For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. (Sept. 13)
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- Popular Mechanics
Using a "laser pincer," scientists can generate their own antimatter, simulations show.
Credit Mexican engineering and entrepreneurship for developments that led to the in color television, oral contraception and finding a way to help mend the ozone layer. Why it matters: The contributions helped modernize how we could see the world; improve women's health and expand women's roles beyond the home; and identify dangerous emissions and how to reduce them.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: In 1940, a 23-year-old Guillermo González Camar
The uniforms had social media drawing comparisons to 'Star Trek' and 'Battlestar Galactica.'
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Elon Musk took a jab at President Joe Biden the day after his spacecraft SpaceX, completed a historic mission as the first all-civilian flight crew.
Here is a quick, scientific breakdown of why we perceive the Sun to be yellow here on Earth even though it's actually white in color. The post What You Thought You Knew About the Sun’s Color Is a Lie appeared first on Nerdist.
- Washington Examiner
The new Space Force uniforms are some of the most bizarre ensembles under the sun, according to some Twitter users.
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new species of "shark tooth" dinosaur that had eight-inch-long teeth and jaws made for chomping. The post Newly Discovered ‘Shark Tooth’ Dino Was a Fearsome Feaster appeared first on Nerdist.
In a new study, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers analyzed how an active galactic nucleus can drive a galaxy's "midlife crisis." Black holes are involved. The post Galaxy’s ‘Midlife Crisis’ Linked to Its Feasting Black Hole appeared first on Nerdist.
NASA is splitting its human spaceflight department into two separate bodies - one centered on big, future-oriented missions to the moon and Mars, the other on the International Space Station and other operations closer to Earth. The reorganization, announced by NASA chief Bill Nelson on Tuesday, reflects an evolving relationship between private companies, such as SpaceX, that have increasingly commercialized rocket travel and the federal agency that had exercised a U.S. monopoly over spaceflight for decades. Nelson said the shake-up was also spurred by a recent proliferation of flights and commercial investment in low-Earth orbit even as NASA steps up its development of deep-space aspirations.
- Business Insider
NASA plans to spend up to $400 million on commercial space stations. It's evaluating about a dozen proposals from companies.
NASA expects to retire the International Space Station by the end of the decade. The agency is turning to private companies to build new alternatives.
Scientists have made an ultra-white paint that reflects 98.1% of the sunlight. And they think it might eliminate the need for air conditioning. The post The World’s Whitest Paint Might Eliminate Air Conditioning appeared first on Nerdist.
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For half a billion years or so, our ancestors sprouted tails. As fish, they used their tails to swim through the Cambrian seas. Much later, when they evolved into primates, their tails helped them stay balanced as they raced from branch to branch through Eocene jungles. But then, roughly 25 million years ago, the tails disappeared. Charles Darwin first recognized this profound change in our ancient anatomy. But how and why it happened has remained a mystery. Sign up for The Morning newsletter fr
During a teleconference with journalists on Monday, NASA researchers revealed the decided landing and exploration site for its upcoming VIPER lunar ice survey.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is creating two new mission directorates to prepare the agency for the next 20 years of space exploration.
- Yahoo News UK
The end-Permian mass extinction event - the worst in Earth’s history - saw toxic microbial blooms seething in rivers, delaying the recovery of animal life by millions of years, fossil evidence has revealed.
In their first interview since returning to Earth, the world's first all-civilian space crew opens up to PEOPLE about their milestones — from launch to splashdown
Scientists at Columbia University 3D printed a piece of chicken then cooked it with various types of lasers. But which lasers made for the best meal? The post Now You Can 3D Print Your Chicken Then Cook It With Lasers appeared first on Nerdist.