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Could Proxima Centauri Be Our Interstellar Getaway?

This month we could find out Earth's "twin" is orbiting our nearest stellar neighbor.<p>What if our planet becomes unlivable and our future selves …

Universe

Anyone can buy a Microsoft HoloLens now, no sign-up required

Microsoft first released HoloLens back in March, but it was a relatively small batch limited to developers. Now anyone can buy one – no sign up required.<p>The news coincides with the Windows 10 Anniversary update, which technically applies to the HoloLens too (and the Xbox).<p>With the update, Microsoft …

Apps

Ancient execution: 80 shackled skeletons found in Greek cemetery (PHOTOS)

A discovery has been made in Greece that might chill you to the bone. At least 80 skeletons were unearthed at an ancient cemetery, their wrists bound …

Why does gravity move at the speed of light?

Newton thought it was instantaneous, but the story is much richer than that!<p><i>“The fact that gravitational damping is measured at all is a strong</i> …

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Can It Take Over?

Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk first warned us about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk then turned around and with other technologists put $1B into starting a nonprofit research effort - OpenAI just to "keep an eye on it"! Facebook, Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Shopify and others are …

The First Step Toward Alpha Centauri: Sailing To Mars

Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use lasers to launch chip-sized probes at more than 25 percent the speed of light for 20-year journeys to Alpha Centauri. However, well before this project begins an …

Engineering

Robot home can anticipate and cater to your needs

Ashutosh Saxena, the founder of a startup called Brain of Things, believes an automated home might make more sense than automated cars in the long run. We spend more time inside our houses, after all. That's the reason his company is building "robot homes" in three locations in California. They …

Revelations in the Valley of the Kings: what has been found since King Tut’s coffin?

The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun nearly a century ago was far from the end of archaeological revelations in Egypt’s famed royal cemetery. …

Photos: Inside Georgia's Massive New Nuclear Reactors

Plant Vogtle<p>[All images via Georgia Power.]<p>Stepping inside a nuclear reactor is a terrible idea. But thanks to <b>Georgia Power</b>, who is currently constructing two nuclear power units in far eastern Georgia, everyone can get a glimpse inside the construction of these towering behemoths without fear of …

Fusion Reactor 'Breakthrough' Could Finally Hold The Key To Giving Us Clean, Abundant Power

Researchers may finally have overcome one of the biggest obstacles to making nuclear fusion live up to its dream of giving us clean, virtually …

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The …

License Plates

Meet a Startup Making a New Kind of Safer, Smaller Nuclear Reactor

When serial entrepreneur Kam Ghaffarian, an Iranian-American who co-founded space contractor SGT, went on a spiritual retreat years ago in the South …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

The first in a new series on the world’s most important works of nonfiction is an engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s ‘neighbours from hell’ – mankind<p>• Introducing the 100 best nonfiction books of all time<p>• What should make the list?<p>The human animal knows that it is …

Books

Why we are prone to sudden 'snaps' of rage and what we can do to control them

We like to believe that we are in control of our actions, but sometimes we are not. A sudden incident can overtake the conscious will and launch us …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

One of the most beautiful collections of free iPhone and Android wallpapers we’ve ever seen

We have spent a fair amount of time over the years hunting down high-quality wallpapers and sharing them with our readers. We’ve even shown you how …

Hubble Space Telescope

World Economic Forum: Robots And Artificial Intelligence To Wipe Out 5.1 Million Jobs By 2020

The human race should be braced for robots taking 5.1 million of our jobs, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned.<p>In a report titled 'The Future …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA releases amazing close-up photos of active sand dunes on Mars

<b>NASA has released incredible images of sand dunes on Mars.</b><p>This is the first time anyone has been able to study active sand dunes on another planet, …

Stephen Hawking Just Published a New Solution to The Black Hole Information Paradox

How black holes can erase information, but also retain it.<p>Last year, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking hinted at research he and a couple …

How China accumulated $28 trillion in debt in such a short time

While no one is panicking just yet, there sure are an increasing number of people — including analysts at UBS and Macquarie— who are talking about <i>when</i> it might be appropriate to <i>consider</i> panicking.<p>To recap, China's total debt is about $28 trillion, larger than that of the United States or …

15 Essential Jazz Albums to Know (and Own)

Joe Locke is a renowned jazz vibraphone player who has recorded with everyone from Grover Washington Jr. and Kenny Barron to the Münster Symphony …

The Robots are Coming! Will the American Economy Produce Enough Jobs?

<b>by Philip Kotler</b><p>Look at the picture below. What do you see?<p>A manufacturing process, with no workers in sight.<p>We humans have been replaced by robotic arms and artificial intelligence.<p>Think of an Amazon distribution center. Most of the ordered books and goods are picked up by robotic arms and …

New evidence for Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance.”

Scientists say it is the closest they’ve come to real magic. In October, a team of physicists in the Netherlands reported in the journal <i>Nature</i> the …

What deficit? House GOP leads passage of $650-billion tax-break package

By approving a massive package of tax breaks Thursday, House Republicans -- who have made deficit-slashing the holy grail of their majority -- just piled on nearly $650 billion in red ink.<p>The 318-109 vote, part of a sweeping budget deal expected to clear Congress by week's end, was supported by …

Taxes

The Tesla AutoPilot - An In-Depth Look At The Technology Behind the Engineering Marvel - Page 2 of 6

A Brief Overview of DNNs and Autopilot Sensors<p><b>I think a (very) basic introduction on general Autopilot technology and DNNs is in order.</b> Those already …

See Earth every day from a million miles away, thanks to NASA’s EPIC website

Today NASA paid off on its promise to launch a website featuring daily images from the Deep Space Climate Observatory – and it’s spectacular.<p>The …