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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.

SpaceX Launched 10 Satellites Monday [Video and Images]

SpaceX launch Iridium-3 10-9-17

SpaceX, a private aerospace manufacturer and transport service, launched another payload into low Earth orbit Monday morning using a Falcon 9 rocket. Ten Iridium Next satellites, numbers 21 thru 30, represent the third such launch for the SpaceX/Iridium partnership as the satellite communication company looks to build its next-generation constellation for voice and data. The Falcon 9 spacecraft lifted off on ...

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Google Announces Awesome, Must See Technology [Video]

Google event oct 4 2017

Google announced a slew of new gadgets and capabilities at its event in San Francisco on Wednesday and while a some are yawn-worthy, many are absolutely amazing (read to the end for “amazing”.) The event began with advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, shared updates on existing products and announced some brand new products. The event was heavily focused ...

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SpaceX to Launch and Land Two Falcon 9 Rockets Next Week

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

Update: The Falcon 9/SES-11/Echostar 105 launch set for Saturday has been delayed until Oct 11. SpaceX will no longer have two launches in a 48-hour window. The Iridium mission set for Monday is still a go. SpaceX is set to launch and land two Falcon 9 rockets next week after pushing a planned Saturday launch to Wednesday. The launches will ...

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Watch: What Happens When You Use Sound to Deflect a Laser Beam?

Laser visualization of sound

Steve Mould uses a ballon, bowl, laser, and piece of a mirror to reveal some of the amazing patterns that sound can create. This wasn’t Steve’s first foray into sound visualization. In March, he uses couscous, a metal plate and a violin bow to visualize two-dimensional standing waves with Chladni figures. See more Steve Mould videos HERE.

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How To Learn Faster

How to learn faster

Should you write or type notes? How to alternate sleep and studying? Read out loud or silently? AsapScience answers these questions and many more as they show you several great techniques to learn just about anything faster.

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SpaceX: BFR Will go from any city to any other city on Earth in under an hour

BFR ITS SpaceX mars vehicle

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that his company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) is capable of taking people from any city on the planet to any other city on Earth in less than an hour. In this PR video, SpaceX shows travelers going from New York to Shanghai in just 39 minutes (not counting the ferry ride.) SpaceX’s Falcon 9 ...

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FCC Chairman Asks Apple to Turn on FM Radio Chips in iPhones

Apple logo

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urged Apple on Thursday to activate FM radio receiver chips in iPhones to assist those during and after natural disasters. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first,” Pai said. Apple is the last of the major phone manufacturers to leave the ...

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WATCH: See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps) [video]

See through suppressor in super slow motion

Youtuber Destin of “Smarter Every Day” used his super high-speed cameras to show just what happens inside a firearm suppressor by filming a see-thru suppressor at 110,000 frames per second. Stunning visuals show just how they capture the gasses that make firearm reports so loud and what happens when things don’t work as expected – all in super slo-mo. Want ...

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How the Massive Equifax Data Breach Happened

How the Massive Equifax Data Breach Happened

There was a massive data breach in the United States, and chances are you’re probably affected by it. While Hank from SciShow can’t undo what was done at Equifax, he can give you some insight into how it all went down.

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It turns out that Alexa is not very good at “Guess My Number”

Alexa guess my number

Youtuber Norm Krumpe recorded a game of “Guess My Number” and it looks like Amazon’s voice assistant isn’t very good at this game at all. “Ask Alexa to play a game of ‘Guess My Number’. Then, guess a number and Alexa will tell you to guess higher or lower,” Norm said. “But, I have amazing skills at this game. I ...

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SpaceX Presents: How NOT to land a Rocket Booster [video]

SpaceX crash videos

The fine people at SpaceX put together a video with the best worst landings from the early days. Full of explosions, busted-up Falcon 9 rockets, and interesting mishaps, it’s worth a view. It’s probably easy to show all the screw-ups now that they’ve had a slew of amazing successes.

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Here’s what happens when two hurricanes collide

What happens when hurricanes collide

The phenomenon is called the Fujiwhara effect. Named for Japanese meteorologist Sakuhei Fujiwhara who originally described it in 1921. If two cyclones pass within 900 miles of each other, they can start to orbit. What happens next depends on the size of the Hurricanes.

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