Ethan Zhao

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3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

The film 'Passengers' highlights the crazy distances and times of space flight

The new film “Passengers” finds a mechanic named Jim Preston, played by Chris Pratt, all alone on a sleek, spinning starship, thanks to a malfunctioning hibernation pod. The automated vessel is spacious, cruise-ship like, and even has space-age Roomba-like bots to keep it tidy.<p>The ship is on a …

Watch Elon Musk and SpaceX Team Freak Out Over Historic Rocket Launch

The excitement is pretty infectious.<p>Elon Musk is often referred to as the real-life Iron Man. He’s known for being cerebral and collected.<p>Last year, SpaceX launched into orbit and safely landed its reusable Falcon 9 rocket for the first time. It wasn’t just an achievement for the company -- it had …

Watch Elon Musk react to successful SpaceX rocket landing for the first time

SpaceX has accomplished a number of landmark achievements since its founding in 2002 although few have been as impactful as what took place exactly …

Hole Through the Earth Example

Journey through the center of the Earth<p>Suppose you could drill a hole through the Earth and then drop into it. How long would it take you to pop up …

Scientists Have Witnessed The Birth of an Ice Cloud For The First Time

This is where clouds come from.<p>For the first time, researchers have observed the creation of ice crystals on individual atmospheric particles, giving …

Alien Megastructure Star Update: Study Suggests Internal Stellar Processes May Be Causing The Star’s Erratic Dimming

No matter how unlikely the possibility is, for many, the star KIC 8462852 — aka “Tabby’s star” — will, for the longest time, be the star that may …

The Star Of Bethlehem And The Magi: Myth Or Reality?

Trying to relate biblical narrative to actual historical events is a complex field of scholarship that attracts interest both from inside and outside academia.<p>The purpose here is multifaceted, from the believer historian or astronomer who wants to prove that there is a connection, to the …

The Movie 'Passengers' Provides A Glimpse At Future Of Space Travel

The movie <i>Passengers</i> opens up in theaters this week. The premise revolves around an interstellar mission launched from Earth. The crew is put into hibernation for the 120-year journey, but two crew members (played by Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) wake up 90 years early and struggle to find out …

Canadians solve key puzzle for future of encryption

By his own admission, Christopher Pugh is not one for thrill rides. Even a regular commercial flight can make him a bit queasy.<p>But on a moonlit night last September, Mr. Pugh found himself strapped into a Twin Otter with its side door removed so he could monitor a telescope that was pointed down …

Quantum Physics

Nasa orbiter detects infant versions of 'spiders' on Mars

<b>Washington:</b> Using Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data, researchers have detected cumulative growth of erosion-carved troughs that may be …

No, Earth is not overdue for a massive asteroid strike

That’s not how probability works. Or asteroids, for that matter.<p><i>“Bringing an asteroid back to Earth? What’s that have to do with space exploration?</i> …

Intel Bets It Can Turn Everyday Silicon into Quantum Computing’s Wonder Material

The world’s largest chip company sees a novel path toward computers of immense power.<p>Sometimes the solution to a problem is staring you in the face …

Qubits

This NASA Laser Could Save the World

As phytoplankton goes, so goes the planet.<p>An ecosystem of tiny, cold-resistant phytoplankton living beneath the surface of icy waters near the north …

Light powers new chemistry for old enzymes

Researchers have developed a method that irradiates biological enzymes with light to expand their highly efficient and selective capacity for …

Gravitational Wave, Proxima b Scientists Nab Year-End Awards

Two of the 10 most important scientists of 2016 are space researchers, according to the prestigious journal Nature.<p>Nature has named physicist …

Albert Einstein

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs NGC 248 — A Pair Of Glowing Hydrogen Nebulae In The Small Magellanic Cloud

As part of a study called the Small Magellanic Cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have …

Controversial New Theory That Says There's No Gravity or Dark Matter Passes Its First Test

Dutch theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde has been shaking up the physics world with his controversial theory of “<b>emergent gravity</b>”, which sees …

The Largest Digital Survey Of The Visible Universe Is Now Publicly Available

Over the past four years, astronomers associated with the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project at the University …

Mars Dust Devil

A dust devil on Mars, as photographed by the Opportunity rover. Image credit: NASA / JPL / MSSS, via Twitter at https://twitter.com/MarsRovers/status/716704342481379328.

Scientists fired lasers at antimatter in an experiment that probes the deepest human question: why are we here?

Antimatter—the fictional power source in countless sci-fi stories—isn’t just a great source of energy; understanding it could tell us why we exist at all. That’s why a recent Nature paper outlining the results of an experiment at CERN with the antimatter version of hydrogen is so important to …

Molten jet stream found hurtling through Earth's core

When you think of a jet stream, you probably think of air currents in the atmosphere, but new data from the European Space Agency has revealed a …

Watch Elon Musk’s emotional rollercoaster during successful SpaceX Falcon 9 landing

A year ago, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket for the first time at Cape Canaveral, Florida, making history with the early …

New Evidence Threatens To Crush The Dreams Of Alien Megastructures

When it comes to the hunt for extraterrestrial life, perhaps the biggest dream we have isn’t to encounter a civilization like our own, but one far more advanced. Rather than seeking radio signals, electromagnetic beacons or chemical signatures, perhaps we could look for something far more advanced …

How Secure Is the Technology Protecting Your Home?

What if burglars could break into your home without ever smashing a window or picking the lock? Say the front door swung wide open to let them in, but the only one there to greet them was your jewelry box?<p>That's a growing concern for millions of Americans who live in Internet-connected smart …

Home Automation

This Small Device Detects Cyber Threats In Your Smart Home Devices

Now, let’s look at the data from all this connectivity. Planet Technology gathered a few IoT statistics and came up with an infographic that puts the upsurge in connectivity and the data it generates into perspective. If a byte of data was a gallon of water, today in 2016, it would take only 10 …

Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat

<b>Pros</b><p>Reasonably priced. Uses geofencing. Supports Siri and Alexa voice commands. Easy to install.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No motion or humidity detection. Lacks usage …

The Philips Hue Dimmer Kit Is Landlord-Friendly, Adds Dimmable Lights to Any Home

I wanted dimmable lights in my apartment, but like most people, my lease won’t let me mess with the electricals. I thought I was stuck until I found …