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The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest

800,000 years: That's how long (buzzkill) astronaut Scott Kelly said it'll take us to get to the TRAPPIST-1 star system and its seven …

The Venus Project Plans to Bring Humanity to the Next Stage of Social Evolution. Here's How.

<i>Since 1975, Roxanne Meadows has worked with renowned futurist Jacque Fresco to develop and promote The Venus Project. The function of this project is</i> …

Singularity University

Qualcomm announces VR development kit, Leap Motion partnership

Qualcomm has announced a new VR development kit for its Snapdragon 835 platform in partnership with hand tracking company Leap Motion. The kit is a …

Augmented Reality

Homemade Brown Sugar: Quicker Than a Trip to the Store

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Made-from-scratch brown sugar isn't a new idea by any stretch, but in the past, it wasn't something I ever cared about. In part, I was skeptical that a "homemade" mix of refined white sugar and mass-produced molasses could somehow taste any better than "real" …

Does the Large Hadron Collider Actually Disprove Ghosts?

The Large Hadron Collider sits underground, spanning over five miles across beneath the bucolic suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. This metal behemoth …

Study of ancient skulls suggest there may have been multiple migrations into the Americas

(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with institutions in the U.S., Europe and South America has found evidence that suggests the native …

Anthropology

What will the James Webb Space Telescope reveal about the newly discovered exoplanets?

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been almost two decades in the making and, spanning the size of a tennis court, will be the largest space …

Universe

What Is 5G, and When Do I Get It?

Look at the top corner of your phone screen. Right now, it probably reads 4G LTE, and you're probably fine with that. But soon—and we're talking …

Daily 2 Cents: Massive 'Hairy Blob' Washes Up in the Philippines -- UFO Sightings At All-Time High -- UFO Scares Couple on Cornish Beach

<b>Massive 'Hairy Blob' Washes Up in the Philippines</b><br>Pictures of a massive white monster-like creature which washed up in the Philippines have as gone …

Paranormal

Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’

A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.<p>In the 1960s, the …

Astronomers are about to photograph a black hole and its point-of-no-return for the first time

It might sound trite to say that the Universe is full of mysteries. But it's true.<p>Chief among them are things like Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and of course, our old friends the Black Holes.<p>Black Holes may be the most interesting of them all, and the effort to understand them—and observe them—is …

Black Holes

Could TRAPPIST-1 Be Home to a Galactic Alien Empire?

Imagine a galactic empire spanning across multiple planets that are just a few days’ travel apart from one-another. With the discovery of a star …

Universe

NASA is thinking about putting astronauts on the first flight of its future giant rocket

The agency has been working toward an uncrewed debut flight of the Space Launch System for fall of 2018<p>NASA is mulling over the idea of putting astronauts on the first flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the giant heavy-lift rocket the space agency is building to take people to Mars someday. …

Space Exploration

Research suggests dark matter plays a significant role in our planet's mass extinction cycle

A new study carried out by Professor Michael Rampino of New York University suggests that dark matter may have had a part to play in the periodic …

Explore the Dark Future of Cities in These Intense, 5K Animated Shorts

Some of the best science fiction isn't set in space — it's set in an almost-recognizable future, but the near future—the liminal space between …

Food Network's Guy Fieri Officiates 101 Gay Weddings in Miami

A grand wedding ceremony for same-sex couples took place at the James Royal Palm Hotel this past weekend.<p>A mass wedding for 101 same-sex couples took …

Guy Fieri

Satellite gearing up to take EPIC pictures of Earth

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite is on its way to do something epic. NOAA's spacecraft, sent to monitor space weather, will use …

Should Humanity Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?

Is it time to take the search for intelligent aliens to the next level?<p>For more than half a century, scientists have been scanning the heavens for …

Universe

Starbucks' secret menu - the drinks you didn't know you can ask for

Coffee

A New Way to Explode a Star?

Among the most contentious unsolved mysteries in astronomy is the question of how, exactly, a white dwarf star explodes. Now, as described at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting, a team of scientists has come up with an idea that just might solve part of the problem.<p>Nearly two …

Liquid Media: Hawaii Design and Marketing

Our servers are hosted and maintained by Liquid Web. Hosting costs are billed anually at in the first week of the year, we like to keep it simple, …

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …

Scientists slow the speed of light

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1140000/1140023_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522234870_f9dce38aae0dd2b52510fbb769b17849<p><b>A team of Scottish scientists has made light travel slower than the speed of light.</b><p>They sent photons - individual particles of light - through …

Physics

How a queer black filmmaker made virtual reality a reality at Sundance

When Shari Frilot first kicked off New Frontier, an exhibit that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling through art and technology, at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2007, the attending press didn't quite know what to make of it or the works on display.<p>"People came and they had no …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272000_5f081ae367adf46381a9fcb8aa6e601b<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, is giving this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures<p>Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, …

The 10 most controversial Android apps of 2014

The end of 2014 is nigh and it’s been an amazing year for Android apps and games. Unfortunately, not every Android app made a splash or, perhaps worse, many apps made a negative splash. It doesn’t take a lot to do something wrong but it does take effort to do something so wrong that people want to …

Apps

Hackers 'leak details of 13k users of PlayStation, Xbox and Amazon'

Hackers who say they are affiliated to Anonymous, the shadowy anarchist hacking collective, release document 'containing passwords and credit card numbers'<p>A gang of internet hackers claims it has leaked personal details of more than 13,000 users of PlayStation, Xbox and sites including Amazon in …

Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.<p>Federal Aviation Administration officials have said they want to …