Why It’s HARD To Land On Mars

This video is about why it’s harder to successfully land spacecraft and landers and rovers on Mars than on Earth, or Venus, or the Moon, or Titan, or asteroids. It all comes down to atmospheric density! When there’s no atmosphere, you can do a powered descent in a flimsy tinfoil spacecraft like the Lunar Module, […]

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Understanding The Four Types Of AI, From Reactive Robots To Self-Aware Beings

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The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better than we do. How much longer can it be before they walk among us? The new White House report […]

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Physicists Finally Capture High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos After 40 Years Of Trying

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  For four decades physicists have tried to detect high-energy cosmic neutrinos, a weakly interacting sub-atomic particle. The quest is finally over as scientists using the IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole have achieved their goal and detected neutrinos that originated from incredible distances outside of our solar system. The results have been published […]

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Lifetime.Hosting 2 is NOW LIVE:

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Lifetime.Hosting 2 is NOW LIVE: Lifetime.Hosting is a new concept in Hosting. Instead of paying month-after-month, they charge you once. A single one-time payment of $14.95. If you already have web hosting, here is why you need Lifetime.Hosting: – You’ll never get tricked into secret price increases again. Millions of customers signup for $2.95/mo hosting […]

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An Astronaut's Suggestion On How To Fix Politics Would Be Expensive But Probably Pretty Effective

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According to those who have actually done it, seeing the Earth from space has a profound effect on a person. Unfortunately, those people aren’t usually the ones in charge. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-astronauts-suggestion-on-how-to-fix-politics-would-be-expensive-but-probably-pretty-effective

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#Whaling Is The New #Planking And The New #Twerking And This Is The Only Video You Need

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And people say lawyers have no sense of humor! Well these lawyers and scientists got together and joined in the latest silly Internet video craze, all to bring us an important reminder: Whales are seriously wonderful creatures and they — the real ones — need our protection. As for the whales in this video, they’re […]

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Finished 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'? Here Are 10 Other Books People Would Like To Keep Out Of Your Hands.

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Every year, concerned parents petition libraries to pull “inappropriate” books like the ones below from their shelves. And then there are the parents like me, who are concerned that people are trying to keep thought-provoking literature out of our kids’ hands. At least now I know which books I’ll be putting under the Christmas tree […]

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