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First Drive Test of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

First Drive Test of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

First Test Drive of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Engineers took NASA’s next Mars rover for its first spin. The test took place at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the rover was built. Other Mars 2020 team members watched from above. The rover is scheduled to launch in summer 2020 And arrive at Mars on Feb. …

Expanding Psychedelic Medicine – Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

Expanding Psychedelic Medicine – Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

(ambient music) – MAPS is the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, started 33 years ago. And its purpose was as a non-profit pharmaceutical company to try to bring psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy into legal practice, medical practice by prescription. MAPS is expanding at an incredible rate. We’re expanding, not just the number of people that are being …

Twas the Night Before the Periodic Table

music ‘Twas a night in St. Petersburg, when all through the house. Not a beaker was stirring, and the burners were doused. The acids and bases were corked up with care, awaiting tomorrow’s experiments in pristine glassware. The lab assistants were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of tenured positions danced in their …

OPS-SAT: the flying laboratory

OPS-SAT: the flying laboratory

Sometimes the greatest things come in the smallest of packages. This is certainly true for ESA’s new OPS-SAT, a small CubeSat, which will be launched together with CHEOPS in December 2019. This little satellite is only 30cm high but contains a powerful experimental computer many times more powerful than on any current ESA spacecraft. It …

Does LSD Really Have A Medical Use?

Does LSD Really Have A Medical Use?

Have you ever really looked at your hands? I mean, like, really looked at them? [voice pitch dropping] First of all, they are huge, and your fingers only bend one way! [normal voice] At Woodstock in 1969, people made these kinds of revolutionary discoveries and more… aided by the psychedelic drugs they were taking, like …