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F-22 Raptor vs F-35 Lightning | Cost, Performance, Size, Top Speed

On one hand, you’ve got the world’s premier aircraft in air dominance. On the other hand, you’ve got the most expensive weapons procurement program …

Aviation

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Air-breathing ion thruster<p>5 March 2018<p>In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from …

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.<p>It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.<p>Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD …

Cannabis

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Galaxy S9 review: A lesser camera puts Samsung's smaller phone in second place - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Galaxy S9 once again proves Samsung's formula of a gorgeous 5.8-inch screen, sexy dual-curved design and terrific camera for well-lit shots can't go wrong. Whiplash-fast speeds, wireless charging and water-resistance complete the package. And it looks stunning in purple and blue.<p><b>The …

Phones

Sci-Fi Short Film Explores What Happens When You Travel at Light Speed

Adam Stern and Artifex Studios present a new short film detailing the incredible story of astronaut Ethan Kane, the first person attempting to travel …

Speed Of Light

Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space with this aptly named website

Whereisroadster.com<p>Last week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched his now-famous red Tesla Roadster into space, atop the first Falcon Heavy rocket. Cameras mounted on the car live-streamed the Starman’s journey for a few hours, giving us some unforgettable shots of Earth before going black. But if you …

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Falcon Heavy

Watch SpaceX launch a satellite for Luxembourg on a used Falcon 9 rocket

But no rocket landing this time<p><i>Update January 31st, 5:03PM ET:</i> <i>The Falcon 9 rocket successfully deployed GovSat-1, which is now in geostationary transfer orbit. Up next for SpaceX is the first flight of its new Falcon Heavy rocket,</i> <i>currently slated for February 6th</i><i>.</i><p>On Wednesday, SpaceX is set to …

Behold The Unholy Beast That Is This Aston Martin V8 Vantage Rally Car

Don’t even bother to watch the .gif above. It’s all smoke and slide and flash, but it doesn’t do this Aston Martin V8 Vantage rally car any justice. …

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Goes Vertical On Launch Pad, Photos Show

The massive SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket went vertical on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Thursday for testing, photos from …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray paint and the rungs of an old wooden chair where Matt Peters used to sit. A stereo plays country music, left on by the renter who now uses the shop.<p>“It smells so …

Mental Health

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.<p>Youtube …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

These Are the Most (And Least) Safe Cities in the World

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s third annual Safe Cities Index has ranked four East Asian and three European cities in the top 10, with the top …

Virtually Explore a World War II Shipwreck in 360 Degrees

Last Friday, 76 years to the day it was sunk by German bombers off the coast of Egypt, the British merchant ship SS <i>Thistlegorm</i> resurfaced in digital …

Weezer's Former Bassist Just Released a Song About Elon Musk | Inc.com

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Why the DC-3 Is Such a Badass Plane

Eight decades after its first flight, the DC-3 remains an aviation legend.<p>On a spring morning in 1966, North Central Airlines flight 787 departed Eppley Field at Omaha, Nebraska, en route to Grand Forks, North Dakota, with seven stops along the way. On its first leg to Norfolk, Nebraska, the …

General Electric

300 Jedi Battle 60,000 Medieval Footsoldiers In Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator (video)

If you have wondered just how many Jedi from 300 would die in an epic battle against 60,000 medieval footmen, your wait is over as YouTube are …

Hypersonic Weapons Death Match: Will Russia, China or America Develop Mach 5 Missiles?

Spurred by developments in Russia and China, the U.S. Air Force is taking steps toward acquiring a hypersonic surface-to-air missile capable of …

Monash additive manufacturing postdoc reimagines rocket engine design with Betatype

268shares<p>The geometric flexibility afforded by 3D printing is pushing engineers to rethink the way components are designed. For his postdoctorate …

Aerospace

Meet KJ-600, the aircraft that could help China's navy rival America's

The airborne early warning and control plane fills a gap in China's arsenal.<p>China's aircraft carriers are getting plenty of press lately. China's shiny new carrier, Liaoning, visited Hong Kong last week, and the nation launched the Type 001A aircraft carrier in the spring.<p>There's been less talk, …