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MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.<p>Researchers operating fusion reactor experiments at MIT, along with partnered scientists in Brussels and the U.K., have …

Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone

Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System.<p>New Horizons, which captured incredible images of Pluto in July 2015, was powered down in April to conserve energy as …

Desktop Metal is way cheaper and faster than current 3d printing laser techno...

Desktop Metal is way cheaper and faster than current 3d printing laser technologies. Coming in September this year.

The Most Intense Cosmic Explosion Out There Has Been Captured as It Happened

It was pointing right at us.<p>The most powerful kind of cosmic explosions known to science are called gamma-ray bursts – aka 'death from space' – …

The Navy is preparing its railgun for future wars

This new weapon will fire projectiles at six times the speed of sound.<p>From the earliest cannons to the last battleships, the fundamentals of a naval gun have remained roughly the same: hurtle a heavy projectile through the air using gunpowder. But railguns are a clean break from that method, as …

Military

Scientists genetically modify a human embryo for the first time

For the first time ever, American scientists have successfully edited the DNA of a human embryo — in the attempt to correct genes that cause …

Genetics

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

Impossible Physics: Meet NASA's Design for a Warp Drive Ship

Before we jump into this, you should know that a number of scientists are currently researching the feasibility of warp drive (and EMdrive and a …

Physics

How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe - MIT Technology Review

Scientists have developed a device that can suck water out of desert skies, powered by sunlight alone. They hope that a version of the technology …

Engineering

Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM | Ars Technica

3D XPoint finally has (limited) commercial availability.<p>Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the …

Computer Hardware

How Quantum Physics Proves the Separation of Consciousness during the Out-of-Body State

Leading neuroscientists all agree that the last great frontier in modern quantum physics lies in the area of consciousness. Two sides of the debate …

Google & NASA will install D-Wave's 2,000-Qubit Quantum Computer

Earlier this week D-Wave System announced that the Google, NASA and Universal Space Research Association (USRA) decided to upgrade the current …

Quantum Computing

Great Discoveries Channel

Stephen Hawking predicts that the world's mounting population will consume enough energy to render the world a "ball of fire" within 600 years. …

DC03: A Minimalist Device That Uses Solar Power To Extract Clean Water From Air

Water shortage is no longer an isolated issue that affects only a small portion of the world population. According to a 2016 report, published in</i> …

UFO Aliens Built Mysterious 100-Ton Stone Boxes Discovered Near Egypt’s Pyramids Of Giza, ET Hunters Claim [Video]

Mysterious coffin-like (sarcophagi) granite boxes found inside a serapeum, located northwest of the Pyramid of Djoser in the ancient necropolis of …

Ancient History

Rare Footage of a Deep Sea Ghost Shark is Creepy as Hell

Remotely operated vehicle surveys off the coast of California and Hawaii have produced several observations of a large deep sea ghost shark known as …

Zoology

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

Physics

The 100 Greatest Innovations Of 2016

Secret Santas, take note<p>Updated:<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> picks the 100 greatest new innovations in science and technology to feature in our Best Of What's New issue. These are the breakthroughs that will shape the future—and some may even make great Christmas presents.<p>The Sweet Sound of Virtual …

Aston Martin's Upcoming Hypercar Will Hit 250 mph and Offer 4.5G of Grip

It was also, apparently, designed for women in miniskirts.<p>Aston Martin first revealed its upcoming 1000-horsepower AM-RB 001 hypercar back in July, but at the time, it didn't reveal many details. Since then, tidbits have trickled out here and there, but the specifics are largely still a mystery. In …

Aston Martin

The periodic table just got a little (super)heavier

Everyone's favorite list of all the things that make up everything has just received four new additions.<p>You're going to have to work a little harder to impress people at the next chemists' cocktail party when reciting the periodic table of elements from memory. Four new elements have been named and …

Chemistry

Mercedes' wild new headlights project an HD image onto the road

This dazzle-free lighting has a high enough definition to put legible images on the road. Crazy.<p>Audi's laser lights are pretty neat, but can they display HD images on the ground? No? Well, Mercedes-Benz's new Digital Light system can, and it's pretty neat.<p>The secret behind Digital Light is a very …

Autonomous Cars

After 60 years, is nuclear fusion finally poised to deliver?

It’s been a long time coming, but the world’s top powers are now betting billions on the Iter collaboration to deliver clean, safe, limitless energy for the modern world<p>“We are standing on the ground that could change the future of energy,” says engineer Laurent Pattison, deep in the reactor pit of …

Nuclear Energy

Newly discovered spider looks just like a dried-up leaf

In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to pretend to be something you're not — either to ambush unsuspecting prey or to …

Google Earth VR is here, it’s awesome, and it’s totally free

The whole point of virtual reality is to go somewhere you’ve never been, right? In a surprise launch today, Google is inviting VR early adopters to …

Why are scientists mapping Yellowstone’s plumbing? What are they finding? ht...

The day that explodes is the day the official end of the world begins.. I do NOT want to be alive at the time Yellowstone explodes.

High-Speed Electrons Have Been Spotted Outside Earth's Magnetic Field, And NASA Can't Explain It

So fast, they break current physics models.<p>In the region of space just outside Earth’s magnetic field, NASA has detected electrons that are being …

Physics

Hear Pink Floyd Performed in the World’s Most Powerful Reverberant Space

1<p>SHARES<p>This video is a couple of years old, but if you’re 17 billion miles from Earth, it will probably be new to you.<p>On December 31, 2013, guitarist …

Guitar