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Would you inject a sensor into your body to track your health?

June 1st, 2021

Fitness trackers were once little more than glorified pedometers, but as wearable technology advanced by leaps and bounds we can now get everything from our heart rate to our VO2 max delivered right to our smartphones via sensors built into our watches and bands. It’s an incredible amount of health data that is tracked in …

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Space junk just slammed into the ISS and damaged its arm

June 1st, 2021

As if we needed another timely reminder that space junk is becoming a serious problem, the International Space Station now has a bit of additional damage thanks to a piece of debris traveling at high speeds around Earth. The Canadian Space Agency reported the existence of a hole in the robotic arm known as Canadarm2 …

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The center of the Milky Way looks like a work of art

May 31st, 2021

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has delivered so many incredible images of objects and structures in space that it’s easy to forget that NASA has a whole lot of other space-scanning hardware working overtime to make new discoveries of their own. One of those is the Chandra X-ray Observatory which, as you can tell by the …

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China just bolstered its new space station in a big way

May 31st, 2021

It’s been roughly one month since China successfully launched the first module of its Heavenly Harmony space station. The spacecraft will serve as a home for groups of Chinese astronauts as they conduct research in space, much like the work being done on the International Space Station. It’s going to take some time for the …

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Earth is basically swallowing this town in California

May 29th, 2021

A small town in California has been making news headlines in recent days for its very big problem, one that’s contributed to town officials having a sinking feeling about its future. Literally. Here’s the thing about the town of Corcoran, which sits almost equidistant between Los Angeles and San Francisco: The earth is basically swallowing …

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Ingenuity survived its first near-death experience on Mars

May 29th, 2021

Ingenuity is probably the world’s favorite helicopter — if ever there was one. It’s the first human-made vehicle that flew on Mars, not counting the landers that brought rovers along with the drone to the red planet. Ingenuity has taken off and landed a few times already, and those missions were accomplished without too many …

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China’s first Mars rover is finally cruising

May 26th, 2021

On the list of big surprises in space science over the past decade, the fact that China has rapidly become one of the major players in space exploration has to be near the top. The country, which watched for decades as the United States, Russia (and formerly, the Soviet Union), and European countries launched ever …