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Graphene in zero G promises success in space: Graphene enters microgravity

Graphene enters microgravity<p>Experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results.

Graphene

3 Energy Stocks Wall Street Hates but You Should Love

Plenty of energy stocks have been beaten up quite badly over the past several years. And with oil and natural gas prices still down more than half, there's good reason to avoid many companies in the sector. But that doesn't mean you should avoid<i>every</i>stock in the energy industry.<p>As a matter of fact, …

The Secret Language of Wall Street

Amaranth<p>To force the collapse of a fund through spectacularly ill-timed wagers. Derived from the name of a failed fund, not the flower of …

Wall Street

The Priorities of Personal Finance | Investopedia

A client recently let me know that she and her husband had just booked an overseas trip for later this year. I told her I was very happy to hear that …

Halley's comet? Nope. New discovery is 100,000 times bigger

Astronomers in Germany have found a massive, comet-like object packed with the essentials of life: Water, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and sulfur.<p>The icy object has been ripped apart, scattering debris near a burned-out star. It's also similar in composition to the famed Halley's comet, but is about …

Triple threat: Perovskite material generates electricity from light, heat, and movement

If you want to use multiple methods to generate electricity, such as waste heat and movement, for example, you normally have to use independent …

Aston Martin’s architect on how to make technology beautiful

Chief creative officer Marek Reichman says cars are hyper computers<p>Marek Reichman is the architect of Aston Martin’s modern-day form language, the basis for what is arguably the world’s most beautiful car brand. The 104-year-old company has a legacy for vehicles that have sinuous bodies and …

Google's Go-Playing Machine Opens the Door to Robots that Learn

Two robotic arms face two closed doors. Both reach forward and miss the door handles entirely. So they reach again, and this time, they hit the …

Artificial Intelligence

How The Anthropic Principle Became The Most Abused Idea In Science

The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have. Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against:<p>We must be prepared to take …

Physics

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Literature

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Quantum Physics

SolarGaps turns window decor into solar panels at CES

SolarGaps smart blinds bring power into your home, and the company plans to integrate with Google Home.<p>Opening the blinds has never been so helpful. On display here at CES in Las Vegas, SolarGaps turns the actual slats of your window coverings into solar panels. SolarGaps blinds will be smart …

Elements Of Life Discovered Everywhere In The Milky Way

For a long time, humanity has known that the raw ingredients for life weren’t created at the same time as the Universe, but rather needed to be created, over time, from previous generations of stars. Measuring and mapping the abundances of the individual stars within the Milky Way has previously …

Universe

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Why gravitational waves truly are the “scientific breakthrough of the year”

True scientific breakthroughs are extremely rare. We had one in 2016.<p>2016 has been a rough year. Yet science in 2016 has remained a source of optimism.<p>To solve a scientific problem, you have to believe it is solvable. That makes scientific discovery inherently optimistic. Discoveries help us …

Ready to be confused? Neil Tyson explores the multiverse this Friday.

<i>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice and Paul Steinhardt.</i><p>The idea of a multiverse is pretty popular these days, possibly because it suggests that given an …

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Twitter's First Investor Says This Is How He Spots High-Potential Founders

placeholderThe most successful entrepreneurs are actually a little bit naughty.<p><i>How do angels and VCs gauge the potential of founders? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Maples, Founding</b> …

Battery Breakthrough Doubles Life of Smartphones and Electric Cars

Smartphones, electric cars and other consumer electronics could receive a big boost following a breakthrough that doubles the life of rechargeable …

Here's a Book Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad used to say that the only difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now are the places you go and the people you meet. The more experiences you accumulate and the more conversations you have, the deeper your …

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

How to tell if your child has a future in computer science

New research shows what many people in the computer science field already know—a passion for computers starts early in life. So how can you tell if your son or daughter is a budding programmer?<p>There are a few common traits that future coders and developers have in common during their formative …

Tesla Model X: Everything You Need To Know

Elon Musk today unveiled Tesla‘s latest all-electric vehicle, the Model X. To make things simple, the Model X is Tesla’s first SUV people mover; a …

Internal Combustion Engine

Audi’s Fuel Breakthrough Could Revolutionize The Automotive Sector

In what can be considered as a landmark achievement, German Car Manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a ‘carbon neutral diesel fuel’ that is made …