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Here's how Virgin's space program is different than SpaceX

Here's how Virgin's space program is different than SpaceX With costs of sending materials into space getting significantly cheaper, companies like SpaceX and Virgin are trying to get in from the ground up.Virgin Orbit is the brainchild of Richard Branson that wants to function as a launching service for small satellites.

Researchers Write Malicious Code Into DNA, Infect the Computer That Reads It

Researchers Write Malicious Code Into DNA, Infect the Computer That Reads It From the what-could-possibly-go-wrong department: Scientists have now managed to write executable code into DNA that is theoretically capable of infecting the computer that reads it.It consists of replication instructions, encoded in a snippet of DNA that can deliver a payload capable of assuming control of the computer that reads the strand.

Scientists: Malware-Infused DNA Not Present Threat

Scientists: Malware-Infused DNA Not Present Threat “We wanted to understand what new computer security risks are possible in the interaction between biomolecular information and the computer systems that analyze it,” according to the multidisciplinary team.The group designed a malware-infused synthetic DNA strand, which, when sequenced by the compromised computer, gave remote control of the program.

NASA May Use Atomic Rockets to Reach Mars

NASA May Use Atomic Rockets to Reach Mars Engineers have developed some truly impressive rockets over the decades, including the Saturn V that sent men to the moon.However, they’ve all been chemical rockets, which need an enormous amount of fuel just to slip the bonds of gravity and reach orbit.

Neil deGrasse Tyson loves the Doppler effect and he wants us to love it too

Neil deGrasse Tyson loves the Doppler effect and he wants us to love it too On this episode of StarTalk on Mashable, Neil deGrasse Tyson drops some Doppler knowledge and wonders why NASCAR's Daytona track doesn't like Doppler.Check out the full StarTalk podcast with Neil's NASCAR here (need link, not sure it's published yet).

Here's where the clearest skies will be during the total solar eclipse

Here's where the clearest skies will be during the total solar eclipse 21, the solar eclipse's path of totality (in which the moon completely eclipses the sun) will exclusively cross the continental United States.Thanks to NASA, you can check which areas of the country will have the clearest skies on that day.

The big losers during the eclipse? Solar panels.

The big losers during the eclipse? Solar panels. When the total solar eclipse hits on Aug.Previous eclipses like the one that blotted out Europe in 2015 can give us a heads up on how much solar power will plummet.

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today

SpaceX is planning to do something really cool today If you need proof of that look no further than the Elon Musk-founded company's plans for Monday.ET, SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket stacked with a Dragon cargo spacecraft loaded down with supplies for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Those solar eclipse glasses you bought on Amazon might not protect your eyes after all

Those solar eclipse glasses you bought on Amazon might not protect your eyes after all With a week until 2017's much-anticipated total solar eclipse, Amazon has recalled several eclipse glasses sold on its site over concerns they may not have come from trusted manufacturers.However, as Oregon broadcaster KGW reported, in some cases, those who purchased the glasses from Amazon recently received email from the company recalling glasses from certain third-party vendors.

SpaceX just landed a rocket back on Earth after flying it to space. How's your Monday?

SpaceX just landed a rocket back on Earth after flying it to space. How's your Monday? The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's SpaceX came in for a dusty and impressive landing at the company's landing zone in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Monday.The landing occurred about 10 minutes after the rocket launched a Dragon cargo craft carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Elon Musk's SpaceX starts off its week with an impressive rocket launch and landing

Elon Musk's SpaceX starts off its week with an impressive rocket launch and landing A Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed Dragon capsule loaded with supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took off from Cape Canaveral at 12:31 p.Before coming back in for its landing, the first stage booster send the Dragon on its way to the Space Station for NASA.

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet In a discovery that sounds like the premise for an environmental disaster movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, researchers say they've identified 91 previously unknown volcanoes sitting underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.Yes, that's the same ice sheet that climate scientists are concerned has slid into an irreversible collapse, due to human-caused global warming.

Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn's Atmosphere

Cassini Probe Dips Its Toes in Saturn's Atmosphere NASA’s Cassini probe has been studying Saturn and its moons since 2005, and it’s almost time for the spacecraft to call it a day.The probe is running low on fuel, but scientists intend to get the most out of Cassini before it’s no longer capable of doing science.

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about In a surprising finding, NASA released data Tuesday showing that July 2017 is tied for the warmest such month on record, statistically deadlocked with July 2016.(Critics of NASA's temperature data sometimes argue that Arctic warming skews the agency's figures so they are biased as too high.

As the big solar eclipse draws near, eclipse FOMO is on the rise

As the big solar eclipse draws near, eclipse FOMO is on the rise That nagging sensation at the back of your mind, the tingling that goes off anytime someone mentions the upcoming historic solar eclipse?That surge of butterflies whenever someone asks you if you have your eclipse glasses ready to go?

Serious question: Does Donald Trump even know there's a total solar eclipse coming up?

Serious question: Does Donald Trump even know there's a total solar eclipse coming up? Next Monday, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies across the U., from coast to coast, for the first time in about 100 years.

How to watch the total solar eclipse from anywhere on Earth

How to watch the total solar eclipse from anywhere on Earth As the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blotting out our nearest star on August 21, millions of Americans will look up to see the total solar eclipse in person.Here's a rundown of how you can watch the eclipse from literally anywhere on the planet.