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How Blue Origin Is Disrupting the Aerospace Industry

When Congress restricted the import of Russian RD-180 rocket engines following Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year, United Launch Alliance found …

Saab's advanced stealth submarine is 'effectively invisible'

Saab has unveiled a very cool and slightly terrifying advanced stealth submarine with a "GHOST mode", which allows it to remain "effectively …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines

The Future of Life Institute wants humanity to tread lightly while developing really smart machines.<p>We're decades away from being able to develop a sociopathic supercomputer that could enslave mankind, but artificial intelligence experts are already working to stave off the worst when -- not if -- …

How AI Could Ruin Humanity, According to Smart Humans

For the past 24 hours, scientists have been lining up to sign this open letter. Put simply, the proposal urges that humanity dedicate a portion of …

Mozambique links contaminated beer deaths to crocodile bile

At least 69 people killed and 196 others admitted to hospital after drinking traditional beer pombe at funeral<p>Health authorities in Mozambique believe the contaminated beer that killed 69 people at a funeral over the weekend was poisoned with crocodile bile.<p>The government has declared three days of …

Hot Wheels at the Detroit Auto Show

Auto Shows

Record-breaking flare from Milky Way’s black hole detected by NASA's Chandra project

Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Little Ice Age

People of The GasStation

I am Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a rocket company, AMA!

Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity. Started off doing software engineering and now do aerospace & automotive.<p>Falcon 9 launch webcast live at …

Real Life Peter Griffin Goes To NYCC 2014 | BOOM! Big Pants

Comic-Con

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Astronomy

Eight New Exoplanets In 'Goldilocks Zone' Discovered By NASA's Kepler Spacecraft

NASA's Kepler space telescope has found eight alien planets in the "Goldilocks zone"--that is, they orbit their stars at just the right distance to have liquid water, and maybe life.<p>Two of the newfound planets, dubbed Kepler-438b and Kepler-442b, are being called the most Earth-like exoplanets ever …

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

<b>Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.</b><p>We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.<p>For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

“Did you listen to this week’s <i>Serial</i>?” That’s been the question on everyone’s lips the past three months. The podcast, which reexamined the 1999 …

The Best Explanation Yet Of The FBI's Mysterious Spying Towers

These simulators are nicknamed "Stingrays," and they look like cell-phone towers.<p>They aren't.<p>Instead, they are able to access data from cell phones being used nearby.<p>There has been much debate about whether accessing this data without the knowledge of the cell-phone user is a violation of …

Surveillance

Now Batman Can 3D-Print His Body Armor

Luckily for Bruce, Wayne Enterprises holds the patents on most additive manufacturing technology.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Stevie Dee/Crimson Coscrafts)</i><p>The hero this city needs needs some good protection. And now the Dark Knight can print it himself.<p>Stevie Dee created this suit of 3D-printed Batman armor …

Comic Books

Hubble Revisits the Pillars of Creation, One of Its Most Famous Pictures Ever

Two decades can make quite a difference.<p><i>Hubble Goes High Def to Revisit the Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' (Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))</i><p>The Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of the most iconic space images ever made, and oh, what a difference 20 years …

Big History

Game of Thrones Is Coming to IMAX Theaters

Fans around the country will get to see the final two episodes of season four as an IMAX movie.<p>Your Sunday night couch-fest <i>Game of Thrones</i> viewing parties are about to get a major upgrade. From January 23 to 29, you can go see GoT in IMAX theaters and catch Jon Snow in glorious, larger-than-life …

TV Series

The 51 Coolest Cars Ever Made

We're not saying these are the best cars ever built. We're saying these are the ones you lust after.

Sports Cars

Attempting To Understand How On Earth Sony Has Sold 18.5M PS4s

Sony just released its latest set of hard numbers for sales of the PS4, and those looking for signs of a slowdown won’t find it here. After reporting 10 million consoles sold to consumers in August 2014, Sony’s new figures have them selling 18.5 million PS4s. And yes, that’s still sold to …

Mario Kart

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

New discovery is likely to be a rocky world in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone of its parent star where the temperature is just right for liquid water to flow<p>An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Walkman ZX2

The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing, and so far the biggest news out of it is that Sony is bringing back the Walkman. But it’s a very different Walkman from what you remember; it’s a high-end digital music player and it costs used-car money at $1200. Here’s everything you need to</b> …

Audiophile

Pioneering SpaceX rocket launch aborted

<b>(CNN) —</b> Private spaceflight company SpaceX scrubbed a scheduled rocket launch Tuesday, in which it planned to attempt the pioneering step of landing the rocket's first stage on a floating platform.<p>The next possible launch attempt is at 5:09 a.m. ET Friday, NASA said via Twitter, "pending resolution …

Space Travel

What’s So Scary About A Nuclear-Armed Drone?

In one word: Everything<p>It's a plane designed for the war no one wants to fight. The Long Range Strike Bomber is the Air Force’s secretive and long-running project to develop the next generation of nuclear-armed bombers, designed to unload hell in hostile skies. And there's a chance that it'll be …