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'Game changing' graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new …

Engineering

NASA successfully tested a nuclear reactor that works in space

If space is an ocean, the International Space Station is a raft tethered to the shore. The moon is a nearby island that we’ve visited briefly. To go any further or stay any longer, humanity needs more power.<p>Now, NASA may have the source: A tiny nuclear reactor called KRUSTY, for Kilopower Reactor …

Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Physics

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

Space Travel

3 huge geoengineering projects are under way to save the planet

It’s no longer science fiction to imagine altering the Earth’s atmosphere to try to cool the planet. In fact, several major “geoengineering” experiments are already underway.<p>The scientists pursuing them believe that there’s already too much carbon in the atmosphere — and that to avoid catastrophic …

The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains

According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the …

Corruption rife in Turnbull’s Australia — aided by corrupt mass media

Every month, more examples emerge of Coalition MPs and officials abusing their power for financial or political gain. Alan Austin continues the …

Australia

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

South Asia3 hours agoHow John Bolton as NSA would Impact Pakistan? East Asia8 hours agoThe current financial regulation in China<p>Trending<p>Middle East3 …

Trump’s Ignorance Is Fueling a Massive Geopolitical Crisis

The president is stumbling into a political minefield in the Middle East without any public plan or discernible strategy.<p>These are surely disorienting times for <b>Donald Trump,</b> who has endured endless controversy over his steadfast commitment to more obliging relations with <b>Vladimir Putin.</b> As multiple …

Middle East

Cyber security brain drain must be plugged by big business, government bravery, expert says

Australia's cyber security brain drain could be slowed if big business and governments were less afraid to embrace local start-ups and new …

A startup entrepreneur just urged the Australian government to create a space agency

An Adelaide entrepreneur has written an open letter to demand the Australian government establish a space agency so that the country isn’t left …

Aussie Solution to Terrorism: Turn in Guns

The Australian government has a really interesting plan that they say will help keep a quarter million guns out of the hands of terrorists: a big gun …

Guns

Donald Trump Might Set a Record—for the Biggest Decline of American Power in History

In its own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold. As befits our president’s wildest dreams, it may even prove to be a record …

Labor's professed preference for policy purity is phoney

This explains why pretty much all the adults involved have agreed that a CET or LET is the best way forward, given the aforementioned crazies' …

Malcolm Turnbull enters a new phase, but will anyone notice?

He shoved Tony Abbott from the bridge of the ship of state, but was unable to take control of the wheel. The helm was fixed and the course set.<p>Even …

A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Medicinal marijuana and the lengths Australian farmers must go to in securely growing it - ABC Rural - ABC News

Fingerprint scanners, motion sensor laser alarms, security teams and top secret locations sound like the stuff of spy movies, not Australian …

Removable Nuviz HUD has motorcyclists in its sights

Nuviz says the delay in production was due to the complexity of making a fully-featured device that was durable and upgradeable. For those who have …

The 4 Big Discoveries Underpinning Our Knowledge of the Universe

For many, science is nothing more than that class you were required to take in school. However, whether you realize it or not, science is all around …

Physics

SpaceX scores contract to launch Air Force’s secretive X-37B spaceplane

The flight is set for August<p>SpaceX has scored one of its biggest contracts yet with the US Air Force: launching the military’s secretive X-37B spaceplane on top of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket. The mission, set to happen sometime in August, will be the first one SpaceX does for the Air Force, as …

Scientists defy Einstein's prediction and use relativity to measure a star's mass

Astronomers scanning the skies with<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have pulled off a feat that even Albert Einstein had declared all but impossible: they’ve witnessed the subtle bending of one star’s light by another star’s gravity and used that distortion to measure a star’s mass.<p>The findings, …

Universe

'Cosmic void' theory suggests our Universe is like Swiss cheese and we live in one of its holes

Our galaxy is in a giant cosmic void that stretches 1 billion light-years across, according to recent research.<p>First proposed in 2013, the idea of …

Universe

Researchers just did something Einstein thought was impossible

Researchers just confirmed a theory originally proposed by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago, and it’s something that even the famed physicist …

Discovery of 2D magnet could lead to super slim electronics

The electric, magnetic, physical or chemical properties of a 3D material can radically change when it's reduced to two dimensions – graphene, the …

Glass Appears to Form a Mysterious New State of Matter - And It's Got Scientists Fired Up

"I knew this could cause trouble."<p>A 30-year debate has just been reignited by a physicist who appears to have found a mysterious new state of matter …

To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project

The most powerful rocket in NASA's inventory is the Space Launch System. When completed, it will weigh 2,875 ton fully fueled, will measure 322 ft …

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …