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Why Has NASA Not Gone to Mars with Humans Already?

Why Has NASA Not Gone to Mars with Humans Already?

  1. The tech to keep people alive BOTH ways is still being developed. Some problems are similar to ones we’ve solved when sending folks to the Moon but MANY are different.
  2. It’s crazy expensive to solve these problems and it takes time. You can’t throw twice as much money at some of these problems and expect them to be solved in half the time.
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The iWatch is not a Watch.

The iWatch is not a Watch.

Tech sites have been abuzz with a potential launch of an Apple iWatch. I keep reading how such a device may be used, what sensors could be included in the first release, what data may be recorded, and who might have been hired to support its use.

As vague as these reports have been, one thing is clear to me. iWatch is not a watch and it’s not a phone on your wrist, it’s a sensor platform with a display. The only reason it has watch in its name is to fool you into putting it on. iPhone wasn’t a phone, you just needed an excuse to buy one.

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Walk on Walls Using Geckskin

Walk on Walls Using Geckskin

Duncan Irschick and Al Crosby have been working together at UMass Amherst to develop Geckskin. Using a gecko’s foot for inspiration, Geckskin can hold considerable weight while not leaving residue or marks behind like conventional tape or nails would.

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