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The X-47B's first aerial refueling test will also be its last

The Navy's X-47B combat UAV demonstrator successfully paired with an an Omega Air KC-707 airtanker earlier this week. This marks the first time in aviation history for a UAV to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities. Unfortunately, these tests also likely mark the end of the X-47B program. …

Years after shutting down, U.S. atom smasher reveals properties of 'God particle'

In a scientific ghost story, a U.S. atom smasher has made an important scientific contribution 3.5 years after it shut down. Scientists are reporting …

Eureka! Complex organic molecules found in a young star system

Our solar system may not be as special as we thought. A new study of a young star's protoplanetary disk finds the same kinds of complex organic molecules that are found on the comets in our own solar system.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, show that the same chemical building blocks …

Universe

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Morphing wing design lets drones bounce back from impacts - ExtremeTech

By on March 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Drone aircraft are getting faster, …

Who was Andreas Lubitz, Germanwings co-pilot blamed for crash?

<b>Montabaur, Germany (CNN) —</b> Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's voice isn't heard in a recording of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525.<p>But investigators say he was the one at the controls inside the cockpit, deliberately locking out the plane's captain and setting the plane on a crash course for the …

Airplanes

Here are all the NATO military ships operating on Russia's doorstep

Russia has stepped up its military exercises since the onset of the Ukraine crisis, with a greater number of naval drills and NATO reports of incursions by Russian fighter jets and bombers.<p>It comes as the country's economy continues to suffer under international sanctions imposed by the West over …

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow

AeroMobil has been around for five years, pursuing the dream of building a functional and (somewhat) practical flying car. Its third-gen prototype was revealed last October, and today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed a bit more about the company's past and future and the challenges …

Underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

An ocean below the surface of Jupiter’s large moon Ganymede has more water than all earthly oceans, according to evidence from the Hubble Space …

We now have the technology to really test Einstein's theory of relativity

A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist, who had already revolutionized physics with discoveries about the relationship between space and …

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein

Born on this date in 1879, Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter – launched modern physics – and became a household name.<p><b>March 14,</b> …

Pakistan's Armed Drone Successfully Test Fires A Laser-Guided Missile

New drones, same old drone war<p>Drone war is almost synonymous with Pakistan, where for years American drones fought back Taliban and al Qaeda operations across the border from Afghanistan. It’s a tremendously contentious policy, with American planes dropping bombs on insurgents within Pakistan’s …

Drones

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space

The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken a huge step towards becoming a reality. Scientists working for JAXA, Japan's space administration, have announced a major breakthrough in wireless power transmission ... in that they've actually been …

Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon

Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.<p>With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed subterranean ocean.<p>"The solar system is now looking like …

Astronomy

MySpace – what went wrong: ‘The site was a massive spaghetti-ball mess’

In 2015, Sean Percival is a partner at Silicon Valley seed accelerator 500 Startups, but from 2009 to 2011, he was working at MySpace as its vice president of online marketing – just as the social network lost its crown to Facebook.<p>In a speech at the By:Larm conference in Oslo this week, Percival …

MySpace

Protests follow fatal shooting of unarmed man, 19, in Madison, Wis.

A community group plans to gather Sunday to discuss the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired his weapon after he was assaulted.<p>The police chief in the college town acknowledged the anger people may be feeling, and assured demonstrators …

Does The God Particle Decay Into Dark Matter?

The scientists who discovered the Higgs boson, the so-called God Particle, have set their sights on even bigger prey – dark matter.<p>The Atlas and CMS teams at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are investigating a hypothesis that the Higgs boson itself might decay into the mysterious particles …

Physics

Noted Physics Prodigy Homer Simpson May Have Predicted The Mass Of The Higgs Boson Particle In 1998

In that <i>The Simpsons</i> is nearing 600 episodes, 73,000 guest stars, and their 27th season, it isn’t necessarily surprising that a bit of ground breaking scientific discovery made it into an episode — at a certain point, everything and everyone will be Simpsonized — but it’s still pretty neat.<p>According …

Quantum radar can detect what's invisible to regular radar - ExtremeTech

Quantum radar can detect what’s invisible to regular radar<p>By on March 4, 2015 at 10:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Quantum Physics

Average penis size revealed in study results

The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 penises around the world.<p>In a flaccid state, it found, the penis of the average man is 9.16cm (3.6 inches) in length …

Anti-Social Behaviour

ScienceCasts: Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer's

IBM's Acquired AlchemyAPI to Supercharge Watson's Learning

IBM has acquired AlchemyAPI, a startup that developed deep learning technology that can interpret data in conversations, text and photos, to bolster its Watson AI platform. The terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed.<p>The company says it will integrate AlchemyAPI’s technology into Watson to enhance …

Deep Learning

Shyp just fixed the nightmare of online returns

The easiest way to return unwanted items ever<p>In theory, shopping online couldn’t be easier. You tap a few buttons, something shows up at your house days later, and you move on with your life. In practice, though, it isn’t always that easy — especially when you’re shopping for clothes. The fit isn’t …

Scientists learn to build better metals by freezing alloys in space

Metals are full of microscopic structures that define properties like strength, but it's hard to figure out how those structures work on Earth, where gravity skews their effects. An experiment aboard the International Space Station may have solved that dilemma, however. By freezing alloys in the …

Playing Elite on the day NASA detailed its mission to Mars

It was an interesting day to try my hand at virtual reality space flight and fight.<p>Sitting in a lounge chair in a downtown New York hotel room, with an Oculus Rift headset strapped to my face and high-end flight stick and throttle in my hands, I couldn't help but be reminded of the day's big news …

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