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NASA Begins Acoustic Tests On The Space Launch System

Using a cute little scale model!<p>NASA's Space Launch System will have some pretty strong engines. As a result, the engines produce enormously loud sounds. The SLS is slated to be the most powerful rocket in history. The heavy-lift launch vehicle is set to carry the Orion capsule beyond low-Earth …

Naming Nemo: how The Weather Channel took storm names away from the government

The Twitter-friendly move is marketing genius, but is it science?<p>Look out, Northeasterners: two massive low pressure systems are merging, creating the potential for wind gusts up to 60 miles an hour and heavy precipitation. We're experiencing what will probably be record-breaking weather — but even …

The death of Windows XP will impact 95 percent of the world’s ATMs

Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP operating system powers 95 percent of the world’s automated teller machines, according to NCR, the largest ATM supplier in the US. While the idea of Windows powering ATMs may surprise consumers, XP runs in the background powering the software that bank customers …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

You'll Enjoy This Picture Of An IBM Hard Drive Being Loaded Onto An Airplane In 1956

We quickly get used to the latest technology. And we often forget how fast things are moving and how amazing everything is.<p>So it's helpful to be reminded.<p>This is a picture of an IBM hard drive being loaded onto an airplane in 1956. According to @HistoricalPics, which tweeted the picture, it's a 5 …

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Do you think these people were created equal after seeing these photos?

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2013 Was Another Year Of Extreme Weather Across the U.S.

Rain, drought, and temperatures broke records in locales nationwide<p>Averaged nationally, 2013 was a comparatively calm weather and climate year in the United States. There were fewer than 900 tornados, the least since 1989. The number of North Atlantic hurricanes was below average. Temperatures were …

Scientists Sniff Out Nearly 6,000 Gas Leaks In Washington, D.C.

A dozen of the leaks were found to be potentially explosive.<p>This is not exactly comforting for residents of Washington, D.C.: a new study found 5,893 natural gas leaks under the city's streets. In a dozen cases, methane concentrations were found to be as high as 500,000 parts per million, which is …

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Somebody Hacked A Fridge To Send Spam

Is nothing sacred?<p>Have you heard of the Internet of Things? It's, like, the most important Internet since the first Internet.<p>It's a series of connected devices. One day soon, when your alarm clock goes off, your coffee pot will turn on. When you're having a rough week, your toaster will deliver …

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …

Consciousness

Is our Sun falling silent?

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