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The Falcon 9 rocket will be used during the Demo-2 mission on May 27th. (Image Credit: NASA)   NASA will be launching its first crew mission on American soil for the first time since July 2011. Bob Behuken and Doug Hurley will be the first NASA astronauts to launch to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft in a final test flight for SpaceX. The Demo-2 mission, which will use a Falcon 9 rocket, is scheduled for a 4:32 p.m. EDT liftoff on May 27th from histor ...
Eco-activists turn Earth Day celebration into a virtual event. Earth Day Live is a three-day event featuring workshops, live performances, and teach-ins. (Photo from NRDC)   The world is currently facing a pandemic that has greatly changed our everyday lives. But the coronavirus won't stop these young climate activists from celebrating Earth Day in a big way. Organizers from the 2019 Climate Strike, along with Zero Hour and TREEaage are taking the celebration online. Earth Day Live is a th ...
Ford and General Motors are transforming their car factories into emergency ventilator manufacturing plants (Photos from Ford, GM)   Automakers Ford and General Motors are shifting their focus from manufacturing cars to ventilators. The two announced in March they would build the medical devices after shutting down car production. Ford teamed up with GE Healthcare in hopes of producing 50,000 ventilators within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month as needed. The ventilator is a licensed desig ...
NASA's Aura satellite images show the levels of nitrogen oxide levels reduced to unprecedented levels since the pandemic started, due to decreased transportation and factory emissions. (Image credit: NASA)   As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe and negatively impacting our lives, it's having a different kind of impact on the environment. It's estimated that 1.7-billion people are under stay at home orders in their respective countries. As such, reduced transportation (both grou ...
Now the entirety of human history can be stored onto a tiny silver of glass (Photo from ORC)   When the Notre Dame cathedral burnt down in 2019, a plethora of history was lost. It helped put in perspective just how precious these historical artifacts are and how they can disappear in an instant. Now, we may have a new solution to store the entirety of human history, thanks to scientists at the University of Southampton. The team recently developed the technique to store data digitally usin ...