Surprising Facts You Didn`t Know About Coffee

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Freshly-brewed facts Do you know which surprising country drinks the most coffee of any country in the world? And that you can make tea from coffee? Discover all the facts you didn’t know about one of the world’s oldest and most popular drinks as we reveal 29 surprising facts you didn’t know about coffee. Where […]

AI Technology of Samsung Transforms Any Video Content Into 8K

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Samsung Electronics today introduced the world’s first 8K AI technology for its new 85-inch 8K QLED TV at its product unveiling of The Wall ahead of CES 2018. The AI technology based on machine learning analyzes content and automatically upscales low-resolution images into 8K picture quality. Despite the fact that the market is currently flooded […]

The First American Spacewalk Happened 52 Years Ago Today

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52 years ago today, a hundred miles above the Pacific Ocean, astronaut Ed White opened the hatch of his Gemini 4 capsule and pushed himself outside, becoming the first American to walk in space (and trusting a 25-foot tether to keep him from becoming the first American to get lost there). White carried an oxygen-jet […]

Astronomers Have Discovered Yet Another Planet Around a Nearby Star

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… and soon they can look for signs of life on it. For more than three years, the MEarth-South observatory, a cluster of telescopes in Chile, has stared at distant stars in the night sky, waiting for a hint of dimming in their brightness, a sign that something—probably a planet—is passing by. In the fall […]

Facebook’s plan to tap into your brain

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Facebook will assemble an independent Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) panel to oversee its development of a direct brain-to-computer typing interface it previewed today at its F8 conference. Facebook’s R&D department Building 8’s head Regina Dugan tells TechCrunch, “It’s early days . . . we’re in the process of forming it right now.” Meanwhile, […]

Jeff Bezos plans to get millions of people to space

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Jeff Bezos plans to get millions of people to space — and he’s selling $1 billion a year of Amazon stock to do it. Jeff Bezos wants to see the space industry expand to the scale of today’s internet industry, creating a “completely new world.” And he’s spending quite a bit to make it happen. […]

Space tourism aims for rebound on Space Coast

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Space exploration is a rich person’s game. Every time you see a rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center, thunderously clawing its way above the Earth’s atmosphere, this represents an expenditure of tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of dollars. The cash equivalent of each space shuttle launch was a cube of US […]

NASA is using a mixed reality space station to train astronauts

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NASA has always embraced emerging technology for visualization, even if that tech was seemingly developed for frivolous entertainment. We recently covered its holographic Mars exhibit, and the many 3D resources that NASA makes available to developers and educators. Now, the US space agency has partnered with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station simulator. To become […]

SpaceX test-fires the engines that could take humans to Mars

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SpaceX has conducted its first firing test of its Raptor engine, the powerful propulsion system that the company aims to use to take humans to Mars. SpaceX boss Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the tests late last night, sharing one image that showed a steady stream of flame emanating from the engine, and another showing “Mach diamonds” […]

SpaceX Stuns the Cynics

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They said it couldn’t be done. And then SpaceX did it — again and again and again. First they said SpaceX couldn’t land a rocketship. So SpaceX did it. Then they said SpaceX couldn’t land a rocketship on a boat. So SpaceX did that, too. Finally, cynics accused SpaceX of making that last landing too […]

Kepler-452b: NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

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NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.” The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the […]

SpaceX Capsule to Deliver New Parking Spot for Space Station

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SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship ordered up by NASA holds a new docking port, or parking place, for future commercial crew capsules. Liftoff is scheduled […]