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The Mars Curiosity Rover Is Starting To Make Its Own Decisions

The robot got a sort-of, almost, artificially intelligent upgrade<p>NASA gave its favorite pet Martian a little taste from the tree of life this week. The Mars Curiosity Rover can now autonomously decide which rocks to zap with its onboard laser.<p>Using the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, the …

Mars Rover

Which US State Is Closest to Africa?

Hint: it's not Florida.<p>It's a random question, but which US state is closest to Africa?<p>Looking at a map, it's gotta be Florida, right?<p>The Sunshine …

Physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer

Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer<p>The main reason why quantum computers are so hard to manufacture …

Scent of a chicken: Scientists may have found an incredibly effective, all-natural mosquito repellant

Rickard Ignell, of the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, had a simple question: Which animals attract mosquitoes and which repel them?<p>His hope was that the answer might help humans repel mosquitoes and avoid the myriad of diseases—from malaria to Zika—that mosquitoes carry with them.<p>With …

Mosquitoes

What If the Moon Disappeared Tomorrow?

Ah, yes, the moon. To it, over it, shooting for it. Blue, green. Pies, faces, shines, lighting. And I haven't even gotten to all the <i>Luna</i>-based …

How to See This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle—and this year, it's …

Pluto: Preparing for the Perfect Alignment – Pluto New Horizons

<i>Today’s blog is from Anne Verbiscer, a research associate professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. On the New Horizons</i> …

Astronomy

The coolest NASA missions happening right now — and the most exciting ones yet to launch

NASAOn July 20, 1969, two Americans did something extraordinary: They climbed out of a precarious spacecraft and onto the surface of the moon.We …

Astronomy

Engineer Finds a Huge Physics Discovery in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

It was right in front of us all along.<p>Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”<p>But a new study from …

The Nature Of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science

What is consciousness? Is it an essentially human characteristic or a fundamental characteristic of the universe? Questions about consciousness have intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about the essential characteristics …

Consciousness

The Spanish toxic oil syndrome 20 years after its onset: a multidisciplinary review of scientific knowledge.

Abstract<p>In 1981, in Spain, the ingestion of an oil fraudulently sold as olive oil caused an outbreak of a previously unrecorded condition, later …

BBC Radio 4 - Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, Lead

Janet Suzman introduces a major new dramatization of Primo Levi's short stories about our human relationship with the chemical elements - a book the Royal Institution of Great Britain named 'the best science book ever'. Dramatised by Graham White from the translation by Raymond Rosenthal.<p>In 'Lead', …

Two Nearby Potentially Habitable Planets Are Rocky Worlds

When Hubble first observed the atmospheric conditions of an extrasolar planet in 2000, it opened up that entire field of study. Now, Hubble has …

Everyday Environmentalist

Baking soda and vinegar can clean and deodorize your home – no need for conventional cleaners!<p>"I haven't had to replace anything yet!"<p>Stephanie Wear, …

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Hubble boldly peers where no man has gone before

NASA and the ESA release the newest image from the Hubble Space Telescope – just in time for the release of the latest 'Star Trek' movie.<p>The European …

Why are we still building space tech down here on Earth? - ExtremeTech

By on July 23, 2016 at 8:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>These days, engineering for space …

NASA puts Groot and Rocket Raccoon on official space station patch

Groot and Rocket Raccoon, the talking racoon and tree from Marvel‘s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>, are becoming a part of official NASA history. The pair …

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NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a full year of our planet from its location at Lagrange Point 1 about one million miles away.<p>Compiling over 3,000 images, NASA put together a …