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drone volcano

Watch this brave drone get swallowed up by a raging volcano

June 3rd, 2021

Drone technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past decade. As the price of high-tech drones continues to trend downward, more and more people have the opportunity to use their autonomous aircraft to get a birds-eye view of whatever they want. For Joey Helms, a YouTuber that has gained fame thanks to incredible …

wandering meatloaf

This bizarre ‘wandering meatloaf’ is alive and has ridiculous teeth

June 2nd, 2021

If you’ve never heard of the mollusk Cryptochiton stelleri, it’s totally understandable. I actually hadn’t heard of it before either, but a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has made the strange creature one of my new favorites. The marine animal is a type of chiton, which are …

spacex oil rigs

SpaceX is building launch platforms in the ocean, because of course it is

June 2nd, 2021

SpaceX is by far the largest and most successful private spaceflight company ever, and it’s been able to carve its place in the history books thanks to a lot of out-of-the-box thinking. The company pioneered reusable rocket boosters and successfully developed the Falcon 9, which has a ridiculously shiny record of spotless launches. The first …

perseverance rover

Perseverance hits a huge milestone on Mars

June 2nd, 2021

Time flies when you’re on another planet. NASA’s Perseverance rover and the Mars Ingenuity helicopter have now both been on the Red Planet for a full 100 martian days. For a mission that is expected to last many years that might seem like a drop in the bucket, but the sheer amount of work that …

james webb space telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is delayed yet again

June 1st, 2021

If you’ve been following the development of the James Webb Space Telescope for any length of time you already know that the project is both incredibly late — it was supposed to launch in 2007 — and grossly over budget — the project was supposed to cost $500 million but has since ballooned to over …

injectable chips

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 …

space junk

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 …