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Google uses DeepMind AI to cut data center energy bills

The AI successfully reduced power consumption by 15 percent overall<p>The amount of energy consumed by big data centers has always been a headache for tech companies. Keeping the servers cool as they crunch numbers is such a challenge that Facebook even built one of its facilities on the edge of the …

Artificial Intelligence

If you love Harry Potter, you're more likely to hate Donald Trump

A new study from a University of Pennsylvania professor found that those who have read about the famous boy wizard have an unfavorable view of the Republican presidential nominee.<p>It only gets worse for The Donald because opinions drop even more if people have read all seven books.<p>The study, "Harry …

Books

Elon Musk’s Master Plan: Solar power, Tesla trucks, self-driving cars and car-sharing

Musk is already developing electric and eventually autonomous trucks and buses.<p>Elon Musk just revealed the highly anticipated sequel to his original "master plan" (circa 2006). As suspected, the first part of that four-part plan is all about solar energy while the rest focuses on electric and …

Tesla

World’s most sensitive dark matter detector completes search

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the …

This Mind-Bending 3D Map Of The Universe Includes The Dark Matter We Can’t See

Today’s explorers are charting 1.2 million galaxies and the acoustic waves formed at the beginning of time.<p>Scientists have put together a map of the universe, a 3D behemoth representing 650 billion cubic light years, home to 1.2 million galaxies. But of course, being scientists, they didn’t send …

Canada’s Rapidly ‘Greening’ North is Bad News For Everyone

A new study shows the Arctic is turning green.<p>Going green sounds like a good thing, but not in Canada's north. There, a changing climate and warmer temperatures are transforming semi-frozen tundra into grass for much of the year.<p>Almost 30 percent of the land area of Canada and Alaska together is …

Global Warming

SpaceX appears to be on track for Mars by 2018, but has legal hurdles to clear

Elon Musk's SpaceX made waves by announcing in late April that it planned to field a Mars mission by 2018. While those plans appear to be on track, legal and political issues remain. Based on what Digital Trends has learned, the company is doing what it needs to do to make sure it's clear …

Hubble Space Telescope

SpaceX Is Already Working on Legal Approval for Its 2018 Mars Flight

The FAA is already working with SpaceX to ensure its Mars mission complies with the international Outer Space Treaty.<p>I've been to the Humans to Mars Summit, an annual conference thrown by Explore Mars about speeding up human colonization of the Red Planet, a few times. It's always fun, but it's …

USDOT

Humans on Mars: Scouting Needed for Red Planet Resources

NASA's quest to put boots on Mars in the 2030s is advancing, bolstered by new studies about a multifunction, next-generation Mars orbiter and the …

Mars Orbiter

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Curiosity Mars rover completes its second Martian year

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover today completes its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has …

Ann Arbor

How politics could disrupt the SpaceX rocket revolution

Landing rocket boosters on an open-ocean platform has been a massive engineering hurdle for SpaceX.<p>Politics are proving to be a different sort of challenge.<p>As competition in the satellite-launch sector intensifies, the battle between traditional aerospace giants and upstart companies backed by tech …

Boeing Falters, And Now Only SpaceX Will Carry Astronauts in 2017

The Starliner gets pushed back, leaving only Elon Musk's Dragon able to fly astronauts in 2017.<p>The Boeing Starliner, one of two new spacecraft meant to break the Russian stranglehold on sending people to orbit, has hit a snag. Originally scheduled to start flying next year, the Starliner won't …

SpaceX Has Hired a Legendary Costume Designer to Create Their Own Spacesuits

Movie spacesuits almost always look better than their real world counterparts. That’s probably why SpaceX has tapped legendary costume designer Jose …

Elon Musk wants a war with the fossil fuel industry

The fossil fuel industry is not exactly beloved, but it has us in a bind since we’re still so dependent on oil for our energy needs. <i>The Guardian</i> …

3tags.org

Elon Musk: 'We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry'

Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk has accused politicians of bowing to the “unrelenting and enormous” lobbying power of the fossil fuel industry, warning that a global “revolt” may be needed to accelerate the transition to more sustainable energy and transport systems.<p>Speaking at the World Energy …

Fossil Fuels

What a Clinton and Trump presidency would mean for space exploration

NASA's funding — and, by extension, what space exploration missions it can actually pull off — is closely tied to the president's ideas, and whether or not Congress approves the budget the president asks for.<p>Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton is getting …

Space Exploration

SpaceX Sticks Its Fastest Ever Drone Ship Landing

We’re so used to hearing “we have blast off” as one of our aerospace colloquialisms. Now we’re going to have to get used to adding “and …

Elon Musk

3tags.org

Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

Build green or don’t build at all. That’s the message behind a new San Francisco law effective in January 2017. By that date, all new buildings must …

San Francisco
Literature

Self-driving robots will soon be running your delivery errands in the US

In the near future, if you need a few things from Amazon, or perhaps you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning, there’s a chance a small robot will deliver your goods right to your front door.<p>No, this won’t be a drone dropping something from the skies. A six-wheeled robot from Starship Technologies, …

Robotics

Is Tesla Going Into The Public Transit Industry?

One of the biggest problems in modern cities is public transit. Many of the suburbs that surround cities are too far away from public transit stops to make building out bus lines for them workable, let alone able to financially support themselves, and then there’s the issue of getting to your job …

Literature
Medical Technology

SpaceX Is Planning to Build a Martian City • Regal Tribune

SpaceX and Mars One are officially racing to build the first colony on the Red Planet.<p>Elon Musk founded SpaceX with the intention of stepping foot on …

Could Time Travel Be Possible? Here Is What Some Scientists Say About the Theory

Time travel is a familiar subject of science fiction and fantasy stories, from H.G. Wells to Rod Serling to <i>Hot Tub Time Machine.</i> But could time …

Physics

So How Exactly Do We Get To Alpha Centauri?

The star system is 25 trillion miles away<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project, announced today by Yuri Milner, plans to use giant lasers to launch tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. While using laser cannons for spacecraft propulsion might sound like science fiction, previous research …