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Sep 16, 2018

The universe is a big place, so when we get beautiful images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they cover a very small spot in the sky that may not fully represent what the universe at large looks like

Posted by in category: space

The universe is a big place, so when we get beautiful images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they cover a very small spot in the sky that may not fully represent what the universe at large looks like. To change that, we’re expanding our view by significantly enlarging the area covered around huge galaxy clusters previously seen to get a better look at the universe. Take a look: https://go.nasa.gov/2QAw5hc

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Sep 16, 2018

Faster Than Light? Neutron-Star Merger Shot Out a Jet with Seemingly Impossible Speed

Posted by in category: space

The jet’s apparent (but not actual) superluminal velocity provide new constraints on the merger and its aftermath.

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Sep 16, 2018

Entanglement allows one party to control measurement results

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Alice controls Bob via quantum measurements. Bob can’t reciprocate.

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Sep 16, 2018

Report Finds Salem Knew For Years That Algae Could Threaten Water, Didn’t Plan Accordingly

Posted by in category: futurism

A new assessment says the city could have better handled a water crisis this summer, but it still did a lot right.

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Sep 16, 2018

Scientists Say We Can’t Terraform Mars. Elon Musk Says We Can

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, engineering, environmental, space

SpaceX’s CEO shrugs off 20 years of NASA research.


SORRY, ELON. To be ready for human occupants, Elon Musk has long called Mars a “fixer-upper of a planet.” But according to a new NASA-sponsored study, a better description might be a “tear-down.” The scientists behind that project say it’s simply not possible to terraform Mars — that is, change its environment so that humans can live there without life support systems — using today’s technology.

BUILDING AN ATMOSPHERE. Mars has a super thin atmosphere; a human unprotected on the surface of Mars would quickly die, mostly because there’s not enough atmospheric pressure to prevent all your organs from rupturing out of your body (if you survived a little longer, you could also suffocate from lack of oxygen, freeze from low temperatures, or get fried from too much ultraviolet radiation).

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Sep 16, 2018

The New Hunt for Dark Matter

Posted by in category: cosmology

In the over two-decades-long search for dark matter, scientists so far have come up short. In recent years though, construction of new experiments and upgrades to already existing detectors are giving new hope that we’re closer than ever to understanding dark matter.

One of those new efforts is SABRE, an international collaboration that will house multiple detectors working in tandem in the southern and northern hemispheres: two at Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory, and another at an underground lab in an Australian gold mine.

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Sep 16, 2018

Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away

Posted by in category: futurism

The ancient Aztecs first picked the spot. They built their city atop the huge lakes that filled this valley, leaving the natural freshwater supply intact around them. The city flooded back then too, but the Aztecs, probably the last civilization to properly manage this watershed, built a system of dikes to control the problem.

The “historic mistake” kicked in around the 1600s, when Hernándo Cortés and his band of conquerors arrived. To make room for their expanding empire, over a few hundred years, they slowly but surely drained all the valley’s lakes.

By the 20th century, long after Mexico’s independence from Spain, the fresh surface water was mostly gone and the hunt for new sources had taken over. Hundreds of miles of pipes now bring in about 30 percent of the city’s water needs from faraway rivers and lakes. The rest comes from the valley’s vast underground aquifer.

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Sep 16, 2018

Last Delta II Rocket Launches NASA Satellite to Map Earth’s Ice with Space Laser

Posted by in category: space

A $1 billion NASA mission that will use a laser to track changing ice levels on Earth soared into space early Saturday (Sept. 15), launching into a predawn California sky on a mission that also marked the final flight of a record-setting rocket.

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Sep 16, 2018

Magnitude-5.6 earthquake rocks southern WA

Posted by in category: futurism

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake has hit near the West Australian town of Walpole, about 430 kilometres south-west of Perth, with tremors felt as far away as Perth and Albany.

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Sep 16, 2018

Transhumanity.net Photo

Posted by in category: transhumanism

transhumanity.net the future of humanity now.

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