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The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

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It's The Power Of Quantum Mechanics That Allows The Sun To Shine

The greatest source of concentrated energy in the Universe today is starlight, where the largest single objects in the Universe emit tremendous amounts of power through the smallest of processes: the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles. If you happen to be on a planet in orbit around such a star, …

5 US national security-related conspiracy theories that turned out to be true

Take off your tin-foil hats for a second, because sometimes an insane-sounding conspiracy theory actually turns out to be true.<p>From the government making up an enemy attack to justify war to "mind control" experiments, some stories are hard to believe until declassified documents or investigations …

Gravity –“The Clue to the Dark, Quantum World of Our Universe”

Posted on Jun 16, 2015<p>In 1915 Albert Einstein formulated the theory of general relativity which fundamentally changed our understanding of gravity. …

‘NASA: Ancient Aliens the Ultimate Evidence’: Did Extraterrestrials Exist? – Guardian Liberty Voice

<i>NASA: Ancient Aliens: Ultimate Evidence</i> is a TV show that takes a hard look at the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth …

Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world

<b>In a cramped laboratory on the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), graduate student Lizzie Caldwell is hard at work, painting tiny squares of metal with a fine mist of black paint.</b><p>As experiments go, it doesn't look terribly impressive.<p>Yet the paint she is using is highly …

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

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 …

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Ashlee Vance: 9780062301239: Amazon.com: Books

<i>The New York Times</i><p><i>Forbes</i><p>When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked …

How a bad night's sleep wrecks your skin

Sleeping for just six hours a night for a few days increases the appearance of wrinkles, according to a study - as supermodel Jodie Kidd found out<p>Repeatedly having a poor night's sleep can make us look older than we are, according to a study.<p>After a night of eight hours' sleep, 30 women across the …

Researchers theoretically demonstrate the detection of a single nuclear spin at room temperature

For the first time, a researcher at the University of Waterloo has theoretically demonstrated that it is possible to detect a single nuclear spin at …

Secret space plane hitches ride into orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – What will a military space plane do in low Earth orbit? How long will it stay there? Where will it land?<p>Speculation about purpose and duration of the Air Force's fourth, mostly classified X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission began anew after its 11:05 a.m. Wednesday launch from …

Here's why we don't have nuclear fusion yet

If fusion power were harnessed directly on Earth, it could produce inexhaustible clean power, using seawater as the main fuel, with no greenhouse gas emissions, no proliferation risk, and no risk of catastrophic accidents.<p>Radioactive waste is very low level and indirect, arising from neutron …

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