Shaili Agrawal

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A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation For Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Dark Matter

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Engineering

It's Not an Impossible Fish Tank, It's Just Physics

If you like fish tanks, you might like this neat trick that creates space for the fish to swim <i>above</i> the water level. Beyond being pretty cool, it …

11 Websites To Learn To Code For Free In 2017

You know that it’s totally possible to learn to code for free…but what are the best resources to achieve that? Whether you already have some knowledge under your belt or have never typed a line of code before, start by exploring your options on these 11 fantastic websites.<p><b>1. Codecademy</b><p>Codecademy is …

Computer Science

20 JavaScript tools to blow your mind

JavaScript started its life as a browser-based language used for adding interactivity to web pages, but it has evolved tremendously over the past few …

NASA: Spitzer and Swift space telescopes spot elusive brown dwarf

The newly discovered brown dwarf weighs between 30 and 65 Jupiter masses.<p>NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined hands for the first time …

Scientists Have Detected a Crack in Earth's Magnetic Shield

Uh oh.<p>Earth is such a habitable place, thanks in no small part to the vast magnetic field that surrounds our planet, shielding us from harsh solar …