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MIT Open Courseware...why even attend college

Free Ivy League Education: Access Over 2,000 Classes From MIT For Nothing | Begs The Question “Why Even Attend College?”

by CHIRPon August 4, 2016
This is a repost from our friends over at Futurism and was written by the founder of CHIRP. ‘Over the past 15 years, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has been recording and compiling lectures/course material from over 2,200 of their courses and have made it all available for free on their Open Course Ware website. Is […]
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New Stem Cell Fillings Allow Teeth to Regenerate

by CHIRPon July 8, 2016
Eliminating the need for root canals, scientists have developed a way to regenerate teeth with stem cells. The team behind the new discovery have earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for what judges called a “new paradigm for dental treatments.” Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard have revolutionized the way we […]

Ehang 184 Passenger Drone

Nevada to Begin Testing Autonomous Passenger Drones

by CHIRPon June 15, 2016
Chinese company EHang and the state of Nevada are set to test automated flying passenger drones by the end of this year! With flying passenger drones only a thing of science fiction, with the advances in drone technology in the past few years, they are more a reality than ever. Called the Ehang 184 Passenger Drone, […]

Watch This Time-Lapse of NASA’s Expandable Habitat Inflating On The ISS

by CHIRPon May 31, 2016
Just this past Saturday, NASA successfully deployed the first ever expandable habitat on the ISS (International Space Station). Astronaut Jeff Williams inflated the habitat called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) with the help from ground control. Controlling a valve, he gradually released air into the module in about 25 short bursts. By inflating the expandable habitat in bursts, […]

New Anti-Earthquake Bed

New Anti-Earthquake Bed Could Save Your Life In A Severe Earthquake

by CHIRPon May 30, 2016
A new bed developed by ‘Dahir Instant’ may be the future of bed construction for communities developed in areas prone to heavy earthquakes. With a number of different designs to fit into many different living spaces, the Anti-Earthquake beds are essentially a chamber built around the bed that is completely hidden from sight during normal […]

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India Has Successfully Launched And Recovered A Reusable Space Craft

by CHIRPon May 26, 2016
India has just joined the reusable space craft game, and they’re rocket looks awesome. Launched and recovered just this week by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) around 9 AM local time, the rocket reached a height of 43 miles and then safely glided to a landing. At only 7-meters long, the prototype reusable spacecraft is […]
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New Windowless Airplane Can Display Whatever You Desire

by CHIRPon May 25, 2016
Transportation
This new airplane developed by ‘Technicon Design France’ has no windows. Saving money, making manufacturing less complex and keeping the plane light, the windowless design is practical from a financial and efficiency stand point. But what makes it even cooler? The inside of the fuselage is completely covered with OLED panels. These panels display either […]

Uber Driverless Car In Pittsburgh

New Driverless Uber Being Tested In Pittsburgh

by CHIRPon May 25, 2016
With all the advances in driverless cars over the past few years, it was only a matter of time until the pre-booked ride kings ‘Uber’ got into the game. Now it’s official, they are testing a driverless Uber on the streets of Pittsburgh. “If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks you might see […]

The Center of Earth Is Younger Than The Surface

by CHIRPon May 24, 2016
Have you ever wondered how old Earth is? We’ll, if you’re not religious, science shows that the earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. Now have you thought about how old the center of our Earth is? Common sense would lead you to believe it’s the same age, but new calculations show that the center […]

Zapping Clouds With Lasers Could Cool The Planet

Shooting Clouds With Lasers Could Potentially Lower The Planet’s Temperature

by CHIRPon May 22, 2016
Our planets temperature is rising every year. Scientists and thinkers alike have been trying to come up with a way to reverse this trajectory of rising temperatures. It seems that they may have just figured out how to…at east in a small way. Reported in Science Advances, it’s been discovered that zapping tiny ice particles within cirrus clouds breaks them […]