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This Bricklaying Robot Can Build Low-Cost Houses In Two Days

At 1,000 bricks an hour, the machine is going to put a human to shame.<p>A new bricklaying robot–designed to build an entire house in two days–was originally created to help meet labor shortages. But the robot can also cut construction waste and save so much money that it could be a viable way to …

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?<p>When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — …

NASA Cuts Feed!

I have spent much time in postings discussing the anomalous objects seen on the International Space Station feeds and I think its time to put it into an article so I can stop repeating myself. I have been asked to analyze many such images and video so I want to clarify some information about these …

Dimensional Reduction: The Key To Physics' Greatest Mystery?

What if the Universe – and fundamentally, space itself – were like a pile of laundry?<p><i>Have one.</i> <i><br>See this laundry pile? Looks just like our universe.</i> <i><br>No?</i> <i><br>Here, have another.</i> <i><br>See it now? It’s got three dimensions and all.</i> <i><br>But look again.</i> <i><br>The shirts and towels? They’re not truly three-dimensional. They’re</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Kano's DIY computer kit is going on sale at Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble

A Kickstarter project reaches the pinnacle of retail<p>Kano, a simple computer kit which began as a Kickstarter project three years ago, has gone on to become a bona fide hit. It raised 15 times more than its goal and has shipped over 100,000 kits to customers in countries around the world. Today it’s …

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

Scientists Release Air that Has Been Trapped for 800 Million Years

Our finding answers one big question: Did life come first or atmospheric oxygen?”<p>Breathable, oxygen-rich air is a valuable commodity in the universe, as the movie <i>Spaceballs</i> so poignantly chronicles. But reconstructing the rise of the delightfully oxygenated air we all know and love is "a famously …

US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war

If a major war ever happens, low-Earth orbit could turn into a combat zone. To that end, the US Air Force Space Command has created the "Space Mission Force" to train soldiers to operate military satellites in response to threats. "Adversaries have developed and fielded capabilities to disrupt and …

Secrets of the Silk Road emerge from ancient latrine pit in China

The ancient Silk Road is widely known as the main route for tea, silks and spices to be transported from the ancient world to Europe 2,000 years ago.<p>But new research - conduced in an ancient toilet - confirms that travellers may have been taking more than just goods for market along huge distances …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Restricted Areas: Haunting images of abandoned Soviet hardware

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Did Exxon Lie About Global Warming?

At 9 a.m., ExxonMobil’s shareholders start to file into Dallas’ Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for their annual meeting. Security personnel check …

Climate

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will soon reach Jupiter and start unlocking the planet’s secrets

The vehicle will insert itself into Jupiter's orbit on July 4th<p>NASA is celebrating Independence Day this year by putting a spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter. The space agency’s Juno mission is slated to arrive at the massive planet on the night of July 4th, after having traveled across more than …

NASA Is Putting SpaceX's Crew Dragon Through The Wringer

Making sure the capsule performs well under pressure<p>In a spacecraft that's built to carry humans, the "pressure vessel" is the part of the structure the astronauts inhabit on their way to the International Space Station. The pressure vessel keeps air in and the vacuum of space out, and maintains a …

Brexit’s ‘Meaning’? Globalization Sucks.

After decades reporting from around the world, the author concludes the EU, NAFTA, and similar schemes have brought many people more misery than …

Submarines Beware: Here Come Tiny Robot Boats Armed With Torpedoes

Israel's Seagull drone ship can clear mines without putting sailors in danger. Someday it will hunt submarines.<p>The Seagull, an Israeli unmanned boat, just successfully fired a torpedo. This may seem like a small step, but naval warfare may never be the same.<p>Launched earlier this year by Elbit …

Military

Artificial Intelligence On A $500 Computer Can Outfly A Fighter Pilot

Artificial intelligence, or AI, may never simulate human intelligence, but it’s still better at some tasks than humans are. Disconcertingly, one of those tasks is “blowing other humans out of the sky.” And not only can this AI outfly a human, it can do it on a computer anybody can pick up at Best …

Artificial Intelligence

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

‘Amazing’: Scientists crack mystery of Venus’s vanished water

By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over mountain peaks. Finally, upon touching down, the average surface …

Astronomy

America's gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings

US politicians often cite Australia as providing a model of impactful reform. Here’s why such blueprints likely won’t work to combat gun violence in the US<p>A disturbed man with an AR-15-style rifle walked through a popular historic site in 1996, shooting up the cafe and gift shop. He left 35 people …

'Fallout 4' in Virtual Reality Isn't As Fun As It Sounds

Shooting raiders is generally fun, but the technology suffers from poor movement and visuals.<p>Over by the road, a pair of leather-clad raiders were trying to shiv my dog. I leveled my sawed-off shotgun at one of them and fired. He flew backward in the direction of the town of Concord. I switched my …

Star Wars and Star Trek Will Change What You Think You Know About Economics

<i>The World According to Star Wars</i>By Cass R. Sunstein<p>Cass Sunstein makes it clear upfront that he is nothing short of a Star Wars fanatic. In his …

This Robot Intentionally Hurts People–And Makes Them Bleed

What about Asimov’s First Law of Robotics?<p>Asimov’s First Law of Robotics is very clear: Robots may not harm people.<p>Although there are certainly plenty of large robots, often used in manufacturing, that one would have to consider dangerous, roboticists have generally hewed to that rule.<p>The “law,” …

The Future

Memo To Nancy Pelosi: No, Sorry, Apple And Steve Jobs Really Did Create The iPhone

Nancy Pelosi has once again made the claim that it wasn’t really Steve Jobs or Apple that created the iPhone. Rather, it was all that lovely Federally funded research that did. Thus and therefore we must all be terribly grateful to the Federal government and open our wallets happily apparently. …

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What we eat is seen as more important than ever. And everywhere we are urged to go organic: we are told it is more nutritious, it improves animal welfare and helps the environment. In reality, that is mostly marketing hype.<p>In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest …

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian Times reports that witnesses are now describing explosive events that may be connected to the appearance of these mysterious craters.<p>Reindeer herders …

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