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Astronomers Just Found a Planet They Didn’t Know Was Possible

Warm and Unusual<p>The easiest way to make sense of the various unfamiliar objects we find floating around in the cosmos is by thinking about them in …

Universe

NASA is losing the race to build a better rocket

Multiple powerful rockets are coming online soon — but how do they stack up next to each other?<p>An emerging class of powerful rockets is supposed to start flying in the next couple of years. They’re known as heavy-lift launch vehicles. These rockets are capable of getting a whole lot of stuff into …

Space Travel

World’s First Commercial Fusion Reactor Takes First Steps Towards Generating Energy

• Date: 28/04/17<br>• Energy Voice<p>Britain’s newest fusion reactor has been fired up and taken the UK one step further towards generating electricity from the …

The First Quantum Computer You Own Could Be Powered by a Time Crystal

Understanding the Bizarre<p>Time crystals can exist — it’s already been proven. Previously, two teams of researchers created their own time crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

This Watch Changes Your Perception of Time

It’s About Time<p>The Hidden Time Watch, a Kickstarter-backed invention, looks just like any other watch from a distance; however, there’s a reason the …

Industrial Design

More Americans Work in Solar Power Than for Apple, Facebook, and Google Combined

Numbers Don’t Lie<p>Anyone watching the solar market has seen an amazing increase in solar photovoltaics (PV) sales over the past nine years, and GTM …

Move over, Pluto, DeeDee is the new (potential) dwarf planet in town

More exciting news about cold, dead rocks<p>All dwarf planets are equal, but some dwarf planets are more equal than others. Such is the case for Pluto, the world’s most beloved and most opined celestial body. You can keep feeling sorry for the icy planet if you want—or you could celebrate its growing …

Astronomy

Dynamo at moon's heart once powered magnetic field equal to Earth's

When the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they came bearing 380.96 kilograms (839.87 lb) of moon rocks. From the study of these samples, …

We May Be Able to Build a Rocket That Can Go 99.999% the Speed of Light

Theoretical Spacecrafts<p>Theoretical physics often lifts the sanctions we set on our own imaginations. Whether it’s exploring the possibility of warp …

Physics

A Lizard With Scales That Behave Like a Computer Simulation

The ocellated lizard — known as the jeweled lacerta in the pet trade — is born rusty brown with white polka dots. Within a few months, its skin begins to change into a dizzying, labyrinthine array of black and bright green pixels. By the time the lizard has sexually matured, reaching up to two feet …

Biology

Paper-thin membrane would scoop up orbital space junk

With an estimated 7,000 tonnes (7,700 tons) of debris in orbit around our planet, space junk is increasingly becoming a major problem as small bits …

Space Exploration

The UN Declares April 12th “International Day of Human Space Flight” – Here Are Related Resources

The United Nations has declared April 12th to be the International Day of Human Space Flight.<p>April 12, 1961 was the date of the first human space …

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

Immunotherapy

Trump Asks For "Border Wall" Designs. Engineers Create Hilarious (And Useful) Alternative

Engineers Propose Loop-tastic Solution<p>The Trump administration has called for border wall proposals, and a group of engineers called MADE Collective …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Sony's latest tablet is aimed at reducing paper usage

Tablets have been a mainstay in consumer technology for well over half a decade yet surprisingly, they haven’t been able to unseat the traditional …

Note-Taking

Trump wants to cut billions from the NIH. This is what we’ll miss out on if he does.

Is spending money at the NIH a good deal? The research is incredibly clear: Yes.<p>It’s clear from the Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal: The administration doesn’t think spending at the National Institutes of Health is a very good deal. The budget suggests cutting $6 billion from the NIH — …

Trump Administration

Watch: Scientists can't defeat water-repellent coating - Futurity

A water-repellent, self-healing coating called F-POSS is so resilient it still works even after being exposed to erosion, fire, UV radiation, and …

The best Android tablets you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Samsung/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Android tablets never really caught on in the same way that Apple's iPad did, but that doesn't …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Build an Astrolabe Like John B. McLemore From 'S- Town'

It's the universe in the palm of your hand.<p>John B. McLemore restored antique clocks in Woodstock, Alabama — or Shit Town, as he liked to call it. …

Fabrication

Record-setting electric plane tows glider up into the sky in seconds

The Extra 330LE aerobatic plane powered by the lightweight electric motor announced by Siemens in 2015 made its first flight in July 2016. The motor …

Aviation

3,000 of the World's Smartest Minds Have Come Together to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Vital Partners<p>Science and politics are irrevocably intertwined. From whether or not we should conduct research using embryonic stem cells to whether …

Costa Rica

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Photographers

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a top-notch productivity tablet

Remember when tablets were just about content consumption and fun? Now being a portal to digital good times isn’t enough. People are doing real work …

New 9.7 Inch iPad Announced, Replaces iPad Air 2

Apple has launched a new 9.7 inch iPad and this new tablet replaces the iPad Air 2 and prices for the tablet start at $329.<p>The iPad comes with a 9.7 …

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Nears Orbital Record

What do you think the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space planes are doing on their months-long mystery missions in orbit?<p>Space weapon tests: It's a …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Pre-orders To Go Live Tomorrow, Pricing and Availability Confirmed

Samsung introduced the all new Galaxy Tab S and it was rumored to go up on pre-orders in the United States carrying a $599.99 price tag.<p>Samsung has …

This $150 Console Gave Me Every Nintendo Game I've Ever Owned in 4K

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with retro video games. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited about the NES Classic Edition; it’s …

Retrogaming

Top 7 most powerful tablets of 2016

Your News Ticker | March 13, 2017<p>Tablet sales began to fall significantly, but tablet PCs still are of interest to users. In today’s collection of …

IPad Pro

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

Freebies

Inside The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.<p>Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It's all a …