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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STUDIED KURT COBAIN TO CREATE A ‘NEW’ NIRVANA SONG, AND IT… KINDA ROCKS

Though hits like “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom” remain FM staples decades later, the tragic 1994 death of singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain cut short any future catalog for grunge rock pioneers Nirvana. But in 2021, we actually have a “new” Nirvana song — thanks to artificial intelligence and a pitch perfect assist from a cover band leading man. As part of the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, a project that is using artificial intelligence to create new music in the style of famous musicians who died at the age of 27, the “new” Nirvana song “Drowned in the Sun” … Continue reading ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STUDIED KURT COBAIN TO CREATE A ‘NEW’ NIRVANA SONG, AND IT… KINDA ROCKS

Mars Perseverance rover takes a selfie with Ingenuity helicopter ahead of historic flight

The Mars vehicle is scheduled to fly no sooner than April 11 To the delight of social media users, NASA’s Perseverance rover used a camera on the end of its robotic arm to snap a selfie with the Mars Ingenuity helicopter this week ahead of its historic flight mission. Shown about 13 feet apart in the pictures taken on April 6, 2021, or the 48th Martian day of the mission, the rover used its WATSON (Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and Engineering) camera on the SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals) instrument. ​​NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with … Continue reading Mars Perseverance rover takes a selfie with Ingenuity helicopter ahead of historic flight

A Bill Gates Venture Aims To Spray Dust Into The Atmosphere To Block The Sun. What Could Go Wrong?

Microsoft’s billionaire founder Bill Gates is financially backing the development of sun-dimming technology that would potentially reflect sunlight out of Earth’s atmosphere, triggering a global cooling effect. The Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx), launched by Harvard University scientists, aims to examine this solution by spraying non-toxic calcium carbonate (CaCO3) dust into the atmosphere — a sun-reflecting aerosol that may offset the effects of global warming.  Widespread research into the efficacy of solar geoengineering has been stalled for years due to controversy. Opponents believe such science comes with unpredictable risks, including extreme shifts in weather patterns not dissimilar to warming trends we are already witnessing. Environmentalists similarly … Continue reading A Bill Gates Venture Aims To Spray Dust Into The Atmosphere To Block The Sun. What Could Go Wrong?

The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America

The enormous fault off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has been silent for three centuries. But after years of detective work, geologists have discovered that it can unleash mayhem on an epic scale. (Credit: titoOnz/Shutterstock) A magnitude-9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, triggering one of the most destructive tsunamis in a thousand years. The Japanese — the most earthquake-prepared, seismically savvy people on the planet — were caught off-guard by the Tohoku quake’s savage power. Over 15,000 people died.  Now scientists are calling attention to a dangerous area on the opposite side of the Ring of … Continue reading The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America

FAMED PHYSICIST: SOON-TO-LAUNCH TELESCOPE LIKELY TO DISCOVER ALIEN LIFE

BUT HE THINKS CONTACTING THEM WOULD BE “A TERRIBLE IDEA.” Making Contact String theorist and science populariser Michio Kaku believes that the James Webb Space Telescope will find life on other planets — but he doesn’t think it’s a good idea to reach out to any potential aliens.  The professor of theoretical physics at City College, New York spoke to The Guardian about his trepidations in an interview about his upcoming book “The God Equation.” He says he believes that we are on track to discover alien life within a century. “Soon we’ll have the [Webb] telescope up in orbit and we’ll have thousands … Continue reading FAMED PHYSICIST: SOON-TO-LAUNCH TELESCOPE LIKELY TO DISCOVER ALIEN LIFE

New data from NASA updates Apophis risk of impacting earth

NASA has recalculated the risk of Asteroid Apophis hitting Earth Pasadena, Calif. – You can relax. The end of the world is not coming for at least another 100 years. At least it won’t happen because of a giant rock hurtling through space. NASA tracks near-Earth objects (NEO) to calculate the risk of a catastrophic impact with an asteroid. Most asteroids are made of materials leftover from the creation of our solar system. Asteroid 99942 Apophis is one such object. Born in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, Apophis is a 1,000-foot-wide chunk of rock, nickel and iron that wobbles … Continue reading New data from NASA updates Apophis risk of impacting earth

Astronauts Really Could Carry M16s on the Moon

In For All Mankind, U.S. Marines pack heat in space. That could happen in real life, too—with a catch. YOUTUBE/APPLE TV+ The second season of the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind shows U.S. Marines in space using M16s. Astronauts probably wouldn’t use real M16s in space—but they could still use guns. Low gravity and crazy temperature swings would make traditional guns inoperable in space. The Apple TV+ sci-fi series For All Mankind, set against the backdrop of the Cold War, just introduced a new element: space guns. The ongoing second season of the acclaimed series, which imagines an alternate history in which the Soviets beat NASA to … Continue reading Astronauts Really Could Carry M16s on the Moon

NASA researchers discover first X-rays from Uranus

Researchers analyzed previous observations of the ice giant Astronomers at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected X-rays from the planet Uranus for the first time. Researchers used observations of the ice giant taken in 2002 and 2017 to detect the radiation as part of a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research.  In an examination and with further analysis, they saw clear detection of X-rays from the first observation and possible flare of X-rays from those 15 years later. The scientists believe that the sun could be the driving force causing Uranus to emit the X-rays.  Uranus at approximately the same orientation as it was during the 2002 Chandra observations. 2017 HRC Composite … Continue reading NASA researchers discover first X-rays from Uranus

We May Never Find Life on Mars—And That Could Be a Good Thing

Perseverance, the Fermi Paradox, and the Great Filter. Over these past few weeks, we’ve all been stunned by the beautiful images returned by the Perseverance rover on Mars. One of that mission’s main purposes is to find traces of past life on the Red Planet, and the rover has already started traveling around Jezero Crater in pursuit of that goal. For me as an astrobiologist, no discovery would be more exciting. Yet there are other ways of looking at it. In a 2007 essay, Nick Bostrom, Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, wrote that while the discovery of life on Mars would be … Continue reading We May Never Find Life on Mars—And That Could Be a Good Thing

Did The Soviet Union Discover Aliens In The Deepest Lake In The World?

Under the waters of Lake Baikal in 1982, 7 Russian divers are exploring the world deepest freshwater lake on a research mission, but 50 metres underwater, strange humanoid creatures appear and in an attempt to capture one of them, all the divers are pushed up to the top by an unknown force. Who were these creatures and what can we learn from this encounter? Curious reports of extra-terrestrials pulling Steven Spielberg to Siberian jewel Baikal. True or not about Spielberg’s interest, the lake is perhaps the biggest focus of UFOs in Russia. Picture: othereal.ru Since ancient times, the vast Lake Baikal … Continue reading Did The Soviet Union Discover Aliens In The Deepest Lake In The World?

The USAs Most Secret Plane — TR-3B Patent is Now in the Public Domain

The TR-3B is Code named Astra. The tactical reconnaissance TR-3B first operational flight was in the early 90s. The triangular-shaped nuclear-powered aerospace platform was developed under the Top Secret, Aurora Program with SDI and black budget monies. At least 3 of the billion-dollar-plus TR-3Bs were flying by 1994. Aurora is the most classified aerospace development program in existence. The TR-3B is the most exotic vehicle created by the Aurora Program. It is funded and operationally tasked by the National Reconnaissance Office, the NSA, and the CIA. The TR-3B flying triangle is not fiction and was built with technology available in … Continue reading The USAs Most Secret Plane — TR-3B Patent is Now in the Public Domain

Astronomers capture new polarized view of a black hole

Team of more than 300 researchers produced first-ever image of a black hole in April of 2019 Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino explains what can be learned from the groundbreaking discovery. Scientists from the international Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration announced Wednesday that they had been able to map the magnetic fields around a black hole using polarized light waves for the first time, releasing a stunning image of the supermassive object at the center of the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy. The team of more than 300 researchers had produced the first-ever image of a black hole – from 55 million light-years away – in April of 2019.  The researchers published … Continue reading Astronomers capture new polarized view of a black hole

Upcoming UFO report will be ‘difficult to explain,’ former national intelligence official says

A former top national intelligence official hinted that an upcoming government report on UFOs will include information that cannot easily be explained. “There are instances where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things that we’ve seen, and when that information becomes declassified, I’ll be able to talk a little bit more about that,” former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox New’s Maria Bartiromo on Friday. Ratfcliffe said some UFO sightings have been declassified in the past, but a report to be released by the Pentagon and other federal agencies will present more information to the American people. “There have been sightings all over … Continue reading Upcoming UFO report will be ‘difficult to explain,’ former national intelligence official says

MYSTERIOUS NEW WARP DRIVE PATENT SURFACES ONLINE

Image: Adrian Mann After appearing for decades in science fiction, then moving into an actual theory, a new patent for an updated warp drive was published last year to no fanfare. Like many other false starts in cutting-edge research, the patent may represent the next step in the expanding theory, or it could mean the practical, real-world design of a functioning warp drive is on the horizon. BACKGROUND: HOW TO BEND SPACE-TIME WITH A WARP DRIVE After first publishing his groundbreaking 1994 warp drive concept in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, Mexican Mathematician and Physicist Miguel Alcubierre received significant positive and negative feedback. Most applauded his … Continue reading MYSTERIOUS NEW WARP DRIVE PATENT SURFACES ONLINE

Carbon-ring molecules tied to life were found in space for the first time

Discovered in an interstellar cloud, the compounds are more abundant than predicted Complex carbon-bearing molecules that could help explain how life got started have been identified in space for the first time. These molecules, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, consist of several linked hexagonal rings of carbon with hydrogen atoms at the edges. Astronomers have suspected for decades that these molecules are abundant in space, but none had been directly spotted before. Simpler molecules with a single ring of carbon have been seen before. But “we’re now excited to see that we’re able to detect these larger PAHs for the first … Continue reading Carbon-ring molecules tied to life were found in space for the first time

Where would a major tsunami strike? California’s Malibu, Venice and Long Beach, get ready

Where would a major tsunami strike? Malibu, Venice and Long Beach, get ready When state geologists went looking for the hypothetical origin of the worst tsunami that could strike Southern California in 1,000 years, they found it in the Aleutian Trench off the Alaskan coastline. A magnitude 9.3 underwater earthquake there could generate a wave that would hit Southern California several hours later and inundate portions of Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Long Beach and the two busiest ports in the nation.MalibuNew zonesCurrent zonesSanta MonicaVenice and Marina Del Rey That was the worst-case scenario, but there were plenty … Continue reading Where would a major tsunami strike? California’s Malibu, Venice and Long Beach, get ready

AURORAS OVER AN ERUPTING VOLCANO

The last time a volcano erupted on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula was almost 800 years ago. So consider this a 1-in-800-year shot: “On March 24th, I photographed the Geldingadalur volcano with auroras dancing overhead,” reports Christopher Mathews. Breaking 8 centuries of quiet, the volcano erupted last week on March 19th. Lava oozing through the ground was bright enough to see from Earth orbit as incandescent fountains illuminated the dark landscape. Mathews immediately began planning his photo shoot. “The night the Geldingadalur volcano erupted, I began scouting locations for this shot,” he says. “There were good auroras over the weekend, but cloud cover blocked … Continue reading AURORAS OVER AN ERUPTING VOLCANO

3 asteroids zoom closer than moon in less than 24 hours

Asteroids 2021 FO1, 2021 FH and 2021 FP2 had close approaches to Earth on March 23, 2021 (UTC). 2021 FO1 is ~14 feet wide (~4 meters) and will fly about 200,000 miles away (321,869 km) from Earth. 2021 FH is ~52 feet wide (~16 meters) and will fly about 146,000 miles away (~234,964 km). 2021 FP2 is 8.2-19 feet wide (2.5-5.7 meters) and will fly about 201,000 miles away. *Update: Data on Asteroid 2021 FP2 was released after we posted the video on asteroids 2021 FO1 & 2021 FH. Three asteroids are making close approaches to our planet today (March 23), but … Continue reading 3 asteroids zoom closer than moon in less than 24 hours

Upcoming Pentagon report will detail ‘difficult to explain’ UFO sightings

Upcoming Pentagon report will detail ‘difficult to explain’ UFO sightings A forthcoming government report will reveal evidence of UFOs breaking the sound barrier without a sonic boom and other “difficult to explain” phenomena, the former Director of National Intelligence said. John Ratcliffe, the top intelligence official under President Donald Trump, was asked about incidents involving unidentified flying objects on Fox News Friday. “There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” he told host Maria Bartiromo. “Some of those have been declassified.” “And when we talk about sightings,” Ratcliffe continued, “we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or … Continue reading Upcoming Pentagon report will detail ‘difficult to explain’ UFO sightings

The First Real Images Of Neptune – What Have We Discovered?

About 4.5 billion kilometers away from our blue home planet is the giant planet Neptune. For many years it was simply not possible for humans to observe the bluish shimmering celestial body at close range. This was to change in 1989. At that time, NASA sent the space probe Voyager 2 into space, which provided mankind with the first real images of our galactic neighbor. In our contribution today, we would like to take a closer look at Neptune together with you. In doing so, we will also take a look at some breathtaking photos of the celestial body, which … Continue reading The First Real Images Of Neptune – What Have We Discovered?

The Undying Appeal of Nikola Tesla’s “Death Ray”

Despite a lack of evidence, many have been captivated by the electrical whiz’s most mysterious project. U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency concept illustration of a Soviet anti-satellite laser, 1986. Wikimedia Commons By the 1930s Nikola Tesla was in dire straits. The onetime savant who had revolutionized the world with his electrical inventions was now a decrepit old man shuffling between hotels in Manhattan, hoarding newspapers and birdseed. When the unpaid bills at one hotel grew too large, he’d simply move on to another, his waning fame his only currency. From the height of his celebrity, Tesla’s decline had been slow but steady. … Continue reading The Undying Appeal of Nikola Tesla’s “Death Ray”

The Birth of Jupiter’s Mysterious Auroral Storms Has Been Observed For The First Time

Just as Earth has spectacular auroras, so too do other Solar System planets have their own versions of the atmospheric light show. Jupiter, in fact, has the most powerful auroras in the Solar System – invisible to our eyes, but glowing brilliantly in ultraviolet wavelengths. Because Jupiter is so wildly different from Earth, scientists are deeply invested in learning what drives these incredible atmospheric phenomena – and they just got a new clue. Thanks to the Juno orbiter, we’ve now observed for the first time the onset of Jupiter’s mysterious auroral dawn storm. Jupiter’s auroras are produced by a constant … Continue reading The Birth of Jupiter’s Mysterious Auroral Storms Has Been Observed For The First Time

Microbes Unknown to Science Discovered on The International Space Station

The menagerie of bacterial and fungal species living among us is ever growing – and this is no exception in low-gravity environments, such as the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from the United States and India working with NASA have now discovered four strains of bacteria living in different places in the ISS – three of which were, until now, completely unknown to science. Three of the four strains were isolated back in 2015 and 2016 – one was found on an overhead panel of the ISS research stations, the second was found in the Cupola, the third was found on … Continue reading Microbes Unknown to Science Discovered on The International Space Station

The Fermi Paradox Revisited

If we haven’t heard from extraterrestrials, maybe it’s because we’re not using the right technology—yet The Fermi Paradox is one of the major unanswered questions in astrobiology. It started with physicist Enrico Fermi, who in 1950 asked his co-workers over lunch: “Where are they?” What he meant was intelligent extraterrestrials. If there are billions and billions of stars and probably even more planets, why have we not already been in contact with extraterrestrial (ET) civilizations? This is even more puzzling since our Sun and Earth are relatively young, meaning that life could have originated on other worlds long before it did … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox Revisited

A new runway could be coming to an airport near you… in 2050

Could CIRCULAR runways take off? Aerospace tests show circle designs would increase capacity, allow for simultaneous landings and take-offs and remove the risk of crosswinds The runway would be built as a 2.2 mile wide circle around an airport terminal Aircraft can avoid risky crosswinds by landing in any direction, says scientist It would allow for a high volume of traffic as several takeoffs and landings could take place simultaneously Circular runways could revolutionise commercial aviation while increasing the capacity of airports by 2050, according to a leading Dutch scientist.    Built as a 2.2mile-wide circle nearly seven miles in circumference around an … Continue reading A new runway could be coming to an airport near you… in 2050

Is It Actually Possible To Travel To Parallel Universes?

Theoretically, how can I travel to a parallel universe? You’re doing it every time you make a decision. Let me explain, before going all reality based on me. While only hypothetical, there is a possibility that there are an infinite number of universes out there. I know, I know… universe technically means “everything”. But there is at least one prevailing theory with some compelling evidence… We exist. There are an infinite number of possibilities for physical laws. A universe may have any number of gravitational strengths, energy may behave differently, matter might be non existent. The fact that we are … Continue reading Is It Actually Possible To Travel To Parallel Universes?

Largest asteroid to pass Earth this year will zoom by on March 21

2001 FO32 won’t come any closer than 1.25 million miles The largest asteroid predicted to pass by Earth this year will reach its closest point on March 21. The space rock, which formed at the dawn of the solar system and was discovered in March 2001, is called 2001 FO32. According to a Thursday NASA release, the asteroid won’t come any closer than 1.25 million miles — five and a quarter times the distance from the Earth to the moon — and will fly by at 77,000 miles per hour. Researchers believe the asteroid’s diameter is likely less than 1 kilometer. There is no present threat of a collision with Earth, nor … Continue reading Largest asteroid to pass Earth this year will zoom by on March 21

US Intelligence Has Less Than 6 Months To Share Information On UFOs, 11 Reported Sightings In Maryland In 2021

WASHINGTON (WJZ) — If you dig deeper into the big pandemic bill and spending package passed in December 2020, you’ll see an unusual demand. U.S. intelligence agencies have less than six months to tell Congress what they know about “unidentified aerial phenomena” or what’s better known as UFOs. Marc Gershuny remembers his first sighting like it was yesterday. “I looked up at the sun and right under the sun was a black UFO,” Gershuny said. “It was the standard saucer shape with a little dome on the top.” Credit: MUFON It happened while he was with his son. “He couldn’t see … Continue reading US Intelligence Has Less Than 6 Months To Share Information On UFOs, 11 Reported Sightings In Maryland In 2021

WATCH: Mysterious Flying Object caught on Ring Doorbell camera in Florida

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) — Lynn Haven resident, Chris Miller sent in a video where a mysterious flying object is caught on his Ring Doorbell camera. Miller said his wife was at the gym when she told him to check the doorbell’s camera because there was something on it. He said it sounded like a jet engine but was shocked to see the size of the object. Miller says he has no idea what it could be and even asked friends their opinions who said they didn’t know either. So tell us, what do you think it is?

Meteor seen over New England, Canada explodes with force of 440 lbs of TNT

The space rock was seen hurtling through the Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday afternoon A fireball flashed through the night sky in New England on Sunday, releasing the energy of around 440 pounds of TNT.  NASA Meteor Watch reported on Monday that as residents witnessed the meteor streaking over Vermont and Massachusetts, the space rock “fragmented violently, producing a pressure wave that rattled buildings and generated the sound heard by those near the trajectory.” Although the agency had initially believed the meteor — which was likely a fragment of an asteroid — to have been moving at a rate of 47,000 miles per hour when it appeared at around 5:38 p.m. ET, … Continue reading Meteor seen over New England, Canada explodes with force of 440 lbs of TNT

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