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See this bizarre Plan B to cool the planet

As efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fall woefully short and many scientists agree cuts alone will not be enough to avert the consequences of climate change, radical new schemes are being proposed.<p>While “Plan A” remains tackling the problem at its source, these “Plan Bs” includes a raft of …

This was the Snowstorm Rosetta Saw When it Got 79 km Away From Comet 67P

In August of 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission made history when it rendezvoused with the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. For the next two years, the …

Space

Falcon Heavy vs. the classic Saturn V

<i>UPDATE February 7, 2018: The Falcon Heavy rocket has successfully lifted off on its maiden flight. (Full story)</i><p>The first flight of SpaceX's long …

Falcon Heavy

Global quantum internet dawns, thanks to China's Micius satellite

Thanks to the internet, a wealth of information is at our fingertips – although the flipside is that sensitive data is often vulnerable to …

Quantum Physics

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Physics

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

Quantum computers should soon be able to beat classical computers at certain basic tasks. But before they’re truly powerful, researchers have to …

The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape

NASA has finally revealed details about its plan to send astronauts to Mars.<p>The plan calls for building an outpost to orbit the moon and test Mars …

Space Science

Which aero bike is actually the fastest? (video)

<b>Who has the fastest bike: Cavendish, Kittel, Degenkolb, Sagan, Kristoff or Dumoulin? Read on to find out...</b><p>It is normal practice for a bike …

The Complete Beginners' Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Ten years ago, if you mentioned the term “artificial intelligence” in a boardroom there’s a good chance you would have been laughed at. For most people it would bring to mind sentient, sci-fi machines such as 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL or Star Trek’s Data.<p>Today it is one of the hottest buzzwords …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Elon Musk Creating a Mind Control Device?

Musk sees the dangers of A.I., but he's incredibly cavalier about the brain.<p>Elon Musk’s new brain-machine interface startup, Neuralink, is just one …

The Weirdness of String Theory

Quantum mechanics is a difficult subject to get your head around and the more you think you know about it, the more you discover you don’t look much …

What's happened to the supersonic airplane revolution? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — We live in an era of fast technological change: self-driving cars, drones, artificial intelligence.<p>Yet the tube-shaped subsonic airliners we keep flying on wouldn't look out of place in the 1960s.<p>Take, for example, the Boeing 737.<p>A 50-year-old design that remains one of the workhorses of …

‘Serious design flaw found on 787 planes’

ALL eyes have turned to Boeing’s Dreamliner jets, with news that a “serious design flaw” has been discovered on-board.

Boeing

Ultra-Green Airliners | Russia’s Space Plans

Aeronautical Engineering<p>Mar 25, 2016<p>Article<p>Aviation Week & Space Technology<p>Phase 1, completed in 2010, indicated a TTBW design could reduce fuel …

Muslims have a moral responsibility to address Isis's bastardisation of Islam

"Isis has nothing to do with Islam!" has become the mainstream response by Muslims to jihadist attacks. As a Muslim myself, I find it grotesque to …

Music and what it means to be human

Music is a human construct. While sound may exist as an objective reality, for that sound to be defined as music requires human beings to acknowledge …

Why an Airplane May Be Worse for Your Skin Than a Tanning Bed

Wearing your seatbelt isn’t the only safety precaution you should take on an airplane.<p>If you thought you only needed to pack sunscreen for a beach …

Astronomers: Our Sun Is Likely Capable of Producing an Apocalyptic 'Superflare'

But we'll probably be OK.<p>It would be make for an impressive doomsday. One moment, here we are gardening or walking to lunch in the mellow light of a spring Sun, and the next moment said Sun has shredded Earth's atmosphere and twisted up our power grids, radio communications, GPS, and most anything …

These could be the first science textbooks students actually want to read

If you were bored to tears in high school science classes, these could be the books you wish you had.<p>On March 21, the New York Times reported that …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Graphic: Global warming from 1880 to 2017 – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to an analysis by …

Global Warming

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …