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Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Immune System

A 12-mile, underground lake may have been found on Mars. What could live there?

The red Martian surface may be barren and arid, but about a mile underneath Mars' south pole, scientists think they've found something …

European Space Agency

Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking

Back in 1935, the American linguist George Zipf made a remarkable discovery. Zipf was curious about the relationship between common words and less …

Natural Language Processing

Designer babies on horizon as ethics council gives green light to genetically edited embryos

Designer babies are on the horizon after an influential group of scientists concluded that it could be ‘morally permissible’ to genetically engineer human embryos.<p>In a new report which opens the door to a change in the law, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, said that DNA editing could become an …

Genetics

NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time

In the 1970s, the Jupiter system was explored by a succession of robotic missions, beginning with the <i>Pioneer 10</i> and <i>11</i> missions in 1972/73 and the</i> …

Astronomy

The Race to Get Tourists to Suborbital Space Is Heating Up

Space: final frontier or ultimate tourist destination? Possibly both—provided you have the cash.<p>Already, you can buy tickets for (as-yet-unscheduled) …

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers.<p>Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic DNA that is able to recognize numbers coded in molecules. It’s a novel implementation of a classic …

NASA readies probe to touch the sun with 'cutting-edge heat shield'

For the first time in human history, we are going to "touch the sun".<p>As NASA prepares for an Aug. 4 launch, it has unveiled a "cutting-edge heat shield", installed on June 27, that will keep the spacecraft from being burnt to a crisp.<p>The probe's mission will take it within 4 million miles of the …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Interstellar space travel will require lots of sex

A pair of scientists from France developed an algorithm to determine the minimum amount of sexually active couples it would take to maintain a human crew inside of a spaceship for 6,300 years – the time it would take to reach the nearest star beyond the sun.<p><b>Let’s get it on:</b> The Heritage algorithm, …

Space Travel

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

Enormous Dust Storm On Mars Threatens The Opportunity Rover

A massive dust storm on Mars is threatening NASA's Opportunity rover, which has been conducting research on the Red Planet for well over a decade.<p>Where the rover sits, the dust storm has completely blotted out the sun, depriving Opportunity of solar power and cutting off communications with …

On the ISS, 'Astro Alex' says he's found he has space 'muscle memory'

Alexander Gerst has said in a live-call event from the International Space Station that returning there proved surprisingly easy. Responding to a DW …

NASA Is Being Sued Over a Woman's Vial of Neil Armstrong's "Moon Dust"

When Laura Murray Cicco was ten years old, she received a gift that was literally out of this world. At least it used to be. Her vial of alleged moon …

Judiciary

The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet

HOUSTON — In an era in which privileged individuals search constantly for the next experience to obsess over and post about on social media, space truly remains the final frontier, a luxury that only the one percent of the one percent can afford. Brad Pitt and Katy Perry are among those who have …

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

India Announces 'Game-Changing' Single-Use Plastics Ban

India turned their hosting of this year's World Environment Day into far more than a symbolic act when it announced plans Tuesday to eliminate all …

An Example of the Industrial Design Process in the Consumer Product Space

Designing and modeling a wireless phone charger using existing hardware<p>This week industrial designer Eric Strebel not only shows us a new modelmaking …

NASA sends Mars InSight rocketing toward the Red Planet

NASA's Mars InSight is on its way to the Red Planet to explore the unseen interior of our neighbor and listen for "Marsquakes." The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Martian lander successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 4:05 a.m. Pacific …

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

NASA Cancels Moon Mission, Frustrating Scientists

Scientists helping NASA put a rover on the moon are scratching their heads about why the mission was canceled and why they were told to end their …

Nvidia's AI reconstructs partially erased images with jaw-dropping accuracy

Nvidia this week unveiled its newest AI breakthrough in the form of a mind-blowing computer vision technique that can ‘inpaint’ parts of an image that have been deleted or modified. If you’re thinking Photoshop already does this, think again. This is something you have to see to believe.<p>Hate spammy …

Deep Learning

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the “butterfly effect” makes long-term prediction impossible. Even the smallest …

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Scientists stumbled upon a plastic-eating bacterium—then accidentally made it stronger

Hungry, hungry enzymes.<p>The natural world is rapidly becoming a giant pile of plastic waste. There are literally six—<i>six!</i>—ungodly large garbage patches swelling in the ocean. Even areas as far removed from us as the Arctic are not safe. We’re slowly suffocating a lot of natural ecologies with our …

Research

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Telescopes

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric rail has been embedded in a public road near Stockholm, but the government’s roads agency has already drafted a national map for future …

Roads

Facial recognition software recognized a Chinese fugitive in a crowd of 60,000 people

Local law enforcement in China used facial recognition to recognize and arrest a man in a crowd of 60,000 people.<p>With the help of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence