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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 …

Time Travel

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Quantum Mechanics

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Alibaba is getting ready to launch the Netflix of China.</b> The Asian online retail giant is preparing to launch its own video streaming service.<p><b>2. Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market.</b> Its Open Compute Project started as a controversial idea within the company — but four years …

Samsung's New Smart Mirror Displays Want to Dress You Up

Bringing window shopping to a whole new level<p>If you’ve been longing for 22nd century chic in a 21st century world, Samsung has read your mind and debuted their new Transparent and Mirror OLED displays. This technology isn’t new, even for Samsung, who showed off a transparent OLED laptop screen …

New map confirms 4 Milky Way arms

Although we can’t see it from the outside, astronomers know our galaxy has an overall spiral structure. For years, they’ve been trying to pin down …

Astronauts Could Harvest Moon Water With Space Distilleries

Moonshine, if you will<p>As sunlight floods across the moon’s surface, water molecules in the frozen crust warm up and evaporate. That water vapor later cools and condenses into a frost which, according to new calculations, could provide a steady supply of drinking water for future lunar colonists.<p>We …