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China Tests Its Largest Airship

Yuanmeng flies at 20km<p>On October 13, 2015, China started the 24 hour test flight of its largest airship yet in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia. The Yuanmeng has a volume of 18,000 cubic meters, a length of 75 meters and a height of 22 meters. It will fly to 20,000 meters to test its control systems and …

NASA unveils Pluto Time mosaics

Mosaics of Pluto and Charon, created from your photos sent to NASA during this summer’s #PlutoTime campaign.<p>On October 20, 2015, NASA unveiled …

A possible – not likely – alien megastructure

KIC 8462852 is an oddly dimming star – 1,500 light-years away. It might or might not be surrounded by vast megastructures in space, built by …

Universe

American Cancer Society abandons 'one size fits all' advice on mammograms

After a thorough review of the benefits and limitations of mammograms, the nation’s top<p>cancer-fighting organization is advising women that they can wait until they are 45 years old to start using the tests to screen forbreast cancer.<p>New guidelines from the American Cancer Society also assure women …

Cancer

Farm Robot Learns What Weeds Look Like, Smashes Them

Weeding with machine learning, not herbicides<p>While the world’s first fully-robotic farm will operate indoors, traditional outdoor farms aren’t immune to the coming robotic revolution.<p>Bonirob, developed by Bosch's Deepfield Robotics, is billed to eliminate some of the most tedious tasks in modern …

Machine Learning

Russia and Europe Prepare For Joint Lunar Mission

Going together where very few have gone before<p>Here on Earth, political relations between Russia and many European governments have been a little tense. But give the wary neighbors a little (outer) space, and all of a sudden things get a whole lot friendlier.<p>The <i>BBC</i> reported today that Roscosmos (the …

How To Build Your Own Auto-Lacing Shoes

Get your Power Laces from 'Back to the Future: Part II'<p>This <i>Back to the Future</i> Day, real hoverboards may be out of your wallet's reach. But there's one piece of tech from <i>BttF 2</i> that you can buy or even make yourself: Marty McFly's auto-lacing shoes.<p>Back in 2010, DIYer Blake Bevin decided to recreate …