NASA’s TESS spacecraft is finding hundreds of exoplanets

Daniel Apai, University of Arizona and Benjamin Rackham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology NASA's TESS spacecraft is finding hundreds of exoplanets – and is poised to...
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Diabetic foot wounds kill millions, but high-tech solutions and teamwork are...

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How the US census kickstarted America’s computing industry

David Lindsay Roberts, Prince George's Community College The U.S. Constitution requires that a population count be conducted at the beginning of every decade. This census...

Better batteries are fueling a surge of electric scooters in India...

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How the electric power system we take for granted came to...

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How do lithium-ion batteries work?

Lithium-ion batteries power lots of different kinds of devices. Transport Canada Robert Masse, University of Washington Three researchers who developed a technology at the heart of the...

5 milestones that created the internet

50 years after the first network message This SDS Sigma 7 computer sent the first message over the predecessor of the internet in 1969. Andrew 'FastLizard4'...

The First Pinpoint Landing on the Moon

Apollo 12: Fifty years ago, a passionate scientist's keen eye led to the first pinpoint landing on the Moon Astronaut Alan L. Bean, Apollo 12,...

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