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Hubble Celebrates 28th birthday with awesome images of Lagoon Nebula

The Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting the Earth and taking some of the coolest images of space that we have seen for 28 years now. To …

Astronomy

Welcome to Pleistocene Park: The mammoth plan to recreate an ice age ecosystem in Siberia

The project's roots can be traced back to 1988, when Sergey Zimov first began grazing Yakutian horses – a large, stout breed that's particularly well …

Ice Age

Project Kilopower: NASA is about to drop big news on nuclear power in space

Project ‘Kilopower’ is NASA’s master plan for generating nuclear power in space – and a big announcement is on the way<p>NASA is set to make a major …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk-Linked OpenAI is Paying Researchers Huge Money to Save Humanity

OpenAI is paying huge amounts to attract the best talent.<p>Some of the top minds in Silicon Valley are getting paid big money to protect humanity …

Artificial Intelligence

Hubble Releases Mind-Blowing New Images of the Lagoon Nebula to Honor Its 28th Anniversary

NASA has released incredible new images of the Lagoon Nebula taken by the Hubble space telescope, in honor of its 28th anniversary and presumably …

Cosmology

NASA’s Lunar Space Station Is Almost Here

NASA’s goal of returning to the moon should see a major push in early 2019, when the agency awards its first contract for the lunar “Gateway” program.<p>…

Space Exploration

MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets

Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production …

Nanotech

Scientists Find DNA Clues That Show How Humans Are Evolving Right Now

Please be wings, please be wings…<p>Evolution never really stops, so it stands to reason that we humans are still undergoing evolutionary changes. Now …

Biology

Microsoft Announces a Linux Operating System for the First Time Ever - ExtremeTech

By on April 18, 2018 at 9:14 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Since its inception, Microsoft has …

Linux

Stripe's AI fraud detector is crazy smart

I’m loath to use the term, but Stripe is a revolutionary product. It allows pretty much anyone to accept card payments just by adding a few lines of code to their site, without having to deal with the hassle of compliance and security.<p>As you might expect, Stripe has gotten really good at …

Machine Learning

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

The Army Wants to Use a Theoretical Particle To Make an Unhackable Quantum Computer

A telltale signature of the theoretical particle was discovered last year. Now the Army wants to use it to build a quantum computer.<p>Last July, a group of researchers from UC Irvine, UCLA, and Stanford announced they’d found the first strong evidence of the Majorana fermion, an elusive particle …

Quantum Computing

Youngs don't have to worry about smoking too much weed

A meta-review shows there are no long-term cognitive effects from using marijuana.<p>Marijuana causes brain cells to die, concluded a Tulane researcher …

Cannabis

This remarkable spinal implant was created by an algorithm

This coral-like form is a spinal implant. Created by Californian medical company NuVasive, it is made from titanium and fits precisely between two …

3D Printing

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Last week, Perimeter Institute ran a feature where they asked 14 scientists what their favorite equation was, and why. There were many great answers from many different areas of research, from thermodynamics to pure mathematics. Many people went with fundamental equations, like the law of gravity, …

Physics

Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet'

Scientists say rock fragments that hit the Earth in 2008 contain evidence of a lost planet that was part of the early solar system<p>Diamonds found in a meteorite that exploded over the Nubian desert in Sudan a decade ago were formed deep inside a “lost planet” that once circled the sun in the early …

Meteorites

Intel reworks its malware scanner to speed up its processors

Since the full impact of Spectre and Meltdown became clear earlier this year, Intel has been making a big effort to reassure its customers that security is its top priority. To that end, the company has announced Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT), which aims to fortify against malicious …

Scanners

5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away

You might not be thinking about the practical tasks that need to be accomplished as soon as possible, but these steps are critical to safeguard an …

Retirement

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the country.<p>The Food and Drug Administration posted its review Tuesday of the experimental …

Cannabis

Light-filled family home embraces a British Islands’ native landscape

When DLM Architects was asked to create an energy-efficient and sustainable family home in St Peter Port of Guernsey, the site’s dense vegetation …

Architecture

Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google’s AIY Projects (a clever play on “DIY” and “AI” that makes no sense when you actually think about it) pair a Raspberry Pi with the accessories, software, and requisite cardboard to make your own Google Assistant smart speaker or object-recognizing smart camera. They only launched last year, …

Raspberry Pi

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Universe

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

The gamma ray burst – supernova connection

A "core-collapse" supernova occurs when the iron core of a massive star collapses under the force of gravity and then rebounds, generating pressure …

Supernovae

'We are going to have lung cancer patients living longer and better:' A new kind of cancer treatment is about to change how we treat the disease

A new kind of cancer treatment that harnesses the body's immune system, known as immunotherapy, is going mainstream.<p>In data presented Monday at the American Association of Cancer Research's annual meeting, Merck showed that a combination of the immunotherapy Keytruda with chemotherapy was able to …

Cancer

A City-Sized 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave …

Black Holes

Raspberry Pi CoderDojo Teaches You To Code With Free Online Training

The official Raspberry Pi Foundation has today published details about signing up for their latest free online course “Start a CoderDojo” to learn …

Raspberry Pi

One Galaxy Cluster, Through Hubble's Eyes, Can Show Us The Entire Universe

Galaxy clusters, like the massive one captured here by Hubble, PLCK G004.5-19.5, impress not just for their looks, but for their science.<p>Out there in the depths of space, collections of thousands of galaxies have formed over billions of years from gravity’s relentless pull.<p>These are the largest …

Universe