Michael Borlase

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" Has the United States crossed the Rubicon "

'We can build a real time machine'

<b>Travelling in time might sound like a flight of fancy, but some physicists think it might really be possible. BBC Horizon looked at some of the most promising ideas for turning this staple of science fiction into reality.</b><p>Ron Mallett has a dream: He wants to travel in time.<p>This isn't mere fantasy - …

Physics

Whose side is Trump’s America on? The answer is becoming more and more obvious

Nato summits are generally unremarkable affairs, but this week’s two-day gathering in Brussels will be an exception. European members of the transatlantic alliance are pondering their biggest conundrum since its creation almost 70 years ago: is the US a friend – or a foe?<p>Only 18 months ago, the …

Geopolitics

Nasa Mars rover finds organic matter in ancient lake bed

Nasa’s veteran Curiosity rover has found complex organic matter buried and preserved in ancient sediments that formed a vast lake bed on Mars more than 3bn years ago.<p>The discovery is the most compelling evidence yet that long before the planet became the parched world it is today, Martian lakes …

Chemistry

🎨🖼 Is this a newly discovered Van Gogh? https://t.co/1dbNABlae3

Europeans love the EU (and populists too)

For the first time since 2007, more Europeans than not believe “my voice counts in the EU,” according to a survey of over 27,000 people across the …

Home is where your mom is.💖 https://t.co/9HVsf0J13s

NASA’s New Ion Thruster Breaks Records, Could Take Humans to Mars In Just 40 Days

NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the agency and the US Air Force, …

Stephen Hawking's 'breathtaking' final multiverse theory completed two weeks before he died

A final theory explaining how mankind might detect parallel universes was completed by Stephen Hawking shortly before he died, it has emerged.<p>Colleagues have revealed the renowned theoretical physicist’s final academic work was to set out the groundbreaking mathematics needed for a spacecraft to …

Stephen Hawking: "No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe—and for that I am extremely grateful." RIP https://t.co/Ask5aMd2nM

After Seeing These 15 Maps You’ll Never Look At The World The Same

The reason why certain countries looks bigger or smaller than others is because of something called the Mercator Projection. Putting a 3D planet on a …

Stephen Hawking Submits Theory On End Of The World As We Know It Days Before Death

The paper was finished just two weeks before he died aged 76 and also revealed evidence of a ‘multiverse’, a theory our universe is one of many as a …

Physics

Astronomers Discovered an Object Traveling at 99.99999999999999999999951% of the Speed of Light

One of the most entertaining names that I’ve come across in the physics sector is the “Oh My God Particle.” Scientists also refer to this particle as …

Physics

An Ancient Device Too Advanced to Be Real Gives Up Its Secrets at Last

Though it it seemed to be just a <b>corroded lump</b> of some sort when it was found in a <b>shipwreck</b> off the coast of <b>Greece</b> near <b>Antikythera</b> in 1900, in 1902 …

Alleluia

A Mystery of Einstein's Relativity Has Been Resolved And It Broke Physics

To get to the bottom of the mystery, the same team first set out to identify where the extra energy was coming from. And this is where it really …

The ‘Impossible’ Quantum Space Engine That Breaks Laws of Physics

A couple of years ago, researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre discovered a thruster system which actually generates thrust, despite requiring …

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

Examining China's hypersonic transport plans

<b>Chinese researchers have presented a new design concept for a hypersonic aircraft, which they say is a big step towards one day flying from Beijing to New York in just a few hours.</b><p>Which would no doubt be a speedier and perhaps more convenient option than the current 14 hours.<p>Research into …

The Deep State Takes Out the White House’s Dark Clown Prince

Jared Kushner had a very bad terrible no good day. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.<p>If you’ve ever filled out a form SF-86 for a U.S. government …

Dee Dee Bridgewater et Didier Lockwood

Cracked £15 teapot bought for £460k by New York museum

<b>An old cracked teapot with a missing lid which was bought for just £15 at an auction has been sold to the US for £460,000.</b><p>The small porcelain teapot, made in the US by John Bartlam during the 1780s, is said to be possibly the only existing item of its kind.<p>Estimated at £20,000, it went for 23 times …

Jose's interview - URUGUAY - #HUMAN

SpaceX's 'Falcon' feat may be just a prelude to the main event

Elon Musk looks forward to the Big F---ing Rocket that he says will take humans to the moon and Mars.<p>When SpaceX beamed images of a cherry-red Tesla Roadster orbiting Earth, commentators around the world hailed it as a brilliant viral ad for the company’s new Falcon Heavy rocket.<p>But that hot take …

Space Exploration

Our Universe Isn't As Special As We'd Like to Believe

Humans like to be at the center of things.<p>The early Greeks knew the Earth was round, but most of them could not imagine that the land they walked on …

The Raffles Story: A Letter from Le Royal Monceau, Paris

Housekeeping had drawn the thick, silk curtains against the inky night sky; Chantrea stood for a moment arching the small of her back and then …

Interior Design

BBC Two - Daily Politics, 15/01/2018, 'Not everything is about you Great Britain'

Other EU nations are not out to get Britain, and they have things to worry about other than Brexit, says a German journalist.<p>In a personal film for the Daily Politics soapbox, John Jungclaussen spoke of a "national egotism" with Brits worried about the EU wanting to punish the UK.