Edward Greer

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Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Visual Phenomenon in The Human Eye

We can see more than we thought.<p>New research suggests the human eye and brain are capable of seeing ghosted images, a new type of visual phenomenon …

Albert Einstein

How China's giant solar farms are transforming world energy

China is not only home to some of the biggest solar farms; its technology looks set to influence energy policy across the globe. But how feasible are these grand plans?<p>Fly over “Datong County”, a region in northern China, and you’ll see two giant pandas. One is waving at you. They are made of …

Renewable Energy

Russian weapons company unveils 13-foot tall 'gold killer robot'

A well-known Russian weapons manufacturing company has unveiled a 13-foot golden walking killer robot that looks like something out of "RoboCop."<p>Kalashnikov Concern presented a large, strange-looking bulletproof robot that’s in development at the Army 2018 fair near Moscow and posted a video of the …

Robotics

How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

<b>THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY</b> <b><br>Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic</b><br>By Benjamin Carter Hett<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance. We take for granted that the Germans of the 1930s were quite different …

This Tiny Glass Cabin Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

A simple and clever design for a cabin in Iceland offers a unique experience of the Northern Lights.<p>The motto for the Panorama Glass Lodge states "Where the sky is," which works as a fitting descriptor for the design of this cozy 248-square-foot vacation cabin. Thanks to the glass panels that wrap …

Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Clean Energy

The Ocean Cleanup is about to send a giant plastic collector to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an alarming rate — and it’s already three times the size of France. Fortunately, help is on the way: …

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.

Four teenage inventors changing our world

Many are too young to drink, drive, or even catch an Uber – but they’re already filing patents.<p>They’re known for their mood swings, social media addiction and dubious fashion choices. But some teenagers break the mould. A new generation of precocious youths is solving the problems of today with …

Breast Cancer

The First Black Hole Close-Up

An Earth-sized telescope will capture the unseeable.

​What is Hyperloop? Everything you need to know about the race for super-fast travel

Hyperloop technologies could revolutionise travel: here's everything you need to know about the technology and the companies involved.<p><i>Video: What is</i> …

High-speed Rail

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

El Salvador

The "most technologically-sophisticated commercial indoor farm in the world" will grow 30X more produce

As our technology is advancing, so are our farms. Indoor farming company Bowery is constructing what they describe as the “most …

Aquaponics

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

Clean Energy

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Researchers create nanoparticles that scrub polluted water at an accelerated rate

Clean water is a need shared by just about every inhabitant of planet Earth, and that resource is getting increasingly difficult to come by. But a …

Tractor beam levitates large orbs with sound

A new "tractor beam" can levitate large objects in midair, using only sound.<p>So far, researchers have floated spheres as large as 0.6 inches (16 millimeters) in diameter and moved orbs as large as 0.8 inches (2 cm) on a tabletop using tornadoes of sound waves. Theoretically, vortices made by an …

Cluster measures turbulence in Earth's magnetic environment

Lina, Fouad and their collaborators combed through a vast volume of data collected between 2007 and 2011 by the four spacecraft of ESA's Cluster and …

Earth's magnetic poles could be about to flip - with serious consequences for humanity

Earth's magnetic field is crucial to the survival of life on our planet as it deflects damaging cosmic rays and solar winds.<p>The Earth's magnetic …

More than 63 million women 'missing' in India, statistics show

More than 63 million women are “missing” statistically across India, and more than 21 million girls are unwanted by their families, government officials say.<p>The skewed ratio of men to women is largely the result of sex-selective abortions, and better nutrition and medical care for boys, according …

New Delhi

A number of 'jackpotting' hackers have stolen over $1 million from ATMs across the US

A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million (£710 million) by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot, a senior U.S. Secret Service official said …

Earth’s Magnetic Field Could be Reversing, Dooming Us All

Credit: Pixabay<p>If you think back to your high school lessons, you may recall that every so often, the Earth’s magnetic poles flip. We know this …

Three new ‘super-earths’ discovered

The Kepler Space Telescope has identified three super-earths orbiting a ‘cool dwarf star’ about 267 light years from the Earth.<p>Super-earths have a …

Nano-engineers develop technique to restore lithium ion batteries used in smartphones and electric vehicles

Scientists claim to have found a process for turning worn-out batteries back into new ones

9 ways to protect yourself and your stuff when staying in a hotel

Millions of people will be hitting the road this holiday season, often stopping for the night in hotels and motels out of necessity. These aren't the 4-star accommodations you plan vacations around, and yet you're still packing the room full of your electronics, cash, and all those presents for the …

Newly discovered polymer could make shattered screens a thing of the past

A team of Japanese researchers say they’ve discovered the holy grail of mobile computing: a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks.<p>Published in the journal <i>Science</i>, a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo believe they’ve found a hard glass-like polymer called …

Helicopter gets first revamp in 78 years: Workhorse Group CEO

What some say is the first passenger drone to fly in America, is actually a revamped helicopter according to CEO of the Workhorse Group Steve Burns.<p>“We feel we have reinvented the helicopter after 78 years,” Burns told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.”<p>“If you look at the …

Scientists discover new form of matter: "This result is of cosmic significance”

Physicists at the University of Illinois recently announced they have discovered a new form of matter known as excitonium. Although theorized more …

Physics

Supersonic air travel just took another big step toward rebirth

Technology<p>Denver-based startup says its planes will fly at twice the speed of sound, making the trip from New York to London in only 3.5 hours.<p><i>In brief: Boom Supersonic has gotten another boost towards its goal of commercial supersonic flight by 2023. Boom founder Blake Scholl has announced a</i> …

Virgin Galactic

Nasa to hold major announcement after artificial intelligence makes breakthrough in hunt for other worlds

The Kepler space telescope is operated by Nasa to discover other earths, some of which could support life. And its latest discovery is significant …

Artificial Intelligence