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Oct 3, 2018

The clock is ticking on Google’s smartwatch platform

Posted by in category: futurism

Google’s Wear OS smartwatches recently got a software update, but is it enough? In this video, Dieter Bohn examines what the company needs to do to stay competitive with the Apple Watch.

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Oct 3, 2018

Scientists think they’ve found the first moon outside our solar system

Posted by in category: space

The newfound “exomoon” is giant — about four times as big as Earth.

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Oct 3, 2018

Is this the first moon found outside our solar system?

Posted by in category: satellites

For the first time, astronomers have discovered what could be an exomoon, a moon outside our solar system. The exomoon was found around the gas giant exoplanet Kepler-1625b, which orbits a star 8,000 light-years from Earth.

Although moons are common in our solar system, which has nearly 200 natural satellites, the long search for interstellar moons has been an empty one. Astronomers have had success locating exoplanets around stars outside our solar system, but exomoons are harder to pinpoint because of their smaller size.

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Oct 3, 2018

Do we really live longer than our ancestors?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Is the lifespan today longer than in ancient times, an interesting article.


The wonders of modern medicine and nutrition make it easy to believe we enjoy longer lives than at any time in human history, but we may not be that special after all.

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Oct 3, 2018

The First Exomoon: Astronomers Unveil ‘Compelling Evidence’

Posted by in category: space

After months of speculation, the official announcement came today. But there’s a catch.

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Oct 3, 2018

SpaceX executive talks rocket R&D: “Nobody paid us to make Falcon Heavy”

Posted by in categories: government, space travel

Set to give a keynote speech on October 3rd at 2018’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Hans Koenigsmann – SpaceX Vice President of Build and Flight Reliability – attended an impromptu talk one day prior, titled “From the University of Bremen to SpaceX”.

Speaking before a small audience, the University of Bremen graduate and fourth employee to join SpaceX discussed his opinions of Falcon Heavy, BFR, and more, frankly relating how SpaceX intentionally chose to build Falcon Heavy on its own, going so far as to turn down funding reportedly offered by one or more US government agencies.

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Oct 3, 2018

Jeff Bezos explains why Blue Origin is ‘the most important work I’m doing’

Posted by in categories: futurism, space travel

The Amazon chief explained that while the solar system has plenty of resources that can be used by future generations, the current cost of space travel is far too expensive.

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Oct 3, 2018

America’s Clergy Are Teaming Up With Scientists

Posted by in categories: cosmology, neuroscience

Scientists and religious leaders joined forces to create programs on neuroscience, cosmology—and even some evolutionary science.

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Oct 3, 2018

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Oct 3, 2018

Traveling to Mars Could Cause Life-Threatening Damage to Astronauts’ Guts, Says Study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, space travel

Spend months in space, and you could develop cancer.


To study the effects of deep space radiation exposure on astronaut health, researchers exposed mice to comparable levels of radiation. It hurt their guts.

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