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Scientists Have Developed a New One-Dimensional Supermaterial

Move Over, Graphene?<p>When graphene was finally extracted from graphite and discovered to be a potential “wonder material,” researchers were quick to …

Chemistry

Becoming Borg: What Is a Hive Mind in Science and Could Humanity Get There?

Communication technology tends to develop in a particular direction: more people communicating across larger distances using less effort to do so. …

Consciousness

Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

Tesla

Emmylou’s Stellar Celebration On CD, DVD, Blu-Ray

The all-star tribute concert celebrating the work of Emmylou Harris is now a CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc. <i>The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star</i> …

Capturing Solar Power in Space, Then Send it Down to Earth

It’s a concept that’s been around for quite some time now but has never really taken form. But now, with the help of the advancement of technologies …

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Wait, Why the Hell Is Pluto Emitting X-Rays?

You just can’t keep a good Pluto down. Even after its (admittedly justified) demotion to dwarf planet status exactly 10 years and four days ago, …

Astronomy

PRESS RELEASE: The Leica SL mirrorless camera plays important role in a NASA space mission…

Leica Heads for the Stars The Leica SL mirrorless camera plays important role in a NASA space mission September 16, 2016 – Leica in space: on August …

Cameras

5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

3tags.org

How Do We Colonize Venus?

<i>Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at Earth’s “sister planet”, the hellish, yet strangely similar</i> …

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Fantasy art: the future of energy and water technology - in pictures

They look like designs from the pages of a futurist’s notepad, but the concepts below are some of the finalists in the biennial public art contest held by the Land Art Generator Initiative (Lagi).<p>These ideas illustrate the possibility of marrying aesthetics with renewable energy and water …

Land Art

What Would Life Be Like on a Planet Orbiting a Red Dwarf?

Whatever it is, it might be the most common life around.<p>When searching for life elsewhere in the universe, it’s a natural inclination to go looking …

Universe

The first photos of Jupiter's poles are 'like nothing we have seen or imagined before'

When NASA's Juno spacecraft first flew by Jupiter on August 27, all we got was a fuzzy image of the gas giant from a glancing angle. But now scientists behind the mission are starting to trickle out high-resolution photos and videos taken during the 130,000-mph maneuver, briefly making Juno the …

Astronomy

Chinese scientists study usefulness of manned lunar radar station

China is currently investigating how feasible it would be to build a special manned radar station on the moon due to pricing constraints and how useful such a base would actually be.<p>While the project, funded by the government to the tune of 16 million yuan, launched earlier this year, would be used …

Google's Tensor Processing Unit explained: this is what the future of computing looks like

When Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) during this year's Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, it finally ticked for …

Machine Learning

'He's San Francisco': Tony Bennett honored for 90th birthday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If ever there was a man worthy of a grand birthday bash in San Francisco, it had to be Tony Bennett.<p>And that is exactly what happened Friday.<p>After the speeches, the music and the praise for the legendary crooner, hundreds of people watched as an 8-foot-tall bronze statue of …

San Francisco

A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second "Goldilocks," according to a Yale University researcher.

Planets

Plot hatched to reintroduce extinct great auk to British shores

The great auk could return to British shores for the first time in almost 200 years after geneticists hatched a plan to bring the extinct bird back from the dead.<p>An international team of scientists has met to discuss reintroducing the flightless marine birds onto the Farne islands off the …

Check out these eerie, mesmerizing images of Mars

While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July, Mars was quietly celebrating its spring equinox. And a team of space photographers were ready to …

University of Arizona

This Is Cadillac’s Design Future: the Escala Concept

The sleek-bodied sedan is meant to usurp the CT6 at the top of the Caddy kingdom.<p>Sean EvansView Sean Evans's …

Cadillac

PS4's 4.0 firmware aims to fix the user interface - ExtremeTech

PS4’s 4.0 firmware aims to fix the user interface<p>By on August 16, 2016 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

Facelifts

China launches the first quantum communications satellite – and what is that, exactly?

Congratulations are in order for China: by launching the world’s first quantum communications satellite, the country has achieved an interesting — if somewhat difficult to explain — milestone in space and cryptography.<p>Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed Micius after the …

Quantum Mechanics

Time Traveler who spent 2 years in the future — year 2749 — tells all

In these videos (featured at the end of the article), a Time Traveler, who spent 2 years in the future in 2749 and returned to the present tells …

Travel Photography

Suicide Squad director apologises for ‘Fuck Marvel’ comment

David Ayer made the remarks at the DC film’s New York premiere<p><i>Suicide Squad</i> director David Ayer has apologised for remarks he made towards Marvel …

Comic Books

Los Angeles Times

Gov. Chris Christie may be committed to helping elect Donald Trump, but a former advisor who helped the New Jersey politician launch his career said Tuesday that she'll be voting for Hillary Clinton.<p>"I'm voting for her because I don't believe it's enough to say you aren't for Donald Trump," …

How to install nginx as a Reverse Proxy for Apache on Ubuntu 16.04

This tutorial shows how you can set up nginx as a reverse proxy in front of an Apache 2.4 web server on Ubuntu 16.04. nginx (pronounced "engine x") …

Linux

Watch wall-walking spiderbots weave ‘impossible’ structures with carbon fiber

Normally, the notion of setting a pair of spiderbots free in your house would seem alarming. But if you knew that they were weaving you a strange and mathematical hammock while you were gone? Suddenly that fear turns to wonder — and eventually, a nap.<p>The Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for …

Fabrication