Tyler Allen

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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Scientists just made a major breakthrough that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The advance may be an important step in the long-standing quest to achieve a room-temperature superconductor, which could help cities build vastly more efficient power grids, researchers say.<p>So far, superconductivity only works at very cold temperatures. And even though this new, record-breaking …

Hydrogen

Neutrinos rarely interact, but watch them hit the Nova detector here!

We hoped to restart the Large Hadron Collider last week but it didn’t happen. However, particle physics marches on...<p>I would love to claim that the last couple of weeks of silence from the Life & Physics pages were due to me being occupied at CERN with a superconducting spanner, getting the Large …

Unexplained Aurora And Dust Clouds Spotted Above Mars

The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery<p>Our planetary neighbor just got a little more mysterious. In September, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, and since its arrival, the orbiter has picked up two unusual readings: 1) There’s a giant dust cloud …

Astronomy

Pamela is a beautiful survival game inspired by Mass Effect and Mirror's Edge

In the Unity booth at this year's Game Developers Conference, Toronto-based NVYVE Studios is showing off <i>Pamela</i>, a first-person survival horror game set on a futuristic island colony called Eden. People in the colony have been infected with a disease and are experiencing rapid bone growth, and as …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Global Warming

Hubble at 25: the wonder of the universe laid bare

It has captured images of stars coalescing out of glowing clouds of dust, peered back more than 10bn years to study the early universe, pinpointed the remnants of supernovae explosions and helped physicists uncover some of the cosmos’s deepest secrets. The Hubble space telescope, which celebrates …

Dawn on Ceres: Nasa probe to enter dwarf planet's orbit

Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLA<p>Dwarf planet Ceres and the giant asteroid Vesta in comparison to Mars, Mercury, and Earth’s moon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425061857164/24617728-c3f0-4612-b96c-1d895c03d92b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLA<p>…

Astronomy

Nasa astronauts begin spacewalk to prepare docking port for shuttles

A pair of US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Saturday to begin rigging parking spots for two commercial space taxis.<p>Station commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore, 52, and flight engineer Terry Virts, 47, left the station’s Quest airlock shortly before 8am ET to begin a …

What goes on inside a proton? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quarks and gluons make weird slopes and shapes inside the proton. Understanding them precisely was important for the first results from Cern’s Large Hadron Collider, and continues to be so as we approach the restart over the next few weeks<p>I spent part of last week at a meeting in the Pyrenees, …

First stars appeared 100m years later than thought, research finds

The first stars twinkled into life some 100m years later than was previously thought, research suggests.<p>Data from the European Space Agency’s Planck telescope indicates that star formation began about 550m years after the big bang that gave birth to the universe.<p>Before that time, described as the …

The Coldest, Snowiest, Iciest Places In Our Solar System

Amateur astronomers spot ‘yellowballs’ in space

Four years ago, a citizen scientist helping the Milky Way Project study Spitzer Space Telescope images for the telltale bubble patterns of star …

Dying Light in VR is terrifying, but also unfinished and unpolished

<i>Dying Light</i> played in virtual reality is a glimpse into what the future may bring, but the present isn't quite there yet.<p>It's one of the few AAA games that supports the Oculus Rift — <i>Alien Isolation</i> is another — so there's something amazing in being able to look around such a well-constructed …

Giant Asteroid Sails Past Earth, Raising Safety Questions on Terra Firma

The space rock known as 2004 BL86 has gone by, but it was a squeaker, cosmically speaking.<p>A mammoth asteroid safely sailed past Earth on Monday, and scientists have started to look at information gleaned from the flyby that may help curb future risks of an impact.<p>Known as 2004 BL86, the space rock …

Ancient planetary system with its own sun-like star found in the galaxy

Discovery of five planets orbiting around Kepler 444 suggests ancient worlds might lurk around other stars in more habitable reaches of the Milky Way<p>The discovery of five archaic planets around one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has raised the possibility that the Milky Way might be home to …

Asteroid's moon seen during Earth flyby

Share your view of the asteroid<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The asteroid that flew close to Earth Monday didn't come alone.<p>NASA images released Monday reveal the asteroid, officially known as 2004 BL86, has its own small moon. The grainy, black and white photos show the asteroid, about a third of a mile in size, …

Asteroids

Mysterious Radio Burst Captured In Real-Time For First Time Ever

Ever since astronomers first detected a strange flash of radio waves in 2007, they have been scratching their heads over what these so-called "fast radio bursts" might be and where they come from.<p>Now, an international team of researchers say they're one step closer to solving the mystery, after …