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CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling not receiving lifesaving healthcare in prison (VIDEO)

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is serving a three-and-a-half year prison sentence after being convicted under the Espionage Act. But that may …

A Miniature Radar Enables Smart Phones To See Through Walls

An Israeli company is developing a new 3D-imaging sensor that can see through objects and monitor the location, function and composition of multiple …

Miniature

The Root of Gravity

<b>Q:</b> <i>Are we any closer to understanding the root cause of gravity between objects with mass? Can we use our newly discovered knowledge of the Higgs</i> …

All sperm, no eggs: Motherless babies on the way, say scientists

Motherless babies created from skin cells could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a …

SpaceX constructing Its Own Hyperloop Test Track in L.A.

Construction workers are hard at it over at the SpaceX’s headquarters currently as they are in the midst of building their very own Hyperloop test …

Star Trek’s warp drive might become a reality

How our dream of exploring the stars might actually someday come true.<p><i>“We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not for you to set</i> …

There are more than a billion stars in this photograph of the Milky Way

The Europeans shot a billion-pixel camera called Gaia into space. This is what it saw.<p>This is what happens when you shoot an incredibly high-resolution, 1 billion-pixel camera into space and instruct it to take a photo of every single star it can see.<p>The image above (and an easier-to-scan version …

How The Daily Telegraph reported the first use of tanks in World War One

<i>On 16 September 1916 the British Army made it first use of tanks in the attack on Flers Courcellet, part of the Battle of the Somme. Although the attack proved a failure, the tanks proved highly effective, and proved a great propaganda asset, as demonstrated by the Telegraph's excited report on</i> …

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'Star Trek'-style surveillance drone for the US military

It looks like a Star Trek Bird of Prey, and acts like a drone that terrorists cannot escape: A new military aircraft that’s powered by the sun and can conduct missions without landing for 45 days.<p>Airbus Defence and Space calls the new drone the High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), but it’s been …

The U.S. Army Is Firing 100 Mile Range, 5,000 Mile Per Hour 'Big' Guns

An Army Howitzer is now firing a 5,000-miles per hour, high-tech, electromagnetic Hyper Velocity Projectile, initially developed as a Navy weapon, an …

For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs

Zwierlein's team sought to design an experiment to realize the Fermi-Hubbard model with atoms, in hopes of seeing behavior of ultracold atoms …

7 million Americans get taxed into poverty every year

Maybe you think America needs to do drastically more to help the poor. Maybe you don't. But my guess is you will probably agree that, at the very least, the government should not be in the business of taxing workers into poverty.<p>And yet that's exactly what happens to some 7.5 million childless …

Income Tax

For First Time, Carbon Nanotube Transistors Have Outperformed Silicon

It starts.<p>For the first time, scientists have built a transistor out of carbon nanotubes that can run almost twice as fast as its silicon …

Carbon Nanotubes Are Getting Closer To Making Our Electronic Devices Obsolete

If you’ve paid attention to news about carbon nanotubes (CNTs) you’ve heard this before. “CNTs are the greatest thing since . . .”, “CNTs are about to revolutionize . . .” When CNTs first burst onto the technology scene in 1991 after a paper published in the journal <i>Nature</i> by Sumio Iijima the future …

Nanotech

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea Nuclear Test

North Korea on Friday said it carried out another nuclear warhead test, likely causing a shallow 5.3-magnitude earthquake that was recorded near where past tests have occurred.<p>The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea for carrying out what appeared to be its fifth nuclear test on …

Google’s DeepMind AI fakes some of the most realistic human voices yet

And plays piano, too<p>Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence has produced what could be some of the most realistic-sounding machine speech yet. WaveNet, as the system is called, generates voices by sampling real human speech and directly modeling audio waveforms based on it, as well as its …

Artificial Intelligence

Congress approves bill to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

Bipartisan vote could set the stage for a showdown with Barack Obama as the White House has signaled that the legislation would be vetoed<p>The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.<p>Related: 9/11 tapes reveal raw …

Saudi Arabia

Tesla quietly reduced the price of the Powerpack by 5% and its commercial inverter by 19%

When it comes to energy storage, every percentage point counts. Bringing the price down even only by one percent can open up the technology to a new market and expand the use of renewable energies. Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy storage division, did just that by recently reducing the price …

Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson talks about math, nuclear rockets, and astounding things about the universe

<i>Today, Dyson frequently writes about science and technology's relationship to ethics and social issues. Business Insider sat down with him and talked about math, war, the human brain, the education system, and the Orion Project.</i><p><i>This interview has been edited for clarity and length. It was</i> …

Mathematics

How You're Most Likely to Die, According to Science

It’s a somber thought, but we’re all going to die at some point. However, our fears about <i>how</i> we’ll die don’t always line up with the reality most of …

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Scientists use undersea drones to help predict hurricanes

BOSTON (AP) — As Hermine worked its way up the East Coast, scientists deployed several underwater drones they say will help them better understand …

Gliders

Physicists Have Caught Signs of a New Particle: The Madala Boson

And it could help solve one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.<p>Physicists have discovered signals of a new particle in the swathes of data …

Asteroid Bennu getting first visitor in billions of years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid that may hold the key to life is getting its first visitor in billions of years.<p>Asteroid Bennu, a black roundish rock taller than the Empire State Building, is the intended target of a NASA spacecraft set to blast off Thursday night. Not only will the robotic …

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