Starlink Satellites Destroyed by Geomagnetic Storm

Starlink satellites destroyed by solar storms have space enthusiasts worried. A solar storm has entirely destroyed dozens of satellites that SpaceX launched into orbit last week. SpaceX and Starlink launch forty nine satellites on February 3, 2022. A passing geomagnetic storm caused software malfunctions and interfered with the satellite’s orbital systems. The increased drag on…

Honda Cybertruck Clone Looks Better Than Tesla’s

Honda has released its own version of the Tesla cybertruck. The first two trucks roll off assembly lines in 2022, named the e:NS1 and e:NP1. Built by Honda’s two local joint ventures (Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda), these new trucks iterate on the current Honda HR-V subcompact crossover. Effectively, the same electric car has a…

China Bans Bitcoin: Bitcoin and Crypto Transactions Illegal

China bans Bitcoin, marking a major reversal of Chinese policy. Now, China has banned all cryptocurrency transactions in China. So, this ban includes transactions using Bitcoin. China’s central bank says that the country considers all cryptocurrency transactions in the Chinese economy as subverting the Chinese government’s monetary control. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies like it use a…

Free Tesla Model S Plaid from Omaze

Want a free Tesla? Here’s your chance to win a free Tesla Model S Plaid through Omaze. The winner gets a total package worth almost $150,000 (with cash to pay taxes included!). A Free Tesla is too good to be true. Right? WRONG! The Tesla Model S Plaid is the top of the line consumer…

Why Your Solid State Drive Failure Is Going to Be Horrible

Your computer’s inevitable solid state drive failure is going to give you a very bad day. Maybe. To create amazingly fast solid state drives, engineers had to exploit quantum mechanics. But, it comes with a cost. Quantum Mechanics and Hard Drives Quantum mechanics is all around us. Most of the time, we are not aware…

Food expiration dates not backed by science

Food expiration dates around the world are not backed by science and are contributing to unnecessary food waste. Stopping food waste is top of mind right now during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Especially because the public worries about our food supply chains. Even before COVID-19, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued…

Why are oil prices negative?

Oil prices are negative, say headlines everywhere. How is that possible? Oil prices aren’t actually negative–but it’s a great headline. How oil is priced is very complicated. So here’s a simplified analogy that will give you the big picture. Pretend oranges are SUPER important to modern society. (An orange a day…) Every day, if you…

N95 Face Mask Protects Against Coronavirus, Study Says

A N95 face mask may protect against coronavirus–at least to some degree. A certain type of face mask effectively protects doctors and nurses from catching coronavirus (COVID-19), the viral disease that has infected more than 80,000 people since December 2019. Consumers can also buy these face masks protect against, though global supply shortages have occurred….

Considering all the nuclear waste, why is nuclear power considered clean?

Nuclear energy is a very misunderstood topic. Issues include the risk of meltdowns, radiation, and how to store nuclear waste. Why do some people think that nuclear power is clean, considering all the waste? Because the numbers are very clear. “All the waste” from nuclear is still much less wasteful than burning fossil fuels. Here’s…

Australia’s Devastating Wildfires Seen from Space

Satellites in space can spot changes to Earth’s climate, and they are providing frightening bird’s-eye views of the wildfires in Australia. The wildfires burning in the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria began in November 2019, and they continue to pose severe safety and environmental problems. NBC News reported that thousands of Australians fled…