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2016 August 16 - Five Planets and the Moon over Australia

<b>Five Planets and the Moon over Australia</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Alex Cherney (Terrastro, TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> It is not a coincidence that planets …

Astronomy

Major Chinese cities can’t seem to figure out basic drainage and flood prevention

Beijing<p>As major Chinese cities were submerged this summer during some of the worst floods to hit China in history, the irony of the fact that the 600-year-old Forbidden City remained free of flooding thanks to its well-designed ancient drainage system did not go unnoticed.<p>This year’s floods have …

China

Scene at MIT: Margaret Hamilton’s Apollo code

Half a century ago, MIT played a critical role in the development of the flight software for NASA’s Apollo program, which landed humans on the moon …

MIT

The End of the World Never Was So Fun: Three Worthy New Science Fiction Books

Science Fiction

Venus may have once supported human life

Today, the surface temperature of Venus is 864 degrees and its atmosphere is thick and murky, consisting of carbon dioxide and nitrogen.<p>But a computer model that NASA developed reveals that that planet was once a lot cooler. About 715 million years ago, it may have had oceans made of liquid water …

Carbon Dioxide

NASA launches a free public archive of its recent research results

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about all of NASA’s extraordinary research, you’re going to love this. The space agency has launched PubSpace, a new portal that lets you sift through its research results easily.<p>The searchable archive is a trove of science journal articles borne out of …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

3D Printed "Rock Print" Seems Like Magic, but it's Really Science

Architecture is generally a pretty permanent thing. Sure, nothing is truly permanent, but a structure built from concrete, metal and other heavy-duty …

An MIT scientist has come up with an ingenious way to make air pollution useful

Anirudh Sharma doesn't just want to pull harmful carbon from the air. He wants to offer a cheaper alternative to the exorbitant costs of ordinary …

Atoms 'scream' when they fuse inside a reactor, and the sound is frightening

Using the same physics that light up the sun, fusion reactors promise to generate almost infinite energy on Earth.<p>Physicists' favorite type of fusion …

Water on the red planet: Nasa reveals major discovery – in pictures

View images of Martian briny flows of water from analysed spectral data from the CRISM instrument onboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter<p>Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Mars Mission

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

Congo