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Newly-revealed Tesla solar roof patent shows the secrets behind the technology

Tesla’s solar roof tiles stand apart from other integrated solar roofing options in part because they’re camouflaged – you can’t even tell the tiles …

Tesla

Another extreme heat wave strikes the North Pole

In four of the past five winters, the North Pole has witnessed dramatic temperatures spikes, which previously were rare. Now, in the lead up to summer, the temperature has again shot up to unusually high levels at the tip of the planet.<p>Scientists say this warming could hasten the melt of Arctic sea …

Global Warming

This ‘skin printer’ is like a magic wand for healing wounds

Imagine a version of the kind of duct tape dispenser you can buy from your local home Home Depot or white-out tape used for correcting a writing …

Star Trek

New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

A new type of battery is cheaper and longer lasting, creating new possibilities for use with renewable energy generation.<p>A group of researchers at Stanford University have developed a new type of battery using water and salt that they hope could be used to store energy produced from wind and solar …

Clean Energy

The $200 Uno synth crams a ton of features into a small package

IK Multimedia is known for its wide variety of music gear, including MIDI controllers, mixers and instrument interfaces. Now the company has just launched its first analog synth, a compact little machine named Uno.<p>The company's own Erik Norlander (one of the designers behind Alesis' Andromeda …

Synthesizers

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 …

Fission

One of the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Has an Iron Core

In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Aside from …

Astronomy

Scientists Say They’re Months From Developing the First-Ever Space Beer

We may be on the brink of an international trade war, but at least it might soon be possible to drink space beer. An Australian start-up called …

Super-safe zinc battery tech could rival lithium ion in phones

The new technology, created by researchers at the University of Maryland, offers a glimpse of a future in which phones never explode.<p>In a more perfect world, your phone battery would easily last all day, wouldn't degrade over time and, most crucially, wouldn't explode.<p>This might sound like a pipe …

Clean Energy

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

FCC should investigate Sinclair for distorting news, put merger on hold, senators say

A dozen Democratic senators are asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Sinclair Broadcasting Group for distorting the news.<p>The FCC should also pause its review of Sinclair's acquisition of Tribune Media — a merger that could expand the nation's largest broadcaster from 193 …

Net Neutrality

Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 200 Days in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has winged past 200 days in orbit on its latest clandestine mission.<p>That mission, known as Orbital Test …

Space Exploration

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

This video claiming ink cartridges are a scam is going massively viral

It's a well known fact that printers are probably the most annoying piece of technology in the world.<p>No one likes them. They're confusing, they go …

This New Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

So... is physics broken or not?<p>According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of …

Everyone, Meet 'Steve' – A Weird Type of Aurora We've Never Seen Before

Steve is so pretty!<p>Last April, amateur aurora-chasers stumbled across a strange light in the northern skies that was a little different to the usual …

Stephen Hawking asked to have this complex equation on his tombstone, see if you can figure out what it means

Renowned cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking passed away in the early hours of March 14, news that has saddened us all. His scientific output was truly incredible and his work in engaging the wider public in the complexities of the universe will continue to inspire.<p>His most famous formula, …

Physics

Bigger Than Any Past Bubble: Beware of Soaring Household Assets

The market capitalization dwarfs the levels that preceded the housing crisis and the tech peak.<p>History sometimes repeats itself in the world of finance. Soaring asset prices have lifted the market capitalization of the household balance sheet to a record high, exceeding the lofty valuations of the …

A brief history of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

I first encountered Stephen Hawking on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Inside, its pages told a story we all know today, but at the time it was a revelation: a Cambridge astrophysicist sought to solve the great mysteries of the universe, while he himself was trapped in a wheelchair by a …

Time I

Apple is buying the "Netflix of magazines" for an undisclosed amount

Apple is buying a digital magazine subscription service known as the “Netflix of magazines,” which lets readers access over 200 magazines for a monthly fee. The acquisition of the service Texture, owned by Next Issue Media, comes at a time when news publishing as an industry is being shaken up by …

Apps

Russia just successfully test fired its new KH-47M2 hypersonic missile

The Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted the first successful test firing of the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile according to state sponsored media outlets.<p>The missile, supposedly named Kh-47M2 and referred to as the "Kinzhal", was fired from a modified MiG-31BM (NATO reporting …

Military

New Method for Growing Graphene Could Finally Let Us Build Something With It - ExtremeTech

By on March 12, 2018 at 4:23 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Graphene is an amazing material …

China's Anti-Pollution Initiative Produces Stellar Results

Airborne particulates have declined by an average of 32 percent across many Chinese cities.<p>It’s no secret that Chinese cities have some of the worst air pollution on the planet. Many citizens of Chinese metropolises are forced to wear masks when they go outside, and Chinese life expectancy has …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Scientists Propose Experiment to Test Quantum Gravity

Unifying gravity and quantum mechanics has been the dream of physicists for decades. An experiment has just been proposed to see if it's even possible.<p>Gravity is a bit of an enigma. We know how it works, but not really what causes it. In 1915, Einstein’s famous Theory of Relativity demonstrated …

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Computers Reach Big Milestone With Perfectly-Placed 'Talking' Atoms

Talk about a quantum leap.<p>Australian researchers made a quantum leap in leading the push towards creating a fully functional quantum …

The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?<p><b>Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh</b>—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over …

Human Rights

The Air Force is preparing to fight in space 'in a matter of years'

The Air Force already faces extensive operational obligations on Earth, but the service is shifting focus to prepare for what many see as the growing potential for conflict in space.<p>In a speech at the Air Force Association's air-warfare symposium in Florida in late February, Air Force Chief of …

Military

Six Major Tech Companies File Net Neutrality Lawsuit

Kickstarter, Foursquare, Etsy, and three other technology companies have filed a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an …