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The First Moon Landing Took Place 48 Years Ago Today

Humans have done a myriad of impressive things in space, from building the International Space Station to landing a robot on a comet. Still, none of those accomplishments have quite the same historical weight as the first time a person ...

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Adorable Japanese Camera Drone Now Lives Aboard the ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) has a new resident, but it’s not a human—it’s a drone. The small spherical drone was constructed by Japanese space agency JAXA with a special orientation system that allows it to maneuver around the ISS ...

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Self-Driving Cars Pose Thorny Ethical Questions in AI

One of the most interesting aspects of self driving cars, and one too often passed over by car companies extolling the virtues of this new technology, is the ethical dilemmas inherent to autonomous vehicles. Yes, I’m talking about the undergraduate ...

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Hubble Catches Some of the Earliest Stars Ever Formed on Camera

The Hubble Space Telescope has been sending back iconic and stunning photos of space for decades. But it just caught something particularly special on tape: early stars, from the beginning of the universe. And not only are they some of ...

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Russian Satellite Could Soon Be the Brightest ‘Star’ in the Night Sky

It’s possible to spot many of the manmade objects orbiting Earth from the ground, but not usually with the unaided eye. That could change in the coming days, as a team of Russian engineers and students from the Moscow State ...

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Why Formula E Is the Auto Racing Series of the Future

BROOKLYN — New York City celebrated its first professional auto race when the Formula E electric-car race series came here for a pair of street races Saturday and Sunday. The open-cockpit cars run solely on electric motors and lithium-ion battery ...

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How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

The health care debate continues to rage in Senate, the media, and in the public discourse. Call it Obamacare, Trumpcare, AHCA, ACA, Better Care Reconciliation Act – the current law, and the current proposals in Congress to change it – ...

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NASA Now Says Manned Mars Mission in 2030s Is Unlikely

For the last few years, we’ve been able to frame NASA’s research and exploration with the goal of reaching Mars. The agency has been saying it wanted to land a human on the red planet in the 2030s, but now ...

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NASA Computers from Apollo Era Found in Pittsburgh Basement

Most of us don’t have anything really interesting in our basements, and certainly nothing of historical significance. In the case of a former engineer from Pittsburgh, his basement was home to a pair of NASA computers from the 1960s. After ...

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This Solar Cell Can Capture All Wavelengths of Solar Spectrum

Traditional solar cells harvest only a narrow sliver of the electromagnetic energy pouring down onto Earth, and that’s one of the reasons it’s been so challenging to get solar efficiency beyond 20-30 percent. A team of researchers from George Washington ...

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