Month: October 2017

  • Stars in the sky

    Tiny Starships: how two students came up with the idea to attach small satellites to existing rockets

    A little more than 15 years ago, a pair of researchers were fiddling around with the best way to give students a shot at putting experiments into space, and they decided on a simple box. Jordi Puig-Suari of Cal Poly and Bob Twiggs of Stanford University took the available technology at the time — a…

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  • New York Times Square

    Blockchain Explained For Everyone

    Let’s start with the hardest part of the technology known as blockchain: understanding just what the heck it is. Begin by stepping back and having a look at how you currently access and protect the most important information in your life. You put it away, right? It lives in a single place. Maybe you house…

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  • This AI can help people become better scientists

    It is said that Thomas Young, an English scientist and doctor who lived at the turn of the 19th century, was the last person who knew everything there was to know in the world. With a sharp mind and access to all the scientific literature of the time, Young made lasting contributions to the field of optics,…

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  • The thorny ethics of hybrid animals

    One of the greatest movies of all time, Napoleon Dynamite, introduced many to the scientific concept of hybridization: Ligers, the hybrid offspring of lions and tigers, are real, though their “skills in magic” are still under investigation by top scientists. The creatures are likely only man-made creatures, since the habitats of these two big cats only overlaps…

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  • Why Cuba Is Home To A Bounty of Rare Species

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  • Witnessing the Collision of Two Neutron Star is a ‘Textbook Changer’. Here’s Why.

    For more, visit PBS NewsHour.

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