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Hole in International Space Station was drilled deliberately, says Russian space agency

The hole discovered in the International Space Station (ISS) was drilled deliberately, the Russian space agency has said.<p>Last week mission controllers in Houston and Moscow noticed a drop in pressure on the station and astronauts discovered a hole in a Russian domestic module.<p>Although the leak was …

Space Exploration

Fastest-spinning manmade object clocks 60 billion rpm

The fastest-spinning manmade object has been created in a lab at Purdue University. This microscopic rotor is made up of two silica nanoparticles …

Watch artificial intelligence project a 3D soccer match on your kitchen table

When the soccer World Cup kicks off this Thursday, imagine watching it as a 3D “hologram” on your kitchen table. That may not be far off thanks to a …

Scientists confused by weird objects looming near black hole

Scientists have discovered several strange objects close to the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.<p>The mysterious …

iPhone X dethroned as world’s top-selling smartphone

Apple’s flagship handset has passed its peak popularity. That’s not surprising, given that the iPhone X hit the market more than six months ago. Still, it once could boast of being the world’s best-selling smartphone.<p>The Galaxy S9+ took its place at the head of the pack. Samsung’s top-of-the-line …

Apple

NASA Is Being Sued Over a Woman's Vial of Neil Armstrong's "Moon Dust"

When Laura Murray Cicco was ten years old, she received a gift that was literally out of this world. At least it used to be. Her vial of alleged moon …

Judiciary

If Kilauea's lava lake falls below the water table, the results could be explosive

Here’s how that steam-powered boom could happen.<p>The Big Island of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has a lot going on.<p>Down one of its sides (or flanks), plumes of gas steam out of cracks, known as fissures, directly under Leilani Estates, an orderly residential area. Houses, cars, and beloved mailboxes …

NASA Mars Mission Faces Setback After Heat Shield Cracks Under Pressure

A critical part of NASA's next $2 billion rover mission to Mars broke during testing earlier this month.<p>The Mars 2020 mission's heat shield was undergoing stress-testing when it developed a crack that appeared around its entire circumference. The shield is designed to protect the rover as it enters …

Battle between Apple and Microsoft is over

Microsoft’s head of marketing says his company is no longer interested in battling with Apple. This is surely a shocking statement to anyone who remembers the days when these two brawled relentlessly. But those days are over.<p>The change was brought about by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who accepted …

Satya Nadella

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

2018 iPhone may cost half the price of an iPhone X

A more affordable iPhone may be heading our way: Apple is rumored to release a 6.1-inch iPhone in the fall priced as low as $550.<p>That tidbit comes from KGI analyst and frequent Apple commentator Ming-Chi Kuo by way of MacRumors.<p>In a KGI investor's note, Kuo claims that the 6.1-inch iPhone could …

What happens if you don’t put your phone on airplane mode on a flight?

It’s not that long ago that airlines stopped telling passengers to keep their mobile phones, tablets, e-readers and other devices turned off throughout the flight. Remember the time in 2011 when Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines plane after becoming disruptive when a flight attendant …

Hackers once stole a casino's high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

• <b>The CEO of the cybersecurity firm Darktrace says hackers are increasingly targeting unprotected "internet of things" devices, such as air-conditioning systems and CCTV, to get into corporate networks.</b>• <b><br>She told the WSJ CEO Council Conference that in one incident, a casino was hacked through the</b> …

Internet of Things

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX BFR tool (and it's huge)

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is a large, powerful rocket system, but the company's upcoming BFR (which stands for either Big Falcon Rocket or Big F****ing Rocket) will make any previous Falcon look like hatchback next to a Hummer.<p>We can now start wrapping our heads around the sheer size of the BFR after …

Space Travel

The ISS will replace its 17-year-old printer this week

The HP Envy ISS is launching with SpaceX's CRS-14 mission.<p>The printer model aboard the ISS is seventeen years old and more than ready for a replacement. And this afternoon, it's finally going to be getting one. The HP Envy ISS will be heading to the International Space Station aboard the CRS-14 …

First Tesla solar roof customer installation is now up and running – feeding the grid and Powerwall

Last week, we reported on the first few customer installations of the new Tesla solar roof tiles, but the systems were unfortunately not up and running due to delays with the local electric utility.<p>Now one of those first customer installations is now connected to the grid and working.<p>We spoke with …

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Tesla owner almost crashes on video trying to recreate fatal Autopilot accident

Tesla and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are both investigating the fatal accident involving a Model X Autopilot in Mountain View last month, but now another Tesla owner also conducted his own little investigation into the accident by following a similar scenario on Autopilot …

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

by Jolene Creighton March 26, 2018 Future Society 59356<p>No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical …

Read Elon Musk's bold Mars colony plan for free online

Elon Musk's latest plan to colonize Mars is now officially part of the academic literature.<p>A summary of the SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia last September has been published in the peer-reviewed journal New Space. The journal is …

Space Travel

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Atari Pulls The Curtain Back On New Console That Bridges The Old With The New

Much like Bubsy's puzzling return from obscurity with Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, there's been an air of great confusion surrounding Atari's …

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Universe

GM Jabs Tesla's Autopilot in Newest Cadillac Commercial

Can Super Cruise out perform Tesla's notorious Autopilot?<p>via YouTube<p>When most of us think of Tesla, we think about an automaker specializing in …

Elon Musk’s ‘Big F**king Rocket’ Is a Big F**ing Deal

Elon Musk, the maestro of SpaceX, has figured out a new way to fly into deep space. In doing so he seems to have disrupted all previous proposals for …

Space Travel

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

• <b>In February, SpaceX launched an electric car toward Mars using its newest rocket, called Falcon Heavy.</b>• <b><br>Many people, especially scientists, questioned the choice of payload and destination.</b>• <b><br>SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, recently responded to critics by saying he chose the car as the payload to inspire</b> …

Falcon Heavy

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

Tesla's cars are full of hidden Easter eggs — here the coolest ones

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always announcing updates and future plans for his cars.<p>With all of the exciting news constantly surrounding Tesla, sometimes the car's smaller details get lost in the mix. Tesla cars have a lot of fun Easter eggs like a Mario Kart simulation and holiday light show that can …

Mario Kart

The Pixel 2 XL was my only camera at the Geneva Motor Show

Zero shots missed, zero regrets<p>I have a fun confession to make: I photographed the entire Geneva Motor Show with my smartphone this year. No DSLR, no high-end mirrorless camera to function as my fallback — I literally flew in to Geneva with a Google Pixel 2 XL, my laptop, and the hope that my high …