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Hurricane Irma: Path Still Unknown But Strengthening At Alarming Rate – Is A Category 6 Storm Even A Thing?

As the people of Texas and Louisiana still try to bounce back from Hurricane Harvey, there is a real fear of another threat that could be aimed at …

Rainfall

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Quantum Mechanics

The Basis of the Universe May Not Be Energy or Matter but Information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

Functional Programming: An Introduction

Introduction to FP<p>(w/ Javascript)<p>"A monad is just a monoid in the category of endofunctors..."<p>Why to FP?<p>Some facts:<p>(that may blow your mind)<p>Elegant, …

JavaScript

The Quantum Eraser

Richard Feynmann noted more than once that complementarity is the central mystery that lies at the heart of quantum theory. Complementarity rules the …

Scientists May Have Just Figured Out Why Time Moves Forward, Not Backwards

Griffith University Associate Professor Joan Vaccaro has put forward a suggestion on why there’s a difference between the future and the past. …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Have Mixed Matter And Light at Room Temperature For The First Time

Whoa.<p>In a lovely demonstration of light's quantum effects, physicists in the UK have just mixed a molecule with light at room temperature for the …

Quantum Mechanics

Supersized black hole discovery forces universal rethink

Massive galactic objects, billions of times heavier than the sun, could be more common than was thought, say scientists<p>Our universe could be riddled with monster black holes, new research has suggested.<p>The revelation comes after a black hole with a mass of 17bn suns was found in a large, virtually …

Universe

1.5 Years to Mars? Russia Could Do It in 1.5 Months

Russia's space program could rapidly reach Mars -- if the money doesn't run out first.<p>As the head of Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, …

Space Travel

New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This …

Particle Physics

Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole That's Blasting The Fastest 'Space Wind' in The Known Universe

Wind speeds of 200 million km/h.<p>Astronomers have discovered the fastest ultraviolet winds ever recorded in the Universe, swirling around a …

Universe

This Robot Can Explore The Deep Seas For Half A Year At A Time

Boeing has created a unmanned undersea vehicle that doesn’t need support from a surface ship.<p>Unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) have been a staple of sea exploration for years now, yet they’ve always had a limitation: They’ve needed constant support from a human crew on a surface ship above, which …

Lithium Ion

The Wonder of Life with a Projector Tablet

Screenings anywhere.<p>Lying in bed, I project some YouTube videos and Netflix on the ceiling. Then, I set the laptop/tablet on a table and did some web searches on the wall. It's easy. There's software to get the focus just right.<p>The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is a fast, but otherwise unremarkable …

MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results

<b>IMPROVING EFFICIENCY</b><p>Most solar panels are placed flat on rooftops because they are designed to harness solar energy when the sun is directly …

Clean Energy

Hunting for Big Bang neutrinos that could shed new light on the origin of the universe - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Big Bang neutrinos are believed to be everywhere in the universe but have never been seen. The expansion of the universe has stretched them and they …

Physicists have a new tool to study the universe in unprecedented detail

The new model factors in the rotation of space-time and the amplitude of gravitational waves — the existence of which was confirmed just last month.<p>It's more accurate than previous software simulations, its developers say, because it takes into account the high-speed movements of particles and the …

Physics

Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever

Bring on quantum computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>In a world-first, researchers have created a quantum chip that contains four …

Quantum Mechanics

What happens to its stuff when black hole vanishes?

A new theory lets scientists follow a black hole’s life over time.<p>For all their extraordinary power, black holes are not immortal.<p>They have a life …

Black Holes

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This Breathtaking Chart Shows Just How Far Humans Have Ventured into Space

At least, how far our probes have explored.<p>The solar system is big. It may stretch out up to a light year across, depending on the outer boundary of the Oort Cloud. But considering it's barely been 50 years since humanity has launched objects into space, it's amazing where we've been able to …

Space

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Researchers' idea will blow you away: 656-foot long blades on wind turbines

Efforts to increase wind power mean that turbine blades are getting bigger and bigger. But a new design in the works takes the idea to levels most people can barely imagine: Blades up to 656.2 feet long — more than two football fields.<p>Today's longest blades are 262.5 feet. The blades at Imperial …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

Universe

These are the 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological development.<p>ARPANET, one of the internet's most important precursors, was a Pentagon project while most of the technology in an iPhone originated with the US Department of Defense.<p>Just as smart gadgets have …

Military

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

Algae

Google's Project Vault is a security system disguised as a microSD card

The search giant's new project aims to make phones more secure by loading a microSD card that serves as a security powerhouse.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Google wants to make your phone more secure, without having to change the way manufacturers make smartphones.<p>The company on Friday announced Project Vault, …

Information Systems

Google's new finger control technology is straight out of a science fiction movie

If Google has its way you won't need to touch a screen at all anymore.<p>The company's lab for advanced projects showed off new technology on Friday that lets users move their fingers in the air to control objects in the virtual world.<p>It's called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise …

Wearable Tech

Good news everyone! We can finally add hurdling to the Scary Robot Olympics

MIT's Cheetah robot has already beaten the speed record set by Usain Bolt (the world's fastest man) and now it's coming after Aries Merritt (the world's fastest hurdler, of course). Researchers at the university's Biometrics Robotics Lab have upgraded Cheetah with new algorithms that allow it to …

Robotics

Virtually there: How Google is readying VR for you

The search giant has a low-cost contraption made of cardboard that can turn any smartphone into a virtual reality headset. The goal: mass appeal.<p>"In many ways what's going on in VR is similar to what happened in mobile seven years ago."<p>Andrey Doronichev of Google<p>"I'm not yet convinced that this is …

Virtual Reality