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Duncan is the science and technology editor for CDN. Any opinions expressed in his articles are his own and not necessarily shared by CDN, its staff, officers, or their pets.

How fast 5 popular ice cream brands melt [video]

Which ice cream melts fastest

Summer is coming to a close, so while everyone rushes to enjoy their favorite sunny day treat, ice cream, Tech Insider decided to test which ones melt fastest. The contestants were Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Edy’s Friendly’s and Haagen-Daas. All of the ice creams were store bought containers stored in the same freezer and the scoop sizes were similar, ...

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SpaceX Launch of FORMOSAT-5 [Live Stream]

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

SpaceX has planned a launch of another Falcon 9 rocket for Thursday afternoon. The 42-minute launch window opens on Thursday, August 24 at 11:51 a.m. PDT, or 18:51 UTC. The satellite will be deployed approximately 11 minutes after launch. The rocket will be carrying FORMOSAT-5, an Earth observation satellite for Taiwan’s National Space Organization (NSPO), to a low-Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX is targeting launch of ...

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Here’s the Path of the 2024 U.S. Total Solar Eclipse

NASA GSFC 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Map

If you didn’t get to experience totality during the 2017 solar eclipse in the United States, perhaps the 2024 event’s path will give you a better chance. The 2017 solar eclipse bypassed most major cities as it crossed over sparsely populated areas from Oregon to South Carolina. The 2024 eclipse will take an entirely different path. Catch all the eclipse ...

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Solar Eclipse Live Stream Event

Total eclipse 2017 where to watch

NASA will host a variety of television, app-centric and social media live coverage for the first total eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years. The event will be broadcast on NASA TV (check your provider for channel), a set of NASA apps available for Android, IOS and Amazon Fire, social media and on this page here at CDN. ...

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Army Stryker vehicles with 30 mm cannon & Javelin upgrades [video]

Stryker vehicle with javelin

The Army News Service released this video of the Army’s new Stryker combat vehicle. The new versions of the 8-wheeled Interim Armored Vehicle have two major upgrades: a 30mm cannon and a Javelin anti-tank missile system. Previously Strykers had only .50 cal machine guns or MK19 40mm grenade launchers. During the recent 30 mm cannon testing at Aberdeen, Soldiers saw a ...

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How to watch the solar eclipse if you don’t have special glasses [video]

August Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipse glasses are selling out all over the place in anticipation of the event on August 21, 2017. But there’s another, cheaper option to view it in case you aren’t able to snag a pair before the big day. For more information about the eclipse and viewing tips check out our eclipse page.

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Solar Eclipse 101 [video]

Total Eclipse 2017 - Eclipse 101 video

A total solar eclipse happens somewhere on Earth once every year or two. What is an eclipse? Learn more about how solar eclipses happen, the four types of eclipses, and how to view the sun safely if you’re within the path of totality. For more information on the total solar eclipse, check out our Solar Eclipse Page. [info on Monday’s ...

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SpaceX to put supercomputer into space [live stream]

spacex falcon 9 on pad

Privately-owned aerospace company SpaceX is set to launch Monday with a cargo that includes a super-computer intended to assist a human trip to Mars in the future. During CRS-12, The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo module are scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:31 pm. The first stage of the Falcon 9 is expected to return to ...

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