William Garner

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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 …

China 'to start work on super, super-collider by 2020'

The facility, designed to smash subatomic particles together at enormous speed, will reportedly be at least twice the size of the Swiss-based CERN, where the Higgs boson was discovered.<p>Scientists believe the particle is one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe.<p>The final concept design …

Physics

NASA's NuSTAR Spots Giant Eruption Of X-ray Light From Supermassive Black Hole

NASA has for the first time captured a supermassive black hole sending out beams of X-rays.<p>Scientists have always known that massive pulses of energy …

Fossil unearthed in Spain sheds light on ape evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The well-preserved partial skull and skeleton of a gibbon-like creature that lived 11.6 million years ago in Spain is shedding new light on the evolutionary history of modern apes.<p>Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery in Catalonia of fossil remains of a small, …

It’s completely ridiculous to think that humans could live on Mars

Our 12-year-old daughter who, like us, is a big fan of <i>The Martian</i> by Andy Weir, said, “I can’t stand that people think we’re all going to live on Mars after we destroy our own planet. Even after we’ve made the Earth too hot and polluted for humans, it still won’t be as bad as Mars. At least there’s …

Lithium-air 'breathing' battery makes long-distance electric cars possible

An efficient lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery that can be recharged more than 2,000 times could make truly long-distance electric cars possible for the …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Russia just announced that it's sending humans to the moon

They're a little late for the great space race of the 1960s, but the mission is an admirable push for the reignited interest in manned deep-space travel.<p>On Tuesday, at a space and technology conference in Moscow, the head of Roscosmos Energia — Russia's version of NASA — announced: "A manned flight …

Space Science

How People Are Actually Using the Internet of Things

In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity …

Hot Electrons Could Double Solar Cell Power Efficiency

Scientists have experimentally verified a theory suggesting that hot electrons could double the output of solar cells. The researchers, from Boston …

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers over Sea of Japan

Officials say incident involving Bear warplanes flying low and close to aircraft carrier was unusual but ‘safe’ and took place in international waters<p>The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier scrambled four fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian warplanes as it carried out a military exercise …