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The Drill Down 475: Manned Mars Missions & More
Mr. BabyMan   |  

The Drill Down 475 Manned Mars Mission 

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Dwayne and Tosin are joined by guest Tom Cheredar to discuss: the NSA quits snooping on your emails, HIV gets fried in the CRISPR, Facebook fumbles, Microsoft goes back to school, Man is going to Mars, and much, much more.

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Celebrating 50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’ …and Beyond (Video)
Empress Eve   |  

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Today, September 8, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek television series, and fans the world over are celebrating this most special occasion! Facebook got in the game by changing up their “Like” emojis with very cute Trek versions, and offering four different Trek profile frames. People on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are posting selfies giving the Vulcan “Live Long and Prosper” salute. And the folks at NASA thanked the franchise for all its inspiration.

Those of us here at GoD Headquarters today celebrated with some Romulan Ale and a Star Trek marathon.

Here below, check out some of the ways in which celebrities and fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and watch the video “Celebrating 50 years of ‘Star Trek’ …and Beyond” that Paramount released for the occasion.

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The Drill Down 441: The Big Payback
Mr. BabyMan   |  

The Drill Down 441

On this week’s podcast, join former The Drill Down co-host Tom Cheredar as we discuss Spotify buries musicians who aren’t exclusive, Facebook kills the Trending Topics team, what to expect from Apple, is there a spy in your iPhone? How the Clinton Campaign is foiling the Kremlin, and have the Russians hacked U.S. voting systems? …and much, much more!

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The Drill Down 433: “Jupiter, We’re Home!”
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week NASA‘s Juno probe reaches Jupiter, the FBI verdict on the Sen. Clinton email scandal, Apple to buy Tidal while fighting Spotify, A fatality using Tesla autopilot, Air Force AI beats human drone pilots,…and much more this week on The Drill Down.

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The Drill Down 356: A Comedic Blow For Freedom
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, Apple ditches Russia, North Korea drops a bomb on Sony… and we sift through the fallout, and 3D printing goes into space. All this, and much much more on The Drill Down.

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The Drill Down 354: ScrÜber
Mr. BabyMan   |  

Uber drivers protest against working conditions outside the company's office in Santa Monica

This week, Apple deletes, AT&T throttles, the NSA hacks, HBO outsources, and Uber, well, what doesn’t Uber do? All this, and much much more.

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The Drill Down 349: Our Marvelous Future
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, some retailers ban Apple Pay in favor of an upcoming service that’s already been hacked, YouTube to offer ad-free subscriptions?, AT&T misled millions and the feds are taking them to court, Fitbit joins the smartwatch race, Marvel plans out its next five years of superhero movies, and much more.

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The Drill Down 343: Building Cool, Block By Block
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, Apple’s iPhone 6 breaks preorder records, Microsoft buys Minecraft, Will you soon be able to subscribe to HBOGo without cable? And man returns to space.

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Portal’s GLaDOS Teams Up With NASA To Teach Nuclear Fusion vs Fission (Video)
Ryan Midnight   |  

Portal GLaDOS

The dry wit of the evil artificial intelligence GLaDOS, voiced with perfect acerbic delivery by actress Ellen McLain, is one of the high points of the Portal video game series. Now GLaDOS has found new purpose as a teaching tool via NASA to discuss the differences between nuclear fusion and fission energy, with McLain returning to provide the distinctive voice. Make no mistake about it, even though this is about learning, GLaDOS is still very much evil!

Check out the full video below.

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‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ Machine Prints Edible Pizza (Video)
The Movie God   |  

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Back in May of last year we dove into the ever-booming world of 3D printing when it was revealed that NASA had given $125,000 to engineer Anjan Contractor to develop a machine that could actually print edible food items for astronauts to eat in space. It sounded right out of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or Star Trek.

The first goal was a favorite of most people: a simple pizza. The machine would print a layer of dough that cooks as the process moves along, then mix a tomato powder with water and oil to create the sauce layer before the final layer of cheese and any protein that might be used is added.

Contractor has made some good progress since then, and a video of the food printing machine in action has been released. You can watch the video of a pizza being printed and see an image of the final product below!

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