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We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Physics

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

NOVA - Official Website | Tour the Solar System

Listen in as 11 planetary scientists make pitches for the "best" planet, then vote yourself.<p>The shock wave from a supernova may have triggered the …

Superbugs, Climate Chaos Have Bill Gates and the UN Worried

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joined the United Nations to warn world leaders about a new series of threats shaping up as megatrends, led by global …

Bill Gates Has a Trumpian Plan to Make Job-Stealing Robots Pay

Taxes, that is.<p>It is fairly obvious, when looking at the economic data, that <b>Donald Trump</b> is largely missing the point when he blames China or Mexico for the decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs. “We want products made by our workers in our factories stamped with those four magnificent words—made in …

Ikea and Space10 are making urban gardening easier

They teamed on these spherical "Growrooms," which you can build yourself<p>Ikea’s innovation and design lab Space10 in Copenhagen is a hub for new ideas for sustainable “future living” in an urban environment. It is also an exhibition space, showcasing products that tackle challenges facing people …

Juno spacecraft gives up, decides to take the long way around Jupiter

It's permanently stuck in the wrong orbit, but at least there's a nice view<p>The Juno spacecraft has been stuck in the wrong orbit around Jupiter for months, and today NASA announced that they're just going to leave it there. The team has given up on finding a way into a more ideal orbit.<p>The Juno …

Survey: Historians rank Obama 12th best president

Historians have ranked Barack Obama the 12th best president of all time, the highest rated since President Ronald Reagan, in a new C-SPAN survey released Friday.<p>Less than a month after exiting the White House, Obama received high marks from presidential historians for his pursuit of "equal justice …

The dirty secret smart Democrats know (but won't admit) about Trump

President Trump's shocking victory in November and the tumultuous beginning of his presidency have shattered many assumptions about American politics.<p>For many liberals and progressives, the weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration have been filled with soul-searching and even confusion about their …

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Mao Zedong

Mapping Midtown Atlanta's development boom in 2017 - Curbed Atlanta

Last year, Midtown snatched national recognition as a "Great Place to Live," as development in the neighborhood continued to ratchet up. As we settle in to 2017, the horizon shows no hints of the growth slowing down.<p>While some projects have wrapped from our summer 2016 development map, more have …

Skyscrapers

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Google Brain's neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy - ExtremeTech

Google Brain’s neural-net AI dreams up its own encryption strategy<p>By on October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

HG Wells made a series of utopian predictions 100 years ago and was right about nearly all of them

No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have predicted the airplane, the tank, space travel, the atomic bomb, satellite television, and the World Wide Web. His fantastic fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, flights to the …

Science Fiction

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The deep disgust for Hillary Clinton that drives so many evangelicals to support Trump

Popular author and speaker Rachel Held Evans understands why evangelical Christians have a deep aversion to Hillary Clinton. It was in the air Evans breathed as the child of conservative Christians in Tennessee in the ’90s. She grew up to vilify Clinton, she said, because, well, that’s what …

Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive

Humanity just took one step closer to computers that mimic the brain. University of Southampton researchers have demonstrated that memristors, or resistors that remember their previous resistance, can power a neural network. The team's array of metal-oxide memristors served as artificial synapses …

5 stormproof prefab homes you can order right now

Stylish and strong<p>Prefab houses, which tend to involve a faster and more efficient construction process, offer a promising alternative to traditional stick-built homes. When we highlighted some of the coolest and most affordable prefab dwellings available for purchase, quite a few readers inquired …

What Is The Universe Expanding Into?

One of the most spectacular discoveries of the 20th century was that the Universe itself was expanding. When Einstein put forth his general theory of relativity, he swiftly recognized that there was a consequence he was unhappy about: a Universe that was filled with matter in all directions would …

Universe

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

Hiring a lawyer for a parking-ticket appeal is not only a headache, but it can also cost more than the ticket itself. Depending on the case and the lawyer, an appeal — a legal process where you argue out of paying the fine — can cost between $400 to $900.<p>But with the help of a robot made by British …

Bernie Sanders’s Brother: He Backs ‘Class Warfare,’ Bill Clinton Was Worse Than Bush

Larry Sanders says Bernie is a ‘genuine socialist’ trying to save the Democratic Party from Bill Clinton, who is either a ‘terrible rapist or a nice …

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How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

Psychology

7 Steps to Take if You Got Zero Sleep Last Night

Here’s how to survive the day.<p>Sometimes—no matter how hard you try—solid shuteye just isn’t in the cards. And while a regular sleep schedule (waking up at the same time, going to bed at the same time, and logging seven or eight hours of sleep every night) is hugely important for your overall …

Study: MARTA growth could pump $5.2 billion into economy, add 45,000 jobs - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Three proposed MARTA expansion projects - Clifton Corridor, Interstate 20 East, and Georgia 400 – could infuse $5.2 billion into the region’s overall …

Urban Design

23 Genius IKEA Hacks That Solve All of Your Storage Problems

And just like that, your home will feel clean around the clock.<p>The internet obsesses over IKEA hacks for a reason. When your home feels packed with <i>stuff,</i> easy and inexpensive storage solutions are always welcome. Work a little DIY magic, and even the biggest messes can disappear.

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2015

It’s time to reflect on the most futuristic breakthroughs and developments of the past year. This year’s crop features a slew of remarkable …

Accelerating Future e-book covers introduction to Singularity, AGI, Superintelligence and Nanotechnology

Michael’s brand new book Our Accelerating Future: How Superintelligence, Nanotechnology, and Transhumanism Will Transform the Planet is now released! …