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Mike Wehner

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iss air supply

An air supply system on the ISS just failed

October 15th, 2020

The oxygen supply system on the Russian half of the International Space Station failed on Wednesday. The crew is safe thanks to a second oxygen system on the U.S. half of the spacecraft. Repairs to the oxygen system will be carried out today. When you’re living in space there are a few things you need. …

nordictrack commercial 2950 review

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill review: Indoor workouts are fun again

October 15th, 2020

NordicTrack’s Commercial 2950 treadmill is a top-tier treadmill with more built-in workouts than you’ll ever be able to complete. Perfect for both casual walks and hardcore sprints and hikes, there’s a wide variety of workouts to dabble in. The iFit software tracks everything, making it easy to get a picture of your overall fitness and …

new coronavirus

A new coronavirus that could be even more dangerous was just discovered in China

October 15th, 2020

A coronavirus strain found in pigs in China is thought to have originated in bats, which is the same route of transmission that the SARS-CoV-2 virus took. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract rather than the respiratory system, causing uncontrollable diarrhea and other serious symptoms. Existing coronavirus treatments have proven effective against the virus so …

new nasa rover

NASA’s ridiculous rover concept can tackle any terrain

October 14th, 2020

NASA just showed off one of its most incredible rover concepts ever. The rover is called DuAxel, and it’s actually two rovers in one, along with a base station. The rovers can separate from each other and anchor themselves, allowing one another to explore hard-to-reach areas with safety. NASA’s Perseverance rover is currently headed for …

nasa launch

A Russian rocket just carried a NASA astronaut to the ISS… but why?

October 14th, 2020

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins took a seat aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft headed for the International Space Station. The trip is the last of the seats that NASA will have to lease from Russia now that its own commercial crew program has matured. NASA’s next U.S. launch is scheduled for early-to-mid November. NASA’s Commercial Crew …

black hole star

Scientists spot a star turning into spaghetti near a black hole

October 14th, 2020

A distant black hole is sucking up a star that got a little too close for comfort. The event was detected by a pair of telescopes at the European Southern Observatory, and hints at a process called “spaghettification.” The star and black hole are hundreds of millions of light-years from Earth, so the event poses …

cougar attack

This video of a cougar stalking a man is absolutely terrifying

October 13th, 2020

A hiker was strolling along a mountain trail in Utah when he came upon cougar cubs and their very protective mother. The adult cat stalked the man for six minutes as he tried to make an escape. The man eventually survived by tossing a rock in the cat’s direction, scaring it off. Going for a …

pluto snow

Pluto’s mountains are topped with frozen methane, not water ice

October 13th, 2020

Images from NASA’s New Horizons probe have revealed what appears to be snow-capped peaks on Pluto, but they’re not what they seem. Researchers suggest that the “snow” is actually methane that condensed and froze on the peaks, making it look like snow.  Pluto’s surface temperature is nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Ah, Pluto. The …