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Zero-gravity oxygen breakthrough raises hope for long-distance space travel

Charles W Dunnill of Swansea University explains how a method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity could make sustained space travel …

fuelcells

BREAKING: Complex Organic Molecules Discovered on Enceladus For The First Time

It has everything needed to host alien life!<p>The plumes of salty water shooting out of Saturn's ocean moon Enceladus have just ponied up one of the …

Astronomy

Space is full of dirty, toxic grease, scientists reveal

It looks cold, dark and empty, but astronomers have revealed that interstellar space is permeated with a fine mist of grease-like molecules.<p>The study provides the most precise estimate yet of the amount of “space grease” in the Milky Way, by recreating the carbon-based compounds in the laboratory. …

Universe

We've short-circuited a success

Canada's richest province faces an electricity crisis: supply shortages, reliability problems, prices rising beyond the province's control, environmental harm. Worse, there's no evidence of systematic plans to address these problems.<p>Ontario became the industrial centre of Canada around 1906, thanks …

Natural Gas

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

Tech Trends

Mars has complex organic material that may be from ancient life

Mars is full of the organic molecules that life needs to thrive. Two studies from the Curiosity rover found methane that seeps up from the ground in …

3DFS’s technology for electricity could double the efficiency of the power grid - Vox

An “operating system” for power could double the efficiency of the grid.<p>A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste.<p>Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a …

Breast Cancer

Why energy storage is key to a global climate breakthrough

When Vaclav Smil writes about energy, the world pays attention. “I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next Star Wars movie,” Bill Gates once tweeted.<p>Smil is a professor at the University of Manitoba, and one of his key arguments is that the world is unlikely to transition away …

Energy Storage

Viral Video Shows Mesmerizing ‘Rippling Muscle Disease’ Effects on Pecs

These 'alien gains' have a very Earthly origin.<p>In a viral video posted to the r/WTF subreddit on Sunday, German bodybuilder Jo Lindner’s pectoral …

The Creamiest Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

If you like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate then this recipe is perfect for you! This chocolate peanut butter pie is so rich, creamy, …

The scientist still fighting for the clean fuel the world forgot

In the closing weeks of 2008, the US Department of Energy invited politicians and press to a dedication ceremony for the Joint BioEnergy Institute in …

Water Has More Than One Type of Molecule, And That's Even Stranger Than We Thought

Scientists have finally managed to separate them.<p>Not that you could tell by looking at it, but the glass of water sitting on your desk contains two …

How Long Do Tardigrades Live?

Tardigrades are probably the most paradoxical animals on the planet. On the one hand, these microscopic organisms are impossibly cute, seeming like …

Biology

How Do Aliens Solve Climate Change?

Scientists recently modeled a range of interactions between energy-intensive civilizations and their planets. The results were sobering.<p>The universe does many things. It makes galaxies, comets, black holes, neutron stars, and a whole mess more. We’ve lately discovered that it makes a great deal of …

Equations

reversal symmetry

In the popular movie franchise "Back to the Future", an eccentric scientist creates a time machine that runs on a flux capacitor.<p>Now a group of …

Quantum Physics

The Pentagon Released New Documents About the 'Tic-Tac UFO'

"It was obvious there was something out there and the fighters were taking it seriously."<p>Last December, the <i>New York Times</i> published an expose on a secretive Defense Department program that had been investigating reports of unidentified flying objects—UFOs—for nearly a decade. Among the reports …

The Best Science Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Scientists are the thought leaders who will help us push society forward and, more than ever, they’re sharing their knowledge with the rest of us in creative ways, via podcasts. Suddenly, just by listening, you can be up on some serious scientific knowledge. No Ph.D. or lab hours required.<p>Here are …

Podcasting

Finnish chemistry professor develops “revolutionary” biofuel

A professor at Turku’s Åbo Akademi and Sweden’s Umeå University says he has managed to develop a fuel based entirely on biomass with the same …

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Electric Vehicles

World's fastest water heater—100,000 degrees in under a 10th of a picosecond

Scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a 10th of a picosecond …

Broccoli is the only vegetable you actually need to eat, according to a doctor

The next time you go to make a green smoothie, you can put down the spinach and other vegetables and pick up something a little different instead.<p>According to Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the author of "The Four Pillar Plan" and a correspondent on the BBC programme Doctor in the House, there is only one …

Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world's first decarbonised society

Costa Rica’s new president has announced a plan to ban fossil fuels and become the first fully decarbonised country in the world.<p>Carlos Alvarado, a …

Samsung launches LED that 'boosts plant growth'

Samsung Electronics has launched the LH351B Red, an LED that emits red at 660nm wavelength and boosts photosynthesis of plants.<p>Samsung has launched …

First space, now candy? Billionaire Elon Musk says that he will launch candy company

Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter to declare his next venture - and it was a sweet one.<p>"I’m starting a candy company & it’s going to be amazing,'' he tweeted on Saturday.<p>And in case you think he's kidding, he added in another tweet, "I am super super serious.''<p>His initial announcement about a …

Tesla

Shirtless Donald Glover debuts intense 'This Is America' video, song on 'SNL'

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, debuted his new song <i>This Is America</i> while he was the host and musical guest on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this weekend. The music video for the song is intense. Here are some things that happen in the Hiro Murai-directed video, in no particular order:<p>A shirtless Glover …

Music

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Duke University

SpaceX will build Mars rockets on an island full of history

Elon Musk's SpaceX has received a key thumbs-up to build the so-called BFR -- for Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket -- on an island steeped in history, both dark and inspirational.<p>The LA Board of Harbor Commissioners gave its unanimous approval on Thursday to permit the company to build the …

Panama Canal

The Geological Record, A Possible Solution For Fermi's Paradox And The Future Of Humankind

<i>“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;<br>Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’<br>Nothing beside remains. Round the decay<br>Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare<br>The lone and level sands stretch far away”<br>- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)</i><p>In the first episode ever aired of the original Star Trek …

Earth Science

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …