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How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

120-Year-Old Photos of Space Were Just Discovered in a Basement

They're being used to show how space has changed in the last century.<p>A retired Danish astronomer recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of astronomical observations from the late 19th Century. The oldest images, taken from the Østervold Observatory telescope when it was first built in 1895, are …

Holograms, wormholes & parallel worlds: Best theories about the universe in 2015

What is the universe? Is it a massive wormhole? Are we living in just one of many universes? Is everything actually just a 2D hologram? No one really …

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

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This Video May Help You Wrap Your Head Around 'Quantum Foam'

Thanks, NASA!<p>What <i>is</i> "quantum foam," anyway?<p>Most physics buffs have heard of the space-time concept, which suggests that empty space as we tend to think of it isn't empty at all. Rather, at very small scales, space and time can be a bit "fuzzy" or "bubbly," kind of like foam.<p>"The 'bubbles' in the …

'Quantum Jitter' to Reveal if We Live in a Hologram

In a new experiment called the “Holometer,” scientists are trying to answer some seemingly odd questions, including whether or not we live in a …

Physics

10 Tech Trends to Expect in 2016

You may be surprised at what will go mainstream.<p>There's no shortage of predictions regarding where technology is headed in this bright and shiny New Year. Not all fortune tellers have the same perspective, however. Take the design and innovation consultancy Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive), …

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How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

Self-improvement

6 Ideas From 2015 That Will Change the World

From 3-D-printed body parts to a world powered entirely by battery, here are some of the most innovative tech and science breakthroughs of the year.<p>Advances in science and technology move at an insane pace these days--and luckily, many of the great minds leading the charge are using their …

Mobile Devices

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This astronaut is sharing stunning photographs of south India from space

Veteran NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has just tweeted some stunning photographs of south India from the International Space Station.<p>The photographs are …

China's New Spaceship Looks Like SpaceX's — Here's Why

There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same<p>China recently unveiled drawings of the capsule it plans to use to carry humans and cargo into space in the 2020s, and the design looks strikingly familiar. With a flat top, sloping sides, and a wide bottom, all of …

Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ tells homeowners if solar panels are cost-effective

The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.<p>Google is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Frozen Fractals Crisscross Mars

Earth majestically rises over the moon’s dark side and the International Space Station spots a desert megacity.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, a celestial collision births a new galaxy, frosty cracks branch across …

The Top 5 Neuroscience Breakthroughs of 2015

Is it really that time of year again already? We’ve reached the end of another exciting twelve months for neuroscience, so let’s look back like we …

7 tech trends that will rule CES 2016

A New Year means a new start, and that goes double for the tech world, since the first week of January is when International CES takes place. The …

Box Office Has Record Year as Few Share the Wealth

At the multiplexes this year, it was a clear case of the haves and have nots.<p>Thanks to monster hits such as “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” “Avengers: …

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Morocco postpones opening of world's largest solar power project

No explanation given as inauguration of the Noor-1 plant – the first part of a massive new complex – in Ouarzazate is unexpectedly called off<p>Morocco has postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be …

Renewable Energy

Notable Lives Lost in 2015: Pictures

Nasa's 2016 budget would make it illegal not to land on Europa

Nasa's plans to send humans back to the Moon and possibly even further have received a huge boost after the US Congress decided to fund the space …

Space Exploration

Does infinity really exist?

Our universe appears to be bound by a finite set of laws, yet we often talk about things that go on for an eternity. "Infinity" is a strange idea. …

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source of revenue. From the 14th …

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Nature's hadron collider produces Higgs bosons all the time | Life & Physics

Cosmic rays provide a free source of high-energy collisions, which have been used in the past to discover new particles. A recent study calculates how often they produce Higgs bosons<p>On Wednesday the whole of year six from my daughter’s primary school came to visit UCL. They saw the Slade School of …

Physics

Higgs Boson Particle May Spell Doom For the Universe

<i>This story was updated on Feb. 20 at 9:35 a.m. ET.</i><p>BOSTON — A subatomic particle discovered last year that may be the long-sought Higgs boson might …