Roy’s Place For Web Links:

Some links you might want to check out for yourselves:

Why Does A Magnetic Compass Point to The Geographic North Pole?

What’s Going on With Betelgeuse?

MIT Engineers Create Laser Ultrasounds That Can Look Inside Your Body Without You Even Feeling It

Starlink Satellites Produce Wave of UFO Sightings in the US

Pentagon Warns Military Members Against At-Home DNA Tests

China to Complete Beidou Competitor To GPS With New Launches

Europe Draws Up Plans for Plasma-Based Particle Accelerators

A Woman’s Skin Whitening Cream Gave Her Mercury Poisoning

Mouse Pups Born from Eggs Derived From The Granulosa Cells That Surround Oocytes

Hair Growth Finding Could Make Baldness ‘Optional’

A Medical Insight in Michelangelo’s David, ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’

The Ultimate Non-stick Coating

Potentially Toxic Chemicals from LCDs In Nearly Half of Household Dust Samples Tested


(From the December 22, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is seen after it landed in White Sands, New Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The landing completes an abbreviated Orbital Flight Test for the company that still meets several mission objectives for NASA’s Commercial Crew program. The Starliner spacecraft launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 6:36 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


Nikon’s annual microscopic film contest – their ‘Small World in Motion” video competition

The Best Visual Illusions of 2019

Native Hawaiians Scored a Major Victory in the Fight Over the Thirty Meter Telescope

Trump Administration Blocks Expanded Rules Against Inefficient Light bulbs

The Amazon’s Tallest Tree Just Got 50% Taller – And Scientists Don’t Know How

Your Genes Suck at Predicting Your Health, Study Finds

Carbon Dioxide Could Make It Harder to Think

Dogs Process Numerical Quantities in Similar Brain Region as Humans

Suns Do the Darndest Things – Astronomers Discovered a New Kind of Explosion That the Sun Can Do

China Responds Slowly, and a Pig Disease Becomes a Lethal Epidemic

IBM’s Cobalt-Free EV battery Uses Materials Extracted from Seawater

Men Think They’re Better Liars

A Methane Leak, Seen from Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought


(From the December 15, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

NanoVNA a $50-$70 Ham Radio Antenna Analyzer?

Optical Illusions explained with Quantum Mechanics

The Magic of Honey (video)

The Magic of Honey (An Article)

First Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Just Created in China

The Milky Way’s Magnetic Field

We Know We’re Made of Star Stuff, But Did it Come From Red Giants?

Meade Instruments Just Filed for Bankruptcy Protection

Sick Americans Are Desperate Enough to Buy Fish Antibiotics

Hyper-Detailed Maps Reveal Seafloor Craters From Bikini Atoll Nuclear Tests

OSIRIS-REx Team Will Boop This Spot on Asteroid Bennu

Dark Matter ‘Strikes Back’ in Galactic Mystery

U.S. Military Tests New Missile Previously Banned Under Treaty With Russia

Zoo Chimps Doing a ‘Conga Line’ Could Teach Us How Humans Evolved to Dance

CERN Expected to Announce One-year Delay to Large Hadron Collider Upgrade

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues



(From the December 8, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Some Fun Facts About Water Freezing

Veritasium – “The Science of the Butterfly Effect”

Veritasium – “The Science of Thinking”

Veritasium – “How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work” 

You Cannot Possibly Conceive of the Hugeness of This Black Hole

Scientists Find Sugar in Meteorites

Coca-Cola Bottles Use OLEDs To Light Up Rey And Kylo Ren’s Lightsabers

Europe’s Space Agency Approves the Hera Anti-asteroid Mission

A Radio Telescope Is Now Scanning Deep Space from the Moon’s Far Side

Major Quantum Achievement Lets Physicists ‘See’ Gravitational Waves from Deeper in the Universe

Researchers Create Bone-inspired 3D-printed Building Materials

Most People Experiencing Homelessness Have Had a Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Finds

Scientists Confirm A New ‘Magic Number’ For Neutrons

Remarkable Scans Show How the Human Brain Rewires Itself After Half Is Removed


(From the December 1, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

3 Perplexing Physics Problems

Americans’ Life Expectancy Problem Goes Back Decades

Low Gravity in Space Made Some Astronauts’ Blood Flow Backwards

Have Hungarian Scientist Discovered Another Fundamental Force in Nature?

Consumer DNA Testing May Be the Biggest Health Scam of the Decade

India’s Lunar Lander Crashed Within 500 Meters of Its Target

A Former NASA Engineer and an Ex-Toy Designer Made a Steerable Bowling Ball That Always Gets Strikes



(From the November 24, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A Brief NanoVNA Manual

The History Of The Archimedes’ Screw

Human Patient Put in Suspended Animation For The First Time

Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites Are Already Causing a Headache for Astronomers

    An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

Dream Chaser



(From the November 17, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

You Don’t Know How Mirrors Work

The Joy of Radio – Sixty Symbols

Resonant Frequency – Sixty Symbols

Singing this Note is IMPOSSIBLE!

Why This Stuff Costs $2700 Trillion Per Gram

Congress Is Increasingly Wary About NASA’s 2024 Moon Landing Deadline

Japan’s Asteroid Probe Is Finally Returning to Earth With Its Precious Cargo

‘Arrokoth’ Is a Great Name for This Weird, Lobey Space Rock

‘Oumuamua Isn’t Aliens, But It May Not Be An Asteroid Either

Trapping atoms in a laser beam offers a new way to measure gravity

Scientists Further Refine How Quickly The Universe Is Expanding

Argon Is Not So Noble In The Earth’s Core



(From the November 10, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Why Is Ice So Slippery?

Brazilian Farmers Owe Monsanto $7.7 Billion, Court Rules

Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All According to a New Research

Watch Mercury Transit The Sun On November 11, 2019!


(From the November 3, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

The Antares rocket with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft


The Fantastically Strange Origin of Most Coal on Earth

Hanson’s Razor

Mysterious Asteroid May Actually Be the Smallest Dwarf Planet in the Solar System

New York Goes Big on Storage Battery Plans, Gets Green Light For Queens Facility

ADHD Rates Doubled Among U.S. Adults Over 10 Years

Scientists Find A Hidden Black Hole Using New Detection Method, Using Spectroscopy to See the Invisible

Roaming Russian Eagles Leave Scientists Broke

Rats Can Drive Tiny Cars, And They Find It Relaxing, Scientists Say

Mysterious Cases of Paralysis in Children May Be Caused by Polio-Like Viruses

Scientists Say Their Experimental Drug Knocks Out the Flu, in Animal Tests at Least

How Our Brains Remember Things Depends Upon How We Learn Them


(From the October 27, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

    An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

The X37b that just landed on the old shuttle 3 mile long runway after spending 780 days in space.


Mike Lisenco’s Letter From The DMV Regarding Amateur Radio and Cellphone Laws


‘Riding The Booster’ YouTube

Why Trees Are Out to Get You

Photosynthesis is WAY Crazier than you Think!



(From the October 20, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Here’s A Great YouTube Video That Tries To Explain How Mirror Images Work:

What Was The First Color In The Universe?

First Evidence of Immune Response Targeting Brain Cells in Autism

US Military Will No Longer Use Floppy Disks to Coordinate Nuke Launches

Underground Detector in Japan to Join Search for Gravitational Waves

Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Releases Its Final Probe for Exploring Asteroid Ryugu

The U.S. Army Seems to Still Be Hanging Around ‘Men Who Stare at Goats’?

“Helical Engine” Proposed by NASA Engineer could Reach 99% the Speed of Light. But could it, really?

…And A Good Set Of Reasons Why The Helical Engine Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Surprise! Male and Female Mice Have Different Brain Cells

Study Shows Mouse Cerebellum Quite Different from Human

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Possible Asbestos Contamination

Blue Light from LEDs Can Rot the Brains of Fruit Flies, Study Finds

Humans Have a ‘Salamander-Like’ Ability to Regenerate Damaged Body Parts, Study Finds

Walrus Sinks Russian Naval Boat During Arctic Expedition

The Russians Know Why There Was A Hole in A Soyuz Spacecraft Docked to The ISS But They Won’t Tell NASA Why

Human Fetuses Develop Lizard-Like Body Parts That Disappear Before Birth

New Research Promises Electric Car Batteries That Last for a Million Miles

Magnetic Field on Mars Mysteriously Pulses at Night, NASA’s InSight Lander Finds



(From the October 13, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

Andrew Morgan with the red stripes and Cristina Koch working on the changeout of the old Nickel Hydrogen batteries for the new Lithium ion batteries.


FDA Announces Generic Zantac Recalls Amid Cancer Concerns

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $8 Billion To Man Who Said Drug Caused Him to Grow Breasts

Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes



(From the October 6, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Interstellar Comet, in Time for the Holidays

In the Middle of the Night You Will Definitely Trip Over This Chair Covered in the Blackest Black Paint

    What If Planet Nine Is a Bowling Ball-Size Black Hole?



(From the September 29, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

The 9 person crew that was on the ISS last week


What the new iteration of Elon Musk’s Starship as it would look close to the lunar surface


What a Mars colony would look like according to Elon Musk



(From the September 22, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Will Planetary Low Tide Force Regular Sunspot Sync-ups?

Verizon Will Bring Its 5G Network to NYC on September 26th

    How Does the New Interstellar Object Differ From ‘Oumuamua?

Turns Out Smartphones Aren’t Making Millennials Grow Horns After All

Spooky ‘Black Hole’ on Jupiter Is Just a Big Shadow

Even BMW’s ‘Vantablack’ X6 Gets Caught by Lidar

MIT Scientists Accidentally Create the Blackest Material Ever

Russia Identifies Four Radioactive Isotopes from Nuclear Accident

New DNA Evidence MAY Prove What The Loch Ness Monster Really Is



(From the September 15, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

Blue Origin’s progress in rebuilding (LC 36) Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral


Some Of The Best Astronomy Photographs Of 2019

Can You Fit All The Planets Between The Earth And The Moon?

Magnetic Field? Electric Field? It’s ALL Relative!

This Device Generates Electricity from ‘Darkness’

Acupuncturist Went Too Deep, and Punctured A Patient’s Lungs

Arecibo Observatory Nets $19 Million Grant to Search for Dangerous Asteroids

Deadly Vaping Illness Could be Related to Vitamin E



(From the September 8, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Oops! Medicine Swap Screwup Gave Babies ‘Werewolf Syndrome’


(From the September 1, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Website From Paul’s Space Report:

SpaceX Launches Starship “hopper” on Dramatic Test Flight


Fun With Aerogel – Picking Up 300 Degree Fahrenheit Object With your Bare Hands, Among Other Things.



(From the August 25, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

An Image From Paul’s Space Report:

The Russian Federation’s Best and Brightest?


A YouTube All About Blood Types

“Mad Mike” Hughes’ GoFundMe Page?

Nearby Nuclear Sensors Went Silent After Russia’s Mystery Explosion

…And Part Two

The Moon Shines Brighter Than the Sun… in Gamma Rays

Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative

FDA To Trial Innovative Computer-assisted Heart Surgeries This Fall

Walmart Sues Tesla, Alleging Faulty Solar Panels Started Multiple Fires on Store Rooftops

Unprecedented Close-Up View of Asteroid Shows Rocks That Look Surprisingly Familiar

The United Kingdom Just Lost Its Measles-Free Status, and the U.S. Could Be Next

‘Vaping’ May Have Sent 153 People to Hospitals with Severe Lung Injuries

Did a Black Hole Swallow a Neutron Star 900 Million Years Ago?

Researchers Create Electronic Lens That Works Better Than the Human Eye

Air Pollution from Cars Linked to Degenerative Eye Disease



(From the August 18, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A YouTube Link From Paul’s Space Report:

A company named Rocket Lab has successfully launched 8 missions, so far, using their Electron Expendable rockets.


One Of My Favorite Veritasium YouTube Videos: “This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry”

‘Mad’ Flat-Earther’s Steam Rocket Launch Grounded by Bad Water Heater Bought on Craigslist

Russia Indicates Rocket Engine Exploded in Test of Mini Nuclear Reactor

UPS Has Been Delivering Cargo in Self-Driving Trucks for Months And No One Knew

A Woman Lived with a ‘Twin’ Inside Her for 17 Years Without Knowing

Scientists Find the Largest Observed Black Hole to Date

Scientists Have Created a Vaccine for Cat Allergies, but You Can’t Have It Yet

Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Tunnel Kind of Sucks?

Boring Company Will Expand to China in Late August

Physicists Entangled Photons in the Lab with Photons from the Sun

Scientists Create Gut Gel ‘band-aid’ Made from The Body’s Own Bacteria

Scientists Say They’ve Found a New Organ in Skin That Processes Pain

Researchers ‘Lost’ 17,000 Wallets in Hundreds of Cities to See What People Would Actually Return



(From the August 11, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Most Supplements and Dietary Changes Do Squat for Your Heart, Large Research Review Finds

A Mexican Physicist Solved a 2,000-Year Old Problem That Will Lead to Cheaper, Sharper Lenses

Radiation Levels Spike Following Mysterious Explosion in Russia

Boeing May Use Two Computers To Fix 737 Max’s Latest Flaw

‘Turn it Off and On Again Every 149 Hours’ Is a Concerning Remedy for a $300 Million Airbus Plane’s Software Bug

This Theory Could Breathe New Life into the Hunt for Dark Matter

Study Finds Changes in Cuban Diplomats’ Brains, But No Sign of Attack

How Did We Miss This Recent Shockingly Close Asteroid Flyby?



(From the August 4, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

These Photos Are Black and White, But They Look Like They Are In Color?

A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? It’s Coming, Scientists Report

July ‘Equaled, If Not Surpassed’ Record for World’s Hottest Month



(From the July 28, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

What Are the Radiation Patterns of >1/2 wavelength Dipoles?

Here’s What Multiple of 1/2  Wavelength Dipole Patterns Looks Like Floating In Free Space:

But Here’s What Multiple of 1/2  Wavelength Dipole Patterns Looks Like 2 Wavelengths Above Your Ground:

The Most Radioactive Places on Earth (Veritasium YouTube Video)

Is Energy ALWAYS Conserved ?



(From the July 21, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

SpinLaunch Device

Zeno’s Paradox

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Says It’s Created Brain-Reading ‘Threads,’ Surgical Robot That Inserts Them



(From the July 14, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Japan Makes History as Hayabusa2 Attempts to Collect Underground Samples from Asteroid


(From the July 7, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

    A Link From Paul’s Space Report:

    Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions


    Explaining Imaginary And Complex Numbers

    Too Many Antioxidants Can Give You Cancer, And Other Facts About the Misunderstood Molecules and Free Radicals Aren’t Always Bad for You

    Incredible Observation Links Two Different Radioactive Phenomena Inside a Thunderstorm

    Russia’s Hypersonic Weapon Is Reportedly Running Short on Carbon Fiber


(From the June 30, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A Link From Paul’s Space Report:

Watch Mars 2020 Come Together



(From the June 23, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Some Links For The CompActenna:

A Paper On The Subject Of Rolled Planar Monopoles

Another Paper On The Subject Of Rolled Planar Monopoles

The Inventor’s Patent

A Video Explanation From The Inventor

Another Video Explanation From The Inventor


Some Fun Facts About Infinities

Here’s A Nice Little Book That Offers The Idea Of Infinity  Without Too Much Math

A New Method of Spotting Deepfake Videos Looks For the Subtle Movements We Don’t Realize We Make

Senators Are Suddenly Really Interested in UFOs


(From the June 16, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

(From Dick K2RIW)

Storm Chaser Captures Slo-Mo Lightning Footage Like You’ve Never Seen Before


MRO                                        The Image On Mars                                    The Man On Mars

The Star Trek Starfleet Logo Has Been Spotted on Mars

The Joys Of The Element Phosphorus

NASA Says Additional $20 Billion Needed to Land Humans on the Moon by 2024

Scientists in Florida Make the World’s Strongest Magnet

CERN Turns to Open Source Software as Microsoft Increases Its Fees

Laboratory Black Hole Shows Stephen Hawking Was Right

China’s Two CRISPR Babies Might Have Shorter Life Expectancies

CDC Says Measles Cases in the U.S. Have Now Reached Over 1,000 So Far in 2019

Large Hadron Collider Experiment Reveals Alien Structure of a ‘Pentaquark’

Tiny Optical Clock Is 100 Times Better Than Previous Chip-Based Timekeepers

‘Cold Case’ Of Cold Fusion Reopened by Google-Funded Scientists



(From the June 9, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

The Terrifying Truth About Bananas

NASA Is Opening the ISS to Tourists—but Don’t Worry, You Can’t Afford It

It Hit 123 Degrees Fahrenheit in India This Past Weekend



(From the June 2, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Some Facts About Your Brain

A Man’s Love of Licorice Tea Landed Him in the Emergency Room

Murray Gell-Mann, the Physicist Who Came Up with Quarks, Has Died


(From the May 26, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A Link From Paul’s Space Report:

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover


Here’s An Interesting YouTube Discussing The Earth’s Magnetic Field

Google Researchers Trained an Algorithm to Detect Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists

With Time Running Out, Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Fails to Drop Target Marker on Asteroid

This New Treatment Could Save the Lives of Babies. But It Costs $2.1 Million

New Paper Confirms Near-Room-Temperature Superconductivity in Wild, Hydrogen-Rich Material

Scientists Have Pinpointed the Mystery Source of an Ozone-Destroying Chemical

Extraterrestrial Organic Matter Found in 3.3-Billion-Year-Old Volcanic Rock

DJI Drones Could Be the Latest Target of Trump Administration’s Offense Against China

New Breakthrough Means We Can Finally Detect the Color Red in Ancient Fossils

A Newly Discovered Mutation May Explain Why Some Dogs Can’t Breathe Well

Air Force Says It Has Successfully Shot Down Multiple Missiles Using a Laser Prototype

Mother Leaves Hospital with Newborn, Not Knowing She’s Also Pregnant with Twins



(From the May 19, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A Link From Paul’s Space Report:

LOFTID Low Earth Flight Test Inflatable Decelerator will launch in 2021



The Global Helium Shortage Has Gotten So Bad, Party City Is Closing 45 Stores

Some Fun Facts About How Few Elements It Takes To Make A Human Being!

NASA Wants $1.6 Billion to Send First Woman to the Moon By 2024

LED Lights in Your House Can Cause Irreversible Damage to The Eyes And Lead To A Vision-Robbing Condition, French Health Authority Warns

Senators Ask the FCC To Limit 5G Auction to Protect Weather Forecasts

Scientists Create E. Coli with Entirely Synthetic Genome

Monsanto Loses Another Roundup Cancer Trial, With Jury Awarding Over $2 Billion

Ted Cruz Is Super Worried About Space Pirates Stealing our Space Booty



(From the May 12, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A Mysterious Force Has Been Blocking Car Key Fobs in This Small Ohio Town

NASA Accidentally Destroys NYC in Attempt to Save Denver

The Black Hole Picture Could Be So Much Better If You Add Space Telescopes

Scientists Created a Display with Pixels a Million Times Smaller Than Those on a Smartphone

Scientists Recreate Hallmark Quantum Physics Experiment Using Antimatter

During the Cold War, the C.I.A. Secretly Plucked a Soviet Submarine from the Ocean Floor Using a Giant Claw

Yet More Research Links Appendectomies and Parkinson’s Disease

Analysis of Ancient DNA Suggests Finnish and Estonian Languages Came from Siberia


(From the May 5, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

A Link From Paul’s Space Report:

New Shepard NS-11 Launch From May 2, 2019


Gravitational Wave Detectors May Have Spotted a Neutron Star Colliding with a Black Hole

A Website That Displays Daily LIGO Findings!

NASA Says Fraudulent Supplier Caused It to Lose Two Climate Satellites, Wasting Over $700 Million

How Much Worse Could This Measles Outbreak Get?

Color-Changing LEDs Pave the Way to Impossibly High Screen Resolutions

A New Storage Breakthrough Could Squeeze a Library’s Worth of Data into a Teaspoon of Protein

It’s Hard to Believe How Close This Asteroid Is Going to Get to Earth

Blobs in Earth’s Core Could Be Causing ‘Geomagnetic Jerks’ in the Magnetic Field

Scientists print first 3D heart using a patient’s own cells

How Physicists Measured the Rarest Event Ever Directly Observed

Scientists Think They’ve Solved the Mystery of a Giant Hole in Antarctica’s Sea Ice

NASA Chief Says Trip to the Moon Will Get Us to Mars Faster, but It’ll Cost Ya



(From the April 28, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Here are just a few great YouTube Videos about the Event Horizon Telescope Project:

How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole

Spinning Black Holes


NASA Finally Found Evidence of The Universe’s Earliest Molecule

Piece of a Comet Found Tucked Inside Meteorite

Gravitational Wave Detectors Spot Two Potential Black Hole Collisions in a Week

NASA and FEMA Will Simulate an Impending Asteroid Strike Next Week

New CDC Report Shows Autism Is Still on the Rise



(From the April 7, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Some Images From Paul’s Space Report:

Beresheet Spacecraft


‘Selfie Of Beresheet


Beresheet’s Destination


All About Muons

Curiosity Rover Spots a Pair of Solar Eclipses on Mars

What Do Mars Rovers Sound Like?

We May Get the First Close-Up Image of a Black Hole Next Week

The ‘Oumuamua Mystery’ May Not Be So Mysterious After All

China Claims It Cloned a Police Dog to ‘Save Time and Money’ on Training

British Airways Flight Goes 525 Miles in the Wrong Direction


(From the March 31, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

(Some More Info On Passive Intermodulation – PIM)

The Gravitational Wave Detectors Are Turning Back On

Why an Incredible New CERN Observation Has Physicists Popping Champagne

India Declares Itself a ‘Space Power’ After Shooting Down Its Own Satellite

Vice President Pence Gives NASA Five Years to Put Americans Back on the Moon—or Else


(From the March 24, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)


From Paul’s SpaceReport:


Some Interesting YouTubes About LEDs…

MAKE Presents: The LED

How Diodes, LEDs, and Solar Panels Work

Why All Solar Panels Are Secretly LEDs


Google’s Emma Haruka Iwao Breaks The World Record For Calculating Pi

It Was 70 Degrees in Alaska Last Week

New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People

Boeing Charged Extra Money for ‘Vital’ Safety Features on 737 Max

Some Humans Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field, Fascinating Experiment Suggests

…And Here’s A Great YouTube On This New Experiment!


(From the March 17, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)


(For The Space Report:)

Last Thursday there was a launch of the Soyuz three person crew to the ISS. That launch brings the ISS back up to a six person staff. The new crew is pictured below standing in front of the Soyuz first and second stage rocket engines.


(For The TechNet:)

Link To 60 Minute’s Story On Accusations Of Microwave Attacks At Foreign Embassies:


See Any Nice Shockwaves Lately?


Two Galaxies With Nothing Better To Do On A Saturday Night


Opportunity’s Last Gifts


Mercury, Not Venus, Is the Closest Planet to Earth

(Or If You Prefer Your Information In The Form Of A YouTube Video…)


NASA Satellite Captures Optical Illusion Where the Moon Appears to Go Backwards

Mercury Is in Retrograde. Don’t Be Alarmed

U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth

Trump Proposes Slashing Popular Federal Science Programs

Where Movies Get Their Vintage Electronics

Indian Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record


(From the March 10, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

These Roiling Clouds Are A Thing Of Beauty


New Horizons photos shed more light on Kuiper Belt

A New Video From Hyabusa2 And The Ryugu Asteroid

The Y2K Moment For GPS Systems Is Just a Month Away

Corning Is Working On Truly Foldable Gorilla Glass

What Did T. Rex Look Like? A New Exhibit Has the ‘Ultimate Predator’ in Feathers

Disappointment As Japan Fails To Commit To Hosting The International Linear Collider

China Plans to Launch Its Own Mars Probe Next Year

A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York’s Worst Outbreak in Decades

If the Space Force Won’t Fight Aliens, Who the Hell Will?

For the Second Time, Doctors Say They’ve Cleared an HIV Infection Using Stem Cells

FDA Requests: Do Not Seek the Blood of the Young



(From the March 3, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

The Worst Image Of A Celestial Body That I’ve Ever Seen…From NASA’s ‘Picture Of The Day’ Site

Olber’s Paradox

It’s About Time:

Cesium-133 Atomic Clocks

Rubidium-87 Clocks

Optical Lattice Atomic Clocks


Dramatic Dark Smudge Appears Where Hayabusa2 Landed on Ryugu Asteroid

Australian Siblings Are Semi-Identical Twins, Some of the Rarest Humans Ever

Just What the World Needs: Budget-Friendly Kamikaze Drones

Trump’s Space Force Now Planned as a Division of the Air Force


(For The Space Report:)

This event happened Saturday, March 3 2019:

Anne McClain, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot-turned-NASA astronaut, recorded a video greeting from the Crew Dragon, alongside Ripley, the mannequin named for the protagonist in the “Alien” film franchise, and the floating toy Earth. The stuffed toy is also called the Zero Gravity Indicator. It stays on the seat until there is no gravity. The reason it moves around is because the air is moving from the fans that were put on.
Anne said “On behalf of Ripley, little Earth, myself and our crew, welcome to the Crew Dragon,” she said. “Congratulations to all of the teams who made yesterday’s launch and today’s docking a success. These amazing feats show us not how easy our mission is, but how capable we are of doing our things. Welcome to the new era in spaceflight.”


(From the February 24, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

From The Space Report:

Schedule of the upcoming events for the launch of the first test of the Crew Dragon (Demo-1) spacecraft to the International Space Station.


Who First Measured The Speed Of Light?

That YouTube That DIck Mentioned by Brainiac75 – Combining Massive Neodymium Magnets!

LIGO Upgrade To Allow ‘Almost Daily’ Detection of Gravitational Waves

A Short Article Explaining the Concept of a ‘Fabry Perot Cavity’ Which Looks Like A Series Of Concentric, Raised Circular Mirror Surface (kind of like a Fresnel lens with a reflective coating on its surface) That Effectively Multiplies aLIGO’s 4 kilometer Tubes To An Effective 1,120 kilometer Distance (x280 times!)

Russia Will Fly Two Space Tourists To The ISS In Late 2021

Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2 Touches Down on Asteroid Ryugu

Researchers Blame YouTube For the Rise in Flat Earthers



(From the February 17, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)


From The Space Report:

Experimental British satellite tests harpoon in orbit

Mars One Is A Dead Venture


Some Great New ‘Snaps’ Of The Oddly Shaped Object – Ultima Thule

New Horizons Images Show Ultima Thule May Actually Be More ‘Pancake-Shaped’

The Wonderful ‘World’ Of Quasars!

Samsung Gives Up on Blu-Ray, Will Not Release Any New Players in the US

FAA Will Require Drones to Display Registration Numbers Externally

Rogue Drone Shuts Down the Third Busiest Airport in the World, Dubai International

It Looks Like There’s a Second, Bigger Impact Crater Under Greenland’s Ice

Neutron Star Collisions Could Reveal Mysterious Quark Matter

New NASA Mission Will Look Back at Billions of Years of Cosmic History

President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence Today



(From the February 10, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)

Kepler’s Last ‘Selfie’!


What Does The Far Side Of The Moon Looks Like?

(Don’t mind that pesky blue marble to the side – he always ‘Photobombs’ astronomical ‘Selfies’.)

Here’s a Great Video Of a large Powerful Magnet and a Bunch Of Iron Filings On A Bouncing Trampoline – Check Out Those Lines of Magnetic Flux!

…And Here’s A Great YouTube VIdeo With The Best Attempt That I Have Seen For Trying To Explain the Many Theories For How Hawking Radiation Happens!

Here’s Just A Small Abbreviated Version Of All The Stuff Going On Inside All The Trillions Of Cells Inside Your Body!

Trump Reportedly Demanded That NASA Fly a Manned Mission to Mars by 2020

Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington as Governor Declares State of Emergency

Whisper’ Laser Tech Sends Audible Messages to Specific People

First Images from New Night-Sky Camera in California Show View of Andromeda Galaxy

New Star Map Reveals the Milky Way Is Warped

The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Rocket Engine

Self-Charging Pacemakers Are Powered By Patients’ Heartbeats



(From the February 3, 2019 edition of the TechNet)

A Nice Image Of Bennu Taken By The Orbiting OSIRIS-Rex Spacecraft:


Want To Read About “The Lunar Bible”?

Neuroscientists Translate Brain Waves into Recognizable Speech

Translate Brain Waves into Recognizable Speech


(From the January 27, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)


A Nice Image Of Ultima Thule, From New Horizon:

Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After ‘Reprehensible’ Race Remarks

The Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Eclipse

Apollo Astronauts May Have Brought a Piece of Ancient Earth Back from the Moon

A Collision with Another Planet May Have Seeded Earth with The Ingredients for Life



.(From the January 20, 2019 edition of the TechNet:)


Here’s A Great YouTube Explaining Why They Smear All That Sonography Gel Before An Ultrasound Procedure

Some Other Skeptics, Regarding Viziv Wireless Energy Business

Saturn’s Rings Could Have Formed During the Dinosaur Age, New Analysis Suggests

The Frequency of Asteroid Impacts Jumped Just Before the Dinosaur Age, New Research Suggests

Models Can’t Keep Up with Migrating Magnetic North Pole—and the Government Shutdown Just Made It Worse

This Quadruple Star System Is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen Before

CERN Unveils Design for 62-Mile-Round Atom Smasher More Powerful Than the Large Hadron Collider

Plans Revealed for Enormous Particle Collider in China




The 2019 Consumer Electronics Silliest Gadget

Sunday, January 20th, There Is A Super Blood Wolf Moon

Starlite – A Real Wonder Material or Another Scam?

Havana Acoustic Weapon Attack – Redux

China May Have Put a Working Electromagnetic Gun on a Warship

Scientists Have Discovered a Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

China’s New Antenna Is Five Times the Size of New York City, But Some Fear It Could Be A Cancer Risk

Contaminated Stem Cell Treatments Sickened at Least 12 People in 2018

Americans Have Stopped Getting Taller but Continue to Get Heavier, CDC Says

China’s Social Ranking System Will Now Target Rule-Breaking Scientists and Some Might Get A Death Sentence

Here’s a nice YouTube video about a NASA Engineers’ effort to build and deploy a ‘booby trap” to parcel thieves!

…And here’s an article about this fellow and his video

Here’s a very nice article describing ‘The Sounds of Space Weather’ with links to play the different audio recordings. Enjoy!

Here are some links related to topics I covered during this week’s ScienceTalk!

Pew Research Center Report – What Countries Like Us and What Countries Don’t…



Looking For All Those Links from 2018? Well, Just Click Right Here!



Here’s a Great Chart Of SOME Of The Chemical Reactions Going On In EACH of Your Trillions Of Cells!

Maybe Don’t Eat Glitter, FDA Says

Magnetic Logic – How To Get Hysteresis Loss To Work For You (A Great YouTube Video)