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Milky Way: Star Movements Projected Over Millions of Years

This is interesting. Around 11:21 in the video below you can see the projected movement of stars in our galaxy, stars we cannot see with the naked eye. When they “turn time on” we see that some move together, but also they are going at all different rates and in different directions. From available data … Continue reading

Automated Farms with Robot Farmers

Would you eat food grown by robots? To survive the upcoming climate change apocalypse, we will probably need to grow more and more of our food indoors, possibly even underground. The transtion will not be easy, but it will go better if we start now. Fortunately, industrial robots are just getting good enough to handle … Continue reading

Unlimited Pollution Free Energy with Graphene Wires?

It is strange that we still pay others for the energy we need to cook, to stay warm and to power our vehicles. Is a clean solution to our energy problems right under our feet? An amazing property of graphene wire is that it transmits heat quickly, even for miles, ten times better than copper. … Continue reading

Perpetual Steam Powered Spacecraft + Are *We* Alien Probes?

By mining water from asteroids and using solar power to create steam for propulsion, an asteroid mining space probe would “never” run out of fuel for exploration. This simple propulsion strategy could be part of a self-repairing self-multiplying army of space exploration drones. Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now … Continue reading

(Video) Flying Machines of the Future

A swarm of autonomous drones giving a light show in a building during a TED talk is mesmerizing and amazing to watch. It starts at around 8:18. Highly recommended. Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can … Continue reading

India Dam: Record 8.5+ Million Gallons of Concrete in 24 Hrs

Dam building at an impressively speedy pace won a recent world record in India, specifically for the most concrete poured in 24 hours. When completed in about a year, this project will provide drinking water to 20 million people and will generate 960 megawatts of power. Here’s some video, although the only words I understood … Continue reading

The 50-Mile-Wide Ice Filled Crater on Mars

From Mars: a giant bowl of ice cream for the holidays. It is easy to forget that there is still an ocean of water on Mars because it exists today almost entirely as ice. Recently released by the European Space Agency is a great photo of an ice-filled 50-mile-wide impact crater on the red planet. … Continue reading

NASA Image Shows Chico “Camp Fire” Smoke Choking the Bay Area

Update: 11/12/2018: The Camp Fire is now the most destructive in California history, having leveled 6,713 structures, mostly homes, a total of 6,453. If you are in the Bay Area and feel like there is nowhere you can drive right now to escape the smoke, here is evidence from space that you are correct. Indoors, … Continue reading

Video: Deer Attacks Mall Windows + Self-Aware Ants

Nebraska animal experts say a deer that smashed several windows at an Omaha strip mall was likely trying to fight its own reflection. Video here: The deer was caught on video Tuesday morning running the length of the strip mall and attacking several windows, completely shattering some. The deer was seen breaking windows at stores … Continue reading

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