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Affordable Satellite Communication By Bivystick

Bivy App have created a new affordable satellite communication system aptly named the Bivystick, designed to be easy-to-use and transform yourself …

Gear & Gadgets

SpaceX nabs $130 million to launch an Air Force satellite with Falcon Heavy

SpaceX beat out one other competitor to land a $130 million launch contract with the U.S. Air Force using its Falcon Heavy rocket. The award is an important validation of the Falcon Heavy, one of the most powerful rockets ever made.<p>Under the contract, the Hawthorne, California based rocket company …

Space Travel

Two Vortex Rings Colliding in SLOW MOTION - Smarter Every Day 195

Equations

Here’s what global warming looks like month by month for 137 years

The Earth is warmer now than at any time since reliable record-keeping began in 1880, and we're continuing to warm at an accelerated rate. In fact, …

Climate Change

An effective therapy for depression

We know that exercise helps alleviate depression, especially aerobic movement. There is plenty of evidence that meditation helps lift one out of the …

The Brain

Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — In a plea to a police dispatcher to "help my sisters," a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating.<p>The 911 call …

Crime

Watch as a Borg-like satellite zips by the ISS

Space isn't always so spacious. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev gave us a reminder of the existence of space traffic with a video tweeted Wednesday showing a satellite flying by the ISS.<p>The satellite shows up well against the background of Earth's blue water and white clouds. Artemyev zooms in to …

Space Exploration

16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study.<p>…

Holistic Medicine

New Delhi to run out of groundwater in two years as India faces 'day zero' crises

An Indian government think tank has warned that New Delhi is set to run out of groundwater within two years as climate change and dramatic population growth hit supplies.<p>Based on data collected from 24 of 29 Indian states, the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) warned that the …

Water

How I use Wireshark

Hello! I was using Wireshark to debug a networking problem today, and I realized I’ve never written a blog post about Wireshark! Wireshark is one of …

Linux

Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities

One of the largest credit rating agencies in the country is warning U.S. cities and states to prepare for the effects of climate change or risk being downgraded.<p>In a new report, Moody's Investor Services Inc. explains how it assesses the credit risks to a city or state that's being impacted by …

The City

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.<p>NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would …

Climate Change

Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Raises $40 Million for Radical New Launch Strategy

A company that aims to change the way small satellites get to orbit has secured $40 million to continue developing its technology.<p>Silicon Valley …

Venture Capital

Polly.JS

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble.

Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at a rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half-millimeter every year, a team of 80 scientists reported Wednesday.<p>The melt rate has tripled in the past decade, the study concluded. If …

Global Warming

Climate Matters: in conversation with Paul Beckwith

YouTube

East Coast Shatters Temperature Records, Offering Preview to a Warming World

Summer-like temps in February, extreme rainfall, a snow drought. This is happening more often—and in line with what scientists warn to expect with …

Climate Change

The Nobe is 100% electric car, 75% wheels!

Technically classified as a trike (a contraction of the word tricycle), the Nobe 100 electric trike looks retro and feels futuristic. With an …

Industrial Design

Judge Orders EPA to Produce Science behind Pruitt's Warming Claims

The EPA head has suggested humans are not the main cause of climate change

Trump Administration

Apparent retrograde motion

This article is about the apparent motion of planets as observed from a particular vantage point. For retrograde motions of celestial bodies relative …

Solar Dynamics Observatory

New Active Region Sputtering with Small Flares<p>An active region rotated into view and sputtered with numerous small flares and towering magnetic field …

Astronomy

Jeff Bezos: ‘We will have to leave this planet … and it’s going to make this planet better’

LOS ANGELES – Deep thinkers have been saying for generations that we have to get off this rock and head for the stars, but the idea takes on a little …

Space Travel

Sugar Cravings Are No Match for a New "Switch" Discovered in the Brain

Tasting sweetness isn't always enjoyable.<p>As soon as sugar touches your tongue, your nervous system kicks into high gear. The tongue tells the brain’s …

Neuroscience

Francisco Negroni Chilean Photographer

Chile

Ice is all but gone in the Bering Sea. The average extent for May will easily be the lowest in the @NSIDC passive microwave record (since 1979) and less than seven percent of the 1981-2010 average for May. #Arctic #akwx @Climatologist49 @lisashefguy @ZLabe @mdiaak54 https://t.co/gI4V4zsh0p

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?

Thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.<p>Precisely how and when will our curiosity kill us? I bet you’re curious. A number of scientists and engineers fear that, once we build an artificial intelligence smarter than we are, a form of A.I. …

Artificial Intelligence

The data is clear - loss of older sea ice and a rapidly changing #Arctic https://t.co/uRAkSkcKf5

First light for TESS!

NASA's newest planet-finding machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey satellite — TESS — launched into space on April 18, 2018. Since that time it's …

This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it

Apple wasn’t the first smartphone maker to switch to a dual-lens camera setup on the back of its handsets. Of course once Apple did it, plenty of …

Here is the abysmal record of the Wall Street Journal reporting on climate change. Their farcical new piece by Fred Singer on sea-level rise supposedly being unrelated to global warming (see my previous tweet) is no accident but a systemic failure. https://t.co/V2lfvJ0Xmj