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Manned Mission to Mars – Just 39 Days?

Currently, to travel to Mars it would take about nine months. NASA’s newest space exploration idea, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is proposing to be able to send humans to Mars in about six weeks – 39 days to be exact. The Ad Astra Rocket Company is funding the development of the VASIMR […]

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Amazon Shipping in 30 Minutes or Less – Possible with FAA Approval

Order a package, receive it in 30 minutes or less. Sound too good to be true? Well Amazon doesn’t think so. The largest Internet retailer in the world is planning to have packages shipped using drones, they are calling this new delivery system Amazon Prime Air. These aerial drones will be unmanned and can ship […]

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Makerspaces – The Future of Education

  Most traditional education systems focus on reading books and memorization to test how “smart” someone is. However with the world and technology moving forward so quickly, many believe that there is a significant need for places where people can, not only learn but also create and invent. Enter the Makerspace, a place where people […]

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Meet Man’s New Best Friend, NAO Robot

  A robot that is a member of the family is something that is usually only dreamed up in Hollywood movies. Well not anymore. French researchers have developed the NAO robot that is touted to be an “intelligent and friendly companion.” Kids and adults alike love technology and entertainment, so Swiss researchers have created a robot […]

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Vertical Gardens – Growing Organic Food Onsite

With the world becoming more interested in where their food is coming from, vertical and indoor gardens are becoming essential for growing organic food in small spaces – from home to restaurant. Along with the emergence of at-home vertical gardens, there are a few restaurants that have also started to grow their own plants and herbs. […]

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