Benjamin Salois

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EmDrive the future of space travel? New Nasa Eagleworks tests hint at breakthrough in interstellar flight

The EmDrive is the invention of British scientist Roger Shawyer.<p>Researchers at Nasa's Eagleworks Laboratories say that they are still discovering …

EmDrive: Nasa Eagleworks confirms paper on controversial space propulsion is under peer review

The EmDrive is the invention of British scientist Roger Shawyer.<p>Nasa's Eagleworks Laboratories has confirmed that it currently has a paper on the …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.<p>The event …

How to Bake the Best Bread With and Without a Bread Machine

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Nothing beats the comfort, taste and smell of fresh-baked bread. Unfortunately, making bread can be labor …

Kim Kardashian, Emma Watson, Chrissy Teigen, and 47 Other Celebrities' First Instagrams

Emma Watson

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

Sculpture

Is Kepler 452b humanity's best chance to find alien life?

A new planet has been discovered that has more in common with Earth than any exoplanet yet. And with the discovery by Nasa and other scientists of Kepler 452b plus 12 other possible “habitable” exoplanets, it may have become just a little more likely that humans will find extraterrestrial life on …

Aliens

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Nanotech

Bionic hand uses smart wires to mimic muscle fibers | Reuters

Engineers in Germany have built a biologically inspired artificial hand with muscles made from bundles of ‘smart’ wires. An electric charge is all that’s needed to make these wires tense or relax, meaning the hand can operate without the bulky and cumbersome electronics that often make artificial …

Nanotech

Magnificent Time-Lapse Video Shot from the International Space Station

For the most part, the internet can be one superhighway of clutter, commercialism and useless information. It can be the repository of some of the …

Is this the design for the first road-ready 3D-printed car?

The future of driving may not just be autonomous, it could be 3D printed.<p>This week, Local Motors, the company that brought you the world’s first …

Jay Leno

How to solve the maths puzzle for Vietnamese eight-year-olds that stumped parents and teachers

The challenge was to fill in the above snake with the digits 1 to 9, using each digit only once. The colon “:” means divide, and you must follow the standard order of operations, meaning that multiplication/division comes before addition/subtraction.<p>Can you do the maths puzzle for Vietnamese …

Puzzles

The Best Burger in Every State in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>After we tried to figure out the best pizza in every state, it was inevitable that burgers would be next. After all, we spend much of our year consuming them for our 33 best/personal satisfaction. So, over the course of the last three months, we've set about …

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

Physics

This incredible electron micrograph shows light as both a particle and a wave

The particle-wave nature of light has fascinated researchers for more than 200 years, but a new experiment has allowed researchers to visualize it like never before. This image was taken by turning an electron microscope on a laser-charged nanowire. Light moved down the wire in both directions, …

This Robotic Flight Simulator Is A New Tool For Training Pilots

Like a 4D movie, but without the water squirters (we hope)<p>When it comes to flying, one of the ways to become a better pilot is through flight simulations, but these can often feel unrealistic. To fix that, researchers in Germany have developed a flight simulator that uses a robotic arm to make …

Flight Simulators

Ferrofluid makes the lava lamp cool again

A new desk lamp is taking over from the lava lamp -- by replacing the boring old wax lava with interactive magnetic fluid.<p>Magnetism is one of the most fascinating phenomena on the planet, and there are innumerable magnetic desk toys that speak to our -- cough -- attraction to these objects. One of …

Particles

Frankenstein-style human head transplant 'could happen in two years'

Italian surgeon claims procedure to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body will soon be ready<p>The first human head transplant could take place in just two years, it was reported on Thursday.<p>Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, claims the …

Immune System

Scientists Find a Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than the Sun

A team of international astronomers has discovered a black hole of almost unimaginable proportions.<p>At 12 billion times more massive than the sun, it …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Artist Uses 3-D Printing to Create ‘Shadows’ of 4-D Objects

3D

Dinosaurs Likely Ate Fungus Linked (Distantly) To LSD

Part of a balanced Cretaceous breakfast<p>What do the Salem witch trials, LSD, and dinosaurs have in common? They all have some connection to ergot, a fungus known to cause hallucinations, poisoning, and other terrible symptoms both in humans and animals. The ergot fungus grows on grains and grasses …

Paleontology

Is there any science behind the lack of women in science?

Just 13 per cent of science, tech, engineering and maths workers are women. Jennifer Rigby explores whether this is down to old fashioned sexism or scientific differences in our brains<p>"I'm cautious...it's crazy...we're walking on eggshells."<p>These aren't the kinds of comments you normally hear from …

Stereotypes

This is an energy storage startup you need to know about

Image copyright Ucilia Wang.Inside a sunlit, cramped office near San Francisco’s financial district, entrepreneur and former political operative …

Natural Gas

Researchers develop 100Gbps light-based wireless network

Oxford researchers are working on a wireless communications system that uses light rather than radio waves to send data<p>Researchers at Oxford University are developing a wireless networking technology that uses light to beam information through the air at more than 100 gigabits per second (Gbps).<p>The …

Nanotech

Mars One mission: 100 hopefuls shortlisted for chance to leave Earth forever

The Mars One project aims to put the first humans on the Red Planet by 2024<p>Amateur astronauts hoping to make history by leaving Earth to live on Mars have been shortlisted for the one-way trip of a lifetime.<p>The final 100 candidates from the Mars One project have been whittled down from more than …

Space Science

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel

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