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This Museum Celebrates Failure

Travel<p>Success stories are everywhere, but we rarely see the hardships along the way.<p>In 1994, American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson tried to capitalize on its cult status by launching a new product: “Legendary” cologne. Who wouldn’t want the bottled scent of sweat, leather, and exhaust on …

Google Glass

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

Universe

This luxury space hotel could be up and running in four years

Got a spare $9.5 million?<p>If road trips, theme parks, and beach resorts just don’t do it for you, how about a stay in a swanky space hotel?<p>A Silicon Valley startup called Orion Span yesterday announced plans to open a luxury hotel in low-Earth orbit by 2022, and you can reserve a room for $80,000. …

Space Exploration

Amazon Discoveries

The new species found where few scientists have gone before<p>By Elaine Jung<br>6 April 2018<p><b>Almost perpetually shrouded in clouds, Brazil’s highest mountain Pico da Neblina meaning</b> '<b>peak of mist', towers 2,995m above the Amazon rainforest.</b><p>Stretching into dense jungle, the National Park has been closed to …

South America

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

ASUS’ Zephyrus M is a thin gaming laptop with a six-core i7

Today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the Zephyrus M laptop, which is the thinnest gaming laptop to have an eighth generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. The laptop will be available for preorder starting April 3rd. The laptop starts at $1499, with the …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Sends Ten More Iridium Satellites to Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc. satellites to orbit early Friday, its fifth in a …

Elon Musk

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of April 2018

Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of <i>The Best Science Fiction of the Year</i>, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World …

Is STAR TREK: INSURRECTION Improved By a “Ships-Only” Edit?

Two decades ago, the movie voyages of the <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> crew continued with <i>Star Trek: Insurrection</i>, and the ensuing years have not …

New CRISPR tools can detect infections like HPV, dengue, and Zika

Meet SHERLOCK and DETECTR<p>Scientists are harnessing the same technology behind the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to develop cheap devices that can quickly diagnose infections. These systems, described in new research, have the potential to revolutionize how we detect and respond to viruses like …

Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> If "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's younger sister would be favored to win gold.<p>With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.<p>…

North Korea

SpaceX Rocket Fuels Thaw in Chilly Musk-Trump Relationship

Elon Musk’s rocky rapport with President Donald Trump appears to be on the mend, and it only took 5 million pounds of thrust to patch things …

A 'super blue blood moon' eclipse is coming. Here's how to see it.

It's a "lunar trifecta!"<p>NASA is urging skywatchers to head outside early on Jan. 31 for a look at what the space agency is calling a "lunar trifecta."<p>It's the rare combination of a blue moon (the second full moon in a single calendar month), a supermoon (a moon that's full when it's at its closest …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

Boeing’s ‘son of Blackbird’ hypersonic plane is designed to hit 3,800 mph

The battle is well and truly on to replace Lockheed Martin’s legendary SR-71-“Blackbird” hypersonic plane after Boeing this week unveiled a concept …

Scientists identify what may have killed millions in mystery epidemic

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.<p>Ancient DNA and a new technique have been used to determine the …

Public Health

ENR Sections Rail Engineering & Construction Spotlight

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION To improve operational efficiency and routing options for both passenger and freight rail traffic, in September 2013, …

Future phones may come coated with this new self-healing material

• A research team from Korea has developed a new self-healing material called “Elastomer.”<br>• “Elastomer” is able to heal itself at room temperature and has high tensile strength.<br>• Sadly, it’s unlikely that we will see this material in commercial capacity any time soon.<p>A team of Korean researchers have …

Out-of-This-World Diamond-Studded Rock Just Got Even Weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Some Gadgets We Might Actually Buy From CES 2018

Twelve Wirecutter reporters and editors spent three days working overtime at the CES 2018 trade show to find just a few things that we might consider …

The Game Boy comeback you've always wanted is here at CES

Hyperkin's Ultra Game Boy is a dream machine for retro gamers and chiptune musicians.<p>Despite its monochrome display, single mono speaker and bulky design, Nintendo's original Game Boy stands as one of the most iconic personal electronic devices ever created. It boasted a library of 8-bit games to …

Retrogaming

All the products from CES 2018 you'll be able to buy this year

Consumer Tech

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

The discovery of two neutron stars violently colliding has been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2017 by the journal Science.<p>Scientists from …

Albert Einstein

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene that could be exploited to generate endless clean energy. While …

Physicists make "unprecedented" qubit breakthrough in the race to build quantum computers

Researchers have created quantum simulators consisting of 53 qubits. Previous versions modelled just two dozen qubits<p>It may seem as if we’ve been on …

North Korea has already hinted at another test much more dangerous than an ICBM

North Korea launched its most capable missile on Tuesday, displaying a range that could most likely reach the US mainland — but the country has already hinted at a more dangerous test.<p>In its state media, North Korea routinely swears to conduct missile tests and complete a missile program that can …

North Korea

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the Earth

Twice as big as Earth, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere thicker than Earth's but with ingredients that could be similar to those of …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe