Tag Archives: space

Why Our Universe is Not a Hologram

There’s a web post from the Nature website going around entitled “Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram.” It’s an interesting concept, but suffice it to say, the universe is not a hologram, certainly not in the way people think of holograms. So what is this “holographic universe” thing? It all has to do with string theory. Although ...

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Stress Is Killing You; Here’s How To Get Rid Of It

By Connie K. Grier As discussed in Blackdoctor.org, most people have a life that involves stress.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines stress, in part as: : A state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc. : Something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety : Physical force or pressure. In reading the definition, it ...

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The Chinese Do Something America Can’t Do: Land a Rocket Ship on the Moon

Americans went to the moon, or so we say, 37 years ago.  But since that time, we haven’t returned.  They say that it’s because it’s too expensive, but it’s odd that there was something we were able to do with 1968 technology that we can’t do today.  Remember 1968?  That’s the year where VCRs didn’t exist and even cable TV ...

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Admits that She Has Struggled with Addiction in the Past

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Jada Pinkett-Smith is known for her deep, revealing and quite often inspirational Facebook posts.  After celebrating her birthday on September 18, the 42 year-old actress revealed that she struggled with addiction in her past.  The nature or details of her addiction were not given, but the former A Different World star stressed the issue was a problem of her ...

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NASA Offering to Pay $18,000 for People to Stay in Bed for Two Months

By: Staff Blogger A NASA research program  is willing to pay participants up to $18,000 just to sleep for 70 days.  The purpose of the study is to better understand how being exposed to  microgravity, or a lack of gravitational force, affects the body. Simulating what the body experiences in space, NASA is hoping that the study will improve future space ...

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Space Enthusiasts are Trying to Crowd Fund a Manned Trip to Jupiter

by Barry Burch Jr. A lot has changed in this country in terms of space travel.  In 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, and Richard Nixon sat as president, the country impressively spent nearly five percent of the U.S. federal budget on space explorations.  Now we’re spending a fifth of that.  But as government funds fade, new ...

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Japanese Launch a Robot Designed to Help with Space Exploration

By Staff Blogger Space exploration reached a new chapter today when Kirobo, a small toy-like robot, blasted off in Japan. His ultimate destination will be the International Space Station where he will be used to help scientists and researchers better understand how machines can help astronauts during their space explorations. Kirobo actually speaks Japanese and has both voice and facial ...

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After Long Legal Battle Google Split Closer to Reality

By Staff Blogger Google made an announcement more than a year ago, that they would be allowed issue more shares. After a long legal battle with its shareholders what they announced seems to be coming closer to becoming reality,. Google apparently made a settlement deal with their existing shareholders last week and it seems to have dealt with some of ...

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Too Phat to Fly? Some People Say Yes

By Yolanda Spivey YouGov, an Internet Market Research Company, recently completed a survey asking Americans, would they mind being publically weighed at the airport before they boarded their flights.  Surprisingly, 4 out 10 Americans say they wouldn’t mind at all, and think that the idea to weigh passengers is actually a good one. Samoa Air has recently begun to charge ...

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Study: Heavy Facebook Users are More Likely to React Positively to Racist Remarks

The Horde mentality is real, at least that’s the takeaway from an experiment which showed that Facebook is a powerful vehicle for spreading racist thought. A recent study indicated that heavy Facebook users are much more influenced by racist thought than other less frequent users. Frequent users are particularly influenced by negative racial messages, psychologists  Shannon Rauch and Kimberley Schanz wroote in the ...

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