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Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

Can you spot EARTH in this stunning image? If you think you can, prepare to be ASTONISHED

GETTYOur sun, the tiny white speck bottom left, shown next to red hyper giant VY Canis Majoris<p>This staggering image shows how our sun - which is so …

Mars Ice House: A 3D-Printed Igloo Bags First Prize In NASA's Mars Habitat Contest

In May, NASA announced the launch of a $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D-printed habitat for space exploration. Now, the space …

Elon Musk explains how he would bomb Mars

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>To my naive mind, it's like turning on the heating with your Nest controller before you get home.<p>At heart, though, blowing up Mars is a little more complicated than that.<p>During a recent appearance on …

The Late Show

Chinese scientists to make two-storey tall 'magic cube' to determine the future of Earth

Representational image. Reuters.<p><b>Beijing:</b> China plans to employ a special USD 14 million "magic cube" super computer as tall as a two-storey building …

Nasa and ESA target 'Didymoon' for asteroid deflection test

Nasa and the European Space Agency are working together on a mission that will test their abilities to change the course of an asteroid by hitting it …

Space Exploration

NASA to reveal 'Mars mystery solved'

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA is tantalizing the world with big Mars news.<p>It says a mystery enshrouding the Red Planet has been solved.<p>The space agency is scheduled to announce a "major science finding" on Monday.<p>A special news conference is slated for 11:30 a.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on NASA Television as …

Mars Rover

Hacking sleep: Meet the transhumanists making sleep obsolete

Not everyone wants to sleep in. A growing transhumanism community wants to sleep less, and better, and they’re going to great lengths to make it …

The Future of Space Exploration, According to Congress

Lamar Smith dreams of one day trav­el­ing in­to out­er space.<p>The chair­man of the House Sci­ence, Space, and Tech­no­logy com­mit­tee has an in­tense …

'We can't stop 100-metre asteroids hitting Earth' warns Royal astronomer

GETTYIf an asteroid or comet bigger than 100 metres across is coming we could be doomed warned Lord Marti<p>Lord Martin Rees, astronomer and Royal …

Is This The Breakthrough That Finally Ends ‘Big Oil’ And Brings Solar Power To The World?

The days of bulky, expensive solar panels that were heavy and required harsh chemicals to produce and a lot of labor to install may be coming to an …

The Space Plane NASA Wanted to Use to Build Solar Power Plants in Orbit

1970s space dreaming at its finest: The massive Star-Raker space plane would take carry solar power satellites into orbit.<p>At the height of the oil crisis in the 1970s, the US government considered building a network of 60 orbiting solar power stations that would beam energy down to Earth. Each …

A Shocking Scientific Breakthrough Could Change the Way Many People Have Children

Some scientists are questioning the results.<p>French scientists say they've grown human sperm in a lab. If the results hold up under scrutiny — and some scientists are already questioning them — it could help infertile men have their own biological children.<p>The scientists claim they took immature …

NASA's New Material: Heals a Bullet Wound In Seconds

It's not a bird or a plane or even Superman (or Superwoman), but rather a material NASA discovered by accident that can heal a bullet would in two …

New diabetes breakthrough: Food experts find key to halting the disease 'epidemic'

The breakthrough technique would see favourites like bread, pasta, cakes and biscuits loaded with extra fibre.<p>Scientists at King’s College, London, …

Diabetes

After delays, SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch in spring 2016

SpaceX's super sized Falcon Heavy rocket has a new launch date: spring 2016. That's according to remarks given by Lee Rosen, SpaceX's vice president of mission and launch operations, at a conference in Pasadena this week. <i>Space News</i> reports the executive as saying, "It’s going to be a great day when …

New Horizons has gone to Pluto, and now comes the Great Beyond

Scientists say layers of haze stretch 100 miles into the atmosphere, much higher than anticipated. All this haze is believed to account for Pluto’s reddish color.<p>NASA’s New Horizons has sent back the first in a series of the sharpest views of Pluto it obtained during its July flyby – and the best …

Solar System

A California Company Thinks The Secret To Fusion Is A Long Tube

Take with a boulder of salt<p>For the blink of an eye, nuclear fusion appears possible. Nuclear reactors today are fission reactors, where decaying nuclear material heats water to power generators. Fusion reactors, in theory, create a sustained reaction, like at the heart of <i>actual stars</i>. Humans have …

Breakthrough: Google unveils new device to fight diabetes

The wearable device will monitor blood glucose without finger pricks and give diabetes sufferers a new tool in the battle against the disease.<p>Google …

Diabetes

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The logistics of launching into orbit might be very difficult but at least if you build it, tourists will come.<p>Thoth is a Canadian company that makes miniaturized, lightweight gadgets to be taken into space, and now it has just patented an insane, sci-fi technology that could make getting them into …

Nasa tests Space Launch System engine that could send humans to Mars

Watch Nasa fire engine that will power world's biggest rocket: Space Launch System test paves the way for sending humans to Mars, says agency<p><b>This was</b> …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Can we colonize the moon?

Could the United States afford a permanent settlement on the Moon? According to a study commissioned by NASA, the answer is yes, if we're willing to …

What are wormholes?

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Evan Andrews<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2013<p>Title<p>What are …

Wormholes

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

On July 17, the European Space Agency — Europe's version of NASA — announced that they were issuing a contract to award the U.S.-equivalent of $384 million to the European-based company Airbus Defense and Space.<p>Jupiter has become one of the most likely neighborhoods in our solar system with the …