Jordan P

49 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Likes | @Jordan150000 | Keep up with Jordan P on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jordan P”

Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets - ExtremeTech

By on August 3, 2017 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You’ve probably attached images, …

Watch 99 Years of American Tanks in One GIF

From M1917 to M1A2, American tanks have dominated the battlefield.<p>The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are on the cusp of a centennial—the 100th anniversary of the tank in U.S. service.<p>This animated GIF, put together by the folks at partcatalog.com, shows the evolution of the American tank—from the …

The deadliest weapons on Earth, ranked

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

Black Holes

The Scientific Reason You Don't Like LED Bulbs—and the Simple Way to Fix Them

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>There’s a handy trick for …

Incredible 4K Footage From Sony's a7S II Captures Earth From the International Space Station

Earlier this year, the Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) on the International Space Station (ISS) installed Sony's a7S II mirrorless camera on its …

Add All of These Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Your August Reading List

August brings the final book in N.K. Jemison’s Hugo-winning <i>Broken Earth</i> trilogy, <i>The Stone Sky</i>—as well as Stephen Baxter’s sequel to H.G. Wells’ …

Science Fiction

These are the stunning shortlisted images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine, organized the ninth annual contest for the …

Nasa will use asteroid flyby in October to test 'planetary defence' against a real threat

Nasa will try out its response to a deadly asteroid when a small rock flies past soon.<p>The space agency is excited for the asteroid to fly past in …

Tesla's new Solar Roof is actually cheaper than a normal roof

Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at …

Clean Energy

A perfectly-timed photo of the space station and the moon puts human achievements in perspective

The International Space Station is the size of a football field. But a stunning image by Spanish photographer Dani Caxete shows it as a tiny figure dwarfed by the moon—a jaw-dropping reminder of the magnificence of nature, and the persistence of human achievement.<p>The image is on the shortlist for …

Astronomy

1st Photo of a Total Solar Eclipse Was Taken 166 Years Ago Today

People have observed total solar eclipses since ancient times, but it wasn't until the 19th century that people figured out how to photograph them.<p>As …

Out of This World: The 25 Most Surreal Landscapes on the Planet

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

Astronomy

NASA Developed an X-Plane that Can Go Supersonic Without a Boom

A Thump in the Flight<p>NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) — an experimental X-plane the organization has been developing with Lockheed Martin …

Don't Panic--Use This Astronaut's Training Tip to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

Use this proven training technique to avoid panicking on stage.<p>Few things trigger more fear than the thought of public speaking. But going blind during a spacewalk while circling the Earth at five miles a second might be scarier.<p>That's what happened to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield when he …

Half of your body may have formed from a galaxy far, far away

"We are all made of stars" used to sing Moby in 2002 and though science has known it for a while, a new study went as far as to claim half of the …

Universe

After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn't Gone Out Of NASA's Inflated Module

A prototype of what could be the next generation of space stations is currently in orbit around the Earth.<p>The prototype is unusual. Instead of arriving in space fully assembled, it was folded up and then expanded to its full size once in orbit.<p>The module is called BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable …

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.But he and his colleagues are …

Genetics

Where did the antimatter go?

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've no doubt heard of Einstein's famous equation E = mc2, and you may well have heard that it means that matter can be converted to energy and back again. That statement is true but incomplete.<p>What is more correct is that energy can be converted not only into matter, but also antimatter …

Nasa is releasing its old research videos. Here are nine of the best

Nasa has a rich and varied history. Its research and development arms have led to commercial spaceflight being a reality and its engineers have …

Space Exploration

The NASA archive's hundreds of videos are being posted on YouTube

Space buffs, get ready to blast off! NASA is currently uploading hundreds of stunning archival films to YouTube.<p>Recovered from the archives of NASA’s …

A Century-Old Abraham Lincoln Mystery May Finally Have an Answer

In November of 1864, a woman named Lydia Bixby received a letter from President Abraham Lincoln. He had been told that she had lost five sons to the …

Scientists Teleport A Photon From Earth To Orbit For The First Time

This is literally making our brain hurt.<p>In what is a world first, scientists have managed to teleport an object from Earth to orbit using a process …

Quantum Physics

Images can now be stored in the DNA of living things

A team of Harvard scientists led by Seth Shipman just announced (paywall) that using Crispr-Cas9 gene-editing technology, they’ve encoded images directly into living <i>E. coli</i>, a species of bacteria. Here’s how they did it:<p>You start with any image (Shipmen and his colleagues chose a picture of a hand …

Genetics

A new quantum theory predicts that the future could be influencing the past

Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures …

Quantum Physics

This New Gene-Editing Technique Can Spot CRISPR’s Mistakes

Editing The Editor<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool is already in use by scientists all over the world who are racing to cure deadly diseases by editing …

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like in one image.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA.<p>He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing