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Scientists Found Something Extraordinary In A Hole On Their Way To The Center Of The Earth

Working across three decades, Soviet scientists dug the deepest hole on planet Earth. But tens of thousands of feet down, they stumbled across some unusual things...

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Why the [expletive] can’t we travel back in time? | Ars Technica

If the inability to time travel were a fundamental part of our Universe, you’d expect equally fundamental physics behind that rule.

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Kids are fast learners—this mechanism could be why | Popular Science

Differences in GABA concentrations can tell scientists more about why young learners have an advantage.

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New brain implants ‘read’ words directly from people’s thoughts

In the lab, brain implants can translate internal speech into external signals, technology that could help people who are unable to speak or type.

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This is Huge: Scientists Successfully 'Warp' Time In The Lab, Based On Einstein's Theory

Recently, scientists were able to "warp" time on the smallest scale ever. Time may be warped in the presence of high gravitational fields/high speeds,

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The General Relativity Rabbit Hole: Unraveling Space, Time and the Fourth Dimension - CNET

Parsing Albert Einstein's theory of our universe -- an idea that's utterly mind-bending, yet seemingly shatterproof.

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Scientists Fed the Fibonacci Sequence Into a Quantum Computer and Something Strange Happened

By shooting a laser pulse imitating the Fibonacci Sequence into qubits, physicists created a new phase of matter far better at maintaing a quantum state.

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Quantum Experiment Breaks Reality By Seeing Two Versions Of Reality Existing At The Same Time - Blog The Space Academy

We are aware of how skewed our perception of reality is. How we see the world is shaped by our senses, our societies, and our knowledge.

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How can you see Jupiter tonight?

Jupiter will come within its closest point of Earth in nearly sixty years today, giving an excellent opportunity for amateur stargazers to see the largest planet in the solar system.

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Einstein's Mind-Bending Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Huge Test - CNET

A satellite has conducted the "most precise test" on a cornerstone of the physicist's famous theory.

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Medieval mass burial shows centuries-earlier origin of Ashkenazi genetic bottleneck

In 2004, construction workers in Norwich, U.K., unearthed human skeletal remains that led to a historical mystery—at least 17 bodies at the bottom of a medieval well. Using archaeological records, historical documents, and ancient DNA, British researchers

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Danish Physicist Lene Hau was Able to Slow Down the Speed of Light to 38 mph and was Eventually Able to Manipulate it

The speed of light is a universal physical constant that is vital in several aspects of physics. Light travels at a constant and finite speed of 186,000

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The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End | Quanta Magazine

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information.

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Loch Ness Monster Existence 'Plausible' After Incredible Discovery

A dig has unearthed evidence that might make the existence of the mythical creature seem less farfetched

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An Antimatter Experiment Shows Surprises Near Absolute Zero | WIRED

An experiment conducted on hybrid matter-antimatter atoms has defied researchers’ expectations.

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Scientists Convert Pure Energy Into Matter And Antimatter, Creating New Physics - Siamtoo

Recent research published in Physical Review Letters proves that matter and antimatter can be created from energy, specifically light particles (photons). Thus, it provides a magnificently physical illustration of the world’s most famous equation: E=mc2.

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Physicists: We Are On The Verge Of Discovering Fifth Dimension And It Will Change Everything We Know About Physics - Sia

Scientists are sometimes questioned if they conduct fresh experiments in the lab or continue to repeat previous ones for which they have certain outcomes. While most scientists undertake the former, scientific advancement also relies on conducting the lat

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NASA Woke Up Voyager 1 From 13 Billion Miles Away, And The Spacecraft Actually Signalled Back - Siamtoo

Have you ever tried starting a car that’s been sitting unused for a couple of decades? There’s no guarantee that will even respond, let alone actually start up. That makes the feat NASA achieved just a few days ago even more impressive. The space agency c

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Strange new phase of matter created in quantum computer acts like it has two time dimensions

By shining a laser pulse sequence inspired by the Fibonacci numbers at atoms inside a quantum computer, physicists have created a remarkable, never-before-seen phase of matter. The phase has the benefits of two time dimensions despite there still being on

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Brain practices new tasks while people sleep, study finds | Brown University

A new study associated with the BrainGate consortium offered significant clues about how humans learn and form long-term memories; the findings could provide insights for developers of assistive tools for people with paralysis.

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Physicists prove the existence of two-dimensional particles called 'anyons’

This year, physicists gave us an early view of a third kingdom of quasiparticles that only arise in two dimensions.

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Paradox-free time travel is 'logically' possible, say physicists - Big Think

Grandfathers, take heart. You'll survive the paradox that's been gunning for you since the 1930s.

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Einstein proved right by flying clocks around the world - Big Think

Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.

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Most complete baby mammoth in North America is FOUND | Daily Mail Online

The calf, named 'Nun cho ga', meaning 'big baby animal' in the Hän language, was frozen in permafrost, resulting in its remains being mummified. Experts found it is a female.

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The world’s largest bacteria is visible to the naked eye

Researchers have discovered the biggest bacteria known to science. T. magnifica is 50 times bigger than the next-biggest known bacteria.

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40 Mandela Effect Examples - What Is The Mandela Effect Definition

This list of mandela effect examples will blow your mind. Here's everything you need to know about the Mandela Effect, false memory (and the concept that we might be living in a parallel universe).

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Total lunar eclipse: How to watch Sunday's rare "super flower blood moon" - CBS News

A spectacular full moon is fast approaching. Here's everything you need to know to see it.

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Proof of Solar Thermal Propulsion: The Key to Interstellar Travel

Engineers are prototyping a rocket design that could unlock interstellar travel. The plan: Use heat from the sun (and not combustion) to power a rocket engine.

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DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Open The Door To Travel Faster Than Light

DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Opens The Door To Travel Faster Than Light Casimir cavity

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Yale scientists restore cellular function in 32 dead pig brains

Researchers hope the technology will further our understanding of the brain, but lawmakers may not be ready for the ethical challenges.

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Jupiter Is Only Planet in our Solar System That Doesn’t Orbit the Sun

Forget What You heard, Jupiter Doesn’t Orbit The Sun. Jupiter Forget What You heard, Jupiter is so massive that it does not orbit the Sun.

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NASA Pluto Photographs

PlutoAlthough Pluto is no longer considered as a full size planet within our planetary system, it still holds a special place in the solar system. The ninth ...

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This is why physicists suspect the Multiverse very likely exists - Big Think

A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.

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A 107-year-old Einstein theory on the origin of the universe may be right

As the instruments used for GW astronomy become more sophisticated, the ability to detect more events (and learn more from them) will only increase.

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Look at This Picture of a Single Atom | What Do Atoms Look Like?

This award-winning photo shows a single atom floating in an electric field—and you can see it with the naked eye if you really look hard.

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Scientists glimpse Titan's startling terrain for the first time

Titan's landscape may be chemically different to Earth's, but the same processes could have shaped them both.

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Rotating Black Holes Could Make Hyperspace Travel Finally Within Reach

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to reality than previously imagined.

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Goldfish taught to drive on land for Israeli animal behavior study : NPR

An experiment involving a robotic tank on wheels and six trained goldfish may offer insights into animals' ability to navigate unfamiliar environments.

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Astronomers Witness a Dying Star Reach Its Explosive End – W. M. Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory's vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

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A dinosaur embryo has been found inside a fossilized egg. Here's what that means. - CBS News

The egg was acquired in 2000, but put in storage. It was later identified as a dinosaur egg, and an embryo was found hidden within it.

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Astrophotographer snaps his 'clearest ever photo of the SUN' | Daily Mail Online

Andrew McCarthy, an astrophotographer from Arizona, layered 150,000 individual pictures of the glowing ball of fire to convey the intricate stunning detail of the solar system's largest star.

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Living robots can now reproduce using artificial intelligence

Using artificial intelligence, the xenobots were able to replicate themselves using a process not seen in humans or any other animals.

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Here’s how and when to watch longest lunar eclipse in 580 years

Mark your calendars, the Beaver Moon eclipse is a must-see — and it's the longest of the century!

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How Brains Understand Language: Part 1 of 2. | by John Ball | Pat Inc | Oct, 2021 | Medium

Computers have revolutionized the world with continuous improvements since the 1950s, but they haven’t worked well on biologically-based problems like vision, animal-like movement control and…

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Are strange space signals in Antarctica evidence of a parallel univer

Odd detections at the South Pole have so far defied explanation, inviting theories beyond conventional physics.

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Warp Drive: Scientists Say a Physical Warp Drive Is Now Possible

For the first time, scientists have introduced a physical model for warp drive. That means humans are one step closer to traveling at faster-than-light speeds.

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Apollo 14: ‘A Wild Place Up Here’

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed Apollo mission and the third to land on the Moon. On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 launched from Kennedy Space Center with a cr...

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Object that whizzed by Earth probably came from alien world, Harvard professor asserts - CBS News

Harvard's Avi Loeb says object that whizzed by Earth in 2017 was probably debris from an advanced alien technology – space junk from many light years away.

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Long-distance quantum teleportation is now possible, meaning quantum internet

A collaborative team of scientists have now successfully teleported qubits across almost 14 miles of fiber optic cables, and internet will never be the same.

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Jupiter & Saturn Conjunction: What to Know About the Rare December Alignment - Thrillist

Jupiter and Saturn will have a great conjunction in December, appearing as a double planet in the sky.

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Arecibo Observatory to Close Its Giant Eye on the Sky - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the ISS Saturday | Live Science

NASA and SpaceX are all set to launch a full crew into space tomorrow (Nov. 14) from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This will be the first operational crew mission leaving U.S. soil, since the final space shuttle launch in July 2011.

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”Spacetime is Emerging from Some Deeper Reality” --Stephen Hawking's Paradox | The Daily Galaxy

    In has been said that Newton gave us answers; Stephen Hawking gave us questions. A trio of scientists are one step closer to resolving the black-hole information paradox, one of the most intriguing physics mysteries of our time. “Spacetime

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Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy? The target of the new study, as reported in our press release, is Barnard's Star, which is one of the closest stars to Earth at a distance of just 6 light years.

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In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

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Best way to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky - Los Angeles Times

Get out this week and look up to see Comet NEOWISE, the most spectacular comet in decades.

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Watch An F-35 Go Into Beast Mode

The video leak comes hot on the heels of another air show teaser clip.

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Former Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on privatization of space exploration | Fox News Video

Harrison Schmitt, second to last man to walk on the moon, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'

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Atomic bonds forming and breaking captured on video for the first time

Atoms are known for forming bonds and breaking apart, but because this happens on such a tiny scale, it’s difficult to study and record. Now, researchers have managed to capture atoms forming and breaking bonds on video for the first time.

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Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

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Ant Nebula | Flickr

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.

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Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical - CNET

Betelgeuse has been very volatile lately, and astronomers are watching to determine if it's terminal or just going through a phase.

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Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ…

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'Remarkable' Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catc

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Breakthrough pancreatic cancer treatment phase III trial opens in Israel - The Jerusalem Post

Hope is that successful trials will allow Rafael Pharmaceuticals will receive expedited FDA approval by late 2020.

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Five Impossible Facts That Would Have To Be True If The Earth Were Flat

It isn’t flat, and these simple observations that you can make from the ground can demonstrate it to anyone.

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The Ramanujan Summation: 1 + 2 + 3 + ⋯ + ∞ = -1/12?

This is what my mom said to me when I told her about this little mathematical anomaly. And it is just that, an anomaly. After all, it defies basic logic. How could adding positive numbers equal not…

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How to Perform Calendar Calculations in Your Head

In less than 30 minutes, learn how to calculate which weekday any given date occurs on

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Russian Mine Yields Diamond-Within-Diamond Stone; First of its Kind

The stone weighs 0.62 carats, while the internal gem weighs 0.02 carats. It may be more than 800 million years old.

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Quantum Research News | What Is Quantum Superposition?

For the first time ever, physicists tested the phenomenon of quantum superposition using molecules. That's a big deal.

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Dutch inventor says his ocean cleaning boom is working

After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. Boyan Slat, a university dropout who founded The Ocean Cleanup nonprofit, announced that the

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How NASA gave birth to modern computing—and gets no credit for it

The space agency and MIT’s bet on the integrated circuit kicked off the digital age.

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The Navy Says UFO Videos Are Real

The U.S. Navy says three leaked videos showing reported encounters between Navy aircraft and UFOs are real. And they were never meant to be released.

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The Mysterious Bronze Objects that Have Baffled Archaeologists for Centuries - Mental Floss - Pocket

The first dodecahedron was discovered nearly 300 years ago, yet no one is certain just what they were used for.

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Mathematicians Solve '42' Problem With Planetary Supercomputer


Mathematicians have finally figured out the three cubed numbers that add up to 42. This has settled a problem that has been pondered for 65 years: namely, can each of the natural numbers below 100 be expressed as the sum of three cubes?

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TESS Finds First Nearby Super-Earth (and it may be Habitable)

A trio of planets found in a nearby solar system offer one world that could have water, and maybe life!

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Einstein’s General Relativity passes the test at the centre of our Galaxy

Measurements of a star close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way confirms the predictions General Relativity

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Definition of Closed Timelike Curve

Definition of a closed timelike curve and how closed timelike curves can be used in relativity for the purposes of time travel.

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Introduction to Quantum Programming - Towards Data Science

In depth walkthrough of quantum programming for beginners, building up from the mathematical foundations of qubits to how to run on a real quantum computer.

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Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

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Perseid meteor shower: The Perseids peak tonight

The peak of the best summertime meteor shower – the Perseids – will be coming to a sky near you tonight, weather permitting.

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Mathematician Solves Computer Science Conjecture in Two Pages | Quanta Magazine

The “sensitivity” conjecture stumped many top computer scientists, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet.

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Chris Kraft | NASA

Christopher C. "Chris" Kraft, Jr. (b. 1924) created the concept, and developed the organization, operational procedures, and culture of NASA's Mission Control, which was a critical element of the success of the nation's human spaceflight program

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Here's What Music Apollo 11 Astronauts Enjoyed for Their Walk on the Moon | Military.com

NASA began equipping astronauts with small Sony TC-50 cassette recorders on the Apollo 7 mission. They used them to play mixtapes.

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Breathtaking Simulation Recreates Neil Armstrong’s View of the Apollo 11 Landing

Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing. Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspe

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Scientists attempting to open portal to a parallel universe | The Independent

Could 2019 be the year humans open the first portal to a shadowy dimension which mirrors our own world? Scientists in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee hope so, and have completed building equipment they are to test this summer which may

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Why plants don’t die from cancer

Humans and other mammals and birds would have been killed many times over by Chernobyl's radiation that plants in the most contaminated areas received. So why is plant life so resilient to radiation and nuclear disaster?

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Playing Pokémon Extensively In Childhood Actually Changes the Brain

By Emma Young. As well as being fascinating, the study has important practical implications.

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Navy Pilots Describe Encounters With UFOs | Daily Wire

When we think of unidentified flying objects (UFO), we tend to think of aliens, but we must remember that not all UFOs are extraterrestrial.

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Gorgeous Orion Nebula Glows in Stunning Red and Blue Light (Photo) | Space

Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.

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What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly

An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.

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U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Elephant Walk

The “elephant walk” is a show of Air Force readiness to fight on short notice.

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First Moon Landing 1969 - YouTube

The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

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NASA studying 'untouched' moon rocks from '70s

NASA is taking a closer look at moon rock samples gathered through the Apollo program, launched nearly 50 years ago.

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Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering -- ScienceDaily

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers discovered through neuroimaging.

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Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment - BBC News

The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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A Humpback Whale Was Just Found In The Middle Of The Amazon Rainforest And No One Knows How It Got There

The carcass of an 8-meter (26-foot) humpback whale was discovered last Friday in the mangrove forests of northern Brazil, according to a post by the Brazil

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NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object

NASA has released its highest resolution images of 2014 MU69, showing the strange Kuiper Belt object in exceptional detail.

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The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are training Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, to model climate change using machine learning techniques.

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WATCH: Trek's Replicator Nearing Reality

Star Trek’s replicator is this-close to becoming a reality. Right now, 3-D printers print objects layer by layer, a time-consuming process, particularly when larger objects are involved. Enter the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, wh

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The north magnetic pole just changed. Here's what that means.

The foundation of many navigation systems, the World Magnetic Model finally got a much-needed update with the end of the U.S. government shutdown.

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Astronomers spot black hole spinning unbelievably fast as it swallows up a star – BGR

Black holes are some of the most interesting features of our universe, but they're also not very well understood. Studying distant black holes in any great detail is very difficult due to the fact that nothing, including light, can escape their grasp once

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NASA will live stream the landing of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe – BGR

The Mars InSight lander only just touched down on the Red Planet, but NASA is already gearing up for the landing of another incredibly interesting mission.

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NASA to Host Briefing on November Mars InSight Landing | NASA

NASA's upcoming landing of the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars will be the topic of a media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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The Universe Has A Speed Limit, And It Isn't The Speed Of Light

Nothing can go faster than the speed of light in a vacuum. But particles in our Universe can't even go that fast.

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Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe may be close to joining its sibling and entering interstellar space. The vessel has been detecting a five percent increase in cosmic rays...

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Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

Massively elongated orbit suggests object is influenced by theoretical giant Planet Nine in Oort Cloud region

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The ancient earthquake detector that puzzled modern historians

The earthquake detector that existed long before we knew what earthquakes really were.

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NASA's New Spacecraft Takes First Photo, Finds First Exoplanet

NASA's TESS spacecraft just took its first photo of the night sky, and researchers using that image have found a planet around another star.

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Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Strange, long-forgotten numbers called quaternions are undergoing a revival in computer graphics, math, and physics.

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Hubble captures mysterious nebula in gorgeous new image – BGR

You might think that with so many telescopes at its disposal NASA and the astronomy community at large would have plenty of time to gaze at whatever they want, but space is just so big that even some of the most interesting anomalies in the sky fall throu

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Send NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Support As It Battles Epic Dust Storm

While engineers continue to try to revive the Mars rover Opportunity, you can show your support by sending the rover a digital postcard.

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had to plug this hole with their thumb – BGR

Yesterday, Russian space organization Roscosmos and the European Space Agency broke the news that the International Space Station had sprung a leak. That's a pretty big deal for the astronauts who are riding what amounts to a floating science laboratory,

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Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery from 12.5 Billion Years Ago

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.

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Nasa probe will still be circling Sun at end of Solar System, say scientists

Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.  The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will trave

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Today the Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun. - The New York Tim

Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, is the first named for a living person.

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NASA wants you to build your own Mars rover - CNET

The Jet Propulsion Lab's DIY Curiosity rover costs billions less than the real thing.

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The Mysterious Bronze Objects That Have Baffled Archeologists for Centuries | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Blood moon: Photos of the lunar eclipse taken by astronaut in space - Business Insider

German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who lives aboard the International Space Station, used his camera to take stunning photos of the total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, from orbit on July 27, 2018.

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Milky Way's Black Hole Provides Long-Sought Test of Einstein's General Relativity - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday, and it will transform the moon into a reddish orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA. The eclipse won't be visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NAS

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Saturn’s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images – BGR

NASA's Cassini orbiter is dead. It's been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through Saturn's iconic rings, and ultimately found itself slamming through the planet's thick atmosphere where it was e

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Here's what we know about Lockheed Martin's mysterious SR-72 - Business Insider

In 2013, Lockheed Martin announced development of the the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

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Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a y...

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NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an unprecedented massive dust storm on Mars.

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How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today – BGR

NASA regularly releases news, scientific papers, and new theories related to Mars, and typically it's with very little fanfare. Scientists have lots of hardware working around the clock to probe the Red Planet's mysteries, and not every minor detail is wo

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Researchers power tiny medical implant from over 100 feet away

Researchers at MIT are working on tiny implantable devices that can communicate and be powered wirelessly. In the future, they could be used to deliver drugs, t...

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Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking...

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Quantum drum can vibrate and stand still at the same time - UPI.com

Scientists have built a tiny quantum drum that both vibrates and remains still when struck by a drumstick made of light.

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NuScale's Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Passes Biggest Hurdle Yet

NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor completed the Phase 1 review of their design certification application by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That’s a huge deal because Phase 1 is the most intensive phase of the review, taking more hours and ef

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Massive wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere [Video]

New Zealand scientists claim a monster wave detected during a storm is the largest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

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Why Pluto is a planet and many moons are, too - The Washington Post

Two planetary scientists say Pluto, exoplanets and even many moons are planets, or “round objects in space that are smaller than stars."

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Dyson Spheres, The Ultimate Alien Megastructures, Are Missing From The Galaxy

Humanity has mapped the Milky Way better than ever with ESA's Gaia. But 1.7 billion stars later, there are still no Dyson spheres.

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NASA Captures Exploding Star

NASA scientists captured images of a supernova, or an exploding star, for the first time and we are totally transfixed by the video. While NASA has been able

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Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

We usually think of quantum entanglement in the realm of atomic systems, but now it's been scaled up to relatively massive objects. This opens the door to new kinds of technology.

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Scientists release most detailed star chart of the Milky Way - ABC News

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

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MIT researchers turn water into 'calm' computer interfaces

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us...

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Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail

For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microsco...

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The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Just one equation relates the expansion of space to all the matter and energy we have. If you know this, you can know the fate of the Universe.

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Scientists Accidentally Create Plastic-Digesting 'Mutant Enzyme' | Fortune

Researchers trying to understand an enzyme found in a Japanese recycling plant accidentally improved its plastic-degrading performance.

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NASA’s Juno snapped another photo of Jupiter that looks like a watercolor painting – BGR

Out of all the different pieces of NASA hardware floating around our Solar System, the Juno spacecraft probably has the best gig in terms of pure eye candy.

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Hubble Telescope Discovers a Light-Bending 'Einstein Ring' in Space

The perfect circle surrounding a galaxy cluster in a new Hubble Space Telescope image is a visual indicator of the huge masses that are bending time and space in that region.

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Fermilab breakthrough: Scientists record unprecedented neutrino measurement - UPI.com

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the Fermilab's particle detector.

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The Atomic-Bomb Core That Escaped World War II - The Atlantic

Before two deadly nuclear mishaps, scientists used to risk “tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon.” An Object Lesson.

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China's first space station burns up over the South Pacific

China's Tiangong-1 has met its fiery end. The out-of-control space station plummeted through the Earth's atmosphere at roughly 7:15pm ET on Sunday evening, as e...

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NASA Hubble telescope snaps Icarus, most distant star seen yet - CNET

The space telescope brings us a look at Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, thanks to an assist from a cosmic magnifying glass.

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Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The sightings occurred within minutes of each other on the afternoon of Feb