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A Mathematician Might’ve Created an Anti-Tsunami Cannon That Could Save Millions Of Lives

A mathematician might’ve figured out how to stop tsunamis in their tracks… or at least dampen their power. Image: Sean Davey<p><b>Back in 2004, I was in</b> …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

Why Google, Microsoft and Amazon Love the Sound of Your Voice

Amazon's Echo has made tangible the promise of an artificially intelligent personal assistant in every home. Those who own the voice-activated gadget …

Will the Nuclear Ghost Town of Pripyat Ever Be Livable Again?

"I would not advise you to walk through the forests."<p>The abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine has become immortalized in video games, horror …

India built the world’s largest solar plant in record time

India’s push for solar power is gaining steam.<p>At the end of November, the country turned on the world’s largest solar power plant spanning 10 km sq in Kamuthi in the state of Tamil Nadu. It packs 648 megawatts of power—nearly 100 more than California’s Topaz Solar Farm, which was previously the …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste into Diamond Batteries That’ll Last for Thousands of Years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

Nuclear Energy

Russia Says It's Working on a Drone That Can Imitate Any Sub

The Surrogat drone can prospect for natural resources and imitate a nuclear missile submarine.<p>A famous Russian submarine design bureau is working on a drone that imitates submarines. The drone, tentatively named "Surrogat," could be a useful decoy in baiting a trap…or escaping one.<p>The Rubin Design …

The company behind these pocket-sized military surveillance drones just got bought for $134 million

The Black Hornet is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.<p>The leading maker of thermal imaging sensors, Flir, bought a Norwegian drone maker for $134 million, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Flir acquired Prox Dynamics, which makes the Black Hornet, a tiny nano-drone used by the military and …

Drones

India Now Has World’s Largest Solar Plant, Which Can Power 150,000 Homes

And it was built in just eight months.<p>Call it an environmental ray of sunshine.<p>India has released images of the world’s largest solar power plant at a single location, Al Jazeera reports.<p>The plant, which is located in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, took an impressive eight months to build. It stretches over …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Satellite Captures a Surprising Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind power is taking off in Europe, but we’re still coming to grips with the environmental impacts of sticking gigantic steel towers in the …

Wind Power

Has a diver found a lost Cold War nuclear bomb off Canada?

It is a mystery that has baffled historians for more than half a century.<p>Ever since an American B-36 Bomber crashed near British Columbia during a secret training mission in 1950, the nuclear bomb on board has never been found.<p>Now, a commercial diver may have stumbled across the Mark IV bomb in the …

Scuba Diving

Scotland generates enough wind energy to power almost every household for an entire month

Wind turbines in Scotland provided enough electricity to supply the average needs of almost all Scotland's homes last month, according to a …

Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries

Wind blows. Water falls. But for the first time, one is now powering the other. Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines allowing the towers act like massive batteries once the wind stops blowing. It’s the first major example of the two technologies being …

Hydroelectric Power

Mars lander's catastrophic crash: new images released

Giant crater caused by impact, and scattered components, shown in European Space Agency photographs<p>The European Space Agency has released new images of its doomed Mars lander, which is thought to have disintegrated after hitting the planet’s surface at high speed – rather than touching down gently …

Here's Why The Expansion of The Universe Is Probably Still Accelerating

New physics is required.<p>There’s been a whirlwind of commentary of late speculating that the acceleration of the expanding Universe might not be real …

Dark Matter

Sustainability is the Centerpiece of This New Austin Development

In the Texas capital's transit-oriented Mueller development, architect Michael Hsu proposes a modern take on row house living.<p>In Austin, Texas, on a 711-acre site where an airport once stood, a team of developers, architects, and builders are creating a new way to live in the booming city.<p>A New …

Mapped: The countries that consume the most electricity (#1 might surprise you)

As world leaders head to Marrakech next month for the latest climate summit (COP22), the twin issues of energy consumption and CO2 emissions will once again take centre stage.<p>The two subjects are, of course, inextricably linked: carbon-belching fossil fuels are the source of much of the world’s …

Best laid plans: Eight embarrassing failures of the Space Age

Space is difficult and dangerous. Many men and women have lost their lives both in flight and on the ground in many different countries in opening up …

Space Exploration

The Google Pixel is an amazing phone hidden in a boring body

A bland design hides big possibilities for VR<p>Google’s drab-looking Pixel line of phones are going to be many things to many people, but it’s hard to overestimate just how important Google’s move into high-end hardware will prove to be for smart phones in general and portable virtual reality in …

Virtual Reality

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