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NASA just spotted a galaxy that looks like a TIE Fighter

August 31st, 2020

Scientists using NASA’s Fermi space telescope have spotted a distant galaxy that looks strangely familiar. The galaxy has the appearance of a TIE Fighter, a famous and fictional ship from Star Wars. At a distance of 500 million light-years, there’s little chance we’d ever visit, but it still looks cool from a distance. Most of …

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Could robots save us from the coronavirus pandemic?

August 31st, 2020

Researchers have developed robots capable of providing patient updates to doctors autonomously using existing hardware.  Using special sensors, the robots can take temperature and even measure blood oxygen content without touching the patient. These robots could work in place of doctors and nurses, reducing the chances of transmission. Post-apocalyptic science fiction flicks love to paint …

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NASA’s Mars rover spots a Martian dust devil

August 31st, 2020

NASA’s Curiosity rover managed to capture images showing a dust devil cruising along the dry landscape.  Dust devils occur when temperature irregularities create vortexes, much like on Earth. Mars and Earth are shockingly similar in many ways, in this is a handy reminder of that fact. We know a lot about Mars thanks to NASA’s …

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Flying cars finally exist… sort of

August 31st, 2020

Toyota-backed flying car startup SkyDrive Inc. has produced a vehicle capable of flight. The SkyDrive SD-03 took off for a brief test flight at a testing facility in Japan. The vehicle could be available by 2023. Back in the 1940s and 1950s, everyone assumed that by the year 2000 we’d all be flying around in …