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Does Elon Musk Want to Nuke Mars?
In a new interview, the tech mogul suggests it might not be a bad idea. Musk theorizes that dropping nuclear weapons on the Red Planet’s poles could help warm the atmosphere and make Mars habitable. But don’t pack your bags just yet — some researchers are still skeptical.
How could Musk’s plan backfire? Click here to find out.
Einstein’s Theory Comes to Life
Like something out of science fiction, scientists have recently created a lab-made magnetic wormhole. The wormhole isn’t a space-time wormhole, but does open up future possibilities. Engineers on the program hope that one day the technology they used to form the hole (made from already existing materials) can assist in enhancing medical equipment, like MRI machines, to make them less anxiety-inducing for claustrophobic patients.
Find out how the wormhole was created by clicking here.
Antibiotic Resistance Rises on a Global Level
A new report released yesterday by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) warns that antibiotics use and resistance of antibiotics has grown by 30% from 2000-2010. The information was gathered from scientific literature, and regional and global surveillance and data collection. Researchers say the rise is due mainly in part to increased use in countries like India and South Africa, which don’t require a prescription to obtain antibiotics.
See a map of antibiotic use around the globe, and the predicted outlook of antibiotic use by 2030, by clicking here.
Rise of the AI Toys
A new prototype by Mattel was recently unveiled to The New York Times and it has a few parents turning heads. Hello Barbie, set to unveil in November, will combine artificial intelligence technology, speech recognition, Wi-Fi and a microphone to communicate over 8,000 lines of dialogue to its owner. The new doll even has the capability to remember past conversations. But the sophisticated intelligence of Hello Barbie has some parents worried.
Is Mattel recording the conversations Hello Barbie has with your child for marketing purposes? How far will the AI toy business go? Click here to find out.
On Sept. 13, footage from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured Earth delivering the ultimate photobomb. As the moon entered SDO’s shot to traverse across the sun, Earth suddenly eclipsed the picture, blocking SDO’s view. As the Earth exited stage right, the moon had nearly completed its journey across the face of the sun. While eclipse shots from SDO are not uncommon, this is the first time the Earth and moon have ever coincided at the same time.
Watch SDO’s footage of Earth stealing the show by clicking here.
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