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Blue Origin’s new rocket engine will be able to launch ‘100 full missions,’ CEO says

Blue Origin is headed quickly toward commercial operations as the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos nears the end of testing for several of its …

Simple Quantum Computing in 150 Lines of Python

What does it take to build a quantum computer? Lots of exotic supercooled hardware. However, creating a simulator isn’t nearly as hard and can give …

Quantum Computing

How gravitational waves could solve some of the Universe’s deepest mysteries

With the first detections behind them, researchers have set their sights on ambitious scientific quarry.<p>In the mid-1980s, Bernard Schutz came up with …

Physics

The MightyMak telescope lets you explore both Earth & Space above

popsci shop<p>Save 17 percent on this compact dual-purpose scope.<p>Most telescopes are designed either for daytime viewing or night-time astronomy. But the Omegon Maksutov Telescope MightyMak 60 can do both. This versatile little scope feeds your curiosity around the clock, and you can even use it for …

Study Skills

How to Quickly Set a Photo as a Watch Face on Your Apple Watch

- Jan 16, 2018<p>If you’re like me, you occasionally see a photo on Twitter that you realize would look great as a watch face on your Apple Watch. Did …

The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions

Let's count the ways robots failed to deliver at CES 2018<p>It wasn't a great showing for robots at this year's CES.<p>Things got off to a rocky start when …

Aerogel-filled bricks are great at insulating, but not on the cheap

Why bother adding a layer of insulation to a brick wall, if you can just build that wall using hollow bricks that are stuffed <i>with</i> insulation? That's …

It's official, AI is now better at reading comprehension than humans are

Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are …

Foldable phones like the Galaxy X aren’t the innovation I want

The mobile industry is begging for innovation. We haven’t seen anything remarkable in a few years now, and barely anyone is showing signs that …

What This Ping-Pong Robot Tells Us About the Next Phase of Human-Robot Interaction

We're going to have to engage with robots more to understand their value -- and they're going to have to engage with us.<p>There were dozens of robots at CES, and many of them were the kinds with human features -- faces, arms, legs and even personalities. Some of them, such as a giant machine that can …

Robotics

AI models beat humans at reading comprehension, but they’ve still got a ways to go

By Drew Harwell<p>, Reporter<p>When computer models designed by tech giants Alibaba and Microsoft this month surpassed humans for the first time in a reading-comprehension test, both companies celebrated the success as a historic milestone.<p>Luo Si, the chief scientist for natural-language processing at …

The Robot Who Wants to Destroy Humanity Isn’t So Good at Sentences Yet

Sophia netted a lot of press coverage for her Uncanny Valley face and somewhat coherent threat to destroy mankind. She’s currently too busy …

A Flying Bathtub Drone Capable of Carrying a Human

The Real Life Guys built a large flying bathtub drone that is capable of transporting a human from point A to point B. For their first mission, they …

Supermassive Black Holes May Eventually Sterilize Galaxies - ExtremeTech

By on January 3, 2018 at 9:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Lurking in the heart of most large …

Roombas will soon be able to build a WiFi coverage map of your house

iRobot CEO Colin Angle has talked a lot about his company’s plans to make its popular robotic vacuum and integral part of the connected home. Honestly though, those plans have been pretty vague. Today’s announcement of indoor WiFi mapping does offer a bit of insight into where the company is …

Samsung S-Ray Could Make Headphones Obsolete

At CES 2018, Samsung will be showcasing a new technology called S-Ray, spearheaded by its C-Lab. Short for Sound-Ray, S-Ray is a portable speaker …

Scientists have figured out how to grow real meat in a lab, no animal required

For people who have chosen not to eat meat or animal products for ethical reasons, one of the biggest arguments against the practice is that the …

SpaceX shows off stunning pictures of its Falcon Heavy rocket fully assembled on the launchpad

One step closer to launch<p>Last week, SpaceX rolled out its new Falcon Heavy rocket to one of the company’s Florida launchpads, turning the vehicle upright for the very first time. Now SpaceX has released stunning photos and video from that exercise, showing off the vertical, fully assembled Falcon …

The easy way to save money: 6 powerful secrets from research

We’d all like to have more money. (That stuff is really useful, ain’t it?)<p>Being worried about makin’ the bacon can end your marriage, skyrocket your …

Personal Finance

Scientists Still Don't Know How Fast The Universe Is Expanding

Ever since Hubble first discovered the relationship between a galaxy’s distance and its motion away from us, astrophysicists have raced to measure exactly how fast the Universe is expanding. As time moves forward, the fabric of space itself stretches and the distances between gravitationally …

Nature and nurture contribute equally to depression risk

Related Links<p>For the first time, researchers have found that the environment you’re raised in is as important as your genes in determining risk for …

7 Ways to Overcome the Toxic Self-Criticism That Robs You of Mental Strength

A negative inner dialogue will prevent you from having a positive life.<p>Your private inner dialogue can either be a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals. If you constantly make negative predictions like, "I'm going to mess up," or you call yourself names, your self-talk …

These three strategies can help you master any subject

I learned a lot in 2017. I learned about how the European Union works, because Britain decided to leave it. I learned what a social media-obsessed presidency looks like, and the distinctive outlines of a political party that picks power over principle. I learned that a Trump presidency can force a …

Neuron count suggests dogs are smarter than cats

Which animal is smarter? Dogs or cats. It's an eternal argument and one virtually impossible to answer due to the abstract nature of intelligence. …

Why do good people suffer? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Eleanor Morgan

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Why do good people suffer? Five words to take you into a dense maze of ideas philosophical, psychological and theological. Where to start? What suffering …

Mental Disorders

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

The Moon is a floating eyeball that can control and monitor your house

If you’re looking for a Smart Hub for your home — one that’s very cool and slightly creepy to boot — the new Indigogo project from 1-Ring may be the …

Male silence after #MeToo is teaching algorithms what being a man means

Machines judged a beauty contest last year and the winners, chosen from photographs women had submitted, were overwhelmingly white. Meanwhile, a Microsoft chatbot went from wide-eyed naïf to misogynist Nazi sympathizer after just a day among trolls on Twitter.<p>It’s clear that artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers discover that exoplanet WASP-12b is "darker than asphalt"

Astronomers recently discovered an exoplanet they’ve been studying since 2008 is pitch black, reflecting almost no light. The new findings could …

New study indicates mysterious fast radio bursts occur in universe every second

When fast radio bursts, or FRBs, were first detected in 2001, astronomers had never seen anything like them before. Since then, astronomers have …