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The Physics Behind “Interstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, It Led To A Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that would be central to the …

NASA Funds 22 Wild Sci-Fi Technologies

The early-stage projects include ideas like a fusion propulsion engine and a system to tether hardware to Mars's moon Phobos.<p>NASA is a pretty forward thinking bunch. Beyond developing technologies for the next decade that could take us back to the moon or detect signals from the ancient universe, …

Can SpaceX really send people around the moon by 2018?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced the company plans to send two private citizens into orbit around the moon by 2018. But how realistic is Musk's …

Free stuff from NASA! Robots, drones, satellites!

Just because you don't work for NASA doesn't mean you can't use its code.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency released its latest online software catalog of over 1,000 code descriptions related to topics such as guidance systems, robotics, aeronautics, climate simulators, biological sensors and design …

South Africa may be the epicenter of a geomagnetic pole reversal in progress - ExtremeTech

By on February 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Don’t start running around like …

The World Is One Step Closer To Using Heat As An Electricity Source

'Over half of the energy we use is wasted.'<p>Humans have moved one step closer to creating a device that could convert heat into a potential source of …

Why Scientists Are Still Flummoxed by Alzheimer's

Preventing memory loss and restoring it once it’s gone is the holy grail of brain science. In the United States alone, an estimated 5 million people …

Beagle 2 Mars probe was 'excruciatingly close' to success, new research reveals

Lander was feared lost for more than a decade after failing to make contact, but new analysis reveals it managed to unfurl three of its four solar panels<p>The broken-down Mars lander Beagle 2 came “excruciatingly close” to success scientists say, after new research has revealed that it managed to …

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Solar cells made from an inexpensive and increasingly popular material called perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a …

This Biotech's Stock Is Soaring after Promising Depression Drug Trial Results

Alkermes’ (alks) shares soared more than 30% in Friday trading after news that its experimental drug for severe depression hit its goal in a clinical …

Why Retirees Are Hurting the Luxury Goods Business

Luxury designers are adapting as experiences trump material things in the eyes of retirees.<p>Memories are the new Mercedes Benz. The shift to …