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How do these two very different space ventures compare, and how are their efforts progressing? (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The New Race to Space

Back in 2014, NASA awarded both Boeing and SpaceX contracts to develop commercial crew transportation systems; the eventual initial missions under these contracts will involve trips to the International Space Station (ISS). In contrast, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin have…

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Why Is Sapphire Glass Great for Smartphones?

Sapphire glass is the latest buzz in smartphone technology. This synthetically produced sapphire is only chemically related to mined gemstones that share its name. Discover why today’s smartphones are increasingly…

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The New Race to Space

Back in 2014, NASA awarded both Boeing and SpaceX contracts to develop commercial crew transportation systems; the eventual initial missions under these contracts will involve trips to the International Space…

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‘Red Nuggets’ Are Galactic Gold for Astronomers

About a decade ago, astronomers discovered a population of small, but massive galaxies called “red nuggets.” A new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that black holes have squelched…

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How to Protect Yourself From WannaCry

In May 2017, thousands of computers across industries and countries were infected by the WannaCry ransomware. Estimates suggest that over 200,000 computers across 150 countries gave in to the computer…

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Are Our Minds Being Reshaped by Online Reality?

For decades, science fiction authors have envisioned a future where digital technology has caught up with the complexity of physical existence, creating a virtual world parallel to the real one.