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VW hopes to sell 10 million electric cars based on its new platform

It expects to sell the first 150,000 by 2020.<p>Volkswagen has grand expectations for the platform underpinning its first purpose-built electric cars. The VW Auto Group plans to sell 10 million EVs based on its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) across all its brands during the "first wave." It hopes …

Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to fly a Japanese billionaire and several artists on a tourist trip around the moon

Elon Musk attempted to write the next chapter in his quest to open up space to the masses by announcing on Monday night the first paying tourist that his company, SpaceX, seeks to fly on a trip around the moon. Speaking at SpaceX’s headquarters outside of Los Angeles, he introduced Yusaku Maezawa, …

Business

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Volvo Trucks' Vera is electric, autonomous, and it could change trucking in a big way

Simple as it might seem, moving shipping containers into, out of and around a port is complicated and labor-intensive work. Volvo Trucks wants to simplify that process with Vera, its cabless autonomous electric truck.<p>Announced Thursday, Volvo Trucks' Vera is a compact, battery-electric truck with …

Trucking

See the moon pull an epic double photobomb of the sun

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a lunar transit.<p>NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) normally has a steady, uninterrupted view of the sun. This past weekend, it had to blink twice when it experienced a rare double transit of the moon getting in the way.<p>NASA released a …

Astronomy

Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos (pictures)

Bitcoin Mutual Fund Launches in Canada

Advertisement<p>First Block Capital Inc., a Canadian cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company, has announced that its bitcoin trust, FBC Bitcoin …

Investing

Winklevoss twins receive approval to launch new regulated crypto coin

Cryptocurrency

A Bizarre Structure Has Been Detected Towering High Above Saturn's Hexagon

This is so weird.<p>There's something strange over Saturn's north pole. A tremendous structure towering high above the clouds indicates that the …

Astronomy

Robots can develop prejudices just like humans

In a fascinating study by researchers at Cardiff University and MIT, we learn that robots can develop prejudices when working together. The robots, which ran inside a teamwork simulator, expressed prejudice against other robots not on their team. In short, write the researchers, “groups of …

Cardiff University

Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket.<p>A team of researchers from Japan's Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this …

Space Travel

Spend the Night in a Ghost Town Filled with Fossils

In Middle of Nowhere, Nevada lies Berlin-Ichthyosaur Park. The "Berlin" part of its name is for the abandoned mining town it contains: a ghostly …

Ghost Towns

For the World's Best Stargazing, Head to an International Dark Sky Park

How many stars can you see at night? If you live in a city, that number is likely pretty small. That's because modern-day lighting artificially …

Did Scientists Actually Spot Evidence Of Another Universe?

In a study published earlier this month, a team of theoretical physicists is claiming to have discovered the remnants of previous universes hidden within the leftover radiation from the Big Bang. Our universe is a vast collection of observable matter, like gas, dust, stars, etc., in addition to the …

Stephen Hawking

Are we alone? Tiny spacecraft will head to Alpha Centauri to find out

If the dinosaurs had a giant laser, maybe they'd still be here.<p>S. Pete Worden<p>This is addressing one of humanity's fundamental questions: Are we alone?<p>S. Pete Worden

Space

Take a Cue from Charles Darwin: Work Way Fewer Hours

You wouldn't call the writer of one of the most influential books in human history a slacker. But you could argue that's what Charles Darwin was. …

Mark Twain

Space station is taking up birdwatching with a newly installed antenna

Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna on the International Space Station for …

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Parker Solar Probe

Here's Why the Perseid Meteor Shower Shows Up Once a Year

For a few weeks over late summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the night sky begins to light up with tiny streaks of light. These are meteors from the …

The Hamburger of the Future Is Here, But Will You Eat It?

Despite a long love affair with red meat, more Americans than ever are turning toward plant-based imitators at restaurants and grocery stores. Not …

Burgers

This cute new robot from Anki is definitely the droid you’re looking for

Who among us isn’t a sucker for a cute robot you can play games with, that you can ask questions and that beeps like a pint-sized R2D2? Robotics …

How to Handle It When You Get Emotional at Work, According to Science

Ask people the most embarrassing thing that could happen at work and crying will likely top many people's lists. But while crying at the office is …

Audi E-tron electric SUV can almost descend Pikes Peak without touching its brakes

"Do you want to touch the brake disc?" As far as questions go at an automotive press launch, this was a first for me. Dr. Michael Wein, the manager responsible for the new regenerative braking system on Audi's E-tron electric SUV, leaned in and said, "Go ahead." I admit, the thought hadn't exactly …

Pikes Peak

SpaceX co-hosts secretive Mars conference

A high-level discussion on moving to Mars is happening this week at high altitude -- and behind closed doors.<p>SpaceX is partnering with the University of Colorado - Boulder to host "a discussion of Mars surface exploration technologies" with invited representatives from "from across academia, …

Inside the boot camp reforming teenage hackers

There is a problem with parents who have no idea what their children are doing.<p>Debbie Tunstall, Cyber Security Challenge<p>I wouldn't consider myself a criminal.<p>Ben, 16<p>These lot can cause real damage, millions of damage.<p>Greg Francis, NCA

Cybersecurity

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

CRISPR

Android 9 Pie is available now on Google Pixel phones

The next generation of Android is on its way. And you guessed it -- the P is for Pie. Android Pie, the new version of Google's mobile operating system, previously called Android P, comes first to the search giant's Pixel smartphones starting Monday. Google initially announced a preview version of …

How Will the Universe End? Here Are 4 Possibilities

There are plenty of ideas as to how the universe began, but how will it end? Chances are it won't go on existing for eternity. Billions of years …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

CBC News

By Janet Davison<p>They don’t look like much at first, the black, potato-shaped blobs that lie scattered on the seabed, deep beneath the surface of the …