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What Manhattan Would Look Like In A Nuclear Blast [Infographic]

The Cold War might be over, but that hasn’t made the threat of a nuclear blast any less upsetting. Especially when you visualize it in 3-D, as Alex Wellerstein has done here. Wellerstein is a historian of nuclear weapons ...
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Inside Boeing’s New Commercial Space Capsule

From the outside, Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft model resembles a high-tech gumdrop. On the inside, it’s a spacious, LED-glowing dream. The new commercial vehicle is designed to transport NASA astronauts to and from low Earth...
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12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little more, uh, ambitious than usual. (One previous candidate: satellites that b...
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Creatures Lived On Land 2.2 Billion Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

Researchers at the University of Oregon have recently unearthed fossils in South Africa that present evidence of life on land 2.2 billion years ago—four times older than traditionally thought. The fossilized organisms, dubbed...
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Male Bats Bust Out Complex Serenades To Woo The Ladies

Though whales, gibbons and even mice can produce songs, mammals typically aren’t capable of altering their song composition and structure in the way that songbirds can. Bats seem to be the exception to this rule, producin...
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Check Out The First Trailer For Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’

It’s awesome on its own that Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting a new mini-series. It’s doubly awesome that the astrophysicist/science educator/Jon Stewart-corrector is hosting the next generation of Carl Sagan’s ...
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How To Design Aircraft Carriers For Drone Warfare

Defense Tech has an intriguing story about the next generation of aircraft carriers. One of the bigger innovations in the upcoming Ford-class of carriers: They’re designed to carry drones, with a new, electricity-intensiv...
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MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

If you’re reading this, you’re probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and it’s getting better all the t...
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UK’s Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that “By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family friendly filters will be automatically selected.” ...
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