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Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched down at 7:47 a.m. EDT (1147 GMT) on a runway formerly used for landings of the now-mothballed space shuttles, the Air Force said in an email.<p>The Boeing-built space plane blasted off in May 2015 from nearby Cape Canaveral Air …

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Medical Research

Here's how Tesla's new self-driving system will work

Tesla has officially gotten the ball rolling on its self-driving car plans.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced over the weekend that vehicles equipped with Tesla's second-generation hardware have officially received the first phase of new Autopilot features. Tesla began installing the new hardware in …

Tesla

A commuter's dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors …

Flying Car

A New Twist on Fusion Power Could Finally Create Limitless Clean Energy

Let's do this.<p>In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

3tags.org

Nasa teams up with Stephen Hawking to make his nano spacecraft a reality

In April, a team of scientists announced a new project to explore interstellar space named Breakthrough Starshot. The project wants to use lasers to …

3tags.org

Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harvest water from the air

Learning from your mistakes is a key life lesson, and it's one that researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) can attest to. After …

ap works 3D printed motorcycle

<b>airbus subsidiary 3D prints working motorcycle frame from high-strength aluminum alloy</b><br>all images courtesy of ap works<p><b>ap works, a subsidiary of</b> …

3D Printing

Mars By 2018? SpaceX And NASA Announce A New Space Project

Its name will be "Red Dragon." And if the latest partnership between SpaceX and NASA works out, the privately funded craft will land on Mars to collect scientific data — possibly within the next two years. The plan is to use the Dragon capsule, but without a human crew.<p>"SpaceX is planning to send …

Space Travel

Tesla stops selling its biggest Powerwall because people prefer the small one

Tesla has quietly discontinued the 10 kWh Powerwall, its larger battery pack meant to store solar energy for use during an outage. <i>Greentech Media</i> confirmed the discontinuation with Tesla, which essentially said that it made the decision because its smaller Powerwall is much more popular. "Due to …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Two defining features of quantum mechanics never appear together

(Phys.org)—Two of the most important ideas that distinguish the quantum world from the classical one are nonlocality and contextuality. Previously, …

Quantum Mechanics

Military 'invisibility cloaks' could breach Geneva conventions

“Invisibility cloaks” and other future advances in military camouflage techniques could violate the Geneva conventions, a top military lawyer has warned.<p>Refinements of technologies that are already used on stealth bombers could breach compliance with international laws regulating armed conflict if …

Military

The Spike-Wheeled Ducati 'Monster of Ice' Will Have You Wishing for a Longer Winter

6.3K<p>SHARES<p>Italian motorcycle designer and customizer Paolo Tesio has a singular passion: tweaking Ducati’s massively popular “naked” bike, the …

Motorcycles

Are MotoGP Wings Just For Flair?

Last year <b>Ducati</b> raised eyebrows by testing front winglets on their MotoGP bikes, and this week at the Qatar test, <b>Honda</b>, <b>Yamaha</b>, and Ducati continued …

Team simulates the expansion of the Universe

The Universe is constantly expanding. It changes, creating new structures that merge. But how does our Universe evolve? Physicists at the University …

Physics

Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said …

Space Travel

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Tesla e-Bike : An Electric Motorcycle Design Proposal for Tesla Motors

<b>Tesla e-bike</b> is a conceptual project based on a vision what if Tesla Motors manufactured an electric motorcycle. It is made of carbon fiber, …

Tesla

Augmented Reality Motorcycle Helmet Startup Skully Hires Former HTC, Ducati Execs

New leadership is coming to the augmented reality startup Skully whose strikingly cool $1,499 AR-1 motorcycle helmet is continuing to ship to early backers. Today, the company officially announced that they have brought Martin Fichter on as COO and Andrew Williams on as VP of Finance.<p>Fichter joins …

Tesla Powerwalls Just Got a Gorgeous Competitor

Tesla Powerwalls could change your whole home (and your power bill), but they’re still difficult to buy. Fortunately alternatives are slowly …

CRISPR will change lives, but not only through genetic engineering

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about human genetic engineering.</b><p><i>Jacob Corn is scientific director of the Innovative Genomics Institute and a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley. His</i> …

Genetics