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NASA Renames Small Moon It Plans to Smash With SpaceX

By Jason Freely / last week

Nice Gesture In 2022, NASA plans to crash a spacecraft directly into a tiny moon, in a mission known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — to try out a potential strategy to divert a killer asteroid heading toward Earth. The moon, which is only 160 meters across, is orbiting the asteroid Didymos, which flew […]

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Congress Is Trying to Force the Military to Release More UFO Info

By Jason Freely / last week

Release the Tapes The US Senate Intelligence Committee wants US intelligence agencies and the Pentagon to release all data relating to “unidentified aerial phenomenon,” including unusual encounters by the Navy, Politico reports. The committee, chaired by senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), voted in favor of a provision to set up a public debate about how the […]

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You Could Generate Power by Dangling Crap Into a Black Hole

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Revisiting Classics In 1969, the physicist Roger Penrose theorized that spacefaring civilizations could generate power by dangling objects into a black hole. For decades, the idea was impossible to test because we have no way of traveling to a black hole — or even surviving the journey. But now a team from the University of […]

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Adorable Robot Seals Could Help COVID Patients Fight Loneliness

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Healthcare workers in the US are relying on sophisticated robotic seals to help their COVID-19 patients ward off loneliness, Wired reports. The baby harp seals — which, honestly: oddly adorable — are built by PARO Robots and designed to weigh as much as a human baby and go for $6,000 each. It sounds like a […]

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Scientists Demonstrate Quantum Teleportation Using Electrons

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Quantum Teleportation A team of researchers claim to have achieved quantum teleportation using individual electrons. Quantum teleportation, or quantum entanglement, allows particles to affect each other even if they aren’t physically connected — a phenomenon predicted by famed physicist Albert Einstein. Rather than a teleportation chamber out of a sci-fi movie, quantum teleportation transports information rather […]

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Realistic, Interactive VR Sex Is Finally Here, and It’s Affordable

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Virtual reality, as a concept, has been around for decades. And for as long as it’s been in the public consciousness, the concept of VR sex and virtual reality porn has been very close behind. It’s natural, after all, for the mind to wander towards the sexual extrapolation of any new technology. But now this […]

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Researcher: Second COVID Wave May Be Psychologically Devastating

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

As U.S. states ease up their coronavirus lockdown, they’re seeing a resurgencein new COVID-19 cases. Overall, it seems as though a resurgence of the coronavirus outbreak is looming in the future — and that has experts worried that a massive psychological toll may come with it, according to the Washington Examiner. “I think a second […]

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Startup Says It’ll Launch You Into the Stratosphere on a Balloon

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Balloon Vision A startup wants to send you to the edge of space, lifted by a giant balloon. The company, Space Perspective, is run by husband-and-wife team Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter, who unveiled their grand vision today, GeekWire reports. The pair already attempted to get a similar venture off the ground in 2013, but […]

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This Star Is So Huge that Saturn’s Orbit Would Fit Inside It

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

An international team of researchers has found that the red supergiant star Antares is even more gigantic than initially thought, Space.com reports. Previous research found that Antares, which is located about 550 light-years away in the Scorpius constellation, is about 700 times larger than the Sun — but that number increases dramatically when mapped in […]

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