Mel Conville

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How The 'Impossible' Space Drive Engine May Work

A while back, I wrote about a very exciting if baffling new space propulsion system: the EmDrive. It’s a space propulsion system that doesn’t appear …

Physics

Curiosity rover finds its crater was habitable for 700 million years

And there are indications that groundwater persisted for far longer.<p>Gale Crater, the site being explored by the Curiosity rover, was chosen as a …

This Crawling C-Turtle Robot Could Hunt For Landmines

When you watch its first attempts to flop across on the sand, you feel worried that it won’t be able to get its body to its final destination. But …

Machine Learning

Astronomers Discover A Fast Radio Burst That's Even Stranger Than Ones Detected Before

A study revealed last week a team of scientists discovered a Fast Radio Burst that is unusual even by the standards used to judge FRBs. This …

10 Smart Retirement Moves You Can Make Right Now

Whether retirement is right around the corner or several decades away, it's never too early to begin planning for the future. Here are 10 game-changing moves it pays to make right away.<p>Sticking to a budget is critical once you begin living off a fixed income in retirement, so the sooner you start, …

Lightning and Mystery Objects Spotted by Space Station (Video)

A stunning time-lapse video of Earth captured from the International Space Station shows a lightning storm flashing over the U.S. and "possible …

Space Exploration

Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth

It's about solar power.<p>Elon Musk wants us to build human colonies on Mars. Jeff Bezos has a slightly more measured take.<p>Onstage at the <b>Code Conference</b>on Tuesday, the Amazon founder and CEO said that we have to start bringing parts of the industrial economy to space in order "to save Earth."<p>"Let me …

Jeff Bezos

5 Ways to Prepare for Disaster in a Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are volatile. Prone to unexpected fluctuations in consumer interest, undocumented workflows, rising competitors and a myriad of financial complications, it’s no wonder why the majority of startups end up failing, even …

Entrepreneurship

The Moon: 10 Surprising Lunar Facts

Perhaps the coolest thing about the moon is that it always shows us the same face. Since both the Earth and moon are rotating and orbiting, how can …