Futuromics, Science and Physics

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Climate change will mean more rain for some—and none for others

We need to figure out who gets floods and who gets drought.<p>“When the well's dry, we know the worth of water,” Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1746 edition of "Poor Richard’s Almanac". Although his intention was allegorical—the 18th century equivalent of “we don’t know what we’ve got ‘till it’s …

Climate Change

Biomethane: A Renewable Resource as Vehicle Fuel

Abstract<p>The European Union (EU) has set a mandatory target for renewable fuels of 10% for each member state by 2020. Biomethane is a renewable energy …

Energy

Quantum Machine Goes in Search of the Higgs Boson

A rudimentary quantum computer has rediscovered the Higgs boson. Sort of.<p>Physicists have been working hard to develop machines that can use quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind the electricity-free …

Design

New York City is hiring a futurist to forecast innovation

New York City is getting serious about prepping its five boroughs for a high-tech future.<p>The city announced on Thursday a program called NYCx to help the city better prepare for and shape the future.<p>NYCx will focus on coming innovations such as 5G connectivity, self-driving cars or artificial …

Exponential Finance Conference

A Theology Lesson from Quantum Physics

What beaming a proton to space has to do with salvation. When news broke this summer that Chinese scientists had engineered the successful …

Quantum Mechanics

Is it better to live on the moon or on Mars? A scientific investigation

Elon Musk wants humans to live on Mars. NASA wants, at the very least, to send some astronauts over to the Red Planet to check it out. But the Trump administration has recently signaled that it’s more interested in sending astronauts back to the moon.<p>As a space science professor, I believe this is …

Exploration

Here's how the latest gravitational wave announcement is going to revolutionize physics

When LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, first detected gravitational waves from merging black holes, it opened up a new …

Astrophysics

An 11-Year-Old Just Became 'America's Top Young Scientist' With This Clever Invention

Congratulations!<p>Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge …

Science

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing …

Physical Geography

Everything you need to know about the latest "physics-breaking" EM drive research

An Overlooked Theory<p>Much has been said about the EM Drive, a propulsion system that doesn’t use propellant (very simply put), and recently …

Physics

Your home could be powered by solar-powered batteries in the near future

Solar power is taking off in a big way as more and more Americans turn to renewable energy sources. However, the tech isn’t without its flaws. One of …

Clean Energy

Cops in Dubai Are Getting Real, Very Dangerous Looking Hoverbikes

Police in Dubai may soon have access to functional hoverbikes, according to AutoBlog, which reported that Dubai Police had unveiled the new …

United Arab Emirates

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

Scientific Research

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Amazon

How Physicists Smashed the Quantum Light Measurement Limit

How precise can measurements get? Imagine accurately measuring a quartz crystal with merely a few photons. <br>Read More

Quantum Mechanics

Personal genetic testing is here. Do we need it?

For years, Jody Christ, 62, struggled to control her high cholesterol. Her doctors encouraged her to exercise, change her diet and lose weight, but …

DNA

We could actually learn a lot by going back to the Moon

But we’ll have to get there first.<p>The Moon hangs luminous, beautiful, and just out of humanity’s reach in the sky, just like it’s been for the past 45 years—since the last astronaut lifted his foot off the lunar surface and headed back down to Earth.<p>Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence …

Space Exploration

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed an inexpensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries that could better help us …

Batteries

Drop-in electric bike conversion kit employs a friction drive & has a 30-mile range

<b>EAZY Bike aims to make it simple and affordable to convert a bicycle to an e-bike with its $160 system.</b><p>Another day, another electric bike project.<p>It …

Electric Bikes

A Never-Before-Seen Region of Our Galaxy, Revealed

We've seen things we shouldn't have ... at least with conventional technology.<p>For the first time, astronomers have seen the other side of the Milky Way in great detail. In research published today in Science, a team led by the Max Planck Institute used the Very Long Baseline Array to peer beyond …

Universe

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Energy

LIGO has finally solved the mystery of the universe's missing gold by "watching" stars smash into each other

The discovery was made after studying a so-called kilonova spotted in a burst of gravitational waves detected on 17 August 2017<p>It’s been a busy few …

Astrophysics

A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms

Quantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship, even in a macroscopic …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA's new ion thruster breaks records, could take humans to Mars

Ionic Propulsion from NASA<p>NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the …

Space Travel

A European Astronomical Observatory is announcing an "unprecedented discovery"

Moments ago, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced that they made a revolutionary discovery, one that they will be unveiling to the world …

Universe

World's Newest Ridiculously Big Radio Telescope Has Made Its First Discovery

That was FAST.<p>A little over a year since its completion, China's 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST for short) has just made its first …

Universe

The case for de-extincting Ice Age megafauna

Humans helped kill off the giant animals of the Ice Age. We owe it to the ecosystem to restore what we destroyed<p>What if human beings had the power to take an animal that was completely extinct, and bring it back using only the DNA it left behind? No, I’m not describing the plot of "Jurassic Park" …

Woolly Mammoths

Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world : study

Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on …

Wind Power