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New 3D-printed house can be built in less than a day for just $4,000

One billion people on Earth lack access to adequate housing — but that could change if ICON and New Story are successful. They’ve found a way to …

3D Printing

Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle.<p>The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have …

We may be closer than ever to understanding the true nature of gravity

Unifying Theories<p>Quantum physicists have toiled to no avail for decades in their attempts to subsume gravity (the first cosmological force ever …

Supersonic air travel just took another big step toward rebirth

<i>In brief: Boom Supersonic has gotten another boost towards its goal of commercial supersonic flight by 2023. Boom founder Blake Scholl has announced a partnership with Japan Airlines, which invested $10 million in the company.</i><p>SUPERSONIC FLIGHT’S ROCKY PAST<p>We are one step closer to an affordable …

Aviation

Daredevil falls to his death from 62-story building

A daredevil plummeted to his death during a risky stunt near the top of a 62-story building in China, according to new reports.<p>Wu Yongning, 26, who …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Louis C.K.: 'These stories are true'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Warning: This article contains language some may consider offensive.</i><p>Comedian Louis C.K. has said the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him are true.<p>He apologized Friday after a bombshell report by the New York Times the day before cited five women who said the comedian engaged in …

Louis C.K.

Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more powerful out there? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago, there is, …

Seeing the Future at the Tokyo Motor Show: Pictures

Tokyo Motor Show

We Now Have an Equation That Explains How The Hell Quantum Chaos Behaves

Even chaos can be predicted.<p>While physicists have managed to wrap their minds around chaos theory in the macroscopic world, chaos also has its way at …

In a Surprise Discovery, Engineers Have Turned a Laser Beam Into a Liquid Stream

Um, what?<p>They're calling it laser streaming. No, it's not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it's a new observable phenomenon …

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

This self-driving truck has no room for a human driver — literally

An eerie resemblance to the killer tractor trailers from Logan<p>Most experts believe the first industry to be upended by autonomous driving will be the trucking sector. What better use case for driverless technology than long-haul trucking where most of the driving is confined to the highway? The …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its 'Anti-Science' Law

It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:<p>With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any …

Climate Change

Artificial Neural Networks Are Revealing The Quantum World

Modeling a Complex System<p>Quantum entanglement, which Einstein referred to as “a spooky action at a distance,” is one of the many possible quantum …

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

Quantum Mechanics

5 impossible things the laws of physics might actually allow

Einstein’s general theory of relativity is famous for its prediction of wormholes – shortcuts that might allow time travel by connecting different …

World's first quantum computer by China can shame international counterparts with 24,000 times faster speed

The quantum computer can perform calculations 10 to 100 times faster than what the first electronic digital computer, ENIAC, would have been capable …

Melting moons could support liveable atmospheres for aeons

Icy exomoons dragged towards their star could hold onto life-giving atmospheres and liquid oceans for billions of years – if they’re big enough.<p>Many …

Astronomy

Time travel is 'possible' -- mathematically anyway

A researcher crunches the numbers on time travel using his own TARDIS. Also, a weird new material could be the real-world version of a flux capacitor.<p>Pull out your list of regrets, mistakes and runs of just plain bad luck, because it turns out you can go back. A University of British Columbia …

Physics

New Magnet With Atom-Thin Layers Discovered By Berkeley Lab Scientists

Less than two weeks after an international team of researchers announced the discovery of two new magnetic materials, another team, led by scientists …

Forget plastic — this desktop 3D printer builds with aluminum, titanium, and steel

Desktop Metal, a company dedicated to bring metal 3D printing to the next level, has launched two new systems to help it achieve its goal in …

Another Strange Discovery From LHC That Nobody Understands

There are some strange results being announced in the physics world lately. A fluid with a negative effective mass, and the discovery of five new …

Physics

Uber’s Flying Car Chief On Noise Pollution And The Future Of Sky Taxis

Ex-NASA engineer says that slower-spinning electric motors will keep noise to a hum—with only a couple of planes overhead, even at rush hour.<p>Flying cars still seem like one of those futuristic technologies that only exists for now in the realm of science fiction and old episodes of <i>The Jetsons</i>. But …

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

Ethnology

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Archaeology

Physicists observe 'negative mass'

<b>Physicists have created a fluid with "negative mass", which accelerates towards you when pushed.</b><p>In the everyday world, when an object is pushed, it accelerates in the same direction as the force applied to it; this relationship is described by Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion.<p>But in theory, …

Physics

‘68% of the Universe May Not Exist at All’ According to New Research

In new research featuring an alternative model of the expanding universe, scientists question the existence of dark energy. The new model, which …

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …