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First private asteroid mapping mission planned for the end of the decade

Deep Space Industries is paving the way to asteroid mining<p>Deep Space Industries — a spaceflight company intent on mining asteroids for resources — announced its plans this week to conduct the first private mission to an asteroid before the end of the decade. For the inaugural trip, the company is …

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

Carbyne: Scientists create 'holy grail' strongest material in the world that's tougher than graphene

Step aside graphene, a new wonder material called carbyne has been created and it takes the title as the strongest substance known to man thanks to a …

We might be totally wrong about the universe’s expansion

The universe is expanding about 8% faster than predicted, according to a new study published on the preprint server arXiv.<p>If the results are confirmed, it could transform our understanding of dark matter and dark energy, and completely change our understanding of cosmology itself.<p>"I think that …

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Nanotech

5 of the weirdest things in our universe

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. And what’s true in our universe is bizarre. From planets made of diamonds to raspberry-smelling clouds …

Universe

New 3D printer can print in carbon fiber

A Boston startup has introduced the first 3D printer capable of printing in carbon fiber, the super-strong and lightweight material used in race cars and space shuttles. After a year of stealth development, the Mark One printer from Mark Forged was unveiled at the SolidWorks 3D-printing expo this …

9 ways Elon Musk has already upended the spaceflight industry

1/<p>Today, SpaceX is the fastest-growing launch services provider in the world.<p>SpaceX<p>In 2002, Elon Musk founded SpaceX with the intent to revolutionize …

Space Travel

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs just $5

Pi Zero is the latest product from this British company, and despite its diminutive size, it can do quite a bit of heavy lifting. The $5 computer is actually faster than the original Raspberry Pi, which cost $25. Apart from being the most inexpensive computer out there, the Pi Zero is also the …

Raspberry Pi

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it’s a ‘delusion’ that SpaceX will ‘lead the space frontier’

You’ve probably seen Neil deGrasse Tyson on various TV shows to talk about what he knows best: Space.<p>Therefore, it’s not surprising to hear Tyson …

LiFi to offer 100 times faster speed than WiFi

<b>New Delhi</b>: A super-fast alternative to WiFi known as 'LiFi' has just been tested in the real world and has been proven capable of sending data at up …

The Only Thing NASA Is Better At Than Space Exploration: Making Up Acronyms

The sounding rocket you can see above will be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the 4th of December, and according to NASA it “will be …