What is a Starfish?
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What is a Starfish?

You probably already know this, but starfish aren’t actually fish. They don’t have gills or any other organ that specializes in extracting oxygen from the water. And their surface area to volume ratio is so low that they can easily diffuse gases in and out via their skin. So what exactly is a starfish?  Echinoderms…

NASA Data Using AI Identify 50 Potentially New Planets
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NASA Data Using AI Identify 50 Potentially New Planets

Recently, a team of researchers led by David Armstrong at the University of Warwick created a AI breakthrough. The team trained a machine-learning algorithm to identify planets outside our solar system called “exoplanets.” The algorithm quickly discovered 50 potential planets. “Our models can validate thousands of unseen candidates in seconds,” the study’s authors wrote in the abstract…

Drones to Deliver Medicine
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Drones to Deliver Medicine

Having a drone deliver medicine seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, but believe it or not, it’s already happening today. Given the demand for delivery drivers in densely populated areas, remote and rural communities that need medical supplies are suffering, which has caused a demand for non-human delivery methods. In October 2019, the…

What to Know About the SpaceX Launch
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What to Know About the SpaceX Launch

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., more commonly known as SpaceX, will perform an historic feat today, launching two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. The mission, called Demo-2, will be a first for the space exploration industry, and could help skyrocket the prestige of SpaceX, the space travel company founded by Elon Musk. What Makes…