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Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

Could 'black hole' in a lab finally help Stephen Hawking win a Nobel Prize?

One of Stephen Hawking's most brilliant and disturbing theories may have been confirmed by a scientist who created a sound “black hole” in his laboratory, potentially paving the way for a Nobel Prize.<p>Research by Professor Hawking, a cosmologist at Cambridge University, disputes the notion that …

How The 'Impossible' Space Drive Engine May Work

A while back, I wrote about a very exciting if baffling new space propulsion system: the EmDrive. It’s a space propulsion system that doesn’t appear …

Physics

This One-Eyed Robot Is Your Own Personal Minion, And It Makes Video Calls

There’s a lot of “soon to come” news in the family robot market. Most of these robots are either still in their crowdsourced project phase or on the precipice of hitting the market, like the long-anticipated Jibo family robot which has been in the works since 2o12 and expected on the market in late …

Robotics

A Madman Dreams of Tuning Machines: The Story of Joseph Weber, the Tragic Hero of Science Who Followed Einstein’s Vision and Pioneered the Sound of Space-Time

…and a remarkable letter from Freeman Dyson on the difficult, necessary art of changing one’s mind.<p>In his groundbreaking 1915 paper on general relativity, Albert Einstein envisioned gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by astronomic events of astronomical energy. …

A Dozen Black Holes Are Mysteriously Spewing Energy In the Same Direction

Something strange is going on in a distant corner of our universe. About a dozen supermassive black holes are all shooting enormous jets of energy in …

iPhone SE vs Xperia Z5 Compact Review: Sony Crushes The iPhone

Many years ago, Sony’s smartphone team sat down to design the Xperia Z portfolio and came up with the Xperia ZR. The principle was simple, take all the power and flexibility in the Xperia Z, and put it in as small a handset as they could with as few compromises as possible. The following year …

Phones

10 Biological Mysteries That Continue To Baffle Scientists

For centuries, scientists have used biology to help understand life. Many phenomena that our ancient ancestors have attributed to the gods and …

Female Scientist's Metal Foam Can Shatter Armor-Piercing Bullets

First a woman scientist invents Kevlar and now another one is inventing composite metal foam to revolutionize the armor industry.<p><i>Editor's note: This column has been updated to provide attribution to original sources.</i><p>Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North …

Engineering

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Four utilities to optimize your Steam client

In the last decade, Steam has gone from ‘Half-Life 2 DRM’ to being the unofficial frontend of a massive gaming platform. Many gamers see it as an …

There’s a mysterious new planet hiding in our solar system. What do we know about it so far?

Scientists have narrowed down the location of the mysterious Planet Nine.<p><b>Wait, isn’t Pluto the ninth planet?</b><p>Not since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded it to a dwarf planet. Ever since, astronomers have been lobbying the IAU to change its mind.<p>The latest attempt was …

Astronomy

Scientists Made LEDs 60 Percent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

A team of researchers has managed to boost the amount of light an LED emits by 60 percent simply by shaping its outer surface to resemble the outside …

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Faster Than Light! Incredible Illusion Makes Images 'Time Travel'

Using a weird phenomenon in which particles of light seem to travel at faster-than-light speeds, scientists have shown that waves of light can seem …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

Stephen Hawking joins space program to find us all a new home

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced last year that he was investing millions in the search for radio and light signals from aliens.<p>Well, now Milner has gained a like-minded partner to help speed up his search – Stephen Hawking.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC …

Scientists Finally Made Carbyne—a Material Stronger Than Graphene—That Lasts

Several years ago, scientists calculated the properties of an exotic form of carbon—called Carbyne—and found that it promised more strength and …

Mummy found ‘wearing Adidas’

A 1500-YEAR-OLD mummy seems to be way ahead of its time. It was unearthed wearing what appear to be Adidas trainers.

Mysterious Alignment Of Black Holes Puzzles Astronomers

Space Photo credit: Supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies can produce powerful jets that emit radio waves. NASA/ESA/HSTRadio telescopes …

25 high-paying jobs for creative thinkers

Creative jobs are out there. You just have to know where to look.<p>Business Insider combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed information on hundreds of jobs, and looked at salary data on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics …

For the first time ever, a human with paralysis can move his hand again

Restoring mobility to people living with paralysis is one of the great challenges of modern medicine, and until recently, it remained more of a hope …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Super-Fast Star System That Breaks Current Physics Models

No one can explain those speeds.<p>Thousands of light-years away, on the outskirts of the Milky Way, astronomers have detected something no one’s ever …

Universe