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First legal FAA approved drone delivery a success

The FAA recently approved a drone delivery in rural Virginia to drop off medical supplies. On Friday of last week, the world of drones had a historic first when a unit operated by Flirtey picked up medical supplies from a regional airport in Virginia and flew them over rough, rural terrain ...

A new photo of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft

A composite image of Pluto as seen from two cameras onboard the New Horizons spacecraft from eight million kilometers away. Photo credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI The New Horizons spacecraft has acquired another view of Pluto from just under eight million kilometers away (roughly five million miles). As ...

Frozen methane detected on Pluto

The dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon as taken by the New Horizons spacecraft from 11 million miles away. New Horizons will fly by the Pluto system on July 14, 2015. (Credits:┬áNASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)   The New Horizons spacecraft from NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has ...

Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/casitblog/files/2015/06/home-www-videos-dawn-20150608-JPL-20150605-pDawn-0001-640-13bjwca.m4v A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic ...

How Inge Lehmann discovered the Earth’s solid core

Image from Lehmann’s 1936 paper on the Earth’s layers using data from P-waves and S-waves Vox.com released an article explaining the process behind Inge Lehmann’s discovery of the core of the Earth. In short, she connected seismographic data from an earthquake in New Zealand in ...

In 2017, Norway will shut down FM radio

The Norwegian Ministry of Culture announced this week that their government will be shutting down their FM radio band effective January 11, 2017 and will require radio stations to broadcast solely using digital audio broadcasting (DAB) citing high FM operating costs. Norway only has 5 national FM ...

Sorry, Pluto: You’re really not a planet

The first color image of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons probe. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute) In 2006, Pluto was officially demoted from “planet” to “dwarf planet.” But this debate flared up again earlier this ...

Which flight will get you there fastest?

Eugene flight paths and added times from FiveThirtyEight.com interactive map. FiveThirtyEight.com created an interactive map based upon the standard routes of the top 309 airports in the United States. The map takes into account the amount of time that each airport typically adds to a trip by ...

Atlantic Ocean Conveyor found to slow down…what does that mean ultimately?

Figure 1 of the article by Rahmstorf et al (2015) shows linear trends of surface temperature for 1901-2013, based on the temperature data of NASA GISS (white indicates insufficient data). Credit: Rahmstorf et al (2015) The Atlantic Oceanic Conveyor (also called the Atlantic meridional overturning ...

Why Americans still use Fahrenheit long after everyone else switched to Celsius

Weather status from the Eugene Airport (weather.gov) Virtually every country on earth aside from the United States measures temperature in Celsius. This makes sense; Celsius is a reasonable scale that assigns freezing and boiling points of water with round numbers, zero and 100. In Fahrenheit, ...
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