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Australia’s hypersonic plane for a new space race

It’s been a long time since Australia was a player in space exploration. One man wants to change that – with the help of a plane that travels five times the speed of sound.<p>On 28 October 1971, the bullet-shaped Black Arrow rocket blasted into the clear sky over the desert plain at Woomera in …

Aviation

Is Porn Really Turning Us into Craven Sexless Zombies?

America's political and religious leaders are issuing dire warnings about the damaging effects of pornography—warnings that aren't backed up by the science.<p>America's war on porn has really picked up steam this year. In March, the State of Utah became the first to formally declare pornography a …

To Achieve Your Goals You Must Become Attractive On the Inside

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Half of this year is gone. Have you reached 50 percent of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful -- in any area of your life or career -- before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an attractive …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

The Pentagon Wants Autonomous Fighter Jets to Join the F-35 in Combat

The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is moving ahead with an initiative to turn aging F-16 fighter jets into unmanned, autonomous combat aircraft. The …

Self-Driving Cars And The Kobayashi Maru

Andrew Heikkila Contributor<p>Andrew Heikkila is a tech enthusiast and writer from Boise, Idaho.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition<br>• Defining our relationship with early AI<p>In 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s <i>Star Trek</i> would boldly go where no man had gone …

JetBlue offered passengers a free trip — if they could pick a destination together

The most hotly-debated decision this year isn't Republican or Democrat. It's Turks and Caicos or Costa Rica.<p>In a social-experiment-slash-promotion, …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Johns Hopkins University

Stanford research explains why some people have more difficulty recovering from romantic breakups

Stanford psychologists found that rejection's impact lingers as "heavy baggage" when people who tend to see personality as fixed respond to the …

Stanford University

Missouri lawmaker: Sex with lobbyists is a 'gift'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Missouri lawmaker introduced a bill Wednesday that would require lobbyists to report "sexual relations" with state legislators as a "gift" in their disclosures to the state ethics commission.<p>"We've already got a lobbyist gift reporting requirement and so that's how I worked it in there, …

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

Germany just fired up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The machine is called the Wendelstein 7-X, or W7-X for short. It's a type of nuclear-fusion machine called a stellarator and is the largest, most sophisticated of its kind.<p>Nuclear fusion could prove to be a clean, inexhaustible energy source. But humans are still a ways from successfully building a …

Are Single People Mentally Stronger?

To write about single life, and to ground what you write in science—which I try to do—is to be constantly put on the defensive. One headline after …

Demanding a Post-Work World: Technological Unemployment and the Human Future

The political left has long been oriented toward the future. This is clear in its revolutionary ethos: the utopia of the revolutionary is, after all, …

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

This Startup Takes Your Old Clothes And Makes Completely New Thread From Them

Seattle startup Evrnu offers an alternative: recycling that takes old clothing and creates completely new yarn for new clothing. Its process uses …

Meet the guy who's going to protect your email from prying eyes

Will Ackerly is a former National Security Agency tech whiz who’s now in the business of protecting your digital information from hackers’–and even …

Brain-computer link enables paralyzed California man to walk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralyzed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in Southern California reported on …

Hyperloop’s intro video claims the future is now

Hyperloop, dubbed “the fifth mode of transport,” is real. At least, that’s what the introductory video released this week on YouTube is trying to communicate.<p>Hyperloop is a project envisioned by engineer and inventor Elon Musk. In short, the goal is to build a high-speed transportation system using …

Teen prosecuted as adult for having naked images – of himself – on phone

North Carolina high schooler and his girlfriend face legal proceedings over selfies as both the adult perpetrators and minor victims<p>A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time …

Crime

These are the clearest photos of the cosmos ever taken by NASA

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation for more than 25 years – but that doesn’t mean that the pictures it’s capable of taking have become …

Bluetooth alternative sends signals through the human body

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego announced Tuesday that they had developed a proof-of-concept wireless transmission system that is both more efficient and more secure than Bluetooth. It works by sending data signals through your body's natural magnetic field …

Magnetism

Learning Fluency

<i>Adapted from a talk at the 2015 Burlington Ruby Conference and reworked in November 2016 for RubyConf 2016.</i><p>Hi, I am Sara. That’s me in the hat.<p>I like …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Bill Gates

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University