Jake Schultze

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Meet the man working with NASA on a real-life tractor beam

In a New York lab, tractor beams are real -- and becoming powerful enough to be a tool for space exploration.<p>Fifty years ago, tractor beams that move large objects through space made an appearance on the show "Star Trek." About five years ago, we started seeing the technology actually demonstrated …

Physicists Are Close to Producing Metallic Hydrogen, And It Could Change Everything

Hydrogen’s Mega-Evolution<p>The simplest and most common element, first in the periodic table, shouldn’t be difficult to crack, right? “What could be …

How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

Wanting to raise smart kids is a parent's most important job and smart doesn't necessarily mean good grades. Emotional intelligence is just as …

Parenting

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Astrophysics

Dark Matter + Black Hole = Wormhole?

Maybe.<p>According to a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server last week, the difference between an everyday supermassive black hole and a space-time tunneling wormhole may be a lacing of dark matter. While it sounds like crank fodder of the sort that not infrequently winds up on arXiv, the idea …

Dark Matter
College & University

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

5 Powerful Laws to Achieve Anything You Want Faster

The speed at which we learn can determine the quality of our lives. Imagine if you could achieve a goal you’ve always wanted in a matter of months …

Motivation

What will life look like in 100 years? Underwater cities, printed food and holidays to Mars

They look like scenes from a science fiction film - but these striking images show how we could all be living in 100 years time.<p>From owning an …

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die.<p>But many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to do it well.<p>We turned to an expert — sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate …

Harvard Medical School

20 Ways to Supercharge Your Ability to Learn

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

What will power tomorrow’s spacecraft?

The missions that will last decades or longer will need a new generation of power sources. What are the options?<p>Power systems are a critical part of a spacecraft. They need to be able to operate in extreme environments and be utterly reliable. Yet, with the ever-increasing power demands of more …

Clean Energy

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Richard Feynman

Physicists Think They've Figured Out How to Retrieve Information From a Black Hole

Wow.<p>Physicists in the US think they've solved one of the biggest mysteries around black holes: how to retrieve information from them.<p>The gravity …

Congress gave NASA $55 million to build habitats for Mars by 2018

Earlier this month, Congress in the US announced it was upping its budget for NASA by $1.3 billion to $19.3 billion in 2016.<p>Now it has become apparent that $55 million of that increase is to allocated on research for a deep space habitat to house astronauts on Mars, SpaceNews reports.<p>The agency has …

Space Science

European Space Agency is shooting for a moon base by the 2030s

There is growing interest in Europe to prioritize the moon as humanity's next deep-space destination.<p>The moon, supporters say, can serve as a …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

Astrophysics

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

Space Travel

10 Alternatives To The Conventional Big Bang Theory

Terry Pratchett described the conventional view of the creation of the universe like this: “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” The …

Physics

How to grow Space Age veg

The idea of space travel is endlessly appealing. From Meg on the Moon to Star Trek, it has been imagined and reimagined, feeding science fiction and fantasy of every genre. Recently, in The Martian, Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars who uses his knowlege of botany to survive.<p>Yet when …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

MIT researchers have figured out how to make solar cells with old car batteries

Here’s a clever technological breakthrough that could help the environment in two ways. MIT announced this week that some of its researchers have …

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

US Virgin Islands

Here Are 4 Key Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

If learning feels tough, it's probably working.<p>If you're going to learn anything, you need two kinds of prior knowledge. Knowledge about the subject …

We Finally Know What’s Inside These Mysterious Black Hole Clouds

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe. But, just as impenetrable a mystery? The heavy cloud cover encircling some black …

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

Physics