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Scientists Have Built a Robot That Actually Sweats While Exercising

Someone give that thing a gym towel.<p>Kenshiro and his younger "sibling" Kengoro are two robots that were built with unprecedented similarity to human …

HamishALSEP

Copyright © 2008 by Hamish Lindsay;<br>Last revised 19 July 2010.<p>ALSEP was a collection of geophysical instruments designed to continue to monitor the …

The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2017

As the year comes to a close, <i>RealClearScience</i> likes to take stock of all the terrific (and downright awful) science journalism and communication of …

These Spooky Space Sounds Compiled by NASA Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Just in time for Halloween.<p>Just in time for the culmination of this year's spooky season, NASA has debuted a playlist of sounds from space. And even …

Propane Powered Bottle Launcher Captures Gorgeous Chemical Reaction in Slow Mo

What do you get when you combine propane and a bottle of soda? Normally the answer would be the beginnings of a backyard barbecue. But when you add …

How to Identify that Light in the Sky

What is that light in the sky?

Space Science

Hubble spots a strange new type of celestial object

Astronomers have discovered a brand new type of object in our solar system: an active binary asteroid. That means the object, named Body 288P, is the …

How to see binocular comet C/2017 O1

This faint comet reaches perihelion, its closest point to the sun, on October 14. It’ll be closest to Earth on October 18, passing distantly at about …

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

MIT makes it easy for beginners to design robots

It's not easy building robots if you don't have the education and the training. A team of researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), however, have developed a tool that allows even beginners to design machines. CSAIL's Interactive Robogami system makes …

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

How the 5,000-year-old monument aligns with the sun.<p>The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the monument opens toward the point on the …

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Launches Kickstarter for Video Game

'Space Odyssey' players will terraform planets, build colonies and embark on missions.<p>"What if the games you play could teach you the science of the universe?" astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson asks during a video for <i>Space Odyssey</i>, a video game seeking funding for production on Kickstarter.<p>The …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The US military and Boeing just teamed up to build a revolutionary spaceplane that can 'launch on demand'

The Phantom Express is the latest spaceplane concept. DARPA and Boeing joined up to design an unmanned space craft that can carry 3,000 lb payloads on daily flights.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Aerospace

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation …

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

Gravitational Waves Could Be The Key to Discovering Extra Dimensions in Our Universe

"Gravitational waves can walk along any dimension."<p>If we want to find extra dimensions lurking within our Universe - something that string theory …

A New Transparent, Conductive Material Is Set to Revolutionize Our Electronics

A New Material<p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new material that could change technology as we know it. This nano-scale, …

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

This Simple Daily Habit Will Make Your Day Better

Becoming the best version of yourself doesn't require magic. It starts with this simple habit.<p>Learning a language, writing a book, getting a job promotion, improving productivity, becoming a million dollar business, becoming healthier, developing fulfilling relationships, getting out of debt, …

Mindfulness

NASA Launches Treasure Trove of Historical Photos and Videos

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>NASA launched a huge database on its website Tuesday which puts 140,000 …

New Up-Close Image of Jupiter Is So Hypnotic It Hurts

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has consistently been coming through with the best close-up images of Jupiter we’ve ever seen. But a newly released, …

More Than Stars: The Milky Way's Dust Mapped In 3D For The First Time Ever

It’s easy to look at the night sky and find that it’s full of stars.<p>Moreover, the stars cluster together in a great plane spanning the sky, making up our galaxy: the Milky Way.<p>But the Milky Way is more than just stars, it’s also full of gas, plasma, and — most importantly — light-blocking dust.<p>This …

Astrophysics

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.<p>As of today (March 25), …

Space Exploration

Newfound amoeba looks just like Gandalf the Wizard's hat

A newfound amoeba species whose funnel-shaped shell resembles a wizard's hat has been named after one of the most famous warlocks: Gandalf, of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.<p>The blob-like aquatic creature now goes by the scientific name <i>Arcella gandalfi.</i><p>"New amoeba species are very …

Biology

10 Essential Rules to Live Like a Zen Monk and Be More Productive

You don’t have to be a Zen monk to find great inspiration in the way they live their lives. The simplicity, concentration and mindfulness with every …

How Exactly Does the Em Drive Defy the Laws of Physics?

It’s one of the most controversial topics of science today, and it’s called the Em Drive. This spacecraft engine has physicists and astronomers …

Physics

Do Plants Have Vision? Kind Of.

Are you decent? You may want to cover up. Research suggests that plants may have had the ability to see all along. (Don't worry, they can't actually …

Biology

These DIY Science Experiments Will Teach You a Ton, with Explosive Results

Labracadabra, a series of science videos and experiments from the folks at GE, may be designed to get you interested in the work that the company …

Science

METHOD-1 is a giant robot mech that's a cross between Alien's Power Loader and the Iron Giant

A South Korean company is working with a former <i>Starcraft</i> concept artist to create a real-life giant robot - and it's already got a working …