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Celebrating The Legacy Of Ernest Tubb's Historic Record Shop
Ernest Tubb's historic record shop closes its doors for the last time. Tubb was the first to introduce the electric guitar to the Grand Ole Opry. "Midnite Jamboree" was the second-longest-running country radio show in history.
This Groundbreaking Wearable Device Takes Ultrasound Images of Injuries During Exercise in Real-Time
A bioengineer from George Mason University has developed a groundbreaking wearable ultrasound system that can provide real-time information on muscle tissues during physical activities. The innovation allows for immediate detection of muscular or skeletal injuries, giving medical professionals and patients valuable insights into muscle function during rehabilitation and workouts. The wearable ultrasound system is not only portable and cost-effective but also has wide-ranging applications, from guiding recovery in stroke patients to assessing balance.
This Kind Driver Stopped Traffic to Help a Young Boy Stuck in the Snow
In a heartwarming incident captured on video, a quick-thinking and compassionate driver came to the rescue of a small child struggling to climb a snowbank left by snow plows after being dropped off by a school bus. Despite the bus driving away, leaving the child vulnerable near traffic, the attentive passerby used his own car to block vehicles and ensure the boy's safety. The selfless act has garnered praise and gratitude from online commenters, highlighting the positive impact of individuals who step up to help others in moments of need.
How NASA is Helping Study One of the World’s Most Diverse Ecosystems
In a collaborative effort between NASA and an international team of researchers, South Africa's Greater Cape Floristic Region, recognized as a World Heritage Site, is under study to better understand its diverse ecosystems. The Biodiversity Survey of the Cape initiative employs NASA's tools to gather data on the region's terrestrial, freshwater, and marine biodiversity. The project aims to enhance future satellite missions focused on studying plants and animals, offering valuable insights into the intricate ecosystems of the biodiverse hotspot.
Luna Luna: The Art World's Beloved Amusement Park Has Found a Home Once Again
n a heartening turn of events, Luna Luna, an avant-garde amusement park conceived by notable artists like Keith Haring, Salvador Dalí, and David Hockney in the 1970s, has reemerged after nearly 40 years. After its debut in Hamburg in 1987, Luna Luna found itself quietly stored in the Texas desert. A chance discovery by New York creative director Michael Goldberg, with support from rapper Drake, led to the unboxing and restoration of Luna Luna in Los Angeles, unveiling a dazzling and unexpected art-historical treasure for a new generation to experience.
These Tree Roots Are 385 Million Years Old and Tell a Fascinating Tale
In New York's Catskill mountain range, a 385-million-year-old fossilized forest is providing paleobotanists with insights into the evolutionary origins of woody deciduous trees, particularly their root systems. The study focuses on the Devonian tree ancestor Archaeopteris, revealing that trees developed sturdy and intricate root systems early on, providing them with a metabolic advantage. This ancient tree, with its broad leaves and advanced roots, played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's environment.
This Sculptor Made a Life-Sized Chocolate Sculpture of Willy Wonka
In a delightful tribute to the iconic Willy Wonka, chocolate sculptor Jen Lindsey-Clark has created a life-size figure of the whimsical character, standing at 6ft 2in tall and crafted entirely from 100kg of Belgian chocolate. The labor of love took over five weeks to complete and was unveiled in Trafalgar Square ahead of the release of "Wonka." Lindsey-Clark, who expressed her love for chocolate from a young age, brings a touch of magic to her confectionery creations, describing the opportunity to sculpt the beloved character as a "real honour."
This Christmas Song is Number 1 on the Charts 65 Years After Its Release
Brenda Lee's classic holiday anthem, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," has achieved a remarkable milestone by reaching Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, a whopping 65 years after its initial release. In a heartwarming interview, Lee shared the story of recording the song at the tender age of 13 and credited the movie "Home Alone" for propelling the timeless tune to newfound popularity. This festive triumph serves as a testament to the enduring magic of holiday classics and the joy they continue to bring generations later.
These High School Students Lifted a Car to Save a Family Trapped Underneath
A group of high school students in Utah displayed incredible heroism as they rushed to the aid of a mother and her 2 children trapped underneath a vehicle. In a dramatic scene captured on video, about 20 students at Layton Christian Academy lifted the car an inch or two off the ground, allowing the mother and children to be pulled to safety. The quick and courageous actions of the students, along with the assistance of a senior airman and others, helped save the family's lives in a remarkable demonstration of unity and bravery.
Meet the Teenager Who Just Became the Youngest Person to Pass the California State Bar Exam
Peter Park, a law clerk at the Tulare County District Attorney's Office, has become the youngest person to pass the State Bar of California exam at the age of 17. The State Bar applauded Park's achievement, emphasizing that passing the California Bar exam is a significant accomplishment at any age. Park, who began high school at 13 and simultaneously pursued a four-year juris doctor program, expressed that the challenging journey was "worth it," and he was sworn in as an attorney at the age of 18.
Here's Why 2024 is Going to be an Incredible Year for Spaceflight
In 2024, space enthusiasts can anticipate an array of exciting missions, including an unprecedented number of lunar expeditions. Private and public initiatives will send robotic explorers to the Moon, with NASA's crewed Artemis 2 mission taking center stage in November. Beyond lunar missions, the year will witness significant developments such as Sierra Space's Dream Chaser spaceplane, Boeing CST-Starliner's crewed flight, the inaugural launch of Europe's Ariane 6 rocket, and Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket aiming for an Earth orbit mission in August.