Category: SCI/TECH

May 31, 2017

The World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Just Opened in a Flooded Coal Mining Area

The World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Just Opened in a Flooded Coal Mining Area

The 40-megawatt facility was just connected to the local power grid in Huainan, China

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May 22, 2017

When You Need to Transfer Petabytes to the Cloud, Amazon Will Send You This

When You Need to Transfer Petabytes to the Cloud, Amazon Will Send You This

AWS Snowmobile is an Exabyte-scale data transfer service that uses 45-ft long trucks to physically move data to the cloud

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May 9, 2017

The 33 Best Aurora Photos NASA Has Ever Featured

The 33 Best Aurora Photos NASA Has Ever Featured

Whether seen from the ground, up in the air, or even in space; auroras will never cease to amaze

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May 2, 2017

Picture of the Day: Launching Falcons

Picture of the Day: Launching Falcons

SpaceX conducted its first dedicated launch for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Monday

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Apr 27, 2017

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

In Search of America’s Darkest Skies (24 Photos)

After 3 years, 150,000 miles and 3,000,000 pictures taken, Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan introduce SKYGLOW

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Apr 19, 2017

NASA Releases Amazing New Photos of the World at Night

NASA Releases Amazing New Photos of the World at Night

NASA scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest-yet views of the patterns of human settlements across our planet

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Apr 11, 2017

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years

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Apr 3, 2017

Reddit ‘Place’ Gives a Fascinating Glimpse Into Internet Culture and Community

Reddit ‘Place’ Gives a Fascinating Glimpse Into Internet Culture and Community

What started as an April Fools’ joke has taken on a life of its own

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Mar 30, 2017

A Visual Guide to Vantablack, the Darkest Substance Ever Made

A Visual Guide to Vantablack, the Darkest Substance Ever Made

Vantablack is not a paint, pigment or fabric, but rather a ‘forest’ of billions and billions of carbon nanotubes

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Mar 26, 2017

Boaty McBoatface Just Set Off On Its Antarctic Adventure

Boaty McBoatface Just Set Off On Its Antarctic Adventure

Last year the UK gov launched an online contest for the public to name its new polar research ship. Boaty McBoatface won in a landslide but

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