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SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

When you drop a GoPro from space, two pretty obvious things happen.<p>One is that the camera gradually descends back to Earth, turning and twisting …

Space Exploration

A small 3D printed robot cracks lock combinations in less than a minute

You probably may have noticed that one of the most annoying things is an attempt to unlock some combination lock or suitcase when you realize that …

30 photos of the American Southwest we can’t stop looking at

WIND AND WATER have been eroding away the sandstone of the desert southwest for thousands of years, carving deep canyons and leaving buttes that rise …

National Parks

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …

Universe

What really became of the evil robot in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

<i>Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen</i> Avengers: Age of Ultron <i>and still plan to, read no further, friend.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Does anyone ever really die in the …

Marvel Universe

No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive

One of the most famous things Richard Feynman ever said was, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” When you come across an announcement like the one made by NASA Spaceflight a week ago: that NASA has made a successful test of the EM Drive …

Physics

Is NASA about to crack interstellar travel?

NASA has a well-deserved reputation for making the unthinkable a reality. So what are we to make of it when a handful of NASA scientists quietly leak …

Physics

NASA's 10-Engine Electric Plane Takes Off and Lands Like a Helicopter

NASA researchers took a rather unique prototype aircraft for a spin last week: Greased Lightning, a 10-engine electric plane with rotating wings that allow it to take off and land like a helicopter. Vertical take-off and landing aircraft, or VTOL, are not a new idea, but this particular …

Aviation

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

'MicroTug' 3D printed robots pull objects 2,000 times their own weight

May 3, 2015 | By Kira<p>Researchers at Stanford University have built tiny robots that can pull objects nearly 2,000 times their own weight …

Robotics

Ultron's roots: we've been worried about robot uprisings for 200 years

In theaters around the world, a robot named Ultron is trying to destroy humanity. He's the star of <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> and the apocalyptic embodiment of the singularity — the moment when artificial intelligence exceeds human intelligence.<p>Today's Ultron is undoubtedly influenced by the …

Singularity