthier than their northern counterparts. Look through the medical records of the wealthiest families’ children and another trend becomes … Continue reading

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Qualcomm, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX All See Satellite Internet as the Future

Elon Musk, billionaire CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, Hyperloop and a member of the so-called “PayPal Mafia” — co-founders of the online payment system who have continued to find success after selling the company to eBay — … Continue reading

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Human Pressure on Earth Has Reached Extinction Danger Critical Level

First proposed by a group of Earth system and environmental scientists, planetary boundaries is an Earth system framework designed to define “safe operating space for humanity.” According to Wikipedia, this framework was designed for governments at all levels, international organizations, … Continue reading

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Princeton Team Creates Smallest Laser the Size of a Grain of Rice

Researchers at Princeton University recently built a microwave-emitting laser or “maser,” using quantum dots. Quantum dots are nanocrystals made of semiconductor materials small enough to exhibit quantum mechanical properties, or more specifically, the quantum confinement of its electrons. Quantum confinement … Continue reading

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NASA Confirms 2014 Officially the Hottest Year Ever for Earth on Record

In 1898, Svante Arrhenius became the first scientist to connect global warming and fossil fuel combustion when he proposed a relationship between atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperate. According to the technology website Lenntech, Arrhenius calculated that a doubling of carbon … Continue reading

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SpaceX Has Successful Falcon 9 Launch, but Boosters Fail to Land on Barge

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX as it is commonly known, is a “space transport services company” founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and current Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. In founding the company, Musk hoped to reduce the … Continue reading

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NASA’s Inflatable Heat Shield May Allow Travel to Mars in the Not So Distant Future

For years, a human-manned mission to Mars has been the stuff of dreams for science fiction writers and enthusiasts. The 21st century, however, might see the realization of these dreams as technological and engineering innovations promise to revolutionize our conceptualizations … Continue reading

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Comet Lovejoy Is a Spectacle to See in January’s Night Sky

One of the great things about the night sky is that it provides a plethora of events to witness during the year. We’re less than a week into the new year and the sky has already provided a meteor shower. … Continue reading

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SMAP May Revolutionize Farming and Save Consumers Money

It’s not surprising that NASA has found a way to create technology previously unheard of. The robotic rovers Opportunity and Spirit were created to traverse Mars, while other sophisticated equipment and materials were previously developed in order to send astronauts … Continue reading

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First Weekend of the New Year Brings Quadrantid Meteor Shower

For those who want to save money, one of the best free resources available to everyone are nature’s displays. The first weekend of the New Year will begin with a bang, although this bang will be of interstellar origins. This … Continue reading

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Genetics May Hold the Key to Why Birds Don’t Have Teeth

Birds are fascinating creatures, and because of this there’s been a great amount of study devoted to them. Some of the latest news on birds may surprise you. As researchers attempt to find the reason why birds have no teeth, … Continue reading

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Why There’s Never a Good Gossip Magazine at Your Doctor’s Office

There is no argument that a doctor’s waiting room is one of the most boring places on the planet, especially if they are busy and you’re waiting for what seems like forever. Even if the waiting room is equipped with … Continue reading

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Einstein Comes to Life Through His Papers Online at Princeton University

Have you ever wanted to get to know a famous scientist? How about Albert Einstein? Well, now you have a chance, because Princeton University has made his works available – free of charge. It may sound a little too good … Continue reading

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New Horizon Deep Space Probe Awake and Ready for Pluto Encounter in 2015

Being away from home for long periods of time can be difficult. Reminiscent of Rip Van Winkle, as he stated, it felt like he was asleep for twenty years. The NASA project New Horizons has traveled far away from home … Continue reading

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Climate Change Could Increase Lightning Strikes 50% by 2100

According to a new study from University of California Berkeley, odds of being struck by lightening with increase by 50% within the next 100 years. Climate change and global warming are affecting many aspects of nature. There are now more … Continue reading

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Magnetic Fields of an Ancient Meteorite Give Clues to the Universe

A better understanding of how the universe was formed comes from what is left of a meteorite. The meteorite is named Semarkona, and it touched down in India in the 1940’s. Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Potatoes Get USDA Approval for Planting

With all the controversy over genetically modified foods (GMOs), one would think the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) would stay far away from the subject. But the controversy has not stopped forward progress. A genetically modified potato from JR Simplot … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson “God” Particle May Still Be Undiscovered

The Higgs Boson particle – also known as the “God” particle – was discovered two years ago. Or was it? The European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN reported to have discovered the Higgs Boson particle on July 4, 2012. … Continue reading

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