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Cassini Delivers a Final Round of Jaw-Dropping Images Before Its Death

After 20 years in space and 13 years on the job as a scientific instrument orbiting Saturn, Cassini, the probe sent to explore the ringed planet and …

See 2.8 million stars shine in one stunning image

On a typical night on Earth, in an urban area with light pollution, you can look up at a section of the sky and count the visible stars. Maybe you will spot a few dozen.<p>The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite has a much better view of the Milky Way. An image sequence captured by Gaia shows an …

Mathematician turns Juno images into stunning Jupiter flyby video

Since NASA's Juno probe entered Jupiter's orbit a year ago, it's been sending back high-resolution images of the solar system's biggest planet.<p>When …

Design of synthetic epigenetic circuits featuring memory effects and reversible switching based on DNA methylation

Article |<p>Open | Published: 24 May 2017<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 15336 (2017) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Epigenetic systems store …

Biology

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Force Acting on Nanoparticles in a Vacuum

Nanoparticles can be pushed by pure nothingness.<p>Researchers have discovered a new and unexpected force that acts on nanoparticles in a vacuum, …

A Computer to Rival the Brain

More than two hundred years ago, a French weaver named Joseph Jacquard invented a mechanism that greatly simplified textile production. His design replaced the lowly draw boy—the young apprentice who meticulously chose which threads to feed into the loom to create a particular pattern—with a series …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to Look More Intelligent? Science Says Do These 9 Things

These subtle cues can give you an advantage just about any time you want to look more intelligent.<p>We'd all like to be smarter and more successful. But what if there were tactics you could use to make yourself seem more intelligent--regardless of your education or intelligence level?<p>Here are nine …

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

Dragonfly Wings Can Rip Apart Bacteria Without Antibiotics

We finally know why.<p>Special bacteria-killing surfaces constitute a highly active area of research and development. Strategies to construct them vary …

Elon Musk could soon share more on his plan to help humans keep up with AI

In nearly the same breath as he shared updates on his plans to dig tunnels, Elon Musk also noted he’s looking to hopefully share more on his progress with developing a “neural lace” next month. That’s a technical term for direct cortical interface, and it’s something that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO …

Tesla

Mexican designers envision a Trump border wall that could take 16 years to build

Eight prototypes for the Trump administration's wall now stand near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California.<p>They were chosen as finalists from hundreds of submissions from architects, developers, and construction companies this spring.<p>Not all border wall bids were serious, though. Mexican …

Elon Musk Just Shared a Stunning Falcon Rocket Launch Photo

Elon Musk just doesn’t sleep. At around midnight Pacific time, the SpaceX CEO posted a picture to his Instagram of a Falcon rocket ready for takeoff. …

NASA to launch mission to metal asteroid which is worth £8,000,000,000,000,000,000

NASA is launching a mission to a gigantic hunk of space metal which is worth so much money that if we even brought a bit back our entire world …

Elements Of Life Discovered Everywhere In The Milky Way

For a long time, humanity has known that the raw ingredients for life weren’t created at the same time as the Universe, but rather needed to be created, over time, from previous generations of stars. Measuring and mapping the abundances of the individual stars within the Milky Way has previously …

Here's the New Dark Matter-Free Theory of Gravity

Erik Verlinde has picked a fight with Einstein -- and could win.<p>The existence of dark matter is generally accepted by the sort of scientists who care …

Screw Aristotle — Terraforming Mars is the Right Thing to Do

The notion of humans visiting other worlds beyond Earth has quite rapidly shifted from distant dream into near-future possibility. At the rate …

Six more radio signals from deep space deepen mystery: Are we being hailed by intelligent beings? - IBTimes India

A total of 17 such radio signals -- called fast radio bursts (FRBs) -- have been received from this location in space since their discovery in …

Is Universal Basic Income a Good Idea? Stick Around, Because We're About to Find out

A Lively Debate<p>Barack Obama predicted it: Universal basic income (UBI) is under debate. In a UBI system, all citizens are given a flat income …

5 Artists Take on Dan Rather's Monument to Climate Change Deniers

Coral Morphologic, Marlon Preuss, kyttenjanae x Philip Rugo, Grace Miceli, and Michael Kerbow imagine the former CBS News anchor's idea for a wry monument to environmental folly.<p>Last week, Dan Rather had an art idea: "I think we should erect a monument built from materials impervious to the …

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

NASA is offering $30k to the person who solves its space poop problem

Space travel presents scientists with seemingly infinite challenges. Aside from the technological feat of getting astronauts off the planet, scientists have to figure out how to keep them healthy with no-gravity exercise, clean air, and nutrition once they’re up in space.<p>But there’s one …

Space Science

Get Involved in The World's Biggest Quantum Physics Experiment Happening Right Now

Play games for physics.<p>What could be the world's largest quantum physics experiment is happening today, 30 November 2016, and researchers need people …

We May Have Broken the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory believe that they’ve found a way to “locally circumvent” the second law of thermodynamics, which states …

NASA has completed the $8.7 billion James Webb space telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope has given humanity unprecedented glimpses into the universe, but it will soon be replaced by a far more powerful model. NASA administrator Charles Bolden unveiled the completed $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which will be able to see the universe as it …