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NASA launches laser demo that could revolutionize space communication
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NASA launches laser demo that could revolutionize space communication

The use of invisible lasers in space may sound like something from science fiction, but it’s real. NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration could revolutionize the way the agency communicates with future missions across the solar system. These lasers could lead to more high-definition videos and photos from space than ever before, according to the agency.…MORE

A giant ‘black box’ will gather all climate data for future civilizations to learn from

A giant ‘black box’ will gather all climate data for future civilizations to learn from

Every time new climate research is published, news headlines are posted or tweets are shared, a giant steel box perched on a granite plain in the Australian state of Tasmania will be recording it all. With its thick steel walls, battery storage and solar panels, the developers of “Earth’s Black Box” say the city bus-sized…MORE

NASA introduces the new astronaut class of 2021
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NASA introduces the new astronaut class of 2021

Ten men and women are ready to begin training so they can journey to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond. The new astronaut class of 2021 was announced by NASA on Monday. The 10 astronaut candidates, the first new astronaut class in four years, were selected from more than 12,000 applicants. The agency’s…MORE

Tiny living Pac-Man robots have learned how to reproduce

Tiny living Pac-Man robots have learned how to reproduce

Whenever we’re confronted with aspects of science fiction becoming scientific reality, philosophical questions arise. This week, many were asking this one: What is a robot, really? Films and TV shows have offered us myriad archetypes of what robots could be like — as varied as the terrifyingly clever Cylons of “Battlestar Galactica,” the intrepid R2-D2…MORE

International Space Station swerves to avoid space junk, Russia says
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International Space Station swerves to avoid space junk, Russia says

The International Space Station had to adjust its orbit to avoid collision with a piece of debris from a US rocket, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Friday, according to state news agency TASS. “Five minutes ago, the ISS avoided a conjunction with the US space debris, the Pegasus carrier…MORE

NASA is about to launch a laser demo that could revolutionize space communication
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NASA is about to launch a laser demo that could revolutionize space communication

The use of invisible lasers in space may sound like something from science fiction, but it’s real. NASA’s upcoming Laser Communications Relay Demonstration could revolutionize the way the agency communicates with future missions across the solar system. These lasers could lead to more high-definition videos and photos from space than ever before, according to the…MORE

A year on this exoplanet only lasts about 8 hours

A year on this exoplanet only lasts about 8 hours

If you think there aren’t enough hours in the day on Earth, this newly discovered planet will make your head spin. On an exoplanet called GJ 367 b that’s orbiting a star 31 light-years away from our sun, a year only lasts for about eight hours. The discovery could shed light on these mysterious, rapidly…MORE

A ferocious marine reptile with gnarly teeth for crushing prey was discovered in Colombia
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A ferocious marine reptile with gnarly teeth for crushing prey was discovered in Colombia

Scientists revealed a newly discovered marine ichthyosaur species with gnarly teeth that was found in Colombia. The partial skull of an ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile, that looked like a swordfish was unearthed in Loma Pedro Luis, Villa de Leyva, in Boyacá, Colombia in the 1970s, according to a study published in the Journal of…MORE

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