Valentijn Berends

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Maker of fearsome animal robots is edging into the light

It's never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely.<p>For nine years, the secretive firm — which got its start with U.S. military funding — has unnerved people around the world with YouTube videos of experimental …

The Trump Administration is Interested in Extracting Resources From The Moon

Supporting NASA<p>President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget leaves most of NASA‘s funding intact, with the total budget coming in at $19.1 …

Are Genetically Modified Astronauts Key To Colonizing Mars?

The future of space travel is no longer limited to NASA, private citizens like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are exploring space travel as well.<p>With more …

How Does Something Come Out of Nothing? A Cosmic Tale

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Pankaj S. Joshi, PhD<p>The question of where the universe came from isn’t solved by pointing to the big bang, because this begs the question of where it came from. In physics creation is often dubbed “something out of nothing,” meaning that the entire observable cosmos emerged …

Black Holes

Apple acquisition hints at deep automation in iOS

You've had a number of built-in options to automate tasks on the Mac over the years, such as AppleScript and Automator, but you've had to turn to third-party apps like IFTTT to do similar things on iOS. You might not have to lean so much on outside help going forward, though. Apple has confirmed …

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

This private jet would get you from London to New York in 11 minutes

The Antipode would travel at 24 times the speed of sound and could get from New York to Sydney in half an hour<p>In today's world of on-demand services and non-stop connectivity, a seven-hour flight across the Atlantic can feel interminable.<p>But a new design for a luxury business jet could get you from …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

Tiny 'Lunar IceCube' Spacecraft Could Help NASA Build A Moon Mine

No relation to the rapper<p>NASA can afford to set up a permanent, manned station on the moon, according to a recent study. By working with private companies and turning water into rocket fuel, say the study authors, colonizing the moon would practically pay for itself. Such a base would cost 90 …

Space Exploration