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Mars and moon-ready Kilopower reactors may soon be flying into space.video

Kilopower nuclear reactor could be Mars and moon-ready by 2022

A new nuclear reactor could blast off for the moon or Mars by 2022, as Space.com reports. A joint initiative between NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE), called the Kilopower...
Scientists recently discovered that climate change related hurricanes are making spiders act more aggressively.

Climate change may be making spiders more aggressive, are humans next?

Understanding the way that climate change affects the smallest social systems can say a lot about the wider implications of the crisis. A recent study has found that a certain species...
NASA announces that Marshall Space Flight Center will lead the lunar lander development project for the upcoming Artemis Missions.video

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to lead human lunar lander development for Artemis mission

NASA announced that its Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, is leading the Human Landing System Program for the upcoming Artemis mission. According to a press release, Marshall will partner...
NASA and SpaceX perform joint exercise to prepare astronauts for historic Demo-2 spaceflight.

NASA and SpaceX perform mock astronaut recovery procedure for Demo-2 mission

NASA and SpaceX are moving closer to making a Crew Dragon mission a reality. Teams from both organizations recently performed a mock astronaut recovery exercise at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Running...
GenEdit secures $8.5M in funding for new gene editing research

A Swiss team’s CRISPR innovation allows for simultaneous multiple gene editing

In less than a decade, CRISPR has become the go-to method for gene editing. For the most part, scientists have only been able to edit a few genes at a time....
Scientists have discovered a new state of matter that could revolutionize quantum computing.video

Newly discovered state of matter could vastly increase computer memory and speed

Generations of students from baby boomers to millennials have learned that there are three states of matter. However, the days when things were just solid, liquid, or gas vanished some time...
Can CRISPR be used to tread HIV?

Future bioweapons could kill people based on their DNA

A targeted attack on a portion of the population based on people’s DNA sounds like an episode of “Black Mirror.” However, scientists at the University of Cambridge argue that futuristic bioweapons...
Gig economy and crowdsourcing

Scientists find microplastics in rain on the Rocky Mountains

Knowing that microplastics have already infiltrated almost all of the world’s oceans is frightening enough. These dangerous fragments of plastic bottles, single-use dinnerware, discarded clothing, and more can cause an array...

NASA asks college students to submit proposals for future moon and Mars missions

NASA issued an open call to undergraduate and graduate students who want to develop new concepts that support the agency's upcoming Artemis mission to the moon and future crewed missions to...
NASA astronauts tried on the new SpaceX suit that will be worn for the Demo-2 manned flight.video

SpaceX unveils new spacesuits at Crew Dragon training event

SpaceX recently revealed new spacesuits at a training event for its highly anticipated Crew Dragon launch. The session took place at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, according to a NASA...

Researchers find 8 vulnerabilities in Nest security cameras

As more Internet of Things devices go online every day, the overall security of home networks decreases. Unfortunately, that means many IoT gadgets are...