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NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA has been talking for years about sending a probe to Europa, and now it’s locking down those plans. The agency has confirmed the next phase of its Europa Clipper mission, which will send a spacecraft to the Jovian moon to determine if it could support life. The move […]

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Gillian Anderson pens powerful op-ed urging governments to protect oceans

Mashable Gillian Anderson: “We have a historic opportunity to strengthen ocean protection for decades to come.” Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images for OUT-SOURCING Inc By Rachel Thompson2019-08-19 11:00:27 UTC Gillian Anderson has written an impassioned op-ed for the Guardian urging governments to set aside “geopolitical differences and commercial gain” and act in the interests of future generations […]

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NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study deep space

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Solar & Heliospheric Observatory/NASA via Getty Images NASA is expanding plans to use small satellites (aka smallsats) to explore the Solar System. The agency has picked two proposals for smallsat technology that would improve observations in deep space, where they could help improve models that predict space weather. One, Science-Enabling […]

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Elon Musk’s spacefaring Tesla Roadster finishes its first trip around the sun

Mashable Image: spacex By Adam Rosenberg2019-08-18 21:00:36 UTC A year in the life of Starman lasts about 557 of our Earth days. The Tesla Roadster that SpaceX sent into outer space in Feb. 2018 has now completed one full  orbit around the sun. The distance “driven” amounts to roughly 762 million miles which, according to […]

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Stunning Hubble photo catches an aging star’s giant ring of space gas

Mashable Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Wade By Adam Rosenberg2019-08-17 21:33:00 UTC Just like people, stars get old. Also like people, aging stars release a lot of gas. This newly captured image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows us NGC 2022, a planetary nebula in the Orion constellation. Yes, it’s a star and not a […]

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Sticker sensor monitors your body using wireless power

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bao Lab Wearable body sensors have a common problem: they need power and antennas, and all that equipment leads to bulky devices that influence your behavior. Stanford researchers, however, have developed a system that could be almost imperceptible. Their BodyNet sticker sensor gathers power and transmits data using an RFID […]

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Human-sized ‘monster penguin’ unearthed in New Zealand fossil find

Mashable By Caitlin Welsh2019-08-16 08:03:03 UTC A prehistoric penguin around the size of a person has been discovered in New Zealand. The fossilised bones of a “monster penguin” — that’s according to Canterbury Museum — were found in North Canterbury, north of Christchurch, in 2018, by Leigh Love, an amateur palaeontologist. The remains indicate that […]

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Meet the new “MacGyver” robot — Strictly Robots

Mashable For the first time, researchers from Georgia Tech have trained robots to build simple tools by combining objects.  Read more… More about Tech, Science, Mashable Video, Strictly Robots, and Tech Go to Source

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AeroGarden Bounty is on sale for $130 off at Amazon

Mashable Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The AeroGarden grows fresh produce in your kitchen. Image: AEROGARDEN By Nah’Ja WashingtonMashable Deals2019-08-13 15:17:29 UTC TL;DR: The AeroGarden Bounty is $219.95 at Amazon. It’s typically $349.95 so you’ll save 37%. You might have heard that turning […]

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Supercomputer creates millions of virtual universes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA, ESA and the HST Frontier Fields team (STScI), Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt How do you understand the development of galaxies when even the younger examples are frequently billions of years old? Simulate as many universes as you can, apparently. Researchers at the University of Arizona have used the school’s Ocelote […]

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