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Nano-technique could make solar cells less “shiny” and more efficient

Researchers at Stanford University have figured out a way of boosting the efficiency of solar cells by reducing the degree to which they reflect …

Solar Panels

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

Clean Energy

Zoolander 2 trailer views

It’s a pretty good time to be the once most-famous male model in the world. According to Paramount, the trailer for <i>Zoolander 2</i> had the most prolific …

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called …

Scientists use 'spooky action' to mail electron messages a mile

Researchers at Stanford University announced Tuesday that they had successfully leveraged the "spooky" interaction of entangled electrons to send a message between them over a span of 1.2 miles. This is by far the longest distance that scientists have managed to send entangled particles and …

20 reasons Star Trek is better than Star Wars

Science Fiction

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

NASA Astronaut's Tweet Sends Alien And UFO Hunters Into A Frenzy

One of Scott Kelly's latest tweets is a causing a stir among alien hunters after they caught sight of something "strange" in the image he …

Paranormal

Turns Out This Earth-Like Planet Is Probably Uninhabitable

Kepler-438b is one of the most Earth-like exoplanets, but it's victim to coronal mass ejections.<p>For a planet to thrive, it needs a pretty balanced relationship with its nearest star—think of Earth in relation to the Sun.<p>So when astronomers announced the discovery of Kepler-438b—one of the most …

Universe

Why never-before-seen Star Wars clips are floating around the internet

A long time ago, on a TV channel far, far up in the listings, a theatrical trailer for the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> film was released in the US.<p>That was Oct. 20 on the Disney-owned channel, ESPN. On Friday (Nov. 6), a new trailer dropped for the upcoming movie. It was for the Japanese …

Star Wars

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.<p>Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a …

The White House

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

Aliens