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NASA Has Tested a New Kind of Nuclear Fission Reactor, And It's Incredibly Powerful

This could power the future of space exploration.<p>Looking to the future of crewed space exploration, it is clear to NASA and other space agencies that …

Space Exploration

Researchers create new Bose-Einstein condensate

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have created a Bose-Einstein condensate of light coupled with metal electrons, so-called surface plasmon …

Quantum Mechanics

2018 April 17 - M57: The Ring Nebula

<b>M57: The Ring Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; <i>Composition:</i> Giuseppe Donatiello<p><b>Explanation:</b> Except for the rings of Saturn, the …

Cosmology

Scientists seeking continuous gravitational waves

Scientists 1st observed gravitational waves from merging black holes. Now they’re targeting a different gravitational wave signal: a long continuous …

Background space hum may reveal hidden black holes

Scientists have developed a new technology that can listen to background humming of deep space and unveil thousands of hidden black hole collisions …

Image of Saturn

W00073616.jpg was taken on 2012-04-15 20:42 (PDT) and received on Earth 2012-04-17 15:15 (PDT). The camera was pointing toward Saturn, and the image …

Woolly mammoths could be brought back to LIFE as scientists begin cloning DNA to resurrect the extinct species

Woolly mammoths could be on the edge of a comeback if a cutting-edge scientific experiment goes to plan.<p>A team of researchers from Harvard are …

Quantum physicists just smashed the entanglement record, paving the way for faster quantum computers

The breakthrough could revolutionise the future of quantum computing<p>Scientists in Germany and Austria have just made an enormous breakthrough in the …

Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal

New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious …

Why a New Idea to Search for Extra Dimensions in the Pulse of Spacetime Is Turning Heads

Spoiler alert (but really, you should’ve watched it by now): In the climax of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Interstellar</i> (2014), Matthew McConaughey dives into …

Physics

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—and Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Cosmology

Ancient oceans on Mars may have been older and shallower than thought

The rise of the largest volcanoes in the solar system may have led Mars to possess oceans hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, a new study finds.<p>Although Mars is now cold and dry, there is widespread evidence that oceans once covered much of the Red Planet's surface. …

60 years in orbit for 'grapefruit satellite' – the oldest human object in space

Sixty years ago, a grapefruit-sized aluminium sphere with six antennas and some tiny solar cells was launched into Earth orbit. The Vanguard 1 …

Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe

Asymmetry and cold spot<p>Another is an asymmetry in the average temperatures on opposite hemispheres of the sky. This runs counter to the prediction …

The Orion Nebula Gets Up Close and Personal in New Hubble Video

It’s almost irresistible to stare out the widow of an airplane when you’re gliding atop the clouds here on Earth. But now thanks to the collective …

There’s a New Cold War Brewing in Space

The commander-in-chief’s recent musings about forming a new military branch, a U.S. Space Force, revives a debate that began almost 20 years ago …

Secret Spaceflight Company to Conduct First Commercial Launch From Alaska Spaceport

The Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska will host a launch as soon as next week.<p>A California-based aerospace company is planning a launch from Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island sometime between March 27 and April 6, as reported by <i>Space News</i>. Alaska Aerospace Corp. which manages …

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope finds nearby ‘relic galaxy’ that could shed light on what happened after the Big Bang

NASA ’s Hubble Space Telescope has found an ancient ‘relic galaxy’ close to home.<p>A relic galaxy is a rare and mysterious assemblage of stars, that …

Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

Universe

3 new career categories being created by artificial intelligence

Information modelers, explainability strategists, and ethics compliance managers are all new job titles needed to manage AI.<p>Many view artificial …

Genes of human “mutants” point to a new superpower - MIT Technology Review

The search for mutations that conjure medical superpowers has turned up people who are resistant to liver disease, even if they drink like …

Biotechnology

UK Doctors Used Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight in Two People

British doctors have taken a huge step towards curing a common form of age-related chronic eye condition.<p>Two elderly patients with macular …

Stephen Hawking to be buried next to Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey

Stephen Hawking’s ashes are to be buried at Westminster Abbey near the graves of some of the most notable scientists of all time.<p>The physicist will …

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

Physics

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

Scientists: Fusion Power Could Be on the Grid in 15 Years

A new superconducting material and ridiciously powerful magnets are potentially the key to a power revolution.<p>It's no exaggeration to say that functional fusion reactors—ones that generate more energy than they require—would change the world. While hundreds of scientists have been working on a …

The Moon Is Getting 4G While The UK Still Suffers From 'Blackspots'

The mission launches in 2019.<p>Vodafone<p>While you might struggle to find a 4G connection in some rural parts of the UK, there is one place in our solar …

Black holes might be portals to alternate universes

Black holes are called “black holes” for a reason. No one knows what lies beyond that impenetrable darkness, and there is no spacecraft in existence …