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A Virtual Flyover of the Mawrth Vallis on the Surface of Mars by the Mars Express Orbiter

The European Space Agency has created a virtual flyover of the Mawrth Vallis on the surface of Mars using images taken by the High Resolution Stereo …

Recommended Reading: Physicists Wonder: Does Time Really Exist Or Does It Just Look That Way?

As it turns out, time is a pretty complicated thing. And I'm not talking about measuring it, or making little devices to chime out the hours, either. …

Quantum Mechanics

Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 …

Wind Power

Dwayne Johnson: Nick Jonas Jumanji photo released on social media

Dwayne Johnson has some more company in the jungle.<p>On Tuesday, Johnson shared a first look at Jonas’ character in the upcoming <i>Jumanji</i> film. The</i> …

Mars may have been habitable much more recently than we thought

The possibility of life on Mars just got a lot more interesting.<p>New research suggests that streams and lakes on the red planet actually appeared …

EmDrive: Controversial space propulsion to be discussed by top scientists at major conference

The Space Studies Institute is to hold a conference in Colorado discussing breakthroughs in space propulsion.<p>An independent scientist, known for his …

Take a look inside this colossal machine where scientists propel electrons to 99.99% the speed of light

But the LHC is not alone — the world is equipped with more than 3o,000 particle accelerators that are used for a seemingly endless variety of tasks. Some of these machines, like the LHC, accelerate particles to nearly the speed of light to smash them together and probe the fundamental building …

Physics

Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p>To this day, it's unclear who first had the idea to nuke the moon. As with a lot of ideas hatched at …

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Samsung Calls Note 7 Recall Cost to Company 'Heartbreaking'

The president of Samsung has confessed that recalling 2.5 million of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will cost the company a "heartbreaking amount".<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the comment came on Friday when the head of Samsung's mobile business Koh Dong-Jin was asked by reporters about the financial …

Galaxy Note

Earth Is Warming Faster Than It Has In 1,000 Years, According to NASA

Oh, good.<p>It's a fact: our planet is getting hotter, and scientists are getting desperate (prompting them to come up with batshit ideas like pumping water to the coldest places of the Earth and freezing it there). And now, NASA is giving us some pretty terrible news: It's worse than we thought.<p>Earth …

Found: An Earth-sized planet 4.2 light years away that could have conditions for life

Pale blue dot, meet pale red dot.<p>Astronomers have spent decades scouring the skies looking for Earth-sized planets around distant stars. And now they've found one, sitting smack in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbor.<p>Proxima b, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, could be one …

Astronomy

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Researchers think we may have to protect our brains from hackers in a few years

What if hackers could one day control your mind, or at least take a glimpse inside, through the use of sophisticated malware?<p>It’s a scenario that’s sounds straight out of a science fiction novel, but we’re far closer than you might think. As scientists continue to make breakthroughs in implanting, …