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Ready for take off: Kenyan astronaut in the making

Wanjiku Kanjumba, 21, is studying aerospace engineering in the US.

Space Exploration

A New AA Battery Pulls Energy Right Out of the Air

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>Most things run on rechargeable batteries …

Gear & Gadgets

How Speaking Another Language Can Change Your Personality

More and more, research is showing that language goes a lot deeper than communication. The way you speak impacts the way you think, changing …

Superpowered Chinese Lasers Could Soon Rip Open Raw Vacuum

Physicists are getting close to building lasers powerful enough to rip matter out of a vacuum.<p>According to a report published Jan. 24 in the journal …

Physics

Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries

Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers …

Machine Learning

An electric Harley-Davidson is coming in 2019

Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer famous for its loud burbling, popping engine sounds, plans to release its first electric motorcycle within the next 18 months.<p>An electric motorcycle will, of course, not make burbling or popping noises. Instead it's more likely to emit a …

Motorcycles

Ask Ethan: What Does The Future Of Science Look Like?

If you went back in time just 30 years, the world as we it was a completely different place. The only planets known were in our own Solar System; we had no conception of dark energy; there were no space telescopes; and gravitational waves were merely an untested theory. We hadn’t discovered all the …

Universe

Hints of the 4th dimension have been detected by physicists

Physicists have understood at least theoretically, that there may be higher dimensions, besides our normal three. The first clue came in 1905 when …

Quantum Mechanics

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be …

Special 'K': How an Ottawa lab is helping the world to redefine the kilogram

There was only one official kilogram weight handed down from the time of Napoleon, and by the time of France’s centennial in 1879 it was considerably …

How a love of sailing helped Einstein explain the universe

If the world's most famous physicist Albert Einstein is any guide, modern-day scientists need to get out of the lab more and onto the water.<p>Around …

We asked a physicist: Why can’t we put metal in the microwave?

<i>In Food Science, Dave McCowan from the University Of Chicago’s Department Of Physics answers our confounding questions about the mysterious world of</i> …

The Strong Force Is What's Holding the Entire Universe Together

Particle physicists might seem like a dry bunch, but they have their fun. Why else would there be such a thing as a "strange quark"? When it comes to …

BREAKING: Physicists Just Smashed a Quantum Light Measurement Limit

An achievement decades in the making.<p>Scientists have set a new record in optical measurements using photons, achieving a level of precision that …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Ask Ethan: Why Don't We Build A Telescope Without Mirrors Or Lenses?

For hundreds of years, the principle behind the telescope has been as simple as it gets: build a lens or mirror to collect a large amount of light, focus that light onto a detector (like an eye, a photographic plate, or an electronic device), and see far beyond the capabilities of your unaided …

Telescopes

5G isn’t just faster, it will open up a whole new world

The transition from 3G to 4G went largely unnoticed by the average consumer, but the coming shift to 5G will be very different. It was clear at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month that after years of talk, major US wireless carriers are going all-in on 5G. Verizon is solving …

Internet of Things

'I doubt you're a real billionaire': Richard Branson publishes scathing letter from Donald Trump

Richard Branson has revealed details of his long-running feud with Donald Trump, publishing a scathing letter he received from the then New York …

Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side.<p>Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a …

A 40-year study of teens finds Generation Z is unlike any past generation — here's what they're all about

Contrary to teenagers of past generations, Generation Z — broadly defined as people born between 1995 and the mid-2000s — aren't drinking alcohol, having sex, driving, or going out without their parents nearly as much.<p>According to psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, who analyzed 8.3 million …

Quantum Computer Cross a New Threshold

via pixabay<p>There’s been a lot of bluster surrounding quantum computers. Some say that they’re the next major step in computing, while others are more …

Quantum Computing

Glowing Crystal Has the Quantum Internet Within Reach

And the key element is already found in fluorescent lights and old TVs.<p>The quantum computer has the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, …

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Female employee on the Google memo: 'I don't know how we could feel anything but attacked by that'

Since James Damore's memo on diversity went viral last week, there's been a range of opinions and analysis from all sides. Was the science he cited sound? (No.) Was Google's firing of Damore a violation of the First Amendment? (Nope.) Can Google do a better job at making conservatives in the …

Feminism

Drunken American beaten up for giving Nazi salute in Germany

The 41-year-old was slightly injured in the attack in Dresden, but faces investigation for breaching the country’s anti-Nazi laws<p>A drunken American tourist has been beaten up in the German city of Dresden after he repeatedly raised his arm to give the Nazi salute, police said.<p>The 41-year-old man, …

Rights & Freedoms

Young's Double Slit Experiment

The Original Experiment<p>Throughout the nineteenth century, physicists had a consensus that light behaved like a wave, in large part thanks to the …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics Overview

How Quantum Mechanics Explains the Invisible Universe<p>Quantum physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, …

Quantum Mechanics