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  • SpaceX Poised to Crush Record for Most Spacecraft Launched on One Rocket
    by Victor Tangermann on January 22, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    SpaceX’s upcoming mission on Saturday could set a new record for the most commercial and government spacecraft launched on a single spaceflight, as Teslarati reports. The Transporter-1 mission, a Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida at around 9:40 am Eastern time, will involve launching “133 commercial and government spacecraft (including CubeSats, microsats, The post SpaceX Poised to Crush Record for Most Spacecraft Launched on One Rocket appeared first on Futurism.

  • Electric Cars Are About to Become Cheaper Than Gas Ones
    by Dan Robitzski on January 22, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    In the near future, electric cars are poised to finally, become cheaper than gas-burning cars, a crucial tipping point that experts say will likely lead to a much greater adoption of clean transportation. The recent drops in price — and increases in car sales — are mainly attributable to improving battery tech, The The post Electric Cars Are About to Become Cheaper Than Gas Ones appeared first on Futurism.

  • Fauci: Trump’s Bungled COVID Response Probably Caused Many Deaths
    by Victor Tangermann on January 22, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told CNN this morning that the Trump administration’s bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic “very likely” cost American lives. “Particularly when you’re in the situation of almost being in a crisis with the number of cases and hospitalizations and deaths that we have — when you start talking about The post Fauci: Trump’s Bungled COVID Response Probably Caused Many Deaths appeared first on Futurism.

  • China Is Sending a Mission to Study the Sun
    by Victor Tangermann on January 22, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    China has made some massive strides in becoming the country to watch when it comes to space exploration. The country has successfully sent multiple probes to the surface of the Moon and is making moves to establish its very own orbital space station. But China has yet to get a closer look at the Sun, The post China Is Sending a Mission to Study the Sun appeared first on Futurism.

  • The New Space Race Is Putting Boots on Mars
    by Dan Robitzski on January 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Next month, separate spacecraft launched by the United States and China will both attempt to land on Mars. Both missions are important and valuable from a scientific perspective. But, as Bloomberg reports, they also symbolize a new, emerging space race over which country gets the eternal bragging rights of having put the first boots The post The New Space Race Is Putting Boots on Mars appeared first on Futurism.

  • Materials Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheaper, Better Solar Panels
    by Victor Tangermann on January 22, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    To improve the efficiency of solar panels, scientists have been trying to make use of perovskites, an evasive natural mineral with a unique crystalline structure. Unfortunately, the mineral has thrown a big wrench in the scientists’ plans. At room temperature, three of its four possible atomic configurations are unstable and quickly revert to its fourth The post Materials Breakthrough Could Lead to Cheaper, Better Solar Panels appeared first on Futurism.

  • Elon Musk Pledges $100 Million for Carbon Capture Technology
    by Jon Christian on January 22, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Carbon Capture SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk lobbed an environmental grenade into the discourse Thursday evening, promising to pony up a substantial $100 million toward a prize for new carbon capture technology. “Am donating $100M towards a prize for best carbon capture technology,” he wrote, enigmatically. Last Gasp Technologically, Musk is referring to an The post Elon Musk Pledges $100 Million for Carbon Capture Technology appeared first on Futurism.

  • Dr. Fauci Just Absolutely Shredded His Former Boss, Donald Trump
    by Jon Christian on January 21, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Old Boss It was no secret that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the United States government’s top infectious disease specialist, had a strained relationship with former president Donald Trump. Remember when Fauci physically cringed at one of Trump’s digressions during a coronavirus briefing? Or when Trump told a rally of supporters that he might fire Fauci after The post Dr. Fauci Just Absolutely Shredded His Former Boss, Donald Trump appeared first on Futurism.

  • New NASA Head Says He’s Running Space Agency From His Basement
    by Dan Robitzski on January 21, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    With former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine resigning alongside President Biden’s inauguration, NASA now finds itself under the leadership of Steve Jurczyk, who had been the agency’s associate administrator since May 2018. But Jurczyk’s time as acting Administrator — Biden has yet to name Bridenstine’s successor — will be a bit different than his The post New NASA Head Says He’s Running Space Agency From His Basement appeared first on Futurism.

  • Forget the Wipes and Sprays. Sterilize Your High Touch Items With a UV Sanitizer.
    by Futurism Creative on January 21, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Sterilizing everyday items we touch the most is a great way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, not to mention all sorts of other germs that cause colds, flus, and other illnesses. However, not all high-touch everyday items are easy to sterilize with disinfectant wipes or sprays. Things like phones, earbuds, keys, and The post Forget the Wipes and Sprays. Sterilize Your High Touch Items With a UV Sanitizer. appeared first on Futurism.

  • Biden’s Pick to Lead FCC is Big Supporter of Net Neutrality
    by Victor Tangermann on January 21, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Bringing It Back Biden has appointed Jessica Rosenworcel as acting chair for the Federal Communications Commission, The Verge reports. Rosenworcel is notably a strong supporter of ne neutrality, the principle that ensures all internet communications must be treated equally and are classified as Title II “common carrier service,” not Title I “information services.” Goodbye, Ajit The post Biden’s Pick to Lead FCC is Big Supporter of Net Neutrality appeared first on Futurism.

  • New Paper Says Black Holes Could Be as Large as an Entire Galaxy
    by Dan Robitzski on January 21, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Step aside, supermassive black holes — scientists say that there could be even bigger cosmic vortexes lurking around the universe. These new black holes, dubbed “stupendously large black holes” (SLABs), could exceed the upper constraints on size and mass that seem to limit supermassive black holes, according to theoretical research published in the The post New Paper Says Black Holes Could Be as Large as an Entire Galaxy appeared first on Futurism.

  • Biden Calls on All Americans to Wear Masks in Public For 100 Days
    by Victor Tangermann on January 21, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    President Joe Biden has asked all Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days. As part of an executive action signed today, all US citizens on board any form of interstate travel will be required to wear masks. On top of wearing masks, anybody flying into the United States has to be tested for The post Biden Calls on All Americans to Wear Masks in Public For 100 Days appeared first on Futurism.

  • The US Army Is Testing an Auto-Aiming Part of Its “Iron Man” Suit
    by Victor Tangermann on January 21, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    The US Army is developing a gun barrel stabilizer that could greatly level out any unwanted or unintended movement, Task & Purpose reports. The piece of tech is part of the military’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) effort, which was originally part of the US Special Operations Command’s “Iron Man” suit project, which was abandoned The post The US Army Is Testing an Auto-Aiming Part of Its “Iron Man” Suit appeared first on Futurism.

  • Space CEO Offers $1 Million for Evidence of Life After Death
    by Victor Tangermann on January 21, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Life After Death Las Vegas real estate mogul Robert Bigelow is putting up $1 million in prizes for the best evidence for “the survival of consciousness after permanent bodily death,” The New York Times reports. Bigelow, who has had his own vested interest in investigating strange UFO sightings including “anomalous events” at his Utah ranch, The post Space CEO Offers $1 Million for Evidence of Life After Death appeared first on Futurism.

  • Biden Admin Shocked to Discover No Vaccine Distribution Plan
    by Dan Robitzski on January 21, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that when President Joe Biden was sworn in, he and his administration quickly learned that the outgoing Trump team still hadn’t developed a plan to distribute the vaccination plan, CNN reports. The good news is that at last, exactly one full year since the The post Biden Admin Shocked to Discover No Vaccine Distribution Plan appeared first on Futurism.

  • Amazon Offers to Help White House Distribute COVID Vaccine
    by Victor Tangermann on January 21, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    In a letter obtained by Reuters, Amazon offered to help president Joe Biden with the country’s efforts to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine. The retailer, the country’s second largest employer behind Walmart, offered to open to the doors to its many facilities around the country to help healthcare providers administer vaccines. “We are prepared to The post Amazon Offers to Help White House Distribute COVID Vaccine appeared first on Futurism.

  • Space Station Captures Amazing Footage of Lightning From Above
    by Dan Robitzski on January 21, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Sensitive storm-chasing equipment on the International Space Station caught a dazzling light show on video as it watched the electrical activity of a thunderstorm from above. The recordings, which were captured by the European Space Agency’s Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM), help reveal how lightning originates and even how storms can distribute greenhouse gases The post Space Station Captures Amazing Footage of Lightning From Above appeared first on Futurism.

  • Watch a Fire Break Out on Board a NASA Spacecraft
    by Victor Tangermann on January 21, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    To make sure that future spacecraft don’t run the risk of catching fire on the way to the Moon, NASA is conducting a series of experiments on board used cargo spacecraft. And yes, those experiments actually involve igniting controlled fires on the inside of the spacecraft, as seen in a video uploaded by the space The post Watch a Fire Break Out on Board a NASA Spacecraft appeared first on Futurism.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets COVID Vaccine
    by Dan Robitzski on January 21, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger got the first of two injections that make up the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday. Like several other public figures, the actor-turned-politician decided to get vaccinated on camera, NBC reports, so that he could use the opportunity to encourage anyone who might be hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine to register. “Today The post Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets COVID Vaccine appeared first on Futurism.