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Is this a photo of Margaret Hamilton standing next to Apollo Project code that she wrote?

The image below is widely circulated on Facebook: The caption says: Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, stands next to the code she wrote by hand and that was used to ...
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Is NASA working on warp drive?

I am cynical about a report on Gizmodo that NASA is developing Warp Drive. This was trending on Google Plus tonight and gathering a bit of attention.
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Does the EM drive (electromagnetic drive) work despite the apparent lack of propellant?

In recent headlines, a supposed EM drive, or RF resonant cavity thruster, has been reported to produce thrust despite the apparent lack of any propellant. The drive is purported to work by pushing ...
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Was this pile of code written by a single team of software engineers? [closed]

This article reads: [This is a] picture of her next to the code she and her colleagues wrote for the Apollo 11 guidance computer that made the moon landing possible. [..] To clarify, there are no ...
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Could the USA have a secret colony on Mars?

I've read a number of articles suggesting that the USA has a Mars colony, including (if I recall correctly, but I can't find the link now) one where an official in China stated that they believed the ...
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