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17 of the most legendary quotes from James Mattis, four-star Marine general turned Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary James Mattis was legendary long before he agreed to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet.<p>The retired four-star general spent 44 years in the US Marine Corps, working his way up to Commander of US Central Command.<p>He's been called "Mad Dog" Mattis (a nickname he detests), "Warrior …

Is Lockheed Martin working on a nuclear fusion-powered fighter jet?

If the latest patent from defence manufacturing giant Lockheed Martin is anything to go by, nuclear fusion technology could revolutionise the future …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Universe

Science takes a step toward real-life lightsabers

Researchers from MIT and Harvard in 2013 managed to get photons, which are basically particles of light, to play nice with each other and create a new state of matter. Harnessing such a breakthrough could lead to actual quantum leaps in computing and perhaps even give us a real-world lightsaber.<p>Now …

Quantum Physics

IBM's simulated molecule could lead to drug and energy advances

IBM's quantum computer has made a small advance that could ultimately lead to a major chemistry breakthrough. A team of IBM researchers has successfully used IBM Q to accurately simulate the molecular structure of beryllium hydride (BeH2), the largest molecule ever to be simulated by a quantum …

19 Easy Pasta Recipes We Make for Emergency Dinners

These are BA staffers' "emergency pasta" dinners, aka the dishes we throw together when there's nothing in the house.<p>It's 7 p.m. on a Monday. You're opening and closing your fridge and cupboards, hoping that a meal will appear if you click your heels three times. When you don't want to wait for …

Cooking

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Quantum Computing

Don't blindly trust companies selling solar eclipse glasses on Amazon

They could be legit, but it’s hard to know for sure<p>On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the continental United States — traveling from the coasts of Oregon to South Carolina. It’s going to be an incredible sight, but the only way to watch it safely is to view the partially …

This One Imperfection In Nuclear Physics Allowed Earth To Exist

In order to create a rocky planet that’s teeming with life, the Universe needed to create large amounts of the heavy elements required for life’s processes. To make many of those elements, such as Tin, Iodine, Selenium, Molybdenum, Zinc, and Copper, you need supernovae to have occurred many times …

Neutrons

Buying a home within your comfort zone

What makes up a monthly mortgage payment?<p>A monthly payment isn’t just the principal and interest payment on your loan, but also taxes, insurance and, …

House Panel Takes First Step Towards Military "Space Corps"

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Tuesday took the first step towards establishing a 'Space Corps' within the Air Force — similar to the way the Marine Corps …

New Paper Depicts NASA’s Plan For A Lunar Station

The race to colonize our solar system and beyond is in full swing. There’s already an agreement between China and the European Space Agency (ESA) to …

Supernova Fail: Giant Dying Star Collapses Straight into Black Hole

It appears the path to becoming a black hole is more complex than astronomers thought. Rather than exploding into a supernova before collapsing into …

The world’s biggest plane may have a new mission

The Soviet Union’s Antonov An-225 was designed to transport the Buran space shuttle. It still flies sporadically today – but a Chinese plan could give it a new lease of life.<p>Tucked away in a small section of a Soviet era air base on the outskirts of Kiev is the flagship aircraft of the legendary …

Did Intelligent Space Aliens Once Live in Our Solar System?

Was our solar system once home to an advanced civilization other than our own — perhaps one that predated humanity by hundreds of millions of years before being wiped out by an asteroid impact or some other cataclysm?<p>There’s no evidence for such a pre-human indigenous technological species, though …

Harvard

NASA to Reveal New Discoveries About Oceans Beyond Earth Thursday

NASA will unveil new discoveries this week that involve alien oceans in Earth's solar system, space agency officials announced today (April 10).<p>On …

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Black Holes

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

​A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep

This template makes it easy to stick to your healthy eating plan<p>What’s the difference between guys who eat healthy occasionally and guys who eat healthy by default? It’s simple. Those who eat healthy on the regular prep their meals ahead of time.<p>It’s harder to say no to unhealthy convenience …

Healthy Eating

Trump just signed a law that maps out NASA's long-term future — but a critical element is missing

For the first time in nearly seven years, the US government has passed a new long-term vision for NASA's future.<p>President Donald Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, a bill also known as S.442, into law in the Oval Office on March 21.<p>The Senate and House had collaborated on …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Trump Should Make Space-Based Solar Power A National Priority

If President Trump were to champion space-based solar energy as a means of delivering unlimited, renewable electricity from Earth orbit, it’s arguable that his administration could leave the U.S. and the world at large with a revolutionary new source of energy.<p>Space-based solar power (SBSP) — in …

Mobile Devices

Build your first PC in PC Building Simulator’s demo

“If you haven’t ever built your own gaming PC, you’re selling yourself short,” our Alec has said. Though I’ve been on a gaming laptop for a few years …

Flight of the Blackbird: The how, what and why of the incredible SR-71

Birth of the Blackbird<p>Developed by Lockheed at its famously secretive Skunk Works in Burbank, California, the SR-71 was a derivative of the A-12 …

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on - ExtremeTech

By on January 20, 2017 at 9:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Having pretty thoroughly explored …

Astronomer Predicts Two Stars Will Collide, Changing the Night Sky

The explosion would create a super-bright nova.<p>A few years ago, Larry Molnar, a professor at Calvin College, made a bold prediction: what appeared to be a pulsing star, KIC 9832227, was in fact two stars, rapidly orbiting each other on a collision course. It was a far fetched explanation, but after …

Universe

Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 6 favorite books

I have aspired to write a book as influential to others as this book was to me. I read it in ninth grade, and it did what Gamow, a nuclear physicist, …