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A Man Switched A Helicopter Engine Off Mid-Flight To Prove A Point

Physics Photo credit: SmarterEveryDay/YouTubeIf a plane’s engine fails, you’d think (or like to think) its aerodynamic properties could glide you …

Russia Threatens to Use ‘All Necessary Measures’ Against US Aggression

A Russian ambassador to NATO said that Russia would deploy “all necessary measures” against American aggression, citing the sailing of a US destroyer …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

Scientists have solved an ancient Peruvian mystery from space

The mystery centers around a series of carefully built, spiraling holes called puquios, burrowed into the ground in the Nazca Desert of southern Peru.<p>These peculiar formations could not be dated using traditional carbon dating techniques, and the Nazca people didn't leave behind any evidence of …

US Navy official: Russia's submarine activities are at their highest since the Cold War

Speaking of the spread of submarines, their aggression, buildup, and capabilities, Admiral Mark Ferguson warned that the situation could pose serious problems for NATO in the coming years.<p>"The submarines that we're seeing are much more stealthy," Ferguson told CNN. "We're seeing (the Russians) have …

Russian jet barrel rolls over an American plane during 'erratic and aggressive manoeuvres' over the Baltic Sea

• <b>Russian aircraft went over US plane and came 50 feet close to its wing tip</b>• <b><br>The Russian SU-27 and US RC-135 were flying in international airspace</b>• <b><br>US</b> …

Video: Can Space Elevators Actually Work?

Space elevators fascinate me. They've been a subject of debate since the late 1890s when Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposed the first version of the …

2016 April 16 - Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System

<b>Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit:</b> NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center<p><b>Explanation:</b> Want to take a fast trip to the edge …

Solar Impulse 2 ready to resume round-the-world solar flight

The Solar Impulse 2 team is ready to continue their round-the-world solar-powered flight. Almost a year ago, pilot André Borschberg and plane set a record for the longest solo flight, flying from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii in 4 days, 21 hours and 51 minutes, but after landing in Hawaii, the plane …

Top Navy official: Russian sub activity expands to Cold War level

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russia is deploying its ballistic missiles and attack submarines in numbers, range and aggression not seen in two decades, according to a top U.S. Navy official.<p>In an exclusive interview, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe told CNN that the buildup reflects an alarming …

Radiooooo: A Musical Time Machine That Lets You Hear What Played on the Radio in Different Times & Places

The concept is pretty self explanatory. Go to Radiooooo.com, pick a country, pick a decade (from 1900 to Now), and then Radiooooo.com will rev up its …

U.S. issues formal protest to Russia over Baltic Sea incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has communicated formal concerns to the Russian government about the incident in the Baltic Sea this week in which fighter jets flew very close to the USS Donald Cook.<p>Earnest said the countries would work to resolve …

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Starshot Project: Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg launch most ambitious alien-finding project ever

Tiny rockets are going to be sent into space to study the far universe in the most ambitious space exploration project in history.<p>Scientists …

Kepler Is Saved! How NASA Used Its Deep Space Network to Avert Catastrophe

The Deep Space Network is a crucial link to spacecraft beyond Earth.<p>It's been a nail-biting few days for the planet-hunting community, after NASA announced late last week that its Kepler space telescope had unexpectedly switched to "emergency mode," and was rapidly burning up its fuel some 75 …

NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth

Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet's rotation -- one new and …

Watch SpaceX Successfully Land a Rocket on a Barge

Baller.<p>Following a launch on April 8th, SpaceX has just pulled off one of its most elusive feats; they've now successfully landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge. The 5th time's the charm!<p>The mission's number one priority was to send a Dragon capsule full of supplies (including a …

Newly Discovered State of Matter Could Be a Breakthrough for Quantum Computing

Quantum spin liquids seem to defy the laws of nature.<p>Physicists have finally detected the existence of a mysterious new state of matter known as quantum spin liquid in a real material.<p>This new discovery is not only exciting in its own right, it presents vast possibilities for the future of quantum …

SpaceX is launching an inflatable space habitat

On its next trip to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX will be carrying an inflatable space habitat built by Bigelow Aerospace. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be folded up for its April 8th launch, and then fully inflated once it’s properly connected to one of the …

Space Exploration

Planet discovery fuels interest in mythical world of deep space

When astronomers at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena announced in January that they’d discovered a giant planet in our distant solar system, they ignited a frenzied debate over whether it was really out there, far beyond Neptune.<p>But the conversation hasn’t been limited to …

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

NASA Will Test ‘Green’ Rocket Fuel in 2017

The agency’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission recently passed a major flight readiness milestone.<p>Last year, 87 rockets went orbital. Each of these rockets was fueled by a propellant, and despite the wide variety of rocket propellants available, none of them are exactly what you'd call …

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Controversial 'Warp Drive' To Finally Undergo Peer Review

The so-called electromagnetic (EM) drive, which is loosely connected to NASA, is a hypothetical form of spacefaring propulsion that uses microwaves …

Tesla Is Discontinuing Its 10 Kilowatt Powerwall

Earlier this week, Tesla pulled their listing for the 10 kilowatt Powerwall device, leaving only its 6.4 kwh battery listed for sale. In a statement …

No, NASA has not reversed itself on the dangerous melting of Antarctica

Many of the scientific studies published in the past two years on the stability of the Antarctic ice sheet can best be characterized as …

Machine that 'unboils' eggs may help fight cancer

<b>A machine that can "unboil" protein-rich egg whites, winning an Ig Nobel Prize in 2015, may also have important medical applications, its inventor says.</b><p>Prof Colin Raston, a chemist from Flinders University in South Australia, has discovered that his Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) can also slice tiny …

South Korea unveils elite 'Spartan 3000' force as Kim Jong-un threatens to 'bury our enemies at sea'

Special forces unit can be deployed to any part of the Korean peninsula within 24 hours and has been trained to take down North Korean military bases<p>South Korea has formed an elite force of 3,000 marines which is poised to carry out raids inside North Korea after Kim Jong-un, the regime's leader, …

Lucky Student's Incredible Paper Airplane Throw Is One in a Million

That's one heck of a boomerang.<p>In a truly impressive feat of aeronautic engineering, one Japanese student has created one of the most advanced unmanned paper drones ever to be observed. Launched from a classroom window, the drone can manage a 24-second flight before automatically returning to its …

Microsoft's Big HoloLens Bet Falls Flat

When Microsoft showed HoloLens at TED, its presentation was dramatic and impressive. I wasn’t sure why, but the TED crowd of techno-early adopters and thought leaders seemed less than impressed. The augmented reality glasses promised to place holograms on top of the real world.<p>But after the demo, …

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French navy spots Russian nuclear-armed submarine off coast: Obs magazine

PARIS (Reuters) - The French navy detected a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missiles in the Bay of Biscay in January, Obs magazine reported on Thursday, citing a senior French official.<p>According to Obs, the submarine, from the Murmansk base, did not enter France’s territorial waters, but was …

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