Category: Science and Technology

Why Chronic Floods Are Coming to New Jersey – Vox

  Scientists have directly observed sea level rise since the late 18th century. And as they forecast the next 20, 50, and 100 years, sea level rise will continue to accelerate at an alarming rate. That rise won’t just threaten homeowners on the coast — it will also impact the

Disturbing Before-and-After Images Show What Major US Cities Could Look Like in the Year 2100

What the US might look like if the worst climate change predictions come true. businessinsider.com via msn.com: Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

Pictures of the Year: Space

Reuters on msn.com: Pictures of the year: Space

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Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness. Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of…

Skull-Shaped Asteroid to Pass by Earth After Halloween

It’s further away than it was the last time it flew by and it doesn’t really look like a skull anymore   – here it is…..the image above is an ‘enhanced’ version msn.com: Skull-shaped asteroid to pass by Earth after Halloween   credit for featured skull asteroid image:   2015-tb145-skull-asteroid-credit-ja-penas-sinc-1120  

Perseid Meteor Shower: All You Need to Know | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

            Some believe that Monday morning – August 13 – will be the best morning for 2018’s Perseid meteor shower. earthsky.org: Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky.org

Facial Recognition Technology is Here to Stay. And we should all probably accept it. — Quartz

Today these same companies are under fire from their employees over who this technology is being sold to, namely branches of the US government like the Department of Defense and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. There’s no putting the cat back in the bag. Workers from Google, Microsoft, and now Amazon

Boston Dynamics: New Horrifying Tricks From the SpotMini and Atlas | Inverse

If the Earth is conquered by robots sometime in the future then the world can look at Boston Dynamics as the starting point for the demise of the human race. The robotics company released new videos of its Atlas and MiniSpot robots doing new tricks, and it’s both fascinating and

Hubble’s 28th Anniversary | NASA

Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, and was deployed into Earth orbit a day later. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), which jointly run the Hubble mission, release great photos every April to celebrate these milestones.  – Space.com Video from NASA YouTube channel  

Celebrate Earth Day with NASA’s Terra Tools and Posters | Space.com

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22) this year, NASA invites everyone to share views of Earth with the world — and to tack up artists’ perspectives of our home planet on their walls. space.com: Celebrate Earth Day 2018

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