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  • SpaceX Starship Prototype Fires Up Its 3 Engines Ahead of Flight to 12 Miles
    by Victor Tangermann on October 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Static Fire SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype called SN8 completed a “static fire” test of its three Raptor engines early this morning at the company’s test site in Boca Chica, Texas. The event was caught on camera by NASASpaceflight, showing the water tower-like rocket going up in a cloud of white smoke. Starship SN8 STATIC FIRE!! The post SpaceX Starship Prototype Fires Up Its 3 Engines Ahead of Flight to 12 Miles appeared first on Futurism.

  • Scientists: Yes, the COVID-19 Death Toll Is Really That High
    by Dan Robitzski on October 20, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    The U.S. is currently staring down a third peak in COVID-19 cases during a pandemic that’s infected over 8.2 million people and killed over 220,000 in the country. And yet, there’s a massive effort — generally motivated by politics — to downplay the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic by disputing and minimizing the established death The post Scientists: Yes, the COVID-19 Death Toll Is Really That High appeared first on Futurism.

  • Here’s How to Watch as NASA Attempts to Grab a Sample From an Asteroid
    by Victor Tangermann on October 20, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Touchdown NASA is about to send its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft down to the surface of Bennu, a small near-Earth asteroid about 500 meters across, to scoop up a sample to take back to Earth. And the wait is finally over: OSIRIS-REx has already started making its approach and will make its sample collection at Bennu around The post Here’s How to Watch as NASA Attempts to Grab a Sample From an Asteroid appeared first on Futurism.

  • New Voyager Readings: Space Is Much Denser Outside Solar System
    by Dan Robitzski on October 20, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Voyager 2, a space probe that finally made its way out of our solar system in 2018, is recording some weird data out in interstellar space. As it passed the boundary of our solar system, Voyager 2 picked up on an increase rather than a decrease in the particle density in its surroundings, The post New Voyager Readings: Space Is Much Denser Outside Solar System appeared first on Futurism.

  • Scientists Claim to Discover New Organ in Human Skull
    by Dan Robitzski on October 20, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    A team of doctors from the Netherlands was studying high-resolution brain scans when they stumbled upon a set of previously-undiscovered organs hiding inside the base of the human skull: A fourth pair of salivary glands. The glands are tucked away up where the top of the throat meets the nasal cavity, The New York Times The post Scientists Claim to Discover New Organ in Human Skull appeared first on Futurism.

  • China Says It’ll Fly Astronauts to Orbit in New Spaceplane
    by Victor Tangermann on October 20, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Reusable Spaceplane The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), a massive state-owned company, just laid our its five year plan to commercialize space, SpaceNews reports. “In the next five years CASIC will improve the capability of the commercial aerospace system, shorten the preparation time for and enhance the frequency of commercial rocket launches, and The post China Says It’ll Fly Astronauts to Orbit in New Spaceplane appeared first on Futurism.

  • Justice Department Nails Google with Massive Antitrust Case
    by Dan Robitzski on October 20, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a massive antitrust case against Google, which is rapidly shaping up to be the largest the company has ever faced. The case argues that Google pays smartphone manufacturers to unfairly and illegally promote its own apps and products over competitors’, ultimately stifling competition, The post Justice Department Nails Google with Massive Antitrust Case appeared first on Futurism.

  • Researchers Are Starting to Infect People With COVID on Purpose
    by Victor Tangermann on October 20, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    UK researchers are preparing for a controversial experiment involving injecting healthy human test subjects with the coronavirus. The goal is to speed up vaccine development, as NPR reports. The “Human Challenge Programme” will be carried out by researchers at the Imperial College London. The initial phase is aimed at finding the minimum amount of the The post Researchers Are Starting to Infect People With COVID on Purpose appeared first on Futurism.

  • They Found the Space Station Leak… Using Tea Leaves
    by Victor Tangermann on October 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    In what sounds like a strange act of divination, the current crew of the International Space Station just used tea leaves to identity that pesky leak. Here’s what you need to know to bring you up to speed: in August, NASA announced it was investigating a small leak on the station that was allowing air The post They Found the Space Station Leak… Using Tea Leaves appeared first on Futurism.

  • This Is the Devastating Potential of the Arctic Permafrost Melting
    by Dan Robitzski on October 19, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    New research into ancient history lays bare just how devastating it would be for the planet if the Arctic permafrost were to thaw. The Arctic’s permafrost has thawed or collapsed on three separate occasions over the last 27,00 years. according to E&E News. Each time, it released huge quantities of sequestered carbon into The post This Is the Devastating Potential of the Arctic Permafrost Melting appeared first on Futurism.

  • Ambien Temporarily Restored a Man’s Ability to Walk, Speak
    by Dan Robitzski on October 19, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    An unusual medical case report suggests that the sleeping aid Ambien is actually the key to lifting a man with brain damage out of the coma-like state he’s been in for the past eight years. A 37-year-old man who choked on his food when he was 29, blocking oxygen flow long enough for him to The post Ambien Temporarily Restored a Man’s Ability to Walk, Speak appeared first on Futurism.

  • US Indicts Russia for Some of the Biggest Cyberattacks in Recent History
    by Victor Tangermann on October 19, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    US federal prosecutors have charged six Russian intelligence officers for being involved in several major cyberattacks, The Wall Street Journal reports. Some of the cyberattacks in question had some serious outcomes, from causing Ukraine’s electric grid to shut down, influencing France’s 2017 presidential elections, and disrupting the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in The post US Indicts Russia for Some of the Biggest Cyberattacks in Recent History appeared first on Futurism.

  • Trump: Fauci’s a ‘Disaster.’ Fauci: Pandemic’s Not Over.
    by Dan Robitzski on October 19, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic is on the rise in the U.S. and Dr. Anthony Fauci, top White House coronavirus advisor, says there’s no end in sight. “When you have a million deaths and over 30 million infections globally, you cannot say that we’re on the road to essentially getting out of this,” Fauci, who’s The post Trump: Fauci’s a ‘Disaster.’ Fauci: Pandemic’s Not Over. appeared first on Futurism.

  • Hubble Telescope Sees a Cosmic “Waterspout” in This Dazzling New Image
    by Victor Tangermann on October 19, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    The Hubble Space Telescope just captured a spectacular new image of two galaxies starting to be pulled towards the center of another. The two galaxies, NGC 2799 and NCG 2798, have already formed a “waterspout” showing one galaxy dripping individual stars like drops of water into the center of the other. The merging of two The post Hubble Telescope Sees a Cosmic “Waterspout” in This Dazzling New Image appeared first on Futurism.

  • Fusion-Drive Spacecraft: Express Solar System Travel, If We Figure It Out
    by Dan Robitzski on October 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    A team of scientists is furiously working away at a spacecraft thruster that they say could reach Saturn’s moon Titan in less than half the time it took the satellite Cassini. There’s just one catch: They’re talking about a fusion drive,Universe Today reports — and thus far scientists are totally unable to harness the The post Fusion-Drive Spacecraft: Express Solar System Travel, If We Figure It Out appeared first on Futurism.

  • Headless Box-Stacking Robot Ready to Be Enslaved for $250,000
    by Victor Tangermann on October 19, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Digit Worker Robot manufacturer Agility has built a human-like robot called Digit that can load boxes onto a truck — and the company is now selling it for a cool $250,000. The robot’s overall shape is familiar: two legs, two arms. But the lack of a head and its backwards bending knees give the illusion The post Headless Box-Stacking Robot Ready to Be Enslaved for $250,000 appeared first on Futurism.

  • The Moon Is Getting Cell Service
    by Dan Robitzski on October 19, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    NASA wants any human presence on the Moon to have a great cell signal, so it’s investing in a lunar 4G network. The Space Agency gave Nokia’s Bell Labs a $14.1 in grant money to build out the Moon’s telecom infrastructure, Business Insider reports. With the goal of having a network up and The post The Moon Is Getting Cell Service appeared first on Futurism.

  • NASA Wants a Moon Camera to Film Landing Spacecraft From the Lunar Surface
    by Dan Robitzski on October 19, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    NASA is developing a camera that detaches from a spacecraft as it approaches another world, rockets to the surface, and shoots some sweet landing footage from the ground up. The Lunar ExoCam, as it’s called, is expected to tag along and document the landing for NASA’s 2024 Artemis 3 mission, Space.com reports. Not The post NASA Wants a Moon Camera to Film Landing Spacecraft From the Lunar Surface appeared first on Futurism.

  • Elon Musk Wants to Send First Starship to Mars in 2024
    by Victor Tangermann on October 19, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Starship 2024 Elon Musk’s SpaceX has some ambitious plans to send both cargo and eventually passengers to the Moon and Mars using its gigantic, 165-foot Starship rocket. And the first trip to Mars might happen sooner than one might think. Speaking with Mars Society founder Robert Zubrin at the non-profit’s international convention last week, Musk The post Elon Musk Wants to Send First Starship to Mars in 2024 appeared first on Futurism.

  • Is Snoring Ruining Your Health? This Revolutionary Device Could Change Your Life.
    by Futurism Creative on October 19, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Very few things can do more for your health and well being than a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, for a shockingly large number of people, a good night’s sleep can be pretty hard to come by. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 90 million Americans report that they occasionally lose sleep due to snoring, while The post Is Snoring Ruining Your Health? This Revolutionary Device Could Change Your Life. appeared first on Futurism.