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We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Quantum Mechanics

Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures

Burma

New method efficiently generates hydrogen from water

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water—an important key to making clean energy …

Fuel Cell

Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their Lives.

Elephants are afraid of bees. Let that sink in for a second. The largest animal on land is so terrified of a tiny insect that it will flap its ears, stir up dust and make noises when it hears the buzz of a beehive.<p>Of course a bee’s stinger can’t penetrate the thick hide of an elephant. But when …

Wildlife

Water-based air conditioner cools without harmful chemicals - Futurity

The new air conditioner consumes 40 percent less electricity than typical models and also makes drinkable water as a byproduct.

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.<p>This month, energy nerds are very excited about a utility bid solicitation.<p>Wait, hear me out. It really is exciting!<p>Usually, when we talk about how renewable energy will evolve in the next five years, we rely on analysts and projections. This is …

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn't it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Cheaper, plant-based carbon fiber could be used to make lighter cars that consume less fuel.<p>Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight, it is used in everything from tennis rackets to golf clubs to bicycles to wind turbine blades to …

Accelerating light beams in curved space

By shining a laser along the inside shell of an incandescent light bulb, physicists have performed the first experimental demonstration of an …

Our Favorite Practical Advice for Working Industrial Designers from 2017

In 2017 we were lucky enough to have both Tim Prestero and his team at Design That Matters as well as Eric Strebel of Botzen Design share some great …

China could make first contact with aliens. Would Beijing tell the world? Might it spell doom for the human race? | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Last January, the Chinese Academy of Sciences invited Liu Cixin, China’s pre-eminent science-fiction writer, to visit its new state-of-the-art radio …

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

Cancer

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

The 25 best weapons in ‘Destiny 2,’ and where to find them

<i>Destiny 2</i> is all about finding newer, better guns scattered throughout the solar system and across its many activities. There are a ton of great …

Scientific Method

A newly discovered Churchill essay on aliens is a timely reminder of the dangers facing life on Earth

If the British prime minister was seeking solace in the prospect of life beyond our war-torn planet, would the discovery of a plethora of exoplanets aid or hinder such comfort?<p>The 11-page article - Are We Alone in the Universe? - has sat in the US National Churchill Museum archives in Fulton, …

Universe

The Link Between Aluminium and Alzheimer’s Disease Is Now Confirmed By Scientists

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including …

Alzheimer's Disease

Astronomers find 60 new planets, including a 'super Earth'

A group of international researchers hit the planetary jackpot by spotting 60 new planets, including a “super Earth.”<p>The team also found evidence of 54 other planets, bringing the total of new exoplanets to over 100, according to a statement from the University of Hertfordshire in the United …

Living On Mars: First City On Red Planet Planned By United Arab Emirates In ‘Mars 2117’ Project

The world has set its sights on Mars — not just to visit, but to stay. Private organizations and governments have made it their mission to get to the …

Natural 'Firefall' phenomenon captured in wild photographs

Each year in February, if the conditions are just right, Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall will glow bright orange for a phenomenon fans call …

National Parks

Discovery of Time Crystals Could Radically Change Our Understanding of the Space-Time Continuum

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their …

Quantum Mechanics

These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at

They could become available in two to three years<p>When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.<p>“I …

These Spectacular Photos of Waves on Lake Erie Will Blow You Away

After summer ends and vacationers leave the Great Lakes, the water can get a little wild—and these photographs of Lake Erie in action by <b>photographer</b> …

Lake Erie

Ansel Adams, Photographer: 1958 Documentary Captures the Creative Process of the Iconic American Photographer

America has specialized in both the beautiful and the terrible, inspiring awe of every positive and negative variety. That goes for both the human …

Ansel Adams

The Evolution of the Kitchen

See how kitchen style has changed over the last century<p>It seems hard to believe, but there was a time when the kitchen wasn't the social spot and hub of activity that it is today. Open-concept homes—and their center islands with seating—have turned the space into a multipurpose room (think homework …

Photographer Captures Landscapes in Jars Using Analog Double Exposures

Photographer Christoffer Relander collects landscapes… literally. Using medium format film, he’s capturing some of his favorite landscapes inside …

Roli Blocks modular synthesizer could make anyone a musician

What if you could make decent music without knowing how to play an instrument? And what if you could take your whole production system with you anywhere, without spending an arm and a leg?<p>That’s what the music start-up Roli wants to help you achieve with Blocks, its new modular instrument that …

Scientists confirm a structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars

We humans may be more aligned with the universe than we realize. According to research published in the journal Physical Review C, neutron stars and …

Neutron Stars

This Photographer Builds Her Fantasy Worlds by Hand, No Photoshop

The world of the fantasy, fine art photographer typically involves a healthy helping of Adobe Photoshop. But if digital art and crazy composites are …

A Patient's Fart Ignited a Fire During Surgery

The patient was seriously burned, so you're not allowed to laugh.<p>Here's a horrifying story just in time for Halloween: In Tokyo, a patient farted during surgery, which ignited a fire that led to burns all over her body.<p>The incident happened back in April, but the Tokyo Medical University Hospital …

Physiology

Gorgeous photos capture air traffic in a way you've never seen before

When you hear the phrase "air traffic photos," what comes to mind? Most likely some dull graphics documenting airplane patterns. (Is that actually …