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Rocket could defy laws of physics, fly to moon in 4 hours

German scientists have confirmed that the so-called "EMDrive" rocket created by NASA could defy the known laws of physics and be capable of flying to …

Physics

Bees recruited by scientists to monitor air pollution

The static electricity produced by bees means that airbourne particles stick to their wings and body<p>Bees are crucial for crop pollination and honey production but now scientists have recruited the pollinators for pollution monitoring.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum are capitalising on the …

Single-Celled Creature Has Eye Made of Domesticated Microbes

The oceans are full of eyes. Giant squid scan the depths with the world’s largest ones, which are oddly similar to those of the sperm whales that hunt them. Mantis shrimps watch for prey using eyes that work like satellites. Starfish stare through the tips of their arms, chitons look up through …

Watch: What Are Quarks?

Now you can stop pretending you understand them.<p>When we're taught the fundamentals of physics in school, we learn that everything around us is made …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Here are the most damning parts of the report on the F-35's dogfighting problems

The report, written by an F-35 test pilot who has over 2,000 hours of flight time in the F-15E and experience flying both F-16s and F-18s, highlights a range of problems with the US' hypercostly and often dysfunctional "plane of the future" in a dogfighting scenario.<p>The pilot's complete report can …

Aviation

Single-celled plankton evolves tiny, human-like eye

The eye is so complex that researchers originally thought it had come from an animal that the plankton had eaten<p>A single-celled marine plankton has evolved a miniature version of an eye to help see its prey better, researchers believe.<p>The tiny creature, which can only be seen under a microscope, it …

How to See Venus, Saturn, Jupiter & Mercury in July's Night Sky

Even though their closest pairing came on the final day in June, Venus and Jupiter continue to be quite close together during the first several days …

Nasa's space-age 'boomerang' drone is headed for Mars

Nasa has developed a prototype drone aircraft destined to be the first to fly on Mars.<p>The Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or …

Amazing connection between gut bacteria and cognitive functioning

Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new link between cognitive functioning and gut bacteria. In recent years the science involving …