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Monday, January 27, 2020
This NASA photo makes Mars appear like Jupiter

This NASA photo makes Mars appear like Jupiter

Mars or Jupiter? Spoiler: It's Mars. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona No one is accusing Mars and Jupiter of looking like long-lost planetary twins, but a NASA view of the Red Planet might have you seeing double. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona highlighted a look at Mars' north pole on…
SpaceX makes a 5,500- pound shipment to ISS

SpaceX makes a 5,500- pound shipment to ISS

The Dragon capsule.  NASA/SpaceX SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday after a destroyed capsule in April and an electrical issue on Friday. On Monday morning, it completed delivery to the International Space Station. The uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft containing 5,500 pounds of supplies, hardware and materials, including more than 250 science and research investigations…
Uber can’t choose whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is a possession of a liability, and it produces an uncomfortable however revealing IPO filing (UBER)

Uber can’t choose whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is a possession of...

Travis Kalanick's name appears a total of 13 times in Uber's IPO prospectus. But the cofounder and former CEO of Uber appears many more times, if you read between the lines of the company's S-1 filed on Thursday. And for the most part, it seems, he's there to serve as a punching bag. The 300-page…
The NSA openly launched a tool for splitting software application broad open, and hackers are enjoying it– so long as the NSA makes great on its guarantee not to utilize it to spy on them

The NSA openly launched a tool for splitting software application broad...

It's been almost a week since the National Security Agency released a free software tool for picking apart suspicious files, and security enthusiasts are already poring over the code to hunt for bugs and backdoors. And once the project's completely online for people to modify, developers will scramble to make this tool even more powerful,…
Here’s why Rapunzel’s hair makes a fantastic rope ladder

Here’s why Rapunzel’s hair makes a fantastic rope ladder

In the classic fairy tale, the princess Rapunzel is trapped high in a tower. A dashing prince comes to rescue her. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair,” he calls. She unfurls her lengthy locks, draping them out the tower window. The prince then climbs up that magic hair to rescue his lady love. The story…
Why Ageing Makes You More Prone To The Influenza

Why Ageing Makes You More Prone To The Influenza

According to new research, the elderly are more susceptible to influenza because their immune systems have trouble recognizing new viral strains. The findings, published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, may help researchers design more effective flu vaccines for the elderly. Ageing has long been associated with increased susceptibility to infection. Influenza, for example,…
This bionic mushroom makes electrical power

This bionic mushroom makes electrical power

(more about Power Words) 3-D printing     A means of producing physical items — including toys, foods and even body parts — using a machine that takes instructions from a computer program. That program tells the machine how and where to lay down successive layers of some raw material (the “ink”) to create a three-dimensional object. algae     Single-celled organisms,…
Environment modification makes seas increase much faster and much faster

Environment modification makes seas increase much faster and much faster

Newtok, Alaska, sits on a treeless, grassy plain near where the Ningliq River meets the Bering Sea. Home to 450 Yup'ik Eskimos, Newtok is not an old place. Most families have lived there only since the 1960s. The federal government built a school there back in 1958 as a way to encourage people to move…
CES 2019: What makes us state WTF video

CES 2019: What makes us state WTF video

CES 2019 January 9, 2019 Sci-Tech
Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the moon

Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the...

The Jade Rabbit 2 rover left the lander on Jan. 3. CNSA There are now wheel tracks on the far side of the moon. China's Chang'e 4 mission touched down this week on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth, sometimes called the dark side of the moon, but more accurately known as…

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