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NASA's Big Mistake: LIGO's Merging Black Holes Were Invisible After All

On September 14, 2015, a tiny effect lasting 200 milliseconds passed through the Earth at the speed of light. The entire planet compressed and expanded in two mutually perpendicular directions by less than the width of a proton, oscillating back and forth roughly seven times in that span. And in …

Schrodinger's Cat Is Now Alive - And Dead - In Two Boxes at Once, IRL Experiment Reveals

Physicists just sawed that cat in half.<p>Scientists have just kicked the famous Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment up a notch by cutting that poor …

What Architects Make When They Play With Lego

Architects from BIG, HWKN, SHoP, and more put their Lego skills to the test. Here’s what they built.<p>Many kids who grow up to be architects get their start with Lego, but how do architects play with Lego when they’re not kids any more? To find out, the Lego Store in New York’s Flatiron District, in …

World's first 3D-printed office building completed in Dubai

We first reported on what's now dubbed the Office of the Future back in 2015. Taking up a footprint of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft), the building is …

Hubble discovers clues to how supermassive black holes form

A discovery from the Hubble Space Telescope may have given us our most detailed insight yet into the birth of supermassive black holes.<p>The way these …

Hubble Space Telescope

The future of space travel could depend on this mysterious, urgent race for asteroid resources

Whether it’s colonizing Mars or harvesting materials from asteroids, the future of space travel is all about embracing the cosmos as a frontier for human expansion—and also profit.<p>Watch the video above to see how two US companies, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, plan to mine …

The 'Space Between Us' trailer shows us why teens don't belong on Mars

Teens on Earth are bad enough, but put one of them in space and you're going to have some real problems.<p>Well, at least that's what the trailer for <i>The</i> …

Space Exploration

10 mind-blowing facts about black holes

Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time.<p>And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as the point of no return, spirals helplessly toward an unknown fate.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

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Startup Idea To Help Older, Laid-Off Engineers

Following my three earlier pieces on tech layoffs, I want to brainstorm about some startup ideas that would be helpful in addressing the pain.<p>A large number of these engineers need retraining in an engineering domain that is currently in demand.<p>Many of them are, however, extremely skilled …

ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing

Data reveals it’s changing quicker than we thought.<p>The Earth's magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It's as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it's in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living …

First SpaceX Hyperloop Transit Pod Contender Unveiled [Video]

<i>Editor’s Note (06/14/18):</i> Scientific American <i>is re-posting the following article, originally published May 14, 2016, in light of Elon Musk’s</i> …

NASA Releases Rocket and Aircraft Patents for SpaceX and Blue Origin to Sink Teeth Into

These technologies could improve space travel and human space colonies.<p>As the U.S. continues to shift away from space travel conducted by its …

Why does gravity move at the speed of light?

Newton thought it was instantaneous, but the story is much richer than that!<p><i>“The fact that gravitational damping is measured at all is a strong</i> …

Boiling Water May Be Cause of Martian Streaks

The results of Earth-bound lab experiments appear to back up the theory that dark lines on Martian slopes are created by water.

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

They're chewing up companion stars faster than physics would normally allow.<p>Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than …

This Is How Much SpaceX Will Charge To Send Your Satellite to Orbit

Last night, SpaceX released some new information on what it will cost you to send a satellite into orbit aboard their Falcon 9 or Falcon 9 Heavy …

Falcon Heavy

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Physicists Have Created a 'Black Hole' in The Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists

Will Stephen Hawking get his Nobel prize?<p>Some 42 years ago, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that not everything that comes in …

300TB of Large Hadron Collider data released to the public

Good news for all the budding particle physicists out there, CERN is releasing 300TB of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data, for free, to the …

Physics

World's smallest engine powered by a single atom

A team of German physicists has just created the world's smallest working engine. Powered by a single electrically-charged calcium atom, the new …

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 …

From Mercury to Pluto: the year ahead in planetary exploration

By Donna Burton<i>, University of Southern Queensland</i><p>2015 is already shaping up to be a big year in astronomy and planetary exploration, with the best …

Private firms exploring moon mining

<b>Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online</b><p>NASA may have called off plans to make a return trip to the moon, but that doesn’t necessarily …

NASA officially backs mission to explore Europa

Another celestial body has been added to NASA's bucket list with the space agency officially asking the US Congress for US$30 million for the first …

UNStudio's remote-controlled W.I.N.D. House is the home of the future, today

1/16<p>UNStudio W.I.N.D. House Exterior<p>A decade ago, if someone mentioned a home that could be regulated by remote control, we would have thought they …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

NASA to Launch Deep Space Climate Satellite Next Week

Launching this Sunday.<p>A satellite mission formed by a partnership between NASA, NOAA, and the US Air Force will launch next week at 6:10 pm on …

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Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Although it may be difficult to fit it in your pocket, and it certainly lacks the convenience of an iPhone or Blackberry, this...<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer …