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The Story of NASA’s Real “Hidden Figures”

The Story of NASA's Real "Hidden Figures" http://ift.tt/2jVqS62 In the 1960s, Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn and others absorbed the accolades of being the first men in space. Behind the scenes, they were supported by hundreds of unheralded NASA workers, including "human computers" who did the calculations for their orbital trajectories. "Hidden [...]

By | 2017-01-24T15:35:29+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

Power of a Meaningful Life

Power of a Meaningful Life http://ift.tt/2j0sv2P Who could argue with happiness? Count the journalist Emily Esfahani Smith as one. Happiness is not itself a problem, of course, but she worries that its relentless pursuit—and the self-help industry that’s grown up around that mission—has left us feeling empty, dislocated and, well, unhappy. Instead she it would [...]

By | 2017-01-24T14:06:03+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

The Race to Replace the Kilogram

The Race to Replace the Kilogram http://ift.tt/2jsPLTB The Race to Replace the KilogramThe long-running effort to ditch the decaying, 19th-century artifact that defines the kilogram nears its conclusion Advertisement | Report Ad As he approached the security checkpoint at Washington Dulles International Airport one afternoon last April, Jon Pratt felt on edge. Stuffed in his [...]

By | 2017-01-24T13:35:34+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

Arctic Summer Ice Has Decreased by 72 Percent Since 1980 [Graphic]

Arctic Summer Ice Has Decreased by 72 Percent Since 1980 [Graphic] http://ift.tt/2kono8P The extent of ice loss at the top of the world, as seen by satellites, is literally the tip of the iceberg. Although the Arctic ice cap's shrinkage is often expressed in terms of area, the change in volume is just as striking. [...]

By | 2017-01-24T13:05:29+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

First Spectacular Images Come In From NOAA’s New Satellite

First Spectacular Images Come In From NOAA's New Satellite http://ift.tt/2ko8ekc The GOES-R satellite was one of the most eagerly anticipated satellites in recent memory. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched it in November 2016 with the promise to revolutionize weather forecasting in the U.S.   After years of construction, a harrowing rocket launch and [...]

By | 2017-01-24T12:20:21+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

High-Sugar Diet Makes Flies Drop Like…Flies

High-Sugar Diet Makes Flies Drop Like...Flies http://ift.tt/2j7WC3S I don’t believe, in all my years, I have ever seen a fruit fly I would consider obese. But, thanks to the wonders of modern science, that’s all about to change. Because a team of researchers from Cold Spring Harbor laboratory has produced the first flies that are [...]

By | 2017-01-24T04:55:23+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

Could Radiation Be a Deal Breaker for Mars Missions?

Could Radiation Be a Deal Breaker for Mars Missions? http://ift.tt/2jspDLH Could Radiation Be a Deal Breaker for Mars Missions?New studies show cosmic radiation could be even more damaging to astronauts' brains than we thought. Can humanity still live and travel among the stars? Advertisement | Report Ad For millennia humans have gazed into the night [...]

By | 2017-01-23T18:35:20+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments

Despair Not This Earth

Despair Not This Earth http://ift.tt/2jHN8ju Whatever one’s specific feelings are as the 45th president of the United States takes office, there is little doubt that the past twelve months represent a moment where a grand human experiment took an unexpected turn. On one hand, it would be the height of hubris to imagine that [...]

By | 2017-01-23T17:05:40+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Extraterrestrial Real Estate|0 Comments