Jake Schultze

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

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 in the lab over short distances and in the water. Now, as Star Trek celebrates a half-century of boldly going …

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 …

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How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

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 …

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 …

May the Force Be With Your College Application! MIT Releases Fun Video

The Force is hopefully with Massachusetts Institute of Technology applicants, who learned this week thanks to a familiar droid when the university will be announcing who got accepted.<p>"Decision Day" for MIT is Monday, and the university's admissions office spread the word through a light-hearted …

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

Taking your work to the next level means setting and keeping career goals. A career goal is a targeted objective that explains what you want your …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Space Science

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 …

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

It came streaking down from the night sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida, late on Dec. 21—the booster stage of a 224-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket …

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 …

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 …

Feuding physicists turn to philosophy for help

String theory is at the heart of a debate over the integrity of the scientific method itself.

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 …

Clean Energy

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 …

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 …

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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 …