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NASA and DARPA will test nuclear thermal engines for crewed missions to Mars

Nuclear thermal rocket engines could help get astronauts to Mars more quickly than by chemical propulsion methods.

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Astronomers Witness Light Delayed by Almost 7 Years as It's Warped by a Galaxy Cluster

Way back in 1979, astronomers spotted two nearly identical quasars that seemed close to each other in the sky. These so-called 'Twin Quasars' are actually separate images of the same object.

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Incognito Mode Isn’t As Incognito As You Might Think

Incognito and private browsing modes sound powerful, but they really only do one little thing and aren’t necessarily private.

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Was Einstein wrong? The case against space-time theory.

Was Einstein wrong? His theory of space-time may have to be killed off if we want to better understand the universe.

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Is teleportation possible?

Coulda Star Trek-style teleportation machine ever exist, and could human teleportation ever be achieved? We examine the science behind the fiction.

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Disappear from the internet forever: 6 things you have to do

Getting off the grid isn't as easy as it should be, but we'll show you where to start.

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New AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings old photos, including very old ones, to life

Deep Nostalgia can take photos from any camera and create a life-like animation. The AI program uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and applies the one that works best for the still photo in question, so you can take photos of deceased lov

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The race to building a fully functional quantum stack | TechCrunch

As we approach the age of quantum computing, it is no longer a question of ‘if,’ but rather one of ‘when’ this technology finally matures and ‘who’ will lead this emerging industry.

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Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight - The Verge

Small satellite launcher, Virgin Orbit, plans to conduct the first test launch of its LauncherOne rocket on Sunday, May 24th. Unlike other rockets, LauncherOne is designed to take off from underneath the wing of a giant 747 airplane called Cosmic Girl.

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Trump said to propose roughly $3 billion NASA budget boost for 2021 – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump is set to request a budget of $25.6 billion for NASA for its fiscal 2021 operating year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It’s looking for nearly $3 billion more than the $22.6 billion NASA had for its current fisca

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How Close Are We to Star Trek Propulsion? | Discover Magazine

It’s popular to talk about how the original Star Trek, set in the 23rd century, predicted many devices that we’re using already here in 2014. It started with communicators that manifested as flip-open cell phones that many already consider too primitive, moved through computers that talk and recognize human voices and provide instant translation (all of which are constantly improving), to medical applications such as needle-free injection, anti-radiation drugs, and a medical tricorder.