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Ad Astra: A Reflection on why I like SciFi

Ad Astra

    Ad Astra is a 2019 science fiction movie starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler, and many others. Ad Astra = to the stars… I didn‚Äôt see this movie in the theater, but I did see it on HBO. I thought the film was really good and Brad Pitt gave a great performance…

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October 30th is National Checklist Day (video)

Put it on your checklist that it is National Day, which occurs every year around October 30th. It’s a day that lets you take pride yourself on your organizational skills by celebrating the humble checklist as the innovative tool that has stood the test of time. According to NationalDay.com : Without checklists, we can feel like we‚Äôre juggling a bunch…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Successfully Stows Sample of Asteroid Bennu

Sample

    NASA‚Äôs Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft‚Äôs Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the mission team sent commands to the spacecraft, instructing it to close the capsule ‚Äď marking the end of one of the most challenging phases of the…

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Nissan turns to young artists to brighten untraditional Halloween holiday

Halloween

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ‚Äď Nissan partnered with local high school art students to celebrate the creativity Halloween brings and introduce them to careers in automotive design. While social distancing guidelines may impact traditional Halloween plans this year, new activities involving cars ‚Äď such as haunted drive-ins ‚Äď are becoming more popular. Why not decorate your vehicle in addition to your home…

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VIZIO Rolls Out AMD FreeSync Software Update to 2021 TV Collection

FreeSync

RVINE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —¬†VIZIO, Inc.,¬†the #1 American-based TV brand1, today announces that its ProGaming, available on M-Series Quantum, P-Series Quantum, and P-Series Quantum X, is receiving a performance-enhancing software update, adding AMD FreeSync technology support for effortlessly fluid, tear- and artifact-free gaming performance at virtually any framerate. With the update, VIZIO M-Series TVs are certified for AMD…

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FDA Approves Lotion for Nonprescription Use to Treat Head Lice

head lice

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a lotion to treat head lice for nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), use through a process called a prescription (Rx)-to-OTC switch. The FDA initially approved Sklice (ivermectin) lotion, 0.5% for the treatment of head lice infestation in patients 6 months of age and older as a prescription drug in February 2012. ‚ÄúThe Rx-to-OTC…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx

  Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA‚Äôs¬†OSIRIS-REx¬†mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements ‚Äď acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid‚Äôs surface material. The spacecraft captured images of the sample collector head as it moved…

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Betelgeuse, Supergiant star, smaller, closer than first thought (video)

star

    It will probably be another 100,000 years until the giant red star Betelgeuse dies in a fiery explosion, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. This is based on a¬†study from The Australian National University (ANU), led by¬†Dr¬†Meridith¬†Joyce. The research not only gives Betelgeuse a new lease on life,¬†but¬†shows it is¬†both¬†smaller and closer¬†to Earth¬†than…

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Comedy Short Wichita Sheds Lights on Modern Marriage and Betrayal (video)

Comedy short

(Los Angeles, CA) ‚Äď October 25, 2020. Comedy short film Wichita continues its festival tour at the Austin Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Festival du Cin√©ma¬†International Rouyn-Noranda and many more. Moreover, Wichitawas¬†recently awarded the¬†honorable mention at the LA FEMME Film Festival in Los Angeles. Wichita (Trailer): https://vimeo.com/400344886   The five- minute heart-racing mini comedic thriller by creative duo Sergine Dumais (director) and…

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