Science

WATERS

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 12:55

Some US cities have water whose quality is negatively impacted by pollution, industry, and agriculture. The best water is sourced from reservoirs, streams, and rivers but well filtred or treated too.

Star Wars

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:27
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A NASA spacecraft is expected to slam into an asteroid and if everything goes as planned it could make things safer for humanity.

The universe tells #NASA to kiss my asteroid as the DART deflection: that tests its planetary defense system for the first time. https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg

NASA's asteroid-deflecting DART spacecraft nears planned impact with its target https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/nasas-asteroid-deflecting-dart-spacecraft-nears-planned-impact-with-its-target-2022-09-26/?taid=6331a97207b8f10001ec3f79

Neptune’s Rings

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/21/2022 - 20:00
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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune. Not only has Webb captured the clearest view of this distant planet’s rings in more than 30 years, but its cameras reveal the ice giant in a whole new light.

NASA Anniversary

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/04/2022 - 08:36
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Happy Birthday to the real Space-force. The original and still the greatest National Aeronautics and Space Administration #NASA.

On this date, Christopher Columbus set sail to the new world and landed in America. Also, the space agency was officially born on July 29, 1958, when Republicans were real patriots and warriors. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act bringing the agency into existence and global admiration. 

Public Health Emergency

Submitted by ub on Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:57

WHO declared a global health emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. So far this year, there have been more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox in more than 75 countries. https://reut.rs/3PQTU2a

Live Long and Prosper

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/11/2022 - 20:56
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When someone greets you with “live long and prosper,” they are telling you to have a good one, and they'll catch you later.

It's a “Vulcan” saying out of the Star Trek franchise, popularized by “Dr. Spock.” Today, many “Trekkies” use the saying when they say goodbye to each other.

'Live long and prosper is an abbreviated version of a traditional Jewish religious blessing.

It came to a wider public in the Star Trek TV series, where it was used there by the character Mr. Spock (actor Leonard Nimoy, himself Jewish) as the greeting of the Vulcan people.

NASA Strikes Back

Submitted by ub on Mon, 07/11/2022 - 19:19
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NASA Issues an extremely rare rebuke of Russia for using the International Space Station to promote their Ukraine invasion.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research.

The agency said Russia used the space station to promote politics, which it said is ‘fundamentally inconsistent with its purpose.

SOTO Loves TOTO

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/30/2022 - 11:26
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Since the 80s "Africa" has become a worldwide sensation. It's one of a string of hits that Toto has had over the last 40-plus years.

Do you remember when the leader of the Republican Party called the continent of Africa "shithole" counties during a meeting and asked why the USA can't have more immigrants from Norway, which by the way has now joined NATO? https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/shithole-countries…

NECESSITY

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 12:03
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Necessity is the mother of invention is a Plato proverb. It means that the primary driving force for new inventions is a real need.

After #SCOTUS ruling, 112 million residents reportedly face several hours worth of travel to their nearest abortion clinic.

STOP AIR POLLUTION

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 08:27
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While most human beings breathe in polluted air, it is taking away a couple of years from our global collective life expectancy.

Air pollution affects every organ in our body. The contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities, and forest fires are common sources of air pollution.