Garnie Bolling

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Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Huge Hole Found in the Universe

The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise.<p>The hole is nearly a billion …

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider hits 1-PeV milestone with heavy ions (and re-ignites doomsday talk)

The Large Hadron Collider set another record for particle-smashing energy levels this week – which set off another round of hyped-up rumblings about …

Physicists Plan A Double-Slit Experiment The Size Of The Solar System

Laurance Doyle at the SETI Institute likes to think big. Really big. When the late legendary physicist John Archibald Wheeler suggested there was a way to test a key aspect of quantum physics on a cosmic scale, Doyle and his partners at the SETI Institute in California figured out a way to do …

Quantum Physics

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

European satellite to test method to find ripples in space, time

An experimental satellite slated for launch on Wednesday will test a technique to detect ripples in space and across time, adding a new perspective for viewing and understanding the universe.<p>From a vantage point 93 million miles (1.5 million km) from Earth, the European-built spacecraft, known as …

This Microbial Animal Threw the Evolutionary Rulebook Out the Window

We typically think of evolution as a progression from simplicity to complexity. But one organism seems to have thrown the rulebook out the window: a …

How to Do Quantum Magnetic Levitation at Home

Air jets and sound waves can be used to levitate objects. But the strangest way of all taps the quantum effects of superconductors. Game developer, …

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

Germany is ready to switch on its stellarator fusion reactor

Even with recent pushes to expand clean energy, most of modern society runs on fossil fuels. Scientists have been chasing the dream of clean nuclear …

A piece of space junk nicknamed 'WTF' is on a collision course with Earth

A mysterious piece of space junk, nicknamed "WTF," is on a collision-course with Earth, set to enter the atmosphere above the Indian Ocean on …

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The Pentagon is about to make major changes to its ISIS strategy

The potential shift in strategy comes at the request of the White House as the Obama administration has reportedly become increasingly concerned that the battle against ISIS, aka ISIL or the Islamic State, has reached a stalemate.<p>The new strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday …

Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.<p>On Wednesday, Cassini will storm through a jet …

Author Explains Why Mysterious Archeological Find Blew Him Away and Sent an ‘Earthquake’ Through the Biblical Studies World

An author and Bible expert who has spent a great deal of time analyzing recent archaeological discoveries said that he has been “blown away” by an ancient tablet that was discovered back in 2000 — one that has caused an “earthquake” in the biblical studies field.<p>“The one [find] that really blew me …

Russia Is Threatening To Shut Down The Entire Internet

The internet is a crucial piece of infrastructure, but most international connections rely on a surprisingly small number of submarine cables. And Russia, being the insecure frat bro of all nations, is making yet another bid for attention by threatening them without saying they’re threatening …

War

BA-badged jet operated by Comair, a South African airline, skidded along runway on wingtip after landing gear collapsed at airport near Johannesburg<p>A British Airways-badged passenger jet is stuck on a runway in South Africa after its landing gear collapsed on arrival.<p>Flight BA6234 became stuck on …

South Africa

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

FBI chief tries to deal with the 'Ferguson effect'

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> A year after unrest in Ferguson, Mo., brought increased scrutiny of police, FBI Director James Comey has thrown his weight behind the idea that restraint by cops in the wake of criticism is at least partly to blame for a surge in violent crime in some cities.<p>The tensions over …

Deadline for train safety technology undercut by industry lobbying

Until a train barreled off the tracks at 9:26 p.m. on May 12, it had been business as usual on Capitol Hill. Among the bills quietly making their way toward a final vote was one that would postpone by several years a multibillion-<br>dollar safety-enhancement deadline facing the railroad industry.<p>A …

In Case Of Nuclear War, Cut Internet Cables

In Ye Olden Days, the concern about a Russian-American conflict would be the end of the world as we know it. In the 21st century however, an …

War

Astronomers say they’ve made a key discovery that could predict our planet’s demise

Astronomers have made the first direct discovery of a white dwarf star being orbited by a disintegrating minor planet that will ultimately collide into it. The observation, made by the Kepler space telescope, offers a glimpse into what could happen to the Earth in a few billion years as the Sun, …

Universe

Gen. Dunford, Joint Chiefs of Staff Head, in Iraq for ISIS Talks

IRBIL, Iraq — The top U.S. military officer landed in Iraq Tuesday to get an update on the battle against ISIS militants, saying he sees no prospect right now for Russia to expand its airstrike campaign into the war-torn country.<p>Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was …

A former US Army Ranger joins the Kurdish Peshmerga on the front lines against ISIS

I was trying to get to the front line to follow along with the Kurdish offensive outside Kirkuk on September 11th. Can't really blame him for his concise instructions.<p>As our car approached the front, there were dozens of up-armored Humvees and pickup trucks. Peshmerga fighters stood around waiting …

Russia Bombs, ISIS Gains

Putin’s intervention in Syria is helping the very terrorists he claims to want to extinguish. So why is the U.S. taking it on the chin?<p>The Russian …

ISIS militant converts to Christianity after witnessing love, compassion, forgiveness