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Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Nasa prepares Orion for second launch attempt on Mars mission

Nasa is to make a second attempt to launch its “Mars spacecraft”.<p>The Orion crew capsule is being touted by the US space agency as the essential first step in its ambition to land humans on Mars by the mid-2030s.<p>If it goes ahead as planned, Friday’s test launch will be uncrewed. The capsule will …

Ground-based telescopes could join hunt for habitable planets

Astronomers have detected the silhouette of a planet just twice the diameter of Earth using ground-based telescopes. This is the smallest planet detected with this technique and raises hopes that it could be used to search for Earth-sized worlds capable of supporting life.<p>The “super-Earth”, known …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Stand by for genetically modified hybrid dinosaurs running amok in a theme park in the latest film in the prehistoric franchise<p>You’ve had the 15-second teaser – which told you absolutely nothing other than Jurassic World will feature dinosaurs – now you can watch the “proper” trailer for the latest …

Astronauts to have coffee machine delivered to space station

Ristretto or lungo? Not a question astronauts on the International Space Station normally have to contemplate, but that is about to change thanks to a new zero-gravity coffee machine being delivered this weekend.<p>The ISSpresso machine is set to boldly go to the orbital station this weekend, carried …

How the physics of the industrial revolution now connects cosmology and particle physics<p>We had a particle physics seminar at UCL on Friday; we usually do. This one was from Malcolm Fairbairn and was mainly about Dark Matter.<p>“Dark Matter” is the mysterious stuff which we postulate to explain several …

Hundreds of comets seen orbiting distant solar system

The “exocomets” swarming around Beta Pictoris mirror those seen in our own, with a few surprising differences<p>In 1986, while watching a star some 63 light-years away called Beta Pictoris, French astronomer Anne-Marie Lagrange and her colleagues noticed something deeply strange. They were watching …

Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!

This weekend presents the Orionid meteor shower at its best, and tonight – the night of October 20-21, 2017 – may well be the shower’s peak night. …

Comet Siding Spring Zips Past Mars While Telescopes Watch

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars while robotic science probes and telescopes watched. Comet Siding Spring passed just 87,000 miles (140,000 km) from Mars, less than half the distance between Earth and the moon and 10 times closer than any …

Astronomy

Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

The groundbreaking tractor beam, made of a hollow laser beam (a laser bright around the edges and hollow in the centre), was able to move particles 0.2 mm in diameter distances up to 20 cm (7.87 in) -- around 100 times farther than has been achieved in previous experiments.<p>"Demonstration of a large …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

This Revolutionary New Reactor Could Change Civilization As We Know It

<b>The news:</b> For years, nuclear fusion has been the holy grail of alternative energy: Unlike fission, which splits atoms to create energy, fusion is the …

Best photos: Comet Siding Spring sweeps past Mars

A sight never seen before in recorded history … an encounter between Mars and a close-passing comet on October 19, 2014.<p>Hurtling through space at …

Revamped Large Hadron Collider set to restart

The Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, is scheduled to be restarted early next year after an ambitious two-year upgrade project that will nearly double its power.<p>Located near Geneva, Switzerland, the 17-mile LHC was built between 1998 and 2008 to …

Archeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked …

Researchers Just Discovered The Brightest Dead Star Ever Found

Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Joel Tonyan<p>Kenny Alexander<p>David Lane<p>Dennis Roscoe, Ph.D.<p>Eric Coles<p>Kenny Alexander<p>Matt Jylha<p>Dennis Roscoe, …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

Astronomy

Expedition 41/42 Crew Undergoes Final Training Outside Moscow

NASA gives the go-ahead to a rocket designed for deep space exploration

For the past few years, NASA's been working on a powerful rocket called the Space Launch System meant for missions to the moon, Mars and other places far from our planet. While the rocket's not quite ready to take Bruce Willis to an asteroid, it's at least getting nearer to a launch pad -- the …