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Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Planets

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Planets

NASA finds easy-to-access water all over Mars

NASA and private companies like SpaceX are busy planning Mars missions, but only have a vague idea of how they're going to find critical water supplies. Now, using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers have discovered abundant, easy-to-access H20. A survey found no less than eight …

Planets

NASA Has Invented an Incredible New Space Navigation Technique

Oh, the places we'll go!<p>NASA has invented a new type of autonomous space navigation that could see human-made spacecraft heading into the far reaches …

Solar System

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Astrophysics

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

Scientists made the coldest liquid water ever - and it's even weirder than they imagined

Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, right? While that’s water’s freezing point, under certain conditions liquid water can …

Chemistry

Quantum computing is going to change the world. Here's what this means for you

The science and tech world has been abuzz about quantum computers for years, but the devices are not yet affecting our daily lives. Quantum systems …

Quantum Mechanics

Intel says its new palm-sized PC is the smallest VR-ready computer ever

To showcase its latest 8th gen Core i7 processor at CES 2018, Intel has unveiled two flavors of a new NUC that fits in the palm of your hand and is said to be capable of running VR experiences and games.<p>That means powerful graphics performance in a tiny package that’s easy to carry around and use …

Gear & Gadgets

4D World: Light Moving In Fourth Dimension Observed During Quantum Hall Experiment

Any mention of the fourth dimension and our mind immediately wanders to the possible wonders of time travel. Since Albert Einstein’s Theory of …

Physics

Alternative to silicon offers cheaper solar power

The ability to transform the energy of the sun into electricity has already changed energy markets around the world. Last year more than 90 gigawatts …

Clean Energy

Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018

It's an artificial intelligence showdown.<p>This year at CES, the world's largest electronics trade show (running Jan. 9-12), thousands of companies …

Artificial Intelligence

Ask Ethan: How Does Spinning Affect The Shape Of Pulsars?

There are very few objects in the Universe that stand still; almost everything we know of rotates in some way. Every moon, planet, and star we know of spins on its own axis, meaning that there’s no such thing as a truly perfect sphere in our physical reality. As an object in hydrostatic equilibrium …

Astrophysics

A Former Facebook VP Says Social Media Is Destroying Society

He says he has "tremendous guilt".<p>Speaking at a recent event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya – a former vice …

Chamath Palihapitiya

Climate Change in The Arctic Is So Severe, The Chemistry of Its Water Is Changing

Not good.<p>The planet's climate is incredibly complex, and scientists are still discovering the effects and consequences of a warming planet – such as …

Climate Change

New Hampshire's Mt. Washington bracing for a wind chill of 100 degrees below zero

When the plumber crawled along the ground, blowtorch in hand, Julie Beroukas Snyder realized just how cold it was.<p>The dirt was too frozen to get to the pipes, also frozen, under her home in Camp Hill, Pa., forcing the plumber to first heat the ground so he could dig. The high for the day was 15 …

Weather

Are you left-handed? Scientists have discovered the reason behind it

Past research suggests being right or left handed is connected to the human brain.<p>People have been wondering for a long time why only 10 percent of …

The Brain

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals The Scientific Mystery That Keeps Him Up At Night

Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there's a lingering scientific …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

NASA's Curiosity Rover spotted mysterious 'stick-like formations' on Mars

The images of these stick-like formations were taken by the Mars Curiosity rover on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.<p>A new discovery has been made by the …

Planets

Solar panels have gotten thinner than a human hair. Soon they’ll be everywhere.

One of the reasons I think solar photovoltaic power is going to take over the world is that it is scalable in a way no other power source can be. It can be used to build multi-hundred-megawatt power plants, or it can be scaled down. Way down.<p>How far down? Try less than the width of a human …

Clean Energy

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Physics

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Physics

Oxygen Is Disappearing from the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much of the marine life these waters support. A sweeping …

Oceans

The 280 million-year-old forest in the South Pole

<b>(CNN) —</b> Antarctica as we know it is a frosty wilderness covered in thick compacted ice.<p>But a recent scientific discovery suggests that the vast white continent was home to leafy forests, some 280 million years ago.<p>During the last Antarctic summer, geologist Erik Gulbranson and a team of polar …

Dinosaurs

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could be a revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor, which …

Energy

Porsche's electric Mission E will pack up to 670 horsepower

We've already noted that Porsche is gunning for Tesla with its Mission E sports car, and has even been spotted testing it against the Model X and Model S. Now we know more about what you'll be able to buy when it goes on the market, reportedly in 2019. <i>Automobile</i> reports that it will likely release …

Electric Vehicles

'Intelligent toothbrush' could detect deadly heart problems

Scientists are developing a toothbrush which could give an early warning of potentially deadly heart problems.<p>Spanish researchers are investigating whether a ‘smartbrush’ can detect changes in the saliva with such accuracy that it can alert patients to signs of cardiac disease.<p>In particular, they …

Medicine

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>By on<p>Filed Under Planets, Jupiter, Mars, Milky Way & NASA<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human …

Astronomy