Around forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft captured the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter’s 79 moons, revealing brownish cracks slicing the moon’s icy surface, which give it the look of a veiny eyeball. Missions in the decades since have gathered enough additional data about Europa to make it a high-priority target of investigation in NASA’s search for life. What sets this moon apart from the others is the possibility that it may possess all of the ingredients necessary for life.
NASCAR analyst Rutledge Wood debuted his build team’s Toyota GR Supra HyperBoost Edition at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show display in Las Vegas. Boost Logic was in charge of squeezing more power out of its turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, and to do so, they fabricated an exhaust manifold to position Boost Logic’s BL Supra 750 Package between the engine and shock tower, while adding a Boost Logic downpipe for an impressive, for…
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There are foldable smartphones, laptops, and in the near future, possibly tablets as well. Guandong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications filed a patent earlier this year with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for a ‘Mobile terminal,’ and it was approved on October 31, 2019. The sketches appear to show a tablet-like device with a large flexible display and a smartphone dock of sorts.
SpaceX announced that it has now successfully completed 13 consecutive successful tests of their Mark 3 parachute design, developed in cooperation with Airborne System, for the Crew Dragon spacecraft after fixing a few initial problems. This parachute system is crucial because it’s the same one that will be eventually responsible for bringing astronauts safely back down to Earth.
Alaina Gassler, a 14-year-old from West Grove, Pennsylvania, took home $25,000 in this year’s Broadcom MASTERS STEM competition for her simple, yet clever, solution for removing blind spots in vehicles. It’s officially called “Alaina’s blind-spot annihilator,” and it consists of a webcam mounted outside the passenger side of the car, which is used to record the areas that drivers can’t see in their mirrors. A projector then shows the live video on an A-pillar on the passenger side.