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Elon Musk is awesome: This is the first test flight of the F9R and an amazing moment for his ‘other’ company (he leads Tesla, as well): Reusable rockets are the holy grail of rocketry.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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This Just In: 1 in 4 Americans are Idiots

This article frightens me …

Apparently, 1 in 4 Americans think the Sun revolves around Earth. Additionally, 52 percent are creationists.

Today, I’m flabbergasted and confused.

Isn’t this 2014?

Posted: February 16th, 2014
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Voyager’s Message from Earth

Ran across this collection of 127 images that are currently on the Voyager, which has been traveling in space since 1977. It’s pretty incredible to think how Carl Sagan and the gang had to sit in a room and contemplate just what exactly we could use to portray our race of beings to another, interstellar neighbor – who may only come across these artifacts thousands if not millions of years from now.

Posted: October 19th, 2013
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Roundabouting with Roundabouts

Rio Rancho, being a relatively “new” city, is still under heavy development. Sure, with the economic slowdown of the past 5 years, there has been an affect; however, as things improve the activity is beginning again. There are large, clear swaths throughout the area that I know we’ll start seeing development on soon enough.

One different element that we have seen here is the prominence of roundabouts at intersections nearby. Roundabouts are kind of newer concept with many Americans … and you can tell when you see many of the local drivers approach them. Some stop. Some hesitate for minutes. Some just barrel through them – straight over the top (you can see tire marks where this has happened). Even the press has make it plainly obvious of the disdain roundabouts experience in comparison to the traditional 4-way stop beloved by Americans.

But here is why roundabouts are superior, as evidenced by the guys at Mythbusters – putting some science to the topic, yo.

Posted: October 5th, 2013
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Lightsabers are Here

Interesting fluke discovery leads to the possibility of Lightsabers in our future …

Posted: September 30th, 2013
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Gator Mouth, Anyone?

This is pretty incredible.

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Even though it looks like just another one of those “in the year 2020 this will happen” articles, it’s pretty intriguing what science continues to dig into.

Posted: May 19th, 2013
Categories: animals, medicine, science
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We Need a Faster Ship

So scientists have found yet another earth. I think this is the third or fourth this year. Don’t get me wrong – this stuff is pretty neat to read about. One thing is clear, however – science and technology must progress to somehow change interstellar travel.

Regardless, this stuff is pretty neat.

Posted: December 20th, 2012
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+2 for Science

It has been an intriguing week for science … First, NASA is saying we have found evidence of water on Mercury.¬†And most interestingly, the infamous Pat Robertson was on the 700 Club this week challenging James Ussher’s proclamations on and very basis of¬†Creationism:

Wow.

Go Science!

Posted: November 30th, 2012
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Seeds of the Age of Terminators

Posted: November 5th, 2012
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How Keys Work

Posted: June 25th, 2012
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Target Knows Your Secrets

Target knew a teen was pregnant before her dad did.

Interesting article on how we’re all being tracked.

 

 

Posted: February 19th, 2012
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Skin Color

Source: Geographic Distribution of Environmental Factors Influencing Human Skin Coloration from the Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2007.

Posted: April 23rd, 2011
Categories: race, science
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Can’t Go Straight

Posted: January 9th, 2011
Categories: odd, science
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