Alexander Nordskov

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Step inside Elon Musk's incredible new space machine

Elon Musk's SpaceX has had plenty of memorable milestones, not the least of which came in 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft become the first commercial vehicle to dock with the International Space Station. Of course, that was just the beginning for SpaceX — Musk is nothing if not ambitious — and the …

Does Dark Energy Spring From the 'Quantum Vacuum?'

The mysterious dark energy that's driving the universe's accelerated expansion may have its roots in the background "vacuum energy" that pervades all …

Major Big Bang Discovery Brings 'Theory of Everything' a Bit Closer to Reality

The discovery that the universe really did expand at many times the speed of light immediately after the Big Bang should bring physicists slightly …

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Other Universes - MIT Technology Review

There’s something exciting afoot in the world of cosmology. Last month, Roger Penrose at the University of Oxford and Vahe Gurzadyan at Yerevan State …

Dark Matter

How Our Milky Way Galaxy Got Its Spiral Arms

The shape of the Milky Way galaxy, our solar system's home, may look a bit like a snail, but spiral galaxies haven't always had this structure, …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

New Technique Puts Exoplanets on the Scale

Astronomers constantly probe the skies for the unexpected. They search for unforeseen bumps in their data — signaling an unknown planet orbiting a …

Here are the 10 best foam roller exercises

What if I told you there was a piece of fitness equipment that costs less than $20 and has therapeutic benefits similar to a massage? I know this …

Exercise

4 Easy Tricks to Lift More Weight Instantly

I’m not a patient guy, but I know it takes a lot of time and hard work to add weight to all your exercises. That is, until we find a shortcut to help …

Workouts

How to Choose Running Shoes {Infographic} - Best Infographics

Running on a daily basis can work wonders for your body. You need the right equipment to get the most out of your workouts and protect your feet. The …

Alien Life May Have Evolved Just After Big Bang, New Research Suggests

Earthlings may be extreme latecomers to a universe full of life, with alien microbes possibly teeming on exoplanets beginning just 15 million years after the Big Bang, new research suggests.<p>Traditionally, astrobiologists keen on solving the mystery of the origin of life in the universe look for …

Graphs, Infographics

Infographics

This is what NASA would build if we gave them enough money

I just got an email from NASA touting their upcoming Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium, an open conference that will take place at …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

20 Things To Know Before Barbell Squatting

When I first began toying with the barbell squat way back in 1986 I knew nothing about the lift. Bodybuilding magazines featured pictures of Tom …

Workouts

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

Google Buys AI Startup, Hires Ethics Board To Oversee It

So we're good! Nothing to worry about here. Move along.<p>In an apparent move to feed its smart-hardware ambitions, Google has bought an artificial intelligence startup, DeepMind, for somewhere in the ballpark of $500 million. Considering all of the data Google sifts through, and the fact that it …

Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

At least, not as we've defined them. In a new paper, Hawking says that one of the defining features of black holes — the complete inability of even …

Black Holes

25 fantastic free Android games

Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis!<p>There are hundreds of fantastic games …

Android Phones

Evidence for Universe Inflation Theory May Lurk in New Data

At first, there was nothing — complete and utter emptiness. Zero energy and zero matter.<p>And then, out of this nothingness, the universe was born. …

What is the Shape of the Universe?

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? Scientists have struggled with this question, taking several …

Unknown Force Kicks Stars Out of Milky Way. Really.

If you could see it from the outside, the Milky Way would look like a majestic spiral of stars and glowing gas, rotating on its axis once every 200 …

Incredible Technology: How to Search for Advanced Alien Civilizations

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>In this weekly series</i><i>, SPACE.com explores how technology</i> <i>drives space exploration and discovery.</i><p>Look at a picture of the Earth at night, …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

What is on the Other Side of a Black Hole?

Picture an entire star collapsed down into a gravitational singularity. An object with so much mass, compressed so tightly, that nothing, not even …

Black Holes

Gym Stereotypes

6 Habits of Highly Effective Lifters

1 of 7<p>As we begin the new year, most of us are sketching out our plans for shedding the holiday goo, or diving in to a new fitness program for the …

Nutrition

7 Ways to Dominate the Pull-Up

Here's what you need to know...<p>The best way to improve chin-up or pull-up performance is to lose some blubber.<br>• As far as assistance tools, the …

2013: The year in science

Printing ourselves<p>If 2012 was the year of 3D printing, 2013 marked the first real progress in printing bits of lifeforms.<p>We have seen the printing of …

Presenting our Best of CES 2014 Awards winners

Curating the Best of CES Awards as an official CEA partner is not a responsibility we take lightly. Finding plenty of worthy finalists was easy, but narrowing down each category to just one winner? Not so much. Nevertheless, we spent two nights in the Engadget trailer considering products against …