Category Archives: Science and Technology

Forget Big Brother, Facebook Is Watching (And Listening) To Everything You Do [VIDEO]

It’s irresistible, enticing and addicting.  And, as News10.com reports, it’s available 24-hours a day all over the world to billions of people. Facebook beckons to users seemingly with a two-prong approach – both the pressure and pleasure to post. We share stories, photos, triumphs and tragedies. It is ingrained into our daily lives so deeply that studies show people check […]

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FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out): It’s Your Life You’re Missing Out On

“You missed out.” Is there another sentence that could strike such anxiety in the hearts of young people? Other than “We need to talk,” of course. It’s true, though, and we need to talk about fear of missing out. Known as FOMO in millennial-speak, fear of missing out is quickly taking a toll on Generation Y—and it’s probably causing damage […]

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NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA’s New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Google Releases Its Robotic Dog In The Wild, Leads To The Following “Close Encounter” [VIDEO]

One week ago we showed a clip by Google-owned Boston Dynamics in which a 5’9″, 180lbs humanoid robot called Atlas engaged in various human activities, such as walking, picking itself up, opening doors, and carrying heavy loads. The robot in question, clearly an old prototype (which prompted many to wonder just how far advanced is the underlying technology now if […]

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Sneezing Produces Complex Fluid Cascade, Not A Simple Spray

Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a spray of droplets, similar to paint that is flung through the air. Share This […]

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One Step Closer To Fusion Power [VIDEO]

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical — and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy — has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot, electrically charged gas inside a fusion reactor behaves under the intense heat and pressure required to make atoms stick together. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Chinese Company Introduces World’s First Human Carrying Drone [VIDEO]

Most of us are familiar with the small drones that you control with a hand held remote.  These drones range in size from very small to some even being quite large.  But, on Wednesday, Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. introduced the first human size drone capable of carrying a person. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Appollo 16 Booster Rocket Impact Site Found

After decades of uncertainty, the Apollo 16 S-IVB impact site on the lunar surface has been identified. S-IVBs were portions of the Saturn V rockets that brought astronauts to the moon. The site was identified in imagery from the high-resolution LROC Narrow Angle Camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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New Li-Fi Is 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi [VIDEO]

We’ve all heard of Wi-Fi.  It’s the transmission of data through the air via radio bands.  But, have you heard of Li-Fi?  Well, that’s communication via the light spectrum.  That’s right, data can be transmitted by light.  What kind of light?  How about every light in your house being a transmitter.  The idea is no longer science fiction but, science […]

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