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College Football Power Rankings Week 8: The Ohio State Buckeyes Are Down, But Not Out

It took until Week 8, but we’ve finally had our first shot of chaos into the national playoff picture. Thanks to an amazing performance in Happy Valley, the Ohio State Buckeyes took their first loss of the year at the hands of Penn State just a week after barely escaping Madison with a win.<p>We also …

College Football

No. 12 Florida State preparing for Watson, No. 3 Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State is hoping that history doesn't repeat itself as it prepares to face another Heisman Trophy contender.<p>The …

College Football

World's Biggest Radio Telescope Joins The Search For Alien Life

China's 'FAST' telescope lends an ear to Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Listen project<p>Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life have added a big ear to their arsenal. This week, the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) announced they'll be joining Breakthrough Listen Initiative, a …

New South Wales

In-Depth

Every year, Popular Science honors 100 innovations that are brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future—these are the Best of What’s New.<p>At <i>Popular Science</i>, we spend a lot of time obsessing about the future. What will it look like? How will we get there? (And where the heck is that …

Science

China Launches Taikonauts For Month-Long Stay On The Tiangong-2 Space Station

The country's longest manned mission is part of their plan for a permanent orbital outpost<p>On October 17, 2016, the Shenzhou 11 mission blasted off from Jinquan, China. Born into space by a Long March 2F rocket, Taikonauts Jing Haipeng (a veteran of Shenzhou 7 and 9) and Chen Dong will rendezvous …

Space Exploration

DARPA Just Gave The Air Force A Telescope To Watch For Satellite Sabotage

In a small desert ceremony, the military prepared to defend the heavens<p>When we look up at the stars at night, we are staring into an infinitely deep ocean, a void filled with endless layers of deeper, farther lights. Most telescopes seek the outer limits of our universe, or document celestial …

Telescopes

China's Largest Surface Warship Takes Shape

The first Type 055 destroyer is getting ready for launch next year<p>In the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards, one of China's largest shipyards, the next generation of Chinese warships is taking shape. The first Type 055 destroyer began construction in 2015 and is expected to have a full displacement of …

Military

Tiny Fabric-Clinging Robots Are A Fashion Statement

The statement is "I am comfortable with robots crawling on me."<p>If there’s one thing missing from modern fashion, it’s a flashy accessory that feels like a giant bug is crawling on the wearer at all times. Thanks (?) to the work done by researchers at MIT and Stanford, small robots can now climb all …

Robotics

Tech Inspired By Nikola Tesla Charges Drones In Mid-Air

Imagine flying robots that never had to land, ever<p>Everything that flies must eventually land. Unless, say, it’s an all-electric drone that can recharge while in flight. Researchers at Imperial College London have demonstrated a way to transfer electricity wireless to a flying drone. Even better: …

Drones

New NASA Photos Show ExoMars Lander May Have Exploded On Impact

Cratered hopes<p>When an object traveling through space encounters a planet, what survives of that encounter usually leaves a mark. This is no less true for meteorites than it is for expensive, carefully calibrated robots. Launched toward Mars by the European Space Agency, the Schiaparelli lander had …

Space

What's Inside Proxima Centauri B, Our Nearest Exoplanet Neighbor

The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior<p>What might the closest exoplanet to Earth look like? Anything from a cannonball-like world to an ocean-covered planet made up half of water, researchers say.<p>In August, astronomers revealed that the nearest star system to the sun, …

Astronomy

Is That Bug A Spy?

Newly released documents show DARPA has been trying to perfect insect espionage for decades<p>There are few better infiltrators that insects. Small, flexible, and ubiquitous, bugs are easy to overlook. Surely, one might think, there’s a way to turn that creepy-crawly ability into a military …

DARPA

Powerful New Camera Will Observe How First Stars Formed

The fastest, largest observations of the Universe, ever<p>With an upgraded beast of a telescope, astronomers plan to take a wide-angle view through the interstellar gas of the Universe.<p>Astronomers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Arizona State University are developing the most sensitive …

Universe

Army Tests Self-Driving Supply Trucks

Autobots, roll out<p>Self-driving convoys were born from a simple military calculus: the fewer people driving vehicles in convoys, the fewer people will die when those convoys get attacked.<p>In 2004, as the Iraq war entered its second year, DARPA offered $1 million to the team of robotics engineers who …

Driverless Cars