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NASA Breaks Record With Ion Thruster That Could Take Humans To Mars
Oct16

NASA Breaks Record With Ion Thruster That Could Take Humans To Mars

Scientists have announced a breakthrough with an ion thruster that could one day take humans to Mars. It’s called the X3 thruster, a type of ion propulsion known as a Hall thruster. This technology is alluring because it can theoretically achieve higher speeds than conventional chemical propulsion. In a series of tests at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, researchers said they had now achieved a record power output for a Hall...

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Its time to deploy US ships off North Korea to knock out missiles when theyre launched
Oct16
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Twitter promises ‘new rules’ after women hold day-long boycott
Oct15

Twitter promises ‘new rules’ after women hold day-long boycott

After droves of women steered clear of Twitter on Friday to boycott the platform’s misplaced, or often unimplemented, harassment precautions, the social media site listened. On Friday night, Twitter‘s Jack Dorsey announced “new rules” that will be implemented in the “next few weeks.” “Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we’re *still* not doing enough....

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23 of the weirdest, funniest, creepiest, most surprising items found by archivists.
Oct14

23 of the weirdest, funniest, creepiest, most surprising items found by archivists.

Ever wondered what goes on in a library’s dark corners, where you aren’t allowed to go? Wonder no more, thanks to The Society of American Archivists’ Ask an Archivist Day. On Oct. 4, university, corporate, and museum archivists around the world dug out the coolest, rarest, and weirdest items in their collections, photographed them, and put the results on Twitter. They didn’t disappoint. Here’s just some...

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Heres All The Stuff I Fucking Liked In September
Oct13

Heres All The Stuff I Fucking Liked In September

If I were a YouTuber, this would be my monthly favorites video. But I’m not so instead I’m writing it all down here!!!!!!!!!!! September was a very bizarre month for me. For one, Virgo season sent me into an existential tailspin about my ~future~ and I cried my eyes out (chic!) more than once in a therapist’s office dramatically while worrying about change, my health, and dying alone. In general I gotta admit,...

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What is the ‘digital divide’? Zendaya grew up in it. And she wants it closed.
Oct12

What is the ‘digital divide’? Zendaya grew up in it. And she wants it closed.

For Amanda Acevedo, getting on the honor roll meant fighting through a lot of physical pain. The 10-year-old from East Harlem, New York, didn’t have a reliable computer at home or school to complete her assignments in the evening. In order to keep up in class, she was often left with no choice but to write out entire essays using her thumbs on her mother’s cell phone. Can you imagine? Rory Kennedy couldn’t —...

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