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Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday.<p>The study …

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Astronomy

The Sunbubble greenhouse is a mini Eden for your backyard

Urban gardeners longing for a versatile space to grow their greens will love the Sunbubble Greenhouse – a portable dome-shaped pod that doubles as a …

Introducing The Beast, a 839-Foot Inflatable Obstacle Course for Adults

For some kids, no backyard birthday celebration is complete without a bounce house. Since an inner child lurks inside every adult party guest, <i>Travel</i> …

Lego

New Animated Film About Vincent Van Gogh Will Be Made Out of 65,000 Van Gogh-Style Paintings: Watch the Trailer and Making-Of Video

One of Akira Kurosawa’s last films, 1990’s <i>Dreams</i>, saw the Japanese master stretching out into more personal territory. A collection of short pieces …

Digital Art

Five technologies that will change how we live

1. Biotech<p>Since the early 2000s, the cost of sequencing a human genome — determining the precise order of nucleotides within DNA molecules that …

Internet of Things

5 Types of Startup Investors To Avoid

These investor behaviors can permanently damage their startups<p>Co-Founder and VP of Product of Startup Angels<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs rely on investors for funding, support and guidance. Naturally, this type of business relationship can bring out the …

Entrepreneurship

12 Backpacking Hacks for Your Next Trip! [Infographic]

Whether you’re backpacking down the Grand Canyon or braving the cold in Yosemite, some of these backpacking hacks can help make your trip easier – or …

Hiking

8 Meditation Apps to Try Now

Now, with all of the stress around current events and how our personal lives will be affected, it’s important to build self-care into the day any way you can, whether it’s taking three deep breaths every few hours or listening to a guided meditation to soothe you into a very important good night’s …

BlackBerry just launched a super-secure messaging system for enterprise clients

Enterprises – particularly those in the healthcare and defense sectors – have the same need for real-time communications as any other company but differ in the level of security they require. To address this market, one-time Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry just announced the launch of …

Mobile Technology

10 Islands Currently for Sale—And How Much They Cost

<b>by Rob Leane</b><p>Private islands—they’re the ideal retreat/permanent living arrangement for mega-wealthy, reclusive folk. They’re also good fun for having …

Mirai Nagasu

Forget Coding–Here’s The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.<p>It used to be that the only way to climb a career ladder was to pick up more skills. Learn how to do X, get paid more for it, and earn job-title Y. Up you went. Each new capability you mastered …

Know Your Language: Meet Processing, the Lingua Franca of Creative Coding

What started as a programming learning tool developed at MIT now pretty much owns code-based digital art.<p>Processing is an enormously popular, very-high-level programming language that began at MIT in 2001. As originally developed by MIT Media Lab alums Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry—both artists and …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Dark & Photorealistic Drawings by Shohei Otomo

Japanese illustrator Shohei Otomo is the son of Katsuhiro Otomo, the man behind the famous manga Akira. He creates very realistic drawings and mostly …

Drawing

The Best Habit Tracking App for iPhone

Tracking your habits is a great way to keep an eye on your progress for a variety of self-improvement goals, and you have an insane number of apps …

Apps

Cafe X opens in San Francisco, bringing robots to the coffee shop

The world’s first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1555. Four hundred and some years later, Cafe X is putting a twist on that old barista model. Opening in San Francisco today, the startup is opting instead to have a large robotic arm craft your caffeinated potions.<p>Founder Henry Hu noticed …

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Meditation

NASA's Best Test For Extraterrestrial Life

Proof of anything is hard to come by; much less life on a far flung moon or planet. But NASA says it has a new method of detecting biosignatures that is some 10,000 times better than what has been used on flight missions in the past.<p>NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) reports that their …

Extraterrestrial Life

Scientists create a new kind of matter called time crystals

Proving that there is still so much for science to discover, two groups of scientists have created a new phase of matter called time crystals. Based …

Quantum Mechanics

The Milky Way is being pushed through space by a void called the Dipole Repeller

Although we can't feel it, we're in a constant state of motion.<p>The Earth spins at 1,600 km/h while orbiting the Sun at 100,000 km/h; the Sun orbits …

Astrophysics

5 Meditation Practices You Need to Know About

Meditation has come a long way since it first became popular in the West during the 1960s. Some of the most popular and effective methods are now …

Meditation

Government Releases 16 Years Of Data About Solar Weather

For years, the satellites of America's Global Positioning System have been carrying sensors that measure the weather in space.<p>The information has been kept by the military, which manages the satellites, because solar storms and other space weather can damage satellites.<p>Today, as the result of an …

Space

7 best encrypted messaging apps for all the Edward Snowdens out there - Pocket-lint

Love him or hate him, Edward Snowden made many of us more aware.<p>We now pay close attention to our online privacy and care about things like metadata, …

Privacy

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

Between Sept. 14–27, the United States and India conducted a joint military training exercise in Uttarakhand, an area less than 100 km from the Chinese border (<i>Global Times</i><i>,</i> Sept. 12). This combined exercise, known as Yudh Abhyas, or “training for war,” started as an army training cooperation event …

The Moon May Be Covered With Oxygen Beamed From Earth

The gas travels alongside particles from the sun, and could offer clues to life’s origins.<p>Not long after the Earth cooled down, a few hundred million years after its crust solidified, life showed up. Fossils called stromatolites, which are sediments stuck together by ancient bacterial colonies, …

Astronomy