Aaron Byrd

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Elon Musk Teases a Big Update in the Race to Mars Coming Soon

He's making it a yearly tradition at this event.<p>With Tesla, the Boring Company, daily SpaceX activities, and a video game hobby, Elon Musk has so …

Space Travel

Netflix's CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service

But Hastings' interest in personalization also extends into a lesser-known realm: education.<p>In 2011, Hastings teamed up with venture capitalist John Doerr to invest $11 million in the growth of math education startup DreamBox Learning. Created in 2006, the program supplements kids' elementary and …

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.<p>The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched …

Space Exploration

How scientists managed to store information in a single atom

In the quest to shrink data storage down into tinier and tinier forms, scientists have scored a very, very small triumph.<p>They did it by creating what’s essentially an incredibly diminutive magnet: It’s just one atom in size, and while it’s not going to be holding birthday cards up on your …

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Selfies

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022

Bring on the superhero vision.<p>Technology giant IBM is known for of making bold predictions about the future, and it's just announced its latest "5 in …

Artificial Intelligence

Ultralight 'super-material' is 10 times stronger than steel

A spongy new super-material could be lighter than the flimsiest plastic yet 10 times stronger than steel.<p>The new super-material is made up of flecks of graphene squished and fused together into a vast, cobwebby network. The fluffy structure, which looks a bit like a psychedelic sea creature, is …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Learning

How much solar energy can your roof make? Just Google it

<b>Marrakech, Morocco (CNN) —</b> If you've ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn't exactly qualify as an impulse purchase.<p>Typically, it involves multiple visits from solar installers.<p>The standard practice in the industry is to go up on the rooftop with a …

Google Earth

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The ISS Looks Like a TIE Fighter in this Supermoon Image

In 1977, the world was imbued with many lessons thanks to <i>Star Wars</i> — one of those being to look twice and make sure a moon really is a moon, and not …

Astronomy

Scientists Discover New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

The new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency.<p>A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity. This technology could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and save money, while …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

Bringing Back The Supersonic Era: Boom’s Planes Are Faster, Cheaper Than The Concorde

Airlines could demand 1,300 of the $200 million 45-seat planes, which are expected to fly from New York to London in less than 3 1/2 hours.<p>If you thought supersonic passenger travel died with the retirement of the Concorde fleet in 2003, get ready for what one company—and Richard Branson—thinks …

Aviation

The Fact and Fiction of the NASA EmDrive Paper Leak

Mach effect pioneer James Woodward breaks down the significance of a leaked paper detailing the successful test run of NASA’s 'impossible engine.'<p>If humanity ever wants to truly explore the outer reaches of our solar system or travel to other stars, we're going to have to build a better engine for …

27 Must-Read Books for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader, or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Lee Kuan Yew

Arrival is a stunning science fiction movie with deep implications for today

One of the year’s best movies is about linguistics, metaphors, and aliens.<p>Science fiction is never really about the future; it’s always about us. And <i>Arrival</i>, set in the barely distant future, feels like a movie tailor-made for 2016, dropping into theaters mere days after the most explosive election …

Science Fiction

Here is Donald Trump's plan for his first 100 days

Donald Trump’s election means that a lotof policy change is coming to Washington, DC — and likely a lot faster than many people realize.<p>In an October speech at Gettysburg, Trump laid out everything he wanted to do in his first 100 days in office as president. (I’ve posted the full text below, via …

Immigration

3 Reliable Dividend Stocks Yielding 7% or More

Dividend stocks are all the rage now, for better or for worse, because bond yields have effectively dried up as the Federal Reserve kept interest …

Smoking’s effects on genes revealed for the first time ever in horrifying study

The full extent of the genetic damage that smoking does to our genes has been revealed for the first time.<p>Smoking just one pack a day can lead to 150 …

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

Matter Is No More Than Fluctuations In Vacuum

Scientists had been striving to explore what lies between planets, stars and galaxies and what medium electromagnetic waves propagate through. James …

Anxiety & Panic Disorder: Dealing with Procrastination

Procrastination can be a common problem for many people with anxiety-related conditions, including panic disorder. There are numerous symptoms of …

These Are the 10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks -- but Are Their Payouts Safe?

High-yielding dividend stocks are attractive to investors looking for income, and companies like <b>CenturyLink</b> (NYSE: CTL), <b>Seagate Technology</b> (NASDAQ: STX), and <b>Ford</b> (NYSE: F) have some of the best dividend yields in the market right now. Yet before you simply go out and buy the 10 highest-yielding …

Lessons From The Greats: How Tesla And Under Armour Can Help You Build Your Startup

Innovation is the heart of any startup and gives it life. It comes in two forms: product innovation and creative design to interface with the market. Product innovation happens when you invent a new product for an existing market like Tesla, or reinvent an existing product like Under Armour. But no …

Under Armour

Technology does not equal innovation, but using technology is often crucial to innovation.

Lately I have been doing things a little different in my workshops. Instead of slowing down and showing step-by-step every little thing that I am …