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Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Physics

Airbus Wants To Save Minutes By Radically Rethinking Airplanes And Airports

All the comfort and benefits of shipping crates in the sky<p>Airplane passengers are terrible cargo. They’re autonomous, they don’t always follow instructions perfectly, and they need to take some time to settle into place before they’re comfortable and calm enough to move. In an efficiency-minded …

Mark Zuckerberg Has Baby And Says He Will Give Away 99% Of His Facebook Shares

View this post on Facebook<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced two major things today. The most surprising is that he will give away 99% of his Facebook shares — worth $45 billion today — over the course of his lifetime. In more expected news, he also said, in a Facebook post, that his wife, …

Mark Zuckerberg

How Russia's Strikes in Syria Can Tell Us What Putin's Afraid Of

Don't believe Russia's claim that it was bombing "ISIS." This is about propping up the Assad regime.<p>Yesterday, a Russian Su-34 warplane dropped a 500-pound bomb in Syria, destroying both a surface-to-air missile launcher and the concrete shelter in which it was housed. It was one of 33 combat …

Physics Nobel Awarded For Work On Neutrinos' Metamorphosis

Two scientists from Canada and Japan have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 for opening "a new realm in particle physics," the Nobel Prize committee says. Working far apart, both Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald showed how neutrinos shift identities like chameleons in space.<p>The …

With PC sales slumping, Intel's betting on the cloud

Intel executives don’t foresee the slumping personal computer market recovering anytime soon or a rebound in selling the chips that power them. But …

After diesel scandal, Volkswagen to focus on electric vehicles

Volkswagen was one of the most stubborn proponents of diesel passenger cars, but in light of recent news, it seems to be changing its tune.<p>In a …

Electric Vehicles

The Latest: Trump offers his assessment of the Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the Democratic presidential debate at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>8:40 p.m.<p>Republican presidential …

Dutch Safety Board: Yes, MH17 Was Shot Down By a Russian-Made Missile

The official Dutch investigation into the MH17 tragedy has found that a Russian missile was responsible for the crash that killed 298 passengers.<p>The Dutch-led investigation of the last year's crash of flight MH17 has confirmed that the plane was taken down by a strike fired by a Russian-made Buk …

Tesla’s Gigafactory is so intriguing, press are committing battery to get photos

Tesla has accused two journalists of breaking into its work-in-progress Gigafactory and assaulting security guards there, allegedly trying to run …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

There's No Place to Hide from This Smart Grenade Launcher

The U.S. Army's XM-25 "Punisher" can hit targets even if they're behind cover.<p>One of the most critical concepts in infantry combat is the idea of taking cover. Hiding inside doorways, behind trees, and inside bunkers is a time-honored strategy for staying out of harms way on the battlefield. But it …

Google registers two delivery drones for US testing (update)

Google X's Project Wing concept was a unique take on the delivery drone: a single-winged UAV that took off and landed vertically. Despite extensive testing in Australia, the plan didn't work as well as the company hoped. In March this year Google X head Astro Teller announced the organization was …

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1200000/1200016_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534549362_95f5f1a44cf9693fb5b2c726d176c8f4<p><b>Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says.</b><p>The missile hit the front left of the …

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Physicist Lawrence Krauss Explains How Everything Comes from Nothing

Last fall, we featured a talk by the hot-shot theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, "A Universe from Nothing," which answered some big enchilada …

Watch This Machine Create The Largest Human-Made Waves In The World

Making waves<p>When a big storm comes, whipping up the surf into a frenzy of waves, people have to hope that all their storm preparations will hold. But what if they knew for certain whether the levee/dam/barrier halting the waves was strong enough? That's the idea behind the Netherland's new wave …

Russian Su-30SM, Su-24 violate Turkish airspace. Flanker locks on TuAF F-16 for +5 minutes

It looks like a Sukhoi Su-30SM deployed to Syria has had a close encounter with Turkish Air Force F-16s past the Syria-Turkey border.<p>Russian planes …

Waze app directions take woman to wrong Brazil address, where she is killed

<b>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) —</b> The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy avenue in Niteroi, a large city across the bay from Rio de Janeiro.<p>Instead, it led them to another street of the same name in Niteroi in one of the city's most notorious slum areas. The …

Rio De Janeiro

Two Turkish jets harassed by unidentified MIG-29 aircraft on Syrian border: Army

ANKARA (AFP) - Two Turkish F-16 jets were harassed by an unidentified MIG-29 aircraft on the Syrian border a day after a Russian fighter plane …

With Modified Jet Fuel, Planes Can’t Explode

Coming soon to your local airport<p>The four planes chosen by the September 11 terrorists were chosen for a reason. All four flights were traveling across the continent loaded down with huge quantities of jet fuel, the ignition source for the horrible tragedies that took place that day at the World …

Qualcomm invests to solve one of drone industry’s biggest challenges

Murky FAA regulations could be limiting commercial adoption of drones, but the real challenge may be limited battery life.<p>That’s why Qualcomm Inc.’s …

A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited

A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into play<p>I had to travel to a conference on quantum physics yesterday. After arriving at the airport I …

This Breakthrough Shape-Memory Metal Practically Never Wears Out

A new shape memory material stays strong even after tens of millions of transformations. It may finally pave way for widespread usage of the futuristic materials.<p>In theory, shape-memory metals ought to be revolutionizing every corner of technology already, from the automotive industry to biotech. …

The U.S. Air Force Wants Laser-Firing Jets By 2022

X-Wings, anyone?<p>Back in early April, the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff mentioned that the service will always need good pilots "who want to come in and fly the F-22, the F-35, the X-Wing fighter." Now, Gen. Mark Welsh may not have been meant that the Air Force is building a real life X-wing. But …

A Global Project Is Making High-Tech Cities Less Hackable, From The Ground Up

Security in the technology age<p>When you think of disaster preparedness, you may think about how you would respond to an earthquake, a flood, or a storm. Now, security researchers want you to think about how to respond to cyber attacks, as well.<p>Securing Smart Cities (SSC) is a not-for-profit global …