Kae Haskins

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The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The rusty red swirls of the circular, iron sculpture, Seven Magic Points, in Brattebergan, Norway, mirror the rippling a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rune Johan Engebø<p>…

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

What the Earth's frozen burps tell us about global warming

Analysis of bubbles trapped in ancient Antarctic ice suggests that as the planet heats up, plants and soils will add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere<p>“When the earth burps, Law Dome records it,” says Australian climate scientist Dr David Etheridge.<p>Law Dome is a special spot in eastern …

The best portable solar battery charger

When you're off the grid, be sure to pack the Anker PowerPort Solar Lite.<p><i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After considering 70 models and testing portable solar battery chargers for over 30 …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Carbon captured by coal plants would drive turbines that deliver power at night.<p>Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General …

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Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

Illustrator Spotlight: Voider Sun – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of beautiful work by Bengbu, China-based illustrator Voider Sun (previously featured here). More images below.

Beyond the AI Winter

<i>Logline and treatment.</i> As the story gets told, the tech industry is on the verge of sweeping transformations based on <b>AI</b>.<p>My job is about learning. …

Bright future for Hanergy solar cars[1]

Hanergy Holding Group Ltd, China's leading privately-owned clean energy provider, launched a range of concept solar-powered cars in Beijing on July …

Are We Headed For 'Automated Luxury Communism'?

As someone who watches technology trends closely as part of my business, I have been thinking about the future impact of all the technology innovations and automation we are currently experiencing and on the cusp of achieving. Many of the headlines I read about these trends — and even some I write …

It's Hard To Believe These Beautiful Buildings Are Made Out Of Garbage

Turns out, recycled materials make for some amazing architecture.<p>It's not easy being green, but it <i>is</i> getting easier to live sustainably. Scientists are getting creative about finding new ways to make green living work – like the team of Australian researchers that recently figured out a way to turn …

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The Satellites That Could Trace the Ripples of the Cosmos

The eLISA space mission aims to detect gravitational waves with an enormous laser triangle and floating gold cubes.<p>Over the course of this series, we’ve seen multiple examples of the outsize roles satellites play in both political and planetary science, with their cameras and other delicate sensors …

Scientists are building an enormous telescope — at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

You may have heard of neutrinos: the tiny subatomic space particles found throughout our galaxy, which pass through our bodies in their tens of …

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A’tolan House, An Excellent Seafront Home, Built In A Perfect Symbiosis With The Surrounding Nature

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Renewable Energy Sources: The Top 3 U.S. Utilities For Clean Energy Sales

Clean energy is steadily crowding out fossil fuels across the U.S. electric grid. But only a handful of utility companies are responsible for much of …

Is Inspiration Contagious?

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Professor Stephen Hawking Intends To Map The Known Universe

Back in 1997, a team of leading scientists and cosmologists came together to establish the COSMOS supercomputing center at Cambridge University. …

Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York's Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in "near real-time." The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two …

What will fill the hole left by coal?

When mines close in Victoria, local people fear for their future and predict whole towns will die. But if the Coalition and Labor are serious about their climate change targets, are they also ready to replace the lost Australian jobs?<p>Greg Dunn, coffee in hand, has just finished a 12-hour night …

Exquisite wings encased in amber are some of the best bird fossils ever found

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It was like nothing Ryan McKellar had ever seen.<p>Two tiny bird wings were encased in amber. They were 99 million years old, but they looked as though they could take flight any minute: delicate bones were arched <b>i</b>n the middle …

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kitronik channels old-fashioned hobby kits for modern DIY 3D-printed speakers

<b>kitronik channels old-fashioned hobby kits for modern DIY 3D-printed speakers</b><br>(above) the designs have been kept relatively simple consisting of just …

Think We Can Abandon Nuclear Energy? Don't Look at This Chart.

Image source:FarbenfroheWunderwelt viaFlickr.<p>The past several years have given us cause for optimism regarding our ability to respond to climate change. We've closed the Paris Climate deal (even if it's more symbolic than actionable), many have observed hints that global economic growth may be …

Nasa wants to bring back the era of the “X-planes”

The space agency is taking cues from the heyday of experimental flight in the 20th Century, by building a new generation of boundary-busting aircraft.<p>Cruising along in a passenger plane, it’s easy to assume that aircraft have always looked this way. That is, until you learn about Nasa’s ‘X-planes’ …

Taxea Sea Taxi: Modern Sea Transportation Concept for Istanbul Bosphorus

<b>Taxea</b> is a modern sea transportation unit that was developed for İstanbul Bosphorus. As a double deck catamaran, she can carry up to 65 passengers …

Wildfire picture wins £3000 international Environmental Photographer of the Year Award

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has announced the winners of its Environmental Photographer of the Year …

This Spectacular House in India Brings Nature Indoors

A stunning new house in Bangalore, India brings nature indoors using a unique introverted design that sees an outdoor courtyard sit within the middle …