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A record-breaking map of 1.2 million galaxies is revealing new secrets of the universe

Something like 68% of the universe is made up of dark energy, a mysterious force thought to fuel the expansion of the universe. Another 27% is dark …

Why NASA is Legally Required to Go to Jupiter—and Why That's Good

For a planet that has absolutely no chance of harboring life, Jupiter gets a lot of love from Earth. Five NASA spacecraft have flown by or orbited it …

Astronomy

Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

European quantum physicists have done some amazing things over the past few decades: sent single photons to Earth orbit and back, created quantum …

Quantum Computing

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US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing

while(1) { copy_from_stackexchange(); }Computer science (CS) students in the US aren't being taught properly, and their classes are too limited in …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Tesla Model 3 preorders have likely doubled the electric cars sold by GM, Toyota, Ford, BMW, or VW in past 5 years

Three days ago, when Global Equities Research projected more than 300,000 reservations for the Tesla Model 3 electric car by the start of this week, that number seemed outlandish.<p>And yet, by the end of Saturday, the global total had reached 276,000, according to a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>When …

Microsoft CEO: The secret to a harmonious life is to stop obsessing over your smartphone

These include using a personal assistant (Cortana) to manage your calendar, having chat bots interact with you on the internet, and using the HoloLens virtual-reality glasses to impose a 3D virtual world onto your real world.<p>Yet when it comes to balancing work with family and personal life, the CEO …

The clever way British cops got around the encryption on a would-be terrorist's iPhone

Last Friday, a 25-year-old delivery driver from Luton, England, was convicted of planning a terror attack on American soldiers stationed in Britain. Junead Khan was planning to target United States Air Force bases in East Anglia, and communicated online with an ISIS fighter in Syria, The Guardian …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

outerspace

Moon hides Aldebaran on March 4

From the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean – during the evening hours tonight – you can watch the star Aldebaran disappear behind the moon’s dark edge, …

Meet The First Civilian To Successfully Launch A Rocket Into Space

Ky Michaelson is basically Max Valier reincarnated<p>In 1964, high school dropout Ky Michaelson strapped rockets to a motorcycle and successfully rode it down a speedway. Next, he added rockets to a snowmobile and raced it across his frozen home state of Minnesota.<p>The success of these speed runs …

ExoMars: 'giant nose' to sniff out life on Mars prepares for launch

Spacecraft’s Trace Gas Orbiter will seek out methane – usually produced by living organisms – in planet’s atmosphere<p>Space engineers are making final preparations for the launch of a robot spacecraft designed to sniff out signs of life on Mars.<p>Related: ‘Giant nose in the sky’ ready for lift-off in …

Daylight Saving Time Causing Most of United States to Lose Sleep

Yawn. Daylight saving time is upon us.<p>Was it a bit harder to drag yourself out of bed Sunday after losing an hour's sleep Saturday night? We know.<p>But there'll be an extra hour of sunlight in the evening in the months ahead to play ball, take a walk and enjoy the outdoors.<p>The time change officially …