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Take apart anything with this 38-in-1 precision screwdriver tool kit for $8

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This Tool Shows You Exactly What the Eclipse Will Look Like in Your Area

There’s going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, but it’s probably too late to book a hotel in the path of totality (where the moon’s shadow will …

Buzz Aldrin tweets about how the iconic image of him on the moon was taken

Buzz "second man on the moon" Aldrin is back to his legendary form after pulling a mystified face at Donald Trump's weird speech about space.<p>On the …

Learn Raspberry Pi by building a robotic self-driving car with Python

The PiCar-V learning kit comes with everything you need to build a Python-powered robot, and it’s currently being offered in the Boing Boing …

Raspberry Pi

Einstein's Riddle

This is Einstein's riddle: There are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. In each house lives a man of a different …

Albert Einstein

The hottest planet ever discovered has an atmosphere as warm as a star’s

The hottest planet ever discovered orbits a massive star so sizzling it burns bluish white. On exoplanet KELT-9b, a gas giant 650 light-years from Earth, temperatures during the day reach 4,300 degrees Celsius, or 7,770 degrees Fahrenheit. That's only about 1,300 degrees Celsius cooler than the …

Universe

How Going to Space Affects Men And Women Differently

There's still so much we don't know.<p>The effects of zero gravity on the human body are taxing, regardless of gender, and NASA has found no differences …

If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind

For nearly a decade, common sense has dictated that most people don’t need a standalone graphics card in their computer. Gamers need them to make …

Kaby Lake

Why Biomedical Companies Are Bleeding Horseshoe Crabs to the Brink of Extinction

Can this creature that's been around since the dinosaurs be saved?<p>Meghan Owings plucks a horseshoe crab out of a tank and bends its helmet-shaped shell in half to reveal a soft white membrane. Owings inserts a needle and draws a bit of blood. "See how blue it is," she says, holding the syringe up …

Natural History

Ask Ethan: What's The Difference Between A Fermion And A Boson?

There are only two types of fundamental particle known in the entire Universe: fermions and bosons. Every particle — in addition to the normal properties you know like mass and electric charge — has an intrinsic amount of angular momentum to it, colloquially known as spin. Particles with spins that …

Physics

For Pi Day, NASA Wants You to Solve These Real-Life Rocket Science Problems

Do you have what it takes to be a NASA engineer?<p>March 14 is Pi Day, and instead of letting us just sit back and celebrate with a piece of pie, NASA …

Second law of thermodynamics “broken”

One of the most fundamental rules of physics, the second law of thermodynamics, has for the first time been shown not to hold for microscopic systems.<p>…

Stray black hole turned cosmic gas cloud into speeding 'bullet'

A stray black hole may be responsible for turning a gas cloud into a speeding cosmic bullet trillions of miles long.<p>The wandering black hole was discovered lurking just outside a supernova remnant, a shell of expelled material left behind after a massive star explodes. Using the Atacama …

Universe

Scientists have invented paper that can withstand water and fire

While the Chinese have been credited with the invention of paper some 2,000 years ago, this improvement takes the humble material to a whole new …

Archives

Astronomers reveal never-before-seen features of a ‘hole’ on the sun that could swallow 2 Earths

Images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) reveal amazing details of the sun, including a giant sunspot that is almost twice as large as the diameter of Earth.<p><i>Video courtesy of National Radio Astronomy Observatory.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Astronomy

Scientists Have Just Melted a Solid Below Its Freezing Point

What is happening right now.<p>Thanks to the way chemical bonds between molecules work, phase transitions are generally pretty simple - when a substance …

Nature Communications

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Particles

You Can Use This Operating System and USB Drive to Revive Derelict Laptops

We’ve all got an older computer or laptop laying around the house that we just can’t be bothered to fix. Maybe it’s riddled with malware because Aunt …

WATCH: What Happens When a Bullet Hits an 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drop

One of science's weirdest enigmas just got freakier.<p>For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma …

British Columbia

"Strange Stars" Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other …

Physics

How airline pilots beat jet lag

Nothing can take away the enjoyment of a long-haul holiday more than jet lag. But how do the people who do it week-in, week-out cope? BBC Future finds out.<p>London’s dawn sky was orange when I boarded the flight. When I got off some six hours later in Montreal, Canada, it was still orange.<p>My body …

Jet Lag