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NASA Wins 2nd Emmy for Mars Landing 1

NASA Wins 2nd Emmy for Mars Landing

September 15 marked the second time NASA bagged an Emmy Award for covering InSight’s outstanding footage of the Mars landing. NASA received a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Interactive Program. The InSight Mars Lander is tasked with learning more about the Red Planet’s interior body and providing accurate 3D models.  NASA officials at the …

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Elon Musk and Jack Ma’s Unnerving Debate on Artificial Intelligence and Space Exploration 2

Elon Musk and Jack Ma’s Unnerving Debate on Artificial Intelligence and Space Exploration

Elon Musk and Jack Ma are two of the most successful techpreneurs, having contributed to society in several ways. With Elon Musk’s PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla and Jack Ma’s AliBaba and AliExpress, you would expect the two to have a more insightful debate. Yet, their conversations are frequently marked with odd statements. To make things …

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“Finicky” Raptor Engine Failed to Ignite SpaceX’s Starhopper on August 26 3

“Finicky” Raptor Engine Failed to Ignite SpaceX’s Starhopper on August 26

On July 25, 2019, SpaceX unveiled its new prototype called the Starhopper which the company claims could carry the first humans into Mars. Its much-anticipated demonstration flight was aborted at the last possible second on August 26 in the hopes of trying it again later.  Starhopper is a reusable prototype for SpaceX’s Starship vehicle. It …

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AI

DeepMind is Losing Lots of Money – but should Proponents of AI worry?

DeepMind is one of Alphabet’s AI projects that will ‘solve new problems’ and ‘advance the cause of mankind’, according to their home page. The good news is that the artificial intelligence company made twice as much revenue in 2019 as it did in 2018. The bad news is that its gains mean nothing when compared …

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World’s Fastest Car: Hennessey Venom GT reached 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph) 4

World’s Fastest Car: Hennessey Venom GT reached 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph)

A new speed record was set by Hennessey Venom GT that managed to reach 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph). The previous record was 434.29 km/h, obtained by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 4 years ago. The 1,244bhp Venom clocked its record-breaking figure in the hands of test pilot Brian Smith on February 14 on Florida’s Space …

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The Apocalypse of Heaven: what will happen to the earth because of the sun? 5

The Apocalypse of Heaven: what will happen to the earth because of the sun?

Older stars “massacre” often nearby planets, recent research shows, and this might be the fate of Earth: toward the end of his life, the Sun will destroy the Earth, breaking it into pieces. (But that could happen only after a long time – billions of years.) A study of older stars shows that they can destroy planets …

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What’s the connection between pain, peppers and life expectancy?

Blocking the body’s ability to feel pain increases lifetime and one of the ways to alleviate the pain is regular consumption of chilli, says a researcher. Recent experiments on mice had shown that blocking reception of pain signals to the brain leads to increased lifespan. Mice, after a genetic mutation, did not synthesized TRPV1 – a …

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Wireless brain-computer interface will allow us to move objects with the power of thought (VIDEO)

Interface developed by the researchers at Brown University, USA, is the first device of its kind – an implantable, rechargeable and able to wirelessly transmit information. After 13 months of successful experiments performed on monkeys and pigs, the device may soon be tested on humans. Constructed of titanium, the new interface does not require attachment …

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