Category: Facts

The Bacteria That Could Colonize Mars

Although the atmosphere on Mars seems to push against everything that we as humans know to be life sustaining, scientists continue to push forward toward finding a way to colonize the planet. It seems nearly impossible but a recent Science paper published believes bacteria could help bring life to the red planet. Scientists from an international team studied cyanobacteria which is a large group of organisms that are known to survive in very extreme environments such as Antarctica, Yellow Stone National Park the Mojave Desert and deep within the ocean. One of the biggest families of bacteria on earth, scientists have been able to date…

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Stephen Hawking’s Voice Launched Into Space

Stephen Hawking's voice was beamed into space toward the nearest black hole, 1A 0620-00, 3,500 light years away  from earth during his memorial where his ashes were scattered between the graves of Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton at Westminster Abbey. Over 1,000 people attended a memorial in London to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of physicist Stephen Hawking. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch and astronaut Tim Peake read during the memorial. Stephen's voice was set into space along with an original piece of music composed by Vangelis, the composer of “Chariots of Fire.” The message and music are intended to send messages of peace…

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Boeing’s $2 Million Contest Brings Creativity and Innovation To The Sky

The world became a much smaller place when humans learned how to take to the skies for travel. In the last century, air travel has become uncomfortable, and downright expensive. Boeing hopes to spark innovation and a step toward change with their GoFly contest which calls for inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to build a personal flying device for anyone, anywhere. Boeing challenges people to turn to the skies to see individuals traveling by air instead of seeing metal tubes stuffed with people in the skies. The crafts invented must be able to carry a person 20 miles in air without the need to stop to…

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WWII Jeep M5 Detector Paint

Invasion Star Painted on WWII Jeeps Protected Soldiers’ Lives

During World War I, Germany became well-known for using gases and other chemicals against their enemies. It’s apparent that it was one of the stealthiest ways to take someone out. By the time World War II started, the military used M5 liquid vesicant detector paint on their Jeeps. It was there to be able to notify the driver of the vehicle that there were chemicals in the area where they were driving. In 1943, it became a standard throughout the European Theater of Operations. On the hood of the Jeeps that were commonly part of the European Infantry, there were stars painted that were in…

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