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The interstellar story of the strangest stone ever found

In 1996, scientists discovered what may be the strangest stone ever found, in an equally strange section of the Sahara desert that's littered with …

Solar-powered hydrogen reactor stores heat for overnight use

The Sun can provide an unlimited amount of energy, but there's one major downside – night. For roughly half the day facilities and devices that rely …

Clean Energy

World War II forgery factory that helped our spies fool Hitler revealed for first time

For British spies working deep behind enemy lines, convincing cover stories and perfect paperwork meant the difference between life and death.<p>A …

Adolf Hitler

How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world

The first "Starlink" satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Wednesday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.<p>SpaceX on Wednesday is set to launch two small prototype satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, the beginning of what Elon Musk and his company hope will …

Space Travel

Saturn’s tiny moon ‘has far bigger oil and gas reserves than Earth’

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn contains oil and gas reserves many times bigger than all known reserves on Earth, a NASA probe has shown.<p>The Cassini …

Astronomy

The secret on the ocean floor

By David Shukman<p>A wave of pioneers is poised to scoop up treasure from the deep sea.<p>But was this ocean mining boom sparked by a 1970s CIA plot?<p>Mystery ship<p>In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California.<p>It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where …

Mad Max

Earth's Inner Core Shouldn't Technically Exist

One day, about a billion years ago, Earth's inner core had a growth spurt. The molten ball of liquid metal at the center of our planet rapidly …

Universe

Daylight Saving Time isn’t worth it, European Parliament members say | Ars Technica

EU says holdover from post-WWI efficiency efforts isn't relevant in today's world.<p>Earlier this week the European Parliament voted 384 to 153 to …

Europe

The F-15 Eagle: Inside One of America's Most Deadly Fighter Jets of All Time

It might be old but it can still kill. <i>The F-15 was also designed with long range in mind. Carrying three six-hundred-pound fuel tanks, the F-15 had a</i> …

Military

New Form of Water, Both Liquid and Solid, Is ‘Really Strange’

Scientists have confirmed a form of water that is simultaneously solid and liquid. It is the latest advance in the study of water, a seemingly simple substance that can shift between many different configurations.<p>“That’s a really strange state of matter,” said Marius Millot, a physicist at Lawrence …

Astronomy

NASA Has Immortalised Curiosity's 5-Year Mars Journey in One Stunning Panorama

Breathtaking!<p>After 1,856 Martian days among blue sunsets, sand dunes and small, lumpy moons, the Mars rover Curiosity sat on the ridge of an ancient …

Ray Bradbury

‘Sea Hunter,’ a drone ship with no crew, just joined the U.S. Navy fleet

A prototype autonomous ship known as the Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV) has officially been transferred to the U.S. Navy from …

Military

New method efficiently generates hydrogen from water

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water—an important key to making clean energy …

Fuel Cell

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Physics

Can thorium reactors dispose of weapons-grade plutonium?

Thorium reactors have long been proposed as a cleaner, safer alternative to conventional nuclear energy, and now a new Russian study has added …

This Video Of A Russian Nuclear Icebreaker Blasting By Some Guys And Their Trucks Is Nuts

Apparently nuclear icebreakers have the right of way over Toyota trucks in Russia's frozen north.<p>Instagram Screencap<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

New material creates fuel cell catalysts at a hundredth of the cost

Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them is limiting …

Energy

NASA Testing Shape Memory Alloy For Foldable Aircraft Wings During Flight

In a series of recent trials, NASA successfully tested a new lightweight material to fold the outer portions of aircraft wings during flight. The …

Israel delivers surveillance jet to Italy to complete trade deal

It provides aerial and maritime situational awareness at all altitudes, over any terrain and in any weather condition and can also operate at long …

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity

A cosmic test fails to topple the strong equivalence principle.

USAF Eyeing New Props and Upgraded Engines To Breathe Extra Life Into Old C-130Hs

The upgrades could expand the capabilities of the aging airlifters and save the service millions in maintenance and fuel costs.<p>USAF<p>After nearly a …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

Using Fossil Fuels Will Not Produce Carbon Dioxide, Thanks To This Technology

A substantial contribution to human-induced climate change is from the burning of fossil fuels, an activity that literally gathered steam about 200 …

10 Most Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Ants From Your Home & Garden

There’s nothing like walking into your kitchen first thing in the morning, bleary eyed and ready for your morning cup of coffee only to find that …

Lifetime Income: Retirees Need It, and Here's How to Get It

Think of your retirement savings as a future income stream, not as a big lump sum. Here are several ways to get the income you need.<p>More than half of …

It's 2018. Here are six scientific mysteries that we still haven't solved

Humans have made a staggering amount of scientific and technological progress over the past century. We’ve created technology that has transformed …

Vertical Flight: A New Technology Frontier

Carrier-Based AEW<p>Lockheed Martin, with Thales and Leonardo, won a £269 million ($360 million) contract to develop and produce 10 …

Physicists Test a Strange Nuclear Sphere That Could Revolutionise Fusion Energy

Like nothing we've seen.<p>It's well established that nuclear fusion - the reaction that powers our Sun - could be the key to unlocking clean, limitless …