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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Intends To Launch Satellite Broadband In 2019

SpaceX recently revealed at an appearance at the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology that it intends to launch satellite …

Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us.<p>We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered …

Microbiology

People Are Already Opening Accounts to Save for Space

In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other …

Let’s Do the Shocking Physics of Why Power Lines Sag

You might look at an overhead power line and see an engineering problem. After all, those transmission towers are impressively huge. But if you've …

Watch the world's first electric VTOL jet take flight

Munich-based aeronautics firm Lilium Aviation has just achieved what has, until now, been a dream for technologists and transportation companies: it’s successfully completed a series of test flights with its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet.<p>The two-seater can travel up to 186 …

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …