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After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn't Gone Out Of NASA's Inflated Module

A prototype of what could be the next generation of space stations is currently in orbit around the Earth.<p>The prototype is unusual. Instead of arriving in space fully assembled, it was folded up and then expanded to its full size once in orbit.<p>The module is called BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable …

Space Exploration

Total solar eclipse 2017: everything you need to know

20 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the August eclipse, answered.<p>On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. It’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow, known as the totality, the sky will go dark for a …

Astronomy

Scientists Are at a Loss to Explain This Mysterious Cosmic Radio Signal

"It's so brand new and so unknown."<p>There are now 22 of them, and we still have no idea what they are, what they mean, or where in the Universe they …

Microwaves

The Origin of the Universe

After the cosmic inflation ended, the expansion began to slow and the primordial plasma of radiation and high-energy sub-atomic particles began to …

Physics

13 existential risks that have the potential to bring an end to humanity

Human extinction is something that most people probably try not to dwell too much on, but a team at Cambridge University are devoting their lives to studying the matter.<p>Academics, lawyers, scholars, and philosophers at the university's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) are …

Singularity

Mars Curiosity Rolls Up to Potential New Meteorite

This peculiar rock, photographed on Jan. 12 (Sol 1577) by NASA’s Curiosity rover, appears to be a metal meteorite. When confirmed, this would be the …

Meteorites

Watch: Chilean government declassifies UFO encounter details after 2 years [VIDEO]

In a rare instance, the government agency of Chile has confirmed that one of its helicopters encountered an "Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon".<p>The …

Largest, closest, highest sun

As seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 4, Earth reached its closest point to the sun just 40 minutes before the sun reached its highest daily …

Astronomy

New extremely rare double-ringed galaxy discovered by researchers

Researchers reveal that the blue outer ring could be the remnants of a gas-rich dwarf galaxy swallowed by PGC 1000714<p>A new galaxy, situated 359 …

Binary Stars To Merge, Explode In 2022, First Of Its Kind Scientific Prediction Says

If a first of its kind scientific prediction turns out to be right, not just astronomers but everyone on Earth will be able to witness an unusual and …

NASA: ‘Help wanted’ for future mission to Mars

NASA has put out the word — it’s hiring the next generation of astronauts, the first new class in four years.<p>But what makes this class particularly …

It's deadly when cancer and nerves do the 'waltz' - Futurity

In some cancers, a kind of fatal dance occurs before cancer cells enter nerves. "Basically it's like they are waltzing," Nisha D'Silva says.

A implant that trains your brain to stop tinnitus - ExtremeTech

By on July 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Is that ringing in your ears bad …

Neurophilosophy

Where are all the clean, infinite-range nuclear-powered cars, ships, and planes? - ExtremeTech

By on July 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This morning I found myself …

Nuclear Energy

Solar singlet fission bends the laws of physics to boost solar power efficiency by 30% - ExtremeTech

By on July 11, 2014 at 11:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Chemists at the University of …

This Wall Comes Alive When You Touch It

Hexi is an interactive display that ripples like a pond in response to movement.<p>Designer Thibault Sld created this wall of 60 modules loaded with servos, together called Hexi, which undulate in response to movement--whether that's a touch of the hand, or running past, or something else. Nearby …

Science

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

India poised to launch ambitious mission to Mars this month

The Indian Space Research Organization is planning on launching its first mission to Mars on Oct. 28. Image Credit: ISRO<p>Mars is a planetary …

Google's Coder project turns the Raspbery Pi into a mini app server

Hackers and educators love the Raspberry Pi, and at least a few people at Google do too. For a year, Google has provided funding to a UK program that trains teachers on how to use the small, inexpensive computers in classrooms. This week, Google introduced Coder, a free software download built by a …