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Monday, July 1, 2019



It’d Take a Nuke to Destroy These Futuristic Sneakers From ‘Indestructible Shoes’

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 10:36 AM PDT

Indestructible Shoes are stylish yet rugged.

When it comes to shoes, most of us would love to wear sneakers all the time. They're light. They're comfortable. Best of all, they're stylish. The only problem is that sneakers are not very durable, nor do they offer much protection for your feet. That means they're not very suitable for spending time in the great outdoors or doing work around the house – let alone for physically demanding jobs in construction, security, or food service. However, the folks at Indestructible Shoes are using high-tech fabrics and other advanced materials to change all that. And with the revolutionary Ryder sneaker they've hit the ball out of the park.

As their name implies, Indestructible Shoes specializes in footwear that can take a serious beating. With the Ryder they've created the perfect hybrid shoe that combines the protection and durability of heavy duty work boots with the style and comfort of sneakers.

That may sound impossible, but it's true. See for yourself.

Ryder by Indestructible Shoes

Indestructible Shoes look like sneakers, but are actually heavy-duty work boots.

The Ryder is the perfect combination of style and performance. It's tough enough to wear on a construction site, but stylish enough for anything your weekends throw at you.

The uppers are constructed from moisture-wicking flymesh fabric made from military grade kevlar, which means they are as breathable as they are durable. And while each shoe weighs less than a pound, they still feature European steel toes that offer full protection from crushing falling objects.

You certainly won't find any knit shoes like that at your local Foot Locker.

Steel toes aren't the only protection these shoes offer, though – Ryders are also puncture resistant. The outsoles are made from a military grade material that is extremely flexible and twistable, but at the same time almost completely impenetrable. They feature skid-proof grips, shock-absorption technology, and electric shock insulation. So whether you're walking through a job site on Tuesday, or a jagged creek bed on Sunday, your feet will always be protected.

The Ryder features a no-tie lace closure system for convenience, style, and outstanding support. They come in four stylish colors, including the grey you see here, plus black, green, and pink. And right now they're all on sale for an insanely low $79 –just over 50-percent off the regular price of $160.

The Ryder sneaker from Indestructible Shoes is a groundbreaking shoe. And whether you work in construction and you're sick and tired of giant steel-toed work boots, or you're just a weekend adventurer who enjoys the outdoors and completing projects around the house, this current deal is simply too good to pass up.

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Scientists Want Your Input on Our Alien Response Plan

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 09:12 AM PDT

A massive new survey is designed to determine how the general public feels about aliens and what humans should do if ET ever reaches out.

Message Received

Watch enough movies in which aliens contact humans, and you’ll notice a trend: the people deciding how Earth should respond to the extraterrestrial communications are usually politicians or scientists.

But the UK Seti Research Network (UKSRN) thinks the average person should have a say in how Earth responds if aliens ever decide to say “hello” to humanity.

Power to the People

To that end, the group of UK academics active in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence launched a survey at the Royal Society's summer science exhibition on Monday.

The survey’s purpose? Figure out how the public thinks we should respond to alien contact.

“There is absolutely no procedure enshrined in international law on how to respond to a signal from an alien civilization,” astronomer Martin Dominik told The Guardian. “We want to hear people's views. The consequences affect more people than just scientists.”

I Want to Believe

The survey, which the UKSRN believes will be the biggest of its kind, includes such questions as “Do you think that it is worth searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence?” and “Some people think we should send messages into space even if we don't receive a message first. What is your opinion?”

It also includes questions focused on the best way for experts to share information on alien contact with the public, asking respondents who they would consider a “credible source” — an important line of questioning if we don’t want the public to dismiss real contact with aliens as fake news.

READ MORE: How should we respond to alien contact? Scientists ask the public [The Guardian]

More on aliens: Professor: Belief in Aliens Could Replace Traditional Religion

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Buzz Aldrin: Stephen Hawking Said We Shouldn’t Colonize Mars Yet

Posted: 01 Jul 2019 08:14 AM PDT

Order of Space Operations

In May, astronaut Buzz Aldrin penned a Washington Post op-ed piece calling for a “great migration” of humanity to Mars — but not until after “a sustainable international return to the Moon.”

We now know who was responsible for convincing Aldrin that Moon colonization should precede any similar plans for the Red Planet: late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

Hawking Advice

On June 24, Aldrin received the first Stephen Hawking Medal for Lifetime Achievement at the Starmus festival in Zurich. During the event, the astronaut recounted a meeting with Hawking at the scientist’s Cambridge office.

“[A]t that time I had been anxious that we should make a continuous orbit between Earth and Mars,” Aldrin said, according to The Telegraph, “and he started tapping out letters with his cheek, the way he did… eventually he said, in that computerized voice of his, ‘colonize the Moon first’.”

Pivoting Plans

That encounter with Hawking signaled a turning point in Aldrin’s thinking about humanity’s off-world plans.

“[S]ince that time I realized there are so many things we need to do before we send people to Mars,” Aldrin told the Starmus festival audience, “and the Moon is absolutely the best place to do that.”

READ MORE: Buzz Aldrin: Stephen Hawking persuaded me to go back to the Moon before Mars [The Telegraph]

More on Mars colonization: Buzz Aldrin Calls for “Great Migration of Humankind to Mars”

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