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Mars Needs Colonists Who Eat Meat And Sleep Late

Just waking up now? You could qualify<p>If you're a die-hard morning person, don't start packing your bags for Mars just yet. A recent study suggests that people who prefer to sleep in and stay up late may be better suited for Mars.<p>Our bodies have internal clocks that tell us how long a day is, and …

Space

Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

Behold, the majesty of weird, but beautiful science!

Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn't be exclusive and we've collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental machines to explore the fabric of our world rivals that used to create futuristic movie sets or avant-garde …

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

Astronomy

It Took A Musician's Ear To Decode The Complex Song In Whale Calls

<i>Humpback whales don't just sing songs — they compose</i> <i>with the whales around them, singing a song that evolves over time. Scientists didn't know that until they started recording whale sounds in the 1960s and spent years listening. The evolution of this "culture of listening" among researchers is the</i> …

Why haven’t earthquakes toppled these balancing rocks?

Scientists say they’ve solved the riddle of why a collection of balancing rocks near the San Andreas fault has never been knocked over by earthquakes.<p>…

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

This Frog Uses Its Spiky Face to Deliver a Venomous Headbutt

When Carlos Jared was first ‘stung’ by the venomous face of the Greening’s frog, he didn’t realise what had happened. He had picked up one of the small creatures, and it started thrashing about as if trying to headbutt his hand. At first, it felt like being abraded by rough sandpaper. Then, Jared …

Korean Researchers Knock Drones Out Of The Air With Sound

Droning sounds defeat drones<p>This week, South Korea shouted a new entry onto the list of drone countermeasures. A research project by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), set to be presented in DC next week, uses sound to disable the internal gyroscopes that balance drones.<p>…

ICYMI: Spider vehicle, a 3D-printed teeny tiny saw and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: A miniature circular saw printed on a 3D printer is about to be produced by a designer so that it actually cuts wood. Teeny tiny little thumbs best be careful. The Spider concept car by Swincar is out, climbing 50 degree inclines without a hitch and making everyone …

The Renewable Energy Source That's About to Boom Again

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The best Wi-Fi extender (for most people)

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>We spent a total of 110 hours researching 25 different Wi-Fi extenders (and testing 10 of them), and the $100 Netgear EX6200 is the one we recommend for most people right now. It …

NASA's upcoming SLS could launch missions to Europa - if Congress ever lets it get off the ground - ExtremeTech

NASA’s upcoming SLS could launch missions to Europa — if Congress ever lets it get off the ground<p>By on July 31, 2015 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn …

What is polonium-210?

<b>Polonium has been at the centre of the inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006 in London.</b><p>He was poisoned by a "major dose" of the radioactive substance polonium-210, contained in a cup of tea, killing him three weeks later.<p>When ingested, the poison is …

Why you should (or shouldn't) root your Android device - ExtremeTech

Why you should (or shouldn’t) root your Android device<p>By on December 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Doping lithium-ion batteries could prevent overheating and explosion - ExtremeTech

By on June 25, 2015 at 10:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Despite the lack of a breakthrough …

'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' Read in Space by ESA Astronaut | Video

Dead Satellite Will Fall Out of Space on Tuesday

A satellite built by NASA and Japan to track rainfall on Earth is falling out of space and expected to meet its fiery doom during an uncontrollable …

Modular has yet to work for phones - could it work for watches? - ExtremeTech

Modular has yet to work for phones — could it work for watches?<p>By on June 11, 2015 at 10:59 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Researchers power surveillance cam with WiFi signal - ExtremeTech

By on June 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>At Google I/O a few weeks ago, …

A magnetoelectric 'spin' on stimulating the brain - ExtremeTech

A magnetoelectric ‘spin’ on stimulating the brain<p>By on June 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. …

Google is reportedly in talks to back the largest wind power project in Africa

According to CNBC, Google wants to back Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, a massive undertaking that will require more than $700 million.<p>The project will span 40,000 acres, raise Kenya's energy capacity by 20 percent, and be an enormous boon to a country where less than 25% of the population …

Renewable Energy

Team MIT's robot lost the DARPA challenge but won over the crowd

At the DARPA Robotics Challenge last week, a robot drove in on a red UTV. The vehicle slowly came to a halt on the obstacle course as it reached the door of a simulated disaster building. The driver, a six-foot-two Atlas humanoid, sat motionless for many minutes. About half a dozen researchers …

Physicists demonstrate new violations of local realism

(Phys.org)—Erwin Schrödinger once famously stated that quantum entanglement is "<i>the</i> characteristic trait of quantum mechanics" that distinguishes it …

Mysteries of worm regeneration solved with artificial intelligence - ExtremeTech

By on June 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The statement that “human-level …

Amazing injectable neuro-mesh covers the brain, can control individual neurons - ExtremeTech

By on June 10, 2015 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>An incredible new study from an …

NASA tests a quicker way to predict destructive solar storms

Solar geomagnetic storms could sometimes cause telecommunication disruptions and power outages -- problem is, we can only predict if they're destructive 30 to 60 minutes before they arrive. Now, galactic weatherman NASA Goddard scientist Neel Savani has started testing a new forecast model that …

LightSail sends back photo of deployed solar sails

A series of computer problems and battery glitches make LightSail's victorious unfurling of solar sails extra sweet. Now, we have a <i>sail</i>fie (*groan*) of the spacecraft with its wings proudly rolled out and a view of the sun to prove that it really did successfully deploy its wings in low-Earth orbit …