Surveillance Sat Set for Sunday Sunrise SpaceX Blastoff and Landing Apr. 30 – Watch Live

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A classified surveillance for the nation’s spymasters is set for blastoff shortly after sunrise on Sunday, Apr. 30 by SpaceX in a space first by the firm founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk that also features a ground landing attempt by the booster.
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LEGO Apollo Saturn V: Tallest LEGO Ideas Set Ever Made

LEGO announced their new LEGO Apollo Saturn V rocket set for June 1, 2017. With 1969-pieces, it’ll be the tallest to come out of their Ideas community.
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Researchers track impact of Brazil’s ‘Soy Moratorium’ on an advancing agricultural frontier

The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new study.

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When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we’re underestimating risk

Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact.

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Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans than chimps

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees. …

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Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea

Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea appeared first on WIRED.

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The US Takes On the World in NATO’s Cyber War Games

The US Takes On the World in NATO’s Cyber War Games

Last year, the US finished last in Locked Shields, NATO’s cyber war games. This year, it had its eye on redemption. The post The US Takes On the World in NATO’s Cyber War Games appeared first on WIRED.

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A Big Change in NSA Spying Marks a Win for American Privacy

A Big Change in NSA Spying Marks a Win for American Privacy

The NSA won’t collect the emails of US citizens just because they mention a foreign target. That’s a big deal. The post A Big Change in NSA Spying Marks a Win for American Privacy appeared first on WIRED.

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Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers

By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Earth’s oceans.

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Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses

Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they’re wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.

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Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be as dire as believed, says study

Conventional wisdom has held that tropical forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But researchers turned that assumption on its head with an unprecedented review of data from 150 forests that concluded just the opposite.

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TRAPPIST-1 System Ideal For Life Swapping

A new study of the TRAPPIST-1 system indicates that life-swapping may take place between the planets in its habitable zone, and quite often too!
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Fast, non-destructive test for two-dimensional materials

A fast, nondestructive optical method for analyzing defects in two-dimensional materials has been developed, with applications in electronics, sensing, early cancer diagnosis and water desalination.

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Modern metabolic science yields better way to calculate indoor carbon dioxide

The air we breathe out can help us improve the quality of the air we breathe in. But to do so, one needs a reliable way to calculate the concentration of carbon dioxide we produce indoors. Researchers have developed a new computation method that uses well-established concepts from the study of human metabolism and exercise physiology to significantly improve how this important data is derived.

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Pardon My Vomit: Zero G Ettiquette In the Age Of Space Tourism

With multiple commercial aerospace companies offering flights into space, to the Moon, and even beyond, would-be passengers are starting to train for the likelihood of “space sickness”.
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Unexpected damage found rippling through promising exotic nanomaterials

Some of the most promising and puzzling phenomena in physics play out on the nanoscale, where a billionth-of-a-meter shift can make or break perfect electrical conductivity.

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Hubble’s bright shining lizard star

The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer than the much more distant galaxy. …

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Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale

Using a specialized electron microscope outfitted with a pattern generator, scientists turned an imaging instrument into a lithography tool that could be used to create and study materials with new properties.

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