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From dust-free bottles to easy-peeling bananas: your science questions answered

Q Why don't the bottles of detergents and shampoos in my bathroom get dusty, even if I leavethem out? asks mathsdude<p>A This interesting property of plastic bottles is not down to mere chance – the material from which they are made has been carefully tuned to avoid collecting dust. Plastics, being …

How DARPA’s Brain Chip Could Restore Lost Memories

The newly launched $40 million Restoring Active Memory program aims to develop a neural prosthesis.<p>You drive to the supermarket as if in a dream, guiding your car without really thinking about it, piloting from memory. Details like the path to the market’s address that can be recalled as facts and …

Godzilla learns some manners

To truly appreciate the Nissan GT-R, one must embrace not only what it is (which is a lot), but what it is not.<p>For one, it is not small; it is seven inches longer than a Porsche 911 Turbo and some 300 pounds heavier. It is not pretty, either, at least not in a traditional sports-coupe sense. It is …

This is Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle

In 2016 you might be able to buy an electric-powered Harley-Davidson LiveWire.<p>Electric motorcycles have been a niche space for California startups building mean, low-volume machines for buyers who want to save the world on two wheels. That is about to change. Today, Harley-Davidson (yes, that …

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With Millions of Tons of Plastic in Oceans, More Scientists Studying Impact

A surprising amount of our garbage ends up in the sea. Can it ever be cleaned up?<p>Consider this: The amount of global trash is expected to rise every year for the rest of the century. With no intervention, the growing garbage heap won't even peak by 2021.<p>Since most marine debris originates on land, …

An Enormous Asteroid Is Passing By Earth Today And NASA Just Found Out About It

Today is the day this monstrosity is whizzing past our planet. And even though there's no chance it will hit us, it will get relatively close.<p>"Beast" is only a little over 3 times the distance to the moon today at its closest point. That's just 777,000 miles.<p>And at its fastest, the asteroid is …

Space

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How We'll Talk To Aliens

New NASA book looks beyond astrophysics to figure out how we'll communicate with extraterrestrials<p>Assuming we one day contact aliens, how will we communicate with them? That's the subject of a new book from NASA called <i>Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication. _(Kudos to Jesus Diaz</i> …

Paranormal

Interstellar travel: Raising children in space

If we are to colonise the stars, then humanity will have to embark on centuries-long voyages – and have families along the way. Can we raise children in space?<p>“Mars,” sang Sir Elton John in Rocket Man, “ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.”<p>Sir Elton might be lacking in Nasa-related …

The Moon: 10 Surprising Lunar Facts

Perhaps the coolest thing about the moon is that it always shows us the same face. Since both the Earth and moon are rotating and orbiting, how can …

Former Marvel Producer Avi Arad Airs Dirty Laundry

The midwest has some of the most extreme weather in the US and these are the photos to prove it

Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following America's worst storms, from snarling tornadoes chewing up Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms in the Dakotas.<p>A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest's extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. …

Weather

Ancient flying reptile from China fills evolutionary gap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was the start of something big - really big.<p>The fragmentary remains of the Kryptodrakon progenitor found in the famed "dinosaur death pits" area of the Shishugou Formation in northwest China are seen in an undated illustration courtesy of Brian Andres. REUTERS/Illustration …

NHL Draft: Panthers win lottery, right to pick first overall in June

The Florida Panthers won the draft lottery on Tuesday night after a rough season and picked up the right to pick first overall in the 2014 draft.<p><b>More</b> …

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

Might we get levitating train tech any time soon?<p>The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover about 4 inches (10 centimeters) above tracks and travel at speeds of 310 mph (500 kph), according to …

Trains

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Wall Street

Goonies Sequel: Director Richard Donner Says "We're Doing A Sequel"

A <i>Goonies</i> sequel? There have been many rumors over the years, and supposedly a script that fell into development hell, but as Hollywood continues to …

Tech and Science

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Science

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Get 1 month free, then starts at<p>$7.99/<p>month<p>Select Plan<p>Stream on your favorite devices<br>• Get unlimited access to the Hulu streaming library with limited …

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10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

The Future

Today Humans Began A Journey To The Stars

According to a press release from the American Geophysical Union, the Voyager 1 space probe has passed beyond the heliosphere of our solar system. The discovery is being published as a scientific paper, but curiously NASA seems reluctant to agree with its conclusions.<p>The heliosphere is the bubble …

Photographing Star Trails From Space, At 17,000 MPH

Is this really Earth we see in these photographs? It can’t be. There’s no blue ocean, golden continents, or clearly delineated socio-political boundaries. It must be some sort of cosmic record player…or maybe just a really great Photoshop…of something.<p>In truth, these photos offer us a glimpse of …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …