NASA: Ozone Layer’s Recovery Is Due To Chemical Ban

The shrinking hole in the ozone layer has become somewhat of a success story among all the damages humans have inflicted upon the Earth. A new NASA study based on data from the Aura satellite confirms the success, so far, through measuring the chemicals that caused the hole in the first place. The study, published Thursday… Please follow and like us:

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Boeing wants to beat SpaceX to Mars. Elon Musk: “Do it”

It’s just a statement, but it’s a pretty clear statement. The journey to Mars just got a bit hotter. Image via NASA. Since the early 2000s, several entrepreneurs have started to develop competitive spaceflight alternatives, breaking what was, until then, a state monopoly. A few companies have managed to bring on significant innovations and reduce costs… Please follow and like us:

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Elon Musk Aims To Send Tesla Roadster To Mars

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced Friday his aims to launch his Tesla vehicle into outer space in January on a voyage to Mars and back. The billionaire claims that the Tesla Roadster will play David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” as it orbits into space from the same NASA launch pad in Florida that Apollo 11… Please follow and like us:

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Humans still rule drone racing, but NASA’s AI pilot might change that

How an AI-guided drone works, and why it lost. This drone means business. NASA/JPL-Caltech In a California warehouse in October, quadrocopter drones zoomed and buzzed, racing through an obstacle course of black-and-white checkered arches. On one team: drones guided by software and AI, the work of a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On the other:… Please follow and like us:

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Billionaires Unite To Find Aliens

Earlier this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced at the New Space Age conference in Seattle his plans to sponsor a project to send spaceships to Saturn’s moon Enceladus to search for alien life. Milner appears to be the latest in a recent trend of billionaires setting their sights on the stars and using their money… Please follow and like us:

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Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights and that’s not a good thing

Earth is losing its darkness. A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night. The findings, described in the journal Science Advances, track what researchers called a worrisome trend that has implications for the environment as well as human health.… Please follow and like us:

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Clock Ticks As Argentine Submariners Run Out Of Air As US, Allies Race To Rescue

List of all assets searching for the missing Argentine submarine San Juan. Credit: Argentine Navy In an extraordinary international response, a dozen nations have poured assets into the stormy South Atlantic to aid the effort to find and save the 44 Argentine submariners. It’s a stark contrast to the last great submarine disaster,when Russia was slow… Please follow and like us:

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How NASA Watches for Doomsday Events

About 17,000 undetected asteroids that are large enough to be a concern to NASA may be lurking near Earth, according to a recent report. That doesn’t mean it’s time to panic or start declaring that the world will end on Sunday (or any other day this year) because some non-existent planet is rapidly approaching Earth, but… Please follow and like us:

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DeepMind AI Teaches Itself Without Human Intervention

DeepMind researchers have developed an artificial intelligence program that has taught itself “thousands of years of human knowledge” from scratch in just a few days. The AlphaGo Zero algorithm, created by the Alphabet (formerly Google) subsidiary DeepMind and detailed in the journal Nature this week, mastered the classic strategy game Go without human input, while reaching… Please follow and like us:

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The detection of ripples in the fabric of spacetime just won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community. A visualization of how merging black holes create ripples in spacetime NASA Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne were each instrumental to LIGO, the… Please follow and like us:

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How to watch the Great American Eclipse live online

As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse is going to sweep across the United States on Monday. Everyone in the Lower 48 states, weather permitting, will be able to see a partial eclipse, in which the moon will partially obscure the face of the sun. (Using eclipse glasses or a pinhole projector, of course.… Please follow and like us:

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Hundreds of NASA Archive Videos Now on YouTube

NASA’s video archive is a trove of supersonic jet flights, space shuttle tests and even massive explosions. And there’s good news: The U.S. space agency has now made hundreds of these videos available on YouTube. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California has begun the process of migrating approximately 500 videos from its archives to the… Please follow and like us:

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Alibaba hires top scientist to mastermind AI drive

Two men chat beside a logo of Alibaba at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. [Photo/Agencies] Internet powerhouse Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has appointed a seasoned scientist at Amazon.com Inc to spearhead its efforts in artificial intelligence, a move that will propel its so-called “NASA plan” to double up on technology research. Alibaba… Please follow and like us:

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How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla’s Stock Continues To Soar

It’s no secret that Elon Musk is a successful businessman. His multiple businesses including Tesla and SpaceX distinguished him as a leader in the electric car and private space exploration industries. He started SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla a year later, his third and fourth business ventures. SpaceX gained recognition in 2012 after it launched a… Please follow and like us:

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Data is the new petroleum

SILICON VALLEY, CA. – A new era of anthropological evolution is upon us. Every 500 years or so, a great leap forward takes place. Egypt, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. The Roman Empire (eschewing the setback of the Dark Ages), the Renaissance and rise of the British Empire (followed by the Pax Americana) come to… Please follow and like us:

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