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Apple to replace iPhone 6s handsets that are shutting down for no reason

Some of Apple’s iPhone 6s handsets are shutting down for no reason, the company has said.<p>Apple will now replace any phones that display the issue, …

Mobile Technology

Hyperloop One wants to build its first 500mph train in Dubai

At its event hosted in the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, Hyperloop One announced that the Middle Eastern trade capital will be the first city where the company will begin pursuing an opportunity to build its high-speed transport systems for passengers and cargo, in partnership with Dubai’s Roads …

Is this suspicious star harboring aliens?

Far away from home, well, about 1,500 light-years away from Earth, a very specific star has caught the eye of astronomers. They speculate that …

To Improve Your Focus, Just Eat Like A Drone Pilot

Concentration, focus, and memory all get a boost from consuming this one antioxidant.<p>That mid-morning crash you get after having a cup of coffee and a muffin for breakfast might be acceptable if you work at a desk, but imagine if your ability to focus and respond had more serious consequences. The …

First full-scale Hyperloop prototype is taking shape in North Las Vegas [Gallery]

There’s a lot to be excited about in the Hyperloop space for the next few months, which could be decisive in proving that this new mode of transport can work or whether it’s just “pie in the sky” as some skeptics are claiming.<p>First, we have the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition that should be pretty …

Bjarke Ingels Group teases Hyperloop plan connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Hyperloop could theoretically make the trip in just 15 minutes<p>Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is dropping clues about its highly anticipated design for a new Hyperloop One transportation system that will connect Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The cities are located more than 150 …

Man claims iPhone 7 burst into flames in his car

A surfer from the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, has captured footage of the aftermath of a car fire he claims was caused by his week-old …

Mobile Technology

A Friend For Pluto: Astronomers Find New Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists in Michigan have found a new dwarf planet in our solar system.<p>It's about 330 miles across and some 8.5 billion miles from the sun. It takes 1,100 years to complete one orbit.<p>But one of the most interesting things about the new object, known for the time being as 2014 UZ224, is the way …

Astronomy

Our Closest Earthlike Planet Appears to Be "Covered" in Water

Eep.<p>Back in August, astronomers announced the discovery of what appears to be an Earthlike exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri - a red dwarf star in …

Saturn Moon Dione Has Subsurface Ocean Just Like Titan and Enceladus But Can It Host Life?

Data from NASA’s current Cassini-Huygens mission, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, has found that a subsurface ocean lies below the icy …

Does Pluto have a hidden ocean? Its 'heart' holds a clue

Pluto's "heart" is spilling its secrets. Scientists using data from NASA's New Horizons mission have found more evidence that there may be an ocean beneath the dwarf planet's surface.<p>The findings, published by Geophysical Research Letters, could shed light on the internal mysteries of this frigid, …

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, …

Space

"Impossible" propellant-free microwave thruster to be tested in space

What if spacecraft didn’t need propellant to travel long distances? It might seem like an “impossible” dream, but a company is getting ready to test …

SpaceX to launch SES satellite on a reused Falcon 9 rocket

Satellite operator SES will be the first company to launch a spacecraft on a 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket. The Falcon 9 which travelled to the ISS in April, before landing on a drone ship in open water, will be called upon for the new flight later this year. Blast-off is scheduled for the fourth …

Space Travel

A 'strong signal' from outer space catches the attention of scientists

A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.<p>"No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilization, but it is certainly worth further study," said …

How To Catch The Biggest Wave In The Universe

When it comes to waves, it doesn't get much bigger than the gravitational variety. Einstein predicted that huge events — like black holes merging — create gravitational waves.Unlike most waves we experience, these are distortions in space and time. They roll across the entire universe virtually …

Preliminary price tag on SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission: $300 million

SpaceX remains on a very aggressive schedule if it is to launch in 2018.<p>In April, when SpaceX announced an ambitious mission to land an uncrewed …

A professor is working with NASA to 3D print houses on the moon — here’s his plan

We're not too far off from living in space.<p>In fact, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay gathered some of the greatest scientists in 2014 to discuss setting up a small base on the moon— something he reasoned is entirely doable by 2020. Why the moon? Because it would provide a blue print for what we …

Moon Express Takes Over Delta 2 Rocket Launch Site in Cape Canaveral

WASHINGTON — Moon Express, a Florida company developing commercial lunar landers, announced July 12 an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to take over …

Robot would assemble modular telescope - in space - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — Enhancing astronomers' ability to peer ever more deeply into the cosmos may hinge on developing larger space-based …

The launch of ultrafast mobile broadband discussed at Mobile World Congress will require a shift in how businesses think<p>It’s easy to focus on technology and not the behaviours it makes possible and the expectations it changes. The internet seemed decent in the early dial-up age. We didn’t pine for …

Mobile

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Space Travel

Mirror on the Cosmos: NASA's Next Big Telescope Takes Shape

At NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the agency’s biggest-ever science project is coming together at last.<p>In a …

LIGO and Gravitational Waves: A Graphic Explanation

<i>Editor’s Note (10/3/17): This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive</i> …

This is why lunar colonies will need to live underground

The coldest parts of Earth come nowhere close to the freezing temperatures of the lunar night – and building a base that can withstand them will not be easy.<p>For decades the thought of colonising the Moon has tantalised scientists and visionaries alike. Various colonies have graced our screens, from …

We visited the most powerful rocket ever built — and it was even better than we expected

To this day, the Saturn V — a ticket into the history books during the '60s and early '70s — remains the only rocket capable of transporting humans beyond low-Earth orbit, where the International Space Station resides. And it's a monster.<p>We recently visited the never used, ready-for-flight Saturn V …

A Space-Based Physics Lab Could Help Scientists Study How Gravity Warps Spacetime

Early Thursday morning, a European Space Agency rocket blasted into orbit carrying a satellite equipped with a physics lab that could help change the …

Spacecraft that will put Einstein to the test ready for lift-off

Listen up: the hunt is on for ripples in space-time. On 2 December, a spacecraft will blast off from the European Space Agency’s base in French …

Scientists Say We Could Build a Space Elevator Using Microscopic Diamond Chains

Diamond nanothreads are an “ideal material” for the cable needed to ferry cargo between Earth and the Moon or Mars.<p>Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair. As it …

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