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Toyota Develops World's Most Thermally Efficient 2.0-Liter Engine

The engine is twice as thermally efficient as most other internal combustion engines.<p>Toyota<p>The biggest problem with the internal combustion engine is …

The ESA: White House has not invited it or any member company to meet Trump

If President Trump is going to meet with the gaming industry next week, the gaming industry doesn’t know about it. The Entertainment Software Association, gaming’s biggest lobbying group, says that it had no knowledge of a meeting next week. During a question-and-answer session with the media, …

Landing on Europa Could Be A Quicksand Death Trap

Not great.<p>Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has piqued astronomers’ interest for years, since the moon’s frozen ocean might harbor microscopic life. But …

Astronomy

Three decades after the Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe's lessons will finally be taught

<i>Programming note: Join CNN anchors and correspondents for "Champions for Change,"</i> <i>as they get involved in important causes, ask questions and share what they've discovered, Saturday, June 23 at 8pm ET on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Christa McAuliffe never got to realize her dream of teaching from space.<p>The …

Space Exploration

New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

When supermassive black holes collide, we'll feel itThe most violent gravitational waves in the universe from supermassive black hole prangs will be …

Artificially Intelligent Drones Become Terrifying Killing Machines in Dystopian Short Film

In preparation for this week’s UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland, the Future of Life Institute has released a disturbing …

Pacific air patrols will do more than combat illegal fishing

Protecting fish stocks from illegal fishing is of critical importance to the economy, food security and stability of Pacific Island countries. This …

13 photos of the Su-57, Russia's first stealth fighter that can outmaneuver the F-22 Raptor

The Su-57 could be the future of Russian military aviation — but there's still a lot of questions hanging around the country's first stealth fighter.<p>While Russia recently announced its desire to turn its first stealth fighter into a sixth generation plane, the Su-57 is still undergoing testing and …

Saudis Join UAE in Push to Buy F-35s as Concerns About the Jet's Computer Network Grow

Expanding the program exacerbates fears that the central system could be a threat to national security and sovereignty.<p>USAF<p>Lockheed Martin continues …

Bill Gates just purchased an enormous amount of land to build his own "smart city"

Smart City<p>Bill Gates has started laying out his plans for creating a “smart city” in Phoenix, Arizona, about 45 minutes west of downtown. Located in …

Smart Cities

Alphabet has officially launched balloons that deliver internet in Puerto Rico

Web Balloons<p>Alphabet’s Project Loon has officially launched in Puerto Rico in an effort to bring basic internet connectivity to the island after its …

The first 'nation in space' has officially left Earth

An odd but intriguing experiment in technology, diplomacy, governance and space exploration, among other things, has officially begun its journey.<p>After being delayed one day, an Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying a cubesat named Asgardia-1 launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia …

Space Exploration

Portuguese company embarks on first domestic satellite project

WASHINGTON — Tekever, a Portugal-based company with business interests ranging from clean energy to defense and logistics, is pulling together a team …

Aborting a Launch of NASA’S Orion Capsule Sounds Absolutely Horrifying

NASA is currently developing a space capsule, called Orion, that will eventually carry a crew of four astronauts to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. …

NASA Believes It Knows How To Make Mars Green Again

NASA is thinking about introducing an artificial magnetic field near Mars so that it can develop an atmosphere which would hopefully help Mars support life and liquid surface water in the future. If introduced, Mars could have an atmosphere with half the Earth’s atmospheric pressure within a few …

Magnetism

We Are Officially Sending a Habitat to Orbit the Moon

Establishing a Lunar Habitat<p>Now that the United States is officially getting back into space exploration, the Moon now seems to be the focus — or at …

Republican congressman says the US should preemptively strike North Korea

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California told a San Diego news station on Thursday that he wanted the US to launch a preemptive strike on North Korea, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.<p>"I assume that the North Koreans can reach mainland US with an ICBM with an entry vehicle that has a nuclear …

Russia & China Confront Trump Over North Korea With Joint War Games

The world’s second- and third-most powerful navies are teaming up to remind Donald Trump that he needs to be careful with North Korea.<p>As President …

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. But soon after it was revealed as fake.<p>The US …

North Korea

Irma toppled NASA tree that orbited moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Winds from Hurricane Irma have toppled a tiny tree that orbited the moon and later grew at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor …

S. Korea conducts cruise missile drill amid N. Korea threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it had conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile that …

New Telescope Could Solve Mystery Of Deep-Space Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

A unique new Canadian radio-telescope could solve the mystery behind so-called ‘fast radio bursts’ (FRBs) from deep space.<p>Such one-off millisecond bursts have puzzled astrophysicists for a decade now and have been proposed as being the result of everything from merging neutron stars to interstellar …

McGill University

Russia and China to sign a multi-year space exploration deal

International cooperation is likely to become a driving force for space exploration and scientific development, instead of the nationalistic …

Monster x-ray machine blasts apart black hole theory

There is lightning being made in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But unlike the kind that shoots between sky and earth, this lightning takes place inside …

India's workhorse rocket fails for the first time in decades

The satellite it was carrying got trapped inside the vehicle’s nose cone<p>India’s premier rocket failed to put a navigation satellite into orbit during a launch this morning, after some unknown malfunction prevented the satellite from leaving the vehicle.<p>The rocket, known as the Polar Satellite …

Hubble Stumbles on Signs of Water on TRAPPIST-1

While most of the public recognizes the Hubble Space Telescope as humanity’s premier provider of space porn, there’s also an incredible amount of …

Universe

India's eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.<p>India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-39, carrying IRNSS-1H navigation satellite, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre …

Cassini’s Grand Finale: NASA Spacecraft’s ‘Final Kiss’ Around Saturn Before Spectacular Destruction

In just two weeks, NASA’s <i>Cassini</i> spacecraft, having used up almost all of its fuel by circling Saturn for 13 years, will wave goodbye to Earth and …

Dream Chaser spaceplane hauled aloft in first captive carry flight test

In early 2016, NASA awarded three private companies contracts to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) over the coming years. …