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SpaceX Makes History With Successful Launch And Landing Of Recycled Rocket

By Maitreyi Mantha on April 17, 2017
SpaceX Makes History With Successful Launch And Landing Of Recycled Rocket

Space travel is expensive, especially since every launch requires a new rocket. The biggest and most costly part is the booster that powers the spacecraft beyond the Earth’s orbit. Once the job, which takes a few minutes, is completed, it separates from the rest of the rocket and drops back into the ocean while the second stage engine takes over and delivers the payload to its destination.

New York City's Skyline May Get Even More Interesting With The "Big Bend"

By Jeffrey Shao on April 16, 2017
New York City's Skyline May Get Even More Interesting With The "Big Bend"

New York City’s impressive skyline that includes iconic structures like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, may get even more interesting with the addition of the “Big Bend.” The tall and slender U-shaped residential tower is the brainchild of Oiio Studio, an architectural firm with offices in Manhattan and Athens.

Audible Easter Eggs Ensures Everyone Can Participate In The Hunt

By Kim Bussing on April 14, 2017
Audible Easter Eggs Ensures Everyone Can Participate In The Hunt

Easter, which will be celebrated on Sunday, April 16 this year, offers many fun activities. But the one all kids look forward to the most is the egg hunt. However, in 2005 U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) special agent David Hyche realized that visually impaired children like his then 19-month-old daughter, Rachel, were unable to participate in this exciting event.

Microsoft's Project Premonition Recruits Mosquitoes To Help Prevent Disease Outbreaks

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 12, 2017
Microsoft's Project Premonition Recruits Mosquitoes To Help Prevent Disease Outbreaks

Given that more than 65% of infectious diseases that affect humans originate from other animals, the most logical way to stop them would be to locate the source. However, studying wildlife for clues about the origin of the next epidemic is like looking for a needle in a haystack. As a result, scientists and health officials are forced to combat illnesses like the recent Zika Virus, after they spread.

Video Of The Week — Feathers Explode On International Pillow Fight Day

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2017
Video Of The Week — Feathers Explode On International Pillow Fight Day

What better way to spend an afternoon than having an old-fashioned pillow fight with total strangers? That, believe it or not, is what thousands of fun-loving adults and children across the world did on Saturday, April 1, which in addition to being Fools’ Day, also happened to be International Pillow Fight Day.

The Events That Led To The U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

By Meera Dolasia on April 9, 2017
The Events That Led To The U.S. Airstrikes In Syria

On April 4, the world woke up to the news that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army had conducted airstrikes targeting the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held province of Idlib. The attack killed 85 people, including 16 women and 23 children, and wounded over 350. Images of the victims choking and gasping for breath on social media and reports from Doctors Without Borders, which supports medical clinics in rebel-held areas, led to the conclusion that it had been a chemical attack. Experts speculate the government used sarin, a toxic nerve gas, massive exposure to which can cause instant death.

Disney Scientists Reveal The Future With Wireless Charging Room

By Kavi Dolasia on April 7, 2017
Disney Scientists Reveal The Future With Wireless Charging Room

With our smart gadgets continuing to get increasingly powerful, battery power, of all things, is becoming of utmost importance. But amid the messy tangle of smartphone cords, unwieldy portable chargers, and the improbability of finding an electrical outlet, charging remains a challenge. Now, some brilliant scientists at Disney Research have created a room that can wirelessly charge all your electronic devices simultaneously.

Meet FoldiMate, Your Laundry-Folding Robot!

By Kim Bussing on April 5, 2017
Meet FoldiMate, Your Laundry-Folding Robot!

Like most people, Gal Rozov hates folding laundry. But instead of complaining, the software developer decided to put his programming skills to work and create a laundry-folding robot! In 2012, after spending two years researching the most efficient design, Rozov moved from Israel to California and founded FoldiMate Inc. It took another four years, but by 2016, he had a working prototype of the namesake robot.

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