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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful

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House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA’s study of earth science

House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA’s study of earth science

When Obama unveiled his proposed fiscal budget for the year 2016, not only did he request billions in funding for clean energy development and incentives, but he also set aside $1.947 billion for the

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NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA is quietly working on a pretty ambitious plan to help a "significant portion" of the aircraft industry transition to electric propulsion within the next decade. It's a noble—and

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Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Is Mars One a scam? It could be. Mars One is the mission to establish a permanent human colony on Mars. According to Mars-one.com, starting in 2024, crews of four will depart every two years. They will

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NASA sending probe to Europa in search of ancient sub-glacial life

NASA sending probe to Europa in search of ancient sub-glacial life

With past life on Mars already likely, NASA is making plans to venture further into the solar system by sending a probe to Europa. One of Jupiter’s many moons, about the size of Earth’s moon, Europa

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U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

Hang on to your water bottles; the United States is set to experience the worst droughts the country has seen in 1,000 years – all thanks to climate change. Projections by climate scientists at Columbia

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NASA video sheds light on the dark side of the moon

NASA video sheds light on the dark side of the moon

Ever wonder what lurks on the dark side of the moon? Now you can see it like never before. The hemisphere of the moon that always faces away from Earth was largely uncharted until 1959, when a Soviet

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NASA’s new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA’s new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA launched an unmanned rocket last weekend to put a satellite into orbit that is expected to improve drought monitoring and flood forecasting. The satellite will be capturing data about moisture in the

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Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Its predicted that self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020 and now Nissan and NASA have inked a new partnership to further research on autonomous vehicles. The five year research and development

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NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

pic In a startling announcement, NASA and NOAA researchers reported that 2014 was the hottest year ever, beating the previous high temperature records by 0.07F (0.04C). Last year also marked the 38th

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NASA is tossing robots into Hawaii’s volcanoes

NASA is tossing robots into Hawaii’s volcanoes

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing robots to explore volcanoes in Hawaii. The team, led by geologist Carolyn Parcheta, has already tested VolcanoBot 1 at Kilauea volcano in

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Incredible news: Tropical forests are absorbing CO2

Incredible news: Tropical forests are absorbing CO2

According to a new NASA study, tropical forests are absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than previously thought, in response to rising greenhouse gases. Tropical forests have now been show to absorb 1.4

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NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets that could support human life

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets that could support human life

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is designed to search more than 150,000 stars in order to find habitable Earth-like planets beyond our solar system. So far, it has found more than 4,000 potential planets,

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It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth

It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth

If the massive droughts and wildfires this past summer weren’t indications enough, new data out of Japan indicates that 2014 was the hottest year on record for planet Earth. According to Discovery News,

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This guy is building a warp drive – in his garage

This guy is building a warp drive – in his garage

What do you do in your spare time? Watch TV? Play basketball? Knit? If you’re David Pares of Omaha, Nebraska, you work on condensing the fabric of space time - in your garage. Despite a lack of any

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No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

Launching anything into space requires a massive amount of time, money and resources. So what if astronauts could just "print out" anything they need? Now they can! Astronauts on the International Space

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NASA’s robotic airships could create a cloud city on Venus

NASA’s robotic airships could create a cloud city on Venus

  We haven’t even laid eyes on the surface of Venus yet, but that’s not deterring NASA from daydreaming about sending manned missions to the planet. Although much of Venus is still a

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Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

NASA and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) have data. Big data! Together the two organizations have amassed a wealth of open-access climate-related data and now they are calling on citizen-scientists to

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Scientists may have discovered life on Mars

Scientists may have discovered life on Mars

Almost everyone has heard that there was once water on Mars, but that doesn’t answer the question of whether or not there is or was life there. But new information from NASA’s Curiosity rover might

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Astronauts can sip espresso in space thanks to PSU’s 3D-printed zero gravity cup

Astronauts can sip espresso in space thanks to PSU’s 3D-printed zero gravity cup

Astronauts have a pretty rough time living in a microgravity environment. Sure, at first there's exhilaration at the whole floating experience, but then one has to learn to pee into a vacuum cleaner and

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This Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World’s Vegetation

This Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World’s Vegetation

Just how much greenery covers the Earth? Now we have an answer, thanks to a new interactive map produced by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that shows how much of the

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NASA planning to launch Orion test flight this week as first step towards Mars missions

NASA planning to launch Orion test flight this week as first step towards Mars missions

NASA plans to launch the first Orion spacecraft this Thursday, in an uncrewed test flight that is the next step on its journey towards a fully fledged mission to Mars. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew

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Made in Space: NASA Creates First-Ever 3D-Printed Object in Space

Made in Space: NASA Creates First-Ever 3D-Printed Object in Space

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station have created the first-ever object to be 3D printed in space. The 3D printer, which was developed by Made in Space, was delivered to the ISS by a

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NASA Charts Real-Time Carbon Emissions in Ultra High-Resolution Climate Model (VIDEO)

NASA Charts Real-Time Carbon Emissions in Ultra High-Resolution Climate Model (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SgmFa0r04 NASA just launched a new high-resolution computer model that gives a stunning look at the yearly movement of carbon emissions through the planet’s

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These Clever Robots Could Tend Gardens and Grow Food in Space

These Clever Robots Could Tend Gardens and Grow Food in Space

A team of University of Colorado graduate students are developing a food gardening system for deep space and potential Martian colonies. The project is an entry in NASA's eXploration HABitat (X-Hab)

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INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

Previously on Inhabitat we've written about Made in Space’s ambitious plans to bring 3D printing to the International Space Station. But how will such technology work when everything is floating? To

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NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener

NASA Tests New Shape-Shifting Flaps to Make Airplanes Greener

Air travel produces roughly 5 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, edging us closer to an era of runaway climate change. As part of an ongoing effort to develop greener planes and reduce the aviation

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New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

A groundbreaking new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has revealed that the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system dates the arrival of

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2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

It's happened again: new data from both NASA and NOAA show that, for the 355th month in a row, September 2014 was hotter than the 20th Century average for the month. Moreover, since September 2014 is the

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NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Over American Southwest was Caused by Coal Mining

NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Over American Southwest was Caused by Coal Mining

NASA scientists have confirmed that satellite data shows a methane hot spot in the southwest United States that is so big that it was ignored for years as a possible instrument error. The cloud of methane

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