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Beyond the Milky Way: The sublime beauty of our galactic neighbors

In 1888 an amateur astronomer in England named Isaac Roberts captured a groundbreaking image. This long-exposure photograph taken at Roberts' home …

Universe

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

Circuit-Sword Delivers Retro Justice

You can’t search for “retro gaming” without hitting a plethora of single board computers attached to all manner of controls, batteries, etc. Often …

Retrogaming

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla

This robot can jam to Beyoncé and Macklemore

ANYmal is a quadrupedal robot designed for autonomous operation in challenging environments, but recently, it’s been learning how to dance. By readjusting itself to changing tunes from Beyoncé to Macklemore, the researchers hope to make it imitate human dance moves.

Macklemore

4 Nonstop Minutes of Some of the Craziest Clips on YouTube

“Holy crap, omg, wtf” – me for the last 4 minutes

YouTube

Supersonic, but without the boom — NASA commissions passenger 'X-plane'

NASA has hired Lockheed Martin to build a supersonic passenger jet that can quietly break the sound barrier. There hasn't been a supersonic plane in …

Aviation

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Black Holes

There are nine different types of boobs in the world, apparently

So which ones are yours?<p>Boobs are funny old things, aren't they? Both functional and perceived as sexually attractive, they're incredibly varied between women. But we've come to learn that it's not just as simple as either having big boobs or small ones.<p>Lingerie company ThirdLove have made it their …

Clothing

Creating Hallucinations Without Drugs Is Surprisingly Easy

Try this at home, but don't blame us if things get weird.<p>The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands …

The Brain

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

New fuel cell demonstrates exceptional power density and stability

A team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both …

Clean Energy

BMW is trying to secure a 10-year supply of cobalt and lithium for EV batteries

BMW doesn’t have many electric vehicles on the market and doesn’t even manufacture its own battery cells. Yet, the German automaker is looking ahead and aims to secure a 10-year supply of cobalt and lithium for EV batteries as part of a new strategy.<p>That’s what Markus Duesmann, BMW’s head of supply …

Intel's new cameras add human-like 3D vision to any machine

Intel has released two ready-to-use RealSense depth cameras, the D415 and the D435, that can add 3D capabilities to any device or machine. They both come in a USB-powered form factor and are capable of processing depth in real time, thanks to the chipmaker's new RealSense vision processor D4. The …

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Science Fiction

Looking for some mobile VR fun? Here are the top 10 Google Daydream apps, games

While virtual reality headsets from the likes of Oculus are said to offer the best virtual reality experiences, mobile VR is much more affordable and …

Virtual Reality

Bitcoin millionaire: Don't invest in bitcoin

I first invested $5,000 in bitcoin back in 2013 at $72 per coin and now own approximately 69.2 bitcoins.<p>While I had first heard about bitcoin in …

Cryptocurrency

Books You Should Read: The Cuckoo’s Egg

The mid-1980s were a time of drastic change. In the United States, the Reagan era was winding down, the Cold War was heating up, and the IBM PC was …

Computer Science

Virtual Analog Synth Brings Tunes To The Masses

Part of the problem with getting involved in a new hobby is the cost. Whether you’re learning to surf, weld, garden, or program, often the entry cost …

Synthesizers

Toshiba claims its new electric car battery enables 200 miles of range with a 6-minute charge

This week, Japanese electronics giant Toshiba unveiled a new battery that they developed using a new “titanium niobium oxide” anode material.<p>The company claims the new battery, which is aimed at the automotive market, can enable 200 miles (320 km) of range on an electric car with just 6 minutes of …

3D Printing Aluminum with Nanoparticles

We love our 3D printers. But sometimes we really wish we could print in metal. While metal printing is still out of reach for most of us, HRL Labs …

3D Printing

11 Dumb Things Camera Companies Are Still Doing

As much as we talk about the lack of true innovation in the camera market, particularly when it comes to integration with the Internet and social …

Cameras

Junk Head Is a Stop-Motion Animated SciFi Action Film You Have to See

The world is ending. Humans no longer have the capacity to reproduce. For the answers, they’ll send people below the surface of the Earth, where the …

The 37 best young adult books we ever read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon / Anaele Pelisson<p>Many of us look back on the "young adult" years of our life and remember both broad brush strokes of volatile …

Books

This throbbing, lifelike robot muscle lifts 1,000 times its own weight

We may be one step closer to lifelike robots thanks to a new type of 3D-printed muscle tissue<p>A “big piece of the puzzle” in creating lifelike robots …

Bosch partners with startup Nikola on electric long-haul truck | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday.<p>The Bosch logo is seen in Reutlingen, Germany, June 16, 2017. …

Long Haul

This new solid-state thermal vision sensor could improve self-driving tech

A new Far Infrared (FIR) sensor from Israeli company AdaSky could help bring vehicles with Level 3, 4 and 5 autonomy features to market faster. The solution is the first to offer an FIR camera with built-in machine learning software for processing the results, in a solid-state form factor with no …

Autonomous Cars

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Fossil Fuels

10 Movie Sex Scenes That Were Too Intense For US Censors

Sex. People have it! Yet for some reason, Hollywood still has a "protect our innocent eyeballs" attitude when it comes to graphic intimacy in movies …

Michael Fassbender

Japan's new mushroom solar farms produce sustainable energy and food

Japan’s agricultural sector could find a much-needed boost with an innovative approach to growing that combines solar power generation and mushroom …