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NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

This significant discovery increases the chance of finding life on Mars.

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For years, NASA scientists have been exploring the red planet in search for signs of life. It is not new to us that scientists have also been considering Mars as our future home. But, before that happens, they have to ensure that we’ll have a temperate climate, breathable air, potable water, and viable land to grow crops for food there; all these are fundamental to the survival of human beings, right?

Previous explorations show that there is indeed water on Mars, but it has been in the form of ice. Now, here’s one amazing news:

NASA reveals that there is liquid water on the red planet.

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This recent discovery suggests that the planet is potentially habitable, according to Michael Meyer, head of NASA’s ongoing Mars explorations.

Researchers say that there is a chance of the planet being home to some form of life…

The water flows could direct NASA and other agencies to them.

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Photo credit: Mars Reconnaissance orbiter/University of Arizona/JPL/NASA

In addition, astronauts can land near these sites and collect water from natural sources.

The data gathered from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter confirmed that the “dark, narrow streaks” seen on the planet’s terrain are evidence of liquid water, which were flowing down the hills and canyons of Mars during summer and dry up come autumn as the temperature drops.

The dark streaks are called recurring slope lineae

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Photo credit: NASA/AFP/ Getty Images

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Photo credit: Mars Reconnaissance orbiter/University of Arizona/JPL/NASA

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Photo credit: Mars Reconnaissance orbiter/University of Arizona/JPL/NASA

As early as 2011, NASA scientists have hypothesized that the dark streaks were proof of salty liquid water. Scientists were unsure about its exact mechanism and where the water comes from, although they think that the liquid brines near the surface might help explain the activity.

<h5.These channels were discovered on a slope in the Hellas impact basin.

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Jim Green of NASA said,”Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past. Liquid water has been found on Mars.”

This is a significant finding indeed, but we should remember that the climate on the red planet remains hostile. And until they’ve figured out a feasible way of reversing it, Mars remains uninhabitable for human beings.

H/T: The Guardian, Daily Dot, NASA.gov

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This Revolutionary 3D Printer Is Capable of Printing Human Organs

BioBot 1 is an awesome technology that allows you to print replacement organs.

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With the advent of 3D printing, brilliant people are coming up with interesting ways to utilize this type of technology.

Recently, a company called BioBots piqued a lot of serious interest. According to them, their 3D printers are not merely for printing cute colorful items but they intend to use it for the good of mankind – by making it possible to print human organs.

Their revolutionary 3D printer called the BioBot 1 is now available for the public. And among its unique capabilities is to create objects using living cells.

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Hong Kong Teens Invent Self-Sanitizing Door Handle, Perfect For Public Toilets

Stop the spread of germs with this self-sanitizing toilet door handle!

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Whether you are aware about it or not, it is true that very few things can be dirtier than a public toilet door handle.

According to GoodEarthProducts, "Microorganisms can thrive in door knobs of public toilets due to unhygienic practices. Who knows what bodily wastes and fluids door knobs contain? There’s also the risk of contracting diseases like H1N1, Hepatitis A, Influenza, and Meningitis."

Fortunately, two teens from Hong Kong came up with a viable solution for the problem. Sun Ming Wong, 17 years old, and King Pong Li, 18 years old, created an innovative door handle that utilizes kinetic energy to sanitize itself.

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Flu Develops in the Roof of Your Mouth, Scientists Claim

A recent study revealed that the flu develops in the roof of the mouth and spreads through coughs and sneezes.

Mini Malabanan

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A study published in the journal Nature revealed that flu develops in the roof of the mouth and spreads through coughs and sneezes.

Based on their findings, the soft palate, which separates the back of the mouth and the nasal cavity, plays a crucial in the influenza virus’ ability to travel from one person to another.

Scientists discovered that the inflammation associated with infection in the soft palate causes coughing and sneezing. These actions actually propel the virus out of the mouth enabling it to spread easily.

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