Aidan Patterson

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The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

Atmospheric harvesters will enable arid nations to drink from thin air

As climate change continues to wreak havoc upon the Earth's weather patterns, formerly lush locales like the American West are finding themselves increasingly parched. Perhaps nowhere is that abrupt arridization more pronounced than in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2015, the region has suffered …

UC Berkeley

This Scientist Says He's Invented a Water Bottle That Fully Decomposes in Just 3 Weeks

It's made out of secret materials.<p>A British scientist claims to have invented a plastic-free, single-use water bottle that can decompose within three …

Pollution

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

Fission

Graphene-reinforced concrete is "more than twice as strong" say scientists

UK scientists have found a way to incorporate wonder-material graphene into concrete, greatly increasing the material's strength and water resistance.<p>…

Engineering

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be a ‘manufacturing revolution’

Forthcoming electric crossover will begin production in 2020<p>Elon Musk said that Tesla’s forthcoming electric crossover vehicle, the Model Y, will be a “manufacturing revolution,” even though the automaker is still struggling to get its mass-market Model 3 out of the door and into customers’ …

Tesla

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Physics

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

This Quantum Random Number Generator Can Never Be Hacked

Lotteries, accidents and rolls of dice — the world around us is full of unpredictable events. Yet generating a truly random series of numbers for …

Physicists Just Broke a Quantum Record, Taking Entanglement to a Spooky New Level

Quantum computers, here we come.<p>If we want quantum computers, we're going to need a complex system of quantum entangled particles - particles that …

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Flaxseed-like particles can now grow bone, cartilage tissues for humans

Human stem cells have shown potential in medicine as they can transform into various specialized cell types such as bone and cartilage cells. The …

Engineers create super wood stronger than most metals

<i>New process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter & cheaper</i><p>Engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have found …

Engineering

MIT Engineers Have Built a Device That Pulls Electricity Out of Thin Air

It doesn't need sunlight, batteries, or wind.<p>Temperature changes large and small are happening around us all the time, and scientists have come up …

Revamped collider hunts for cracks in the fundamental theory of physics

NEWS<p>Experiment smashes electrons into positrons to search for unseen particles and problems with overarching physics framework.<p>Elizabeth Gibney<p>Search …

Accelerating light beams in curved space

By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an …

Physics

Genetically engineered probiotics to turn vegetables into cancer-killing agents

Imagine recruiting a strain of gut bacteria to help target and kill cancer cells in your colon? A team from the National University of Singapore …

Is Warming in The Arctic Behind This Year's Crazy Winter Weather?

Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever bills for the U.S. Most of these events involved conditions that align …

NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Oh, the places we'll go!<p>NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches …

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

Net Neutrality

Harvard scientists made a material that creates completely new states of light

Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange – and it’s possible we’ll never exhaust the opportunities to learn more about it.<p>Case in …

The First Interstellar Object to Visit Us Is More Incredible Than We Ever Expected

It has travelled for hundreds of millions of years.<p>The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere isn't just unusual in its …

This Living Light is powered by a houseplant

Imagine a lamp that doesn’t need to be plugged in – and that you have to water once a week. Ermi van Oers is making it happen with this incredible …

MIT researchers develop a system that can store thermal energy for hours

Canned Heat<p>Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced a battery-like system capable of storing thermal energy and …

Clean Energy

Time Travel Is Possible, But We’ll Need Lots Of Negative Energy, Says Astrophysicist

Humans have been fascinated with the elusive idea of time travel for generations, but there’s an astrophysicist who now says that it can actually …

The cost of saving the world is $40 per ton of carbon. Here’s what that means.

This week, diplomats are gathered in Bonn, Germany to hammer out the latest details of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. While the minutiae of the negotiations are important, the real action isn’t at the UN. The climate pact is bottom up, which means it’s up to each country to meet the goals set …

Climate

Nasa map of Earth's seasons over 20 years highlights climate change

Nasa has captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of planet Earth​.<p>The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space.<p>The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the seasons. The varying ocean shades of blue, …

Climate Change

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence of an Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed a new subatomic particle—essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …