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Everyone Who Whines About Tax Dollars Going To NASA Should See This

I went to space camp and even I didn't know that space exploration was this great for the world.

But here are four more ways space tech is making the world better.

1. The DNA Medical Institute invented a device that instantly analyzes an astronaut's blood.

It's expected to be used in rural areas where access to hospitals and labs is difficult. It's basically a tricorder.


2. Nissan is using NASA ergonomics standards its cars.

NASA's research on neutral body posture has been incorporated in the 2013 Altima. So if you drive a Nissan, you're basically an astronaut.

3. A solar-powered refrigerator was created by a former NASA engineer.

It'll be used to keep vaccines and other temperature-sensitive medical supplies safe in rural or remote areas. Bring it, natural disasters (actually, don't please).

4. Southwest Airlines is using a NASA data-mining algorithm to make its flights safer.

The algorithm is perfect for finding irregular flight data. Nothing to see here, though.

So clearly we should listen to Buzz Aldrin's T-shirt.

via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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