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Hello! Here's what you need to know for Friday.
1. Chinese stocks opened sharply higher on Friday, following Thursday's rally after days of major losses.
2. Up to 50 migrants were found dead in a truck in Austria on Thursday as European leaders were meeting in Vienna to discuss the deepening migrant …Savannah State University
Watch NASA’s announcement on the Voyager spacecraft here.
In September 1977, Star Wars was a huge hit in theaters, the Bee Gees were on the brink of …Space
A wee-hours maneuver of a Soyuz spacecraft is critical for keeping things safe
One of the trickiest questions for a Soyuz spacecraft approaching the International Space Station (ISS) is where to park. The ISS may be larger than a football field, but it’s got only so many ways to get inside, and with …Space Science
Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you'll be using some of the same tools NASA uses to unravel the mysteries …Space Science
India’s Mangalyaan—the world’s cheapest Mars mission—has sent back some stunning images of the red planet’s surface.
On July 19, the mission snapped images of Ophir Chasma, a massive canyon that is some 317 kilometres long and 62 metres wide. It is part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons …Photography (India)
Despite the high-resolution images Cassini sent back, Dione remains a mystery to scientists
NASA released this never-before-seen image of Saturn’s moon Dione as the Cassini spacecraft said goodbye to it on August 17. Photos of the final encounter are expected to reach Earth in the next few …Moon Missions
Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.
It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …Demographics
In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully illuminated, by a camera aboard a Nasa satellite.
The series of images taken from Nasa’s Deep Space Climate Observatory show a view of the far side of the moon, …NASA
THE Mars Curiosity Rover has taken a strange image that has left space enthusiasts captivated.
Captured by NASA, the image shows a crab-like object on …Solar System
Pluto's atmosphere has an extended reach. Data collected by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveals that the gas surrounding the dwarf planet extends as far as 1,000 miles outward into space. That's more than 13 times farther than Earth's atmosphere, which tapers off at around 75 miles above our …Pluto
To me, the star of ABC’s shiny new BattleBots reboot is neither Nightmare, nor Warhead, nor any of the engineers who grip the controller with …Carmen Electra
After years off the air, robot wars are coming back to TV, with $100,000, bragging rights, and Mohawk Guy's admiration on the line.
When you’ve got caged robots trying to kill each other in front of screaming fans, you don’t need to add comedy to make it must-watch TV.
From 2000 through 2002, over 94 …Robots
WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- NASA's New Horizons space probe has transmitted new images that depict the surface of Pluto in great detail -- and …NASA
How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth
For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …Cameras
When a grade is given, the learning stops.
When specific feedback is provided and extending questions are asked, the learning goes deeper.
We've all …
What are the biggest obstacles to changing education? Some are economic. Others are infrastructural. Few are technological. The most significant challenges are philosophical. We are wedded to particular ways of thinking about school and learning and life that are limiting our ability to best serve …21st Century
Why limit ourselves to printing in just three dimensions?
Ours is a world of static objects, cut, cast, or forged for specific tasks. But let’s say you opened an Ikea box, and the desk inside assembled itself. Or your water pipes shrank as the pressure decreased: no more weak showers, less wasted …MIT
What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?
Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …Space Science
Let’s just accept the fact that most of us don’t cook healthy meals every night, hit the gym every morning or have the best sleep habits. However, there are some simple ways to start working on healthy habits that don’t require you to have the discipline of a drill sergeant. Pick and choose which …Fitness
Machines that harness the power of evaporating water have been created by scientists in the US.
Researchers at Columbia University in New York have built a miniature car that draws on the process to propel itself along, as well as an evaporation-driven generator that powers a flashing LED lamp.
The …Columbia University
It’s been a long day, but you take one last glance around at the ochre sky and clay-colored earth before heading inside the inflatable, windowless …Space
“It’s all about the vibe and the hype”—Liam Shalon, one of Flipboard’s first-ever student ambassadors, on how to run a successful street team program.
Along with schoolwork, extracurriculars and Kanye, there was another subject on a handful of Palo Alto teens’ minds recently: Flipboard. A small team …Personalized News
Astronauts could use overnight habitats they can toss in the trunks of their rovers.
Hang time has always been a problem on the moon. The Apollo program landed a dozen men there from 1969 to 1972, but they spent a total of only three days and six hours actually walking the surface. That’s because …