Evan Frohlich

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Self-eating rocket engine could slash satellite launch costs

<b>A group of engineers from Scotland and Ukraine have revealed that they are developing a self-eating rocket engine that uses its own structure as fuel.</b><p>…

Engineering

The Marshall Islands replaces the US dollar with its own cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands made its own cryptocurrency, doing away with the US dollar. The government has signed the change into law, making the “sovereign” its new official cryptocurrency, as spotted by CNBC Africa cryptocurrency trader host Ran Neuner on Twitter yesterday.<p>The bill was signed into …

Cryptocurrency

Secretive startup Pattern Computer emerges from stealth, promising a ‘revolution in computing’

A mysterious startup helmed by well-known tech prognosticator Mark Anderson is coming out of hiding today, with a goal of using what it says are new …

Artificial Intelligence

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Donald Trump

The Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home

When the Apple Watch launched in 2015, it wasn’t exactly clear who, or what, it was for. It was a phone accessory meant to curtail some of the notification anxiety the phones themselves had created by paring your digital life down to only the most essential disturbances. For many consumers, though, …

Smartwatches

Quantum dots made from tea leaves lay waste to lung cancer cells

Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New …

Nanotech

Scientists find secret behind sweet sound of Stradivarius violins

The instruments achieve their sweetness and brilliance by mimicking aspects of the human voice, study says<p>The violins made by the Italian masters Andrea Amati and Antonio Stradivari are celebrated as the finest ever made, but the secret behind their perfect sound has mystified experts for centuries.<p>…

Flute

Why Johnny Still Can't Read -- And What To Do About It

For decades, there’s been an overwhelming scientific consensus on the best way to teach kids to read. But millions of kids still don’t get the kind of instruction that works.<p>In the early 1950s, Rudolf Flesch offered to tutor a boy who’d been held back in sixth grade because he couldn’t read. Flesch …

Teaching

What IS Worcestershire Sauce Really?

Ah, Worcestershire sauce. You use it in everything from Bloody Marys to beef stew, but do you actually know what’s in it? Heck, do you know how to …

Cooking

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Elon Musk

Good News: This Terrifying Android Just Learned How to Run

A priceless skill for hunting humans to extinction.<p>As we, the people of Earth, lazily occupy ourselves with Grusk memes and videos of poorly-behaved children on Instagram, the terrifying minds at Boston Dynamics are quietly becoming the real-life Cyberdyne Systems. The MIT researchers have already …

Robotics

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Physics

Yale experiment to reanimate dead brains promises 'living hell' for humans

A scientific experiment to reanimate dead brains could lead to humans enduring a ‘fate worse than death,’ an ethics lecturer has warned.<p>Last month Yale University announced it had successfully resurrected the brains of more than 100 slaughtered pigs and found that the cells were still healthy.<p>The …

InterAct

Apple Leaks Reveal VR Headset That Makes HTC Vive Look Ancient

Apple is joining VR in a big way.<p>Apple is getting into the virtual reality space, and it’s going to blow away the competition. A report last week …

Virtual Reality

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

E.coli

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Apps

No way out? Aliens on 'Super-Earth' planets may be trapped by gravity

"Super-Earth" planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they're more likely to be habitable than Earth-size worlds. But a new study reveals how difficult it would be for any aliens on these exoplanets to explore space.<p>To launch the equivalent of an Apollo moon …

Enlarged spleen key to diving endurance of ‘sea nomads’

The Indonesian Bajau people spend much of their day underwater, and have adapted to long periods without air by developing spleens half again as …

UC Berkeley

MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But a new breakthrough at MIT enables researchers to spool out …

Nanotech

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Blueprint Medicines' Cancer Drug Impresses In Early Study

As a young man, Tom Cathey, 72, had been an Air Force pilot. For decades he worked as a forester, overseeing plots of timberland. A few years before he retired, a nurse practitioner found a lump in his throat. It turned out to be medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), a rare and incurable …

Cancer

Real estate juggernaut Zillow is going to start buying and flipping houses

Zillow is no longer playing the middleman in the real estate game. On Thursday, the Seattle-based company announced that it would expand testing of a …

Noah Syndergaard defied laws of physics with unhittable 97 mph pitches

Noah Syndergaard threw 5.1 innings of two-hit baseball for the Mets on Sunday, but really, it was shocking the Brewers even mustered that against Thor.<p>He was making baseballs do things that baseballs shouldn’t physically be capable of doing.<p>As Syndergaard took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, …

Major League Baseball

Hackers broke into a casino’s high-roller database through a fish tank

In an anecdote that illustrates how our increasing reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) has compromised the security of confidential information, …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

'First luxury space hotel' plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night

Self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’ behind the Aurora Station says it is selling the astronaut experience and plans to open in 2021<p>A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.<p>Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its …

Space Exploration

25 Animal Facts That Sound Fake But Are Actually Totally True

They don't teach you this stuff in school.

Zoology

Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world<p>Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking.<p>The device, …

Artificial Intelligence

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …