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What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

Did you ever wonder what happened if you detonated a nuclear bomb in the Marianas Trench? No? We neither! Let us find out together! This video was inspired by xkcd and a video that shall remain unnamed. https://what-if.xkcd.com/15/ Sources and further reading http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-cont...

Science

Decades of high-resolution imagery now provide NASA scientists with a clear-eyed view of the moon’s surface.

Credit: NASA via Getty ImagesWhen humans next set foot on the moon, they'll have a special spacecraft guiding their steps. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has a high-resolution camera that takes pictures of the moon. And the pictures it beams back are far better than what the Apoll...

Tech

Comcast admits defeat in bidding war for Fox, clearing path for Disney

(credit: Comcast) Comcast is abandoning its attempt to purchase 21st Century Fox properties, the cable company announced today. "Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the 21st Century Fox assets," Comcast said in a statement. That doesn't mean Comcast is done trying to buy...

Various

These are the clearest views of Saturn's moon Titan we've seen yet

Long live Cassini, which has delivered the clearest views of Saturn's moon, Titan, to date. Six infrared images of Titan have been captured by the noble Cassini spacecraft, which, after 13 years of exploration, finally (and sadly) burned up in Saturn's atmosphere in September 2017. SEE ALSO: Scienti...

Science

Opinion: Data isn’t the new oil — it’s the new nuclear power

Data is a valuable, powerful commodity — but unlike oil, it is unlimited in quantity and in its capacity for harm, says technology thinker James Bridle. The phrase “data is the new oil” was apparently coined in 2006 by Clive Humby, the British mathematician and architect of the Tes...

Tech

Rocket Report: Virgin goes Italian, SpaceX’s giant net, a nuclear launcher

Enlarge / We need your help to produce a new newsletter to chronicle the dynamic launch industry. (credit: Aurich Lawson/background image United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.08 of the Rocket Report! This week there is no shortage of news about SpaceX, as well as the race to become the fi...

Tech

Digging deeper into smart speakers reveals two clear paths

In a truly fascinating exploration into two smart speakers – the Sonos One and the Amazon Echo – BoltVC’s Ben Einstein has found some interesting differences in the way a traditional speaker company and an infrastructure juggernaut look at their flagship devices. The post is well...

Various

A man helped his friend clear out her attic and ended up discovering a trove of LGBTQ history

It's not every day that you stumble upon an important piece of history during a bit of spring cleaning.  But, that's precisely what happened to Gavin McGregor when his friend came across a trove of artefacts from the 1980s in her south London loft, which he later found were LGBTQ activism mater...

Movies

Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Future Is Unclear; ‘Mos Eisley’ Spin-Off Movie Rumors & More

OK, yes, this The Hollywood Reporter piece on “Star Wars” and Lucasfilm in the wake of the failure of “Solo: A Star Wars Story“—a film that’s going to gross less than even some of the 1980s version of the original trilogy movies, even unadjusted for inflation&mdas...

Celebrities

Jennifer Aniston Is Such a Boss Babe, She Clearly Doesn't Need a Man With Her Millions

Who needs a man, when you have bank? Beloved Friends star Jennifer Aniston has racked up an impressive net worth all on her own, proving Rachel... Read More >>


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