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Demonstrators Who Brought Guns and an Opposing Message: ‘Shoot Back’

SALT LAKE CITY — Dallas Johnson, 18, stood at the top of a hill here on Saturday, flanked by men with pistols and children gripping protest signs.<p>He held a pole, and a giant flag flapped above him, bearing a rifle and a message in black: “Come and take it.”<p>Hundreds of thousands of people marched in …

Guns

MAD Architects' Harbin Opera House Through the Lens of Andres Gallardo

Andres Gallardo, a self-taught photographer from Spain, captures the poetry and theatricality of MAD Architects' Harbin Opera House in a series of …

Which Architecture Firms Are Building the Most in New York City?

In an industry-affiliated overshadowed by the so-called ‘starchitects’, do we really know who is dominating in the field of architecture? Often it is …

Primeval salt shakes up ideas on how the atmosphere got its oxygen

Ancient sea salt drilled from a geologic basin in Russia is providing dramatic new clues as to how Earth’s early atmosphere became …

Geology

A beginner’s guide to solar power

A beginner’s guide to solar power sponsored<p>Using the sun to power your home is now an option for New Zealand families.<p>Using the sun to power your …

The Lincoln Continental Will Get Suicide Doors

Rear-door-opening chauffeur not included.<p>Lincoln Media Center<p>Rumors of the Lincoln Continental's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Despite …

SpaceX disrupted GPS by opening a hole in the ionosphere

A Falcon 9 launch in 2017 momentarily disrupted GPS signals by tearing a hole in the Earth’s atmosphere<p>Like skimming a rock across a pond, rocket …

Tech Giant Microsoft Signs Largest Corporate Solar Agreement in the U.S.

By Katrine Tilgaard Petersen<p>Microsoft has announced the single largest corporate purchase of solar power ever seen in the U.S., signing an agreement …

This Glass Could Turn Our Homes, Cars, And Screens Into Power Plants

Scientists have turned transparent glass into a temperature-activated material that can block sunlight and generate electricity.<p>You’ve probably seen conductive windows that can shade you from sunlight at the click of a button. Now, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are …

Apple staff repeatedly walk into glass walls at Foster-designed campus, claim sources

Emergency services have treated Apple staff for injuries caused by walking into glazed walls at the company's new Foster + Partners-designed Apple …

Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased the Number of Asteroids We Can Mine

Asteroid mining is about more than just heading up into space and bringing back a rock full of platinum—you actually need to land something on just …

This Giant B-2 Replica Is How Airmen Train To Load Weapons Onto A Stealth Bomber

It's the largest contraption of its kind and is key in teaching ground crews how to load the B-2 up with some of the deadliest weapons on …

World's first floating wind farm performing well beyond expectations

<b>We knew that floating wind farms could be cheaper to install. But how would they actually perform?</b><p>We've been following the story of Hywind, the …

The US appears to be quietly preparing for nuclear war with North Korea

While much of the world has celebrated the progress in talks between North Korea and South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month, as well as an apparent thaw in tensions with North Korea, the US has taken steps to move heavy firepower to the region.<p>And though the US says it …

North Korea

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet has officially entered service

Ready to "safeguard China's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity."<p>The People's Liberation Army Air Force has officially deployed its J-20 stealth fighters to frontline fighter squadrons. Shen Jinke, a PLAAF spokesman, told the Xinhua News Agency that the new fighters were ready to …

Military

Trump Fears Next Election Will Be Decided by Americans

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump is “scared to death” that the 2020 Presidential election will be decided by Americans, an aide to Trump has confirmed.<p>The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump is panicking over a doomsday scenario in which Americans, …

Foster + Partners Designs Lakeside Headquarters for the PGA Tour

Foster + Partners has revealed designs for the new headquarters of the PGA TOUR to be located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Located on a large …

The 747 Had a Great Run. But Farewell Doesn’t Mean the End.

MARANA, Ariz. — There may be no airliner as recognizable as the Boeing 747, the world’s first jumbo jet, with its iconic hump of an upper deck. For aviation fans, the introduction of the “Queen of the Skies” was a triumph of engineering and grace: unprecedented size and speed with spiral-staircase …

Aviation

Inside the Rock 'n' Roll Life of Mexican Architect Michel Rojkind

Today, Michel Rojkind is widely known as one of Mexico's most successful, and at times flamboyant, architects of the 21st century. But in spite of …

Can molten salt make 24-hour solar energy possible?

Producing Energy With Molten Salt<p>Alongside solar and wind power, clean energy companies are also looking into using salt to generate electricity — …

Researchers develop more efficient conversion method for solar energy

Researchers at the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to …

Nanotech

At White House women’s event, Sarah Sanders told women to ask men for jewelry. Then things got weird.

"We’re going to have to send some people your way... my secret skill, matchmaking."<p>During a White House event on Tuesday entitled “A Conversation …

Sarah Sanders

Frank Lloyd Wright’s final house hits the market for $3.25 million

Frank Lloyd Wright’s final project, the Norman Lykes House, is back on the market for $3.25 million after failing to secure a buyer at a higher …

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.<p>The tally leaves supporters just one Republican vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution of …

Net Neutrality

Foster + Partner's Apple Park Visitor's Center Opens to the Public

The Visitor's Center at Apple's new Cupertino campus has opened to the public. As the public face of a vast complex designed by Foster + Partners, …

Architecture

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

Archaeology

A Material That Throws Heat into Space Could Soon Reinvent Air-Conditioning - MIT Technology Review

Eli Goldstein, a fresh-faced cofounder of SkyCool Systems, pulled open the garage door on the side of the Stanford spinout's cramped workspace in …

Porsche installs its first high-speed electric car chargers

Porsche knows that electric vehicles are the future, and it just took a big step to prepare for that future. The performance car brand just opened a new office in Berlin, and the new facility includes the company's first two ultra-fast 800-volt chargers (one is pictured below). They can 'only' …

Amelia Earhart Captured and Killed? New Evidence Debunks History Channel’s Crazy Theory

A new photo supposedly shows the aviatrix was taken alive, but eyewitness testimony unearthed by The Daily Beast shows the claim is false.<p>A new …

Airplanes