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ARCA's revolutionary aerospike engine completed and ready for testing

ARCA Space Corporation has announced its linear aerospike engine is ready to start ground tests as the company moves towards installing the engine in …

Go take a virtual tour of the International Space Station right now

It's on Google Street View, and it looks incredible.<p>Google's street view takes us to some pretty wild places. From the comfort of your computer, you can visit a tiny train 'Wunderland', pilot the Millennium Falcon, rock climb in Yosemite, or zip line through a rainforest, among many, many other …

Apple Is Getting Serious About AR Way Sooner Than We Were Expecting

Apple is getting serious about augmented reality, the cool opposite end of the mixed reality spectrum from virtual reality. It’s doing it, at least …

Amazon Web Services’ Swami Sivasubramanian on the future of AI in the cloud

It’s pretty clear that the next big battleground for public cloud providers will involve artificial intelligence. Just as companies like Amazon Web …

Virgin Galactic Unveils Spin-Off Virgin Orbit for Small-Satellite Launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space company is spinning off its LauncherOne rocket program into a separate firm to better …

After a year of use, Tesla Powerwall systems are performing well with 90% utility savings

Solar power is typically seen as the most viable source of renewable energy to the average homeowner. The only issue is that the sun only shines for …

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Destroy Fake News

But A.I. can also cause the volume of fake news to explode.<p>With the rise of email came the rise of spam filling inboxes. Email has become …

Machine Learning

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Scientists Are Searching For Life On This Nearby Exoplanet

With all this talk about human colonies on Mars, why not dream a little bigger? Dr. Stephen Kane and his team of researchers at San Francisco State …

Relive SpaceX's Return-to-Flight Falcon 9 Launch with These Awesome Pictures

Photo Credit: SpaceX<p>Slide 1 of 31<p>SpaceX Back in Action for 2017<p>On Jan. 14, the private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying …

Artificial Intelligence Hedge Funds Outperforming Humans | Investopedia

Quantitative investing, one of the latest paths available to hedge fund managers and incorporating computer analytics in innovative new ways in order …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical exotica. Less than 80 pages long, it became one of the fastest-selling science books ever, and has now sold a million …

Physics

SpaceX marks its return with stunning photo collection

The engineers at SpaceX are certainly some of best in the business, but the staff in its public relations department are no slouches either. Fans of …

This is the closest-ever photo of a 'wavemaker moon' that hides out in Saturn's rings

While trucks across the northwestern US pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a multicentury effort of clearing its own lane in the planet's expansive disc of icy rings.<p>On Monday, the nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft flew by the moonlet, called Daphnis, …

'Mission Mars' Exhibit Brings Red Planet Exploration to Space Center Houston

HOUSTON — NASA's plans to send astronauts to Mars come alive in a new interactive exhibit opening to the public on Saturday (Jan. 21) at Space Center …

AI software is figuring out how to best humans at designing new AI software

Who programs the programmers? Soon enough, it might not be people behind the development of advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence tech, but other AI. MIT looks at the most recent work done by a range of different organizations, including Google Brain, who are working on AI that can …

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Trump: I don't like tweeting

President-elect Donald Trump, who has used Twitter to great effect throughout his public life, said Tuesday that he would actually rather stay off social media, if only he was treated fairly by the press.<p>“Look, I don't like Tweeting. I have other things I could be doing,” Trump told Fox News host …

Bitcoin is fighting back

Bitcoin has recouped a good portion of its early losses. The cryptocurrency trades down 2.8%, or almost $26, at $880 a coin as of 11:05 a.m. ET. That's a notable recovery from the drop less than $853 that occurred early in US trade. Bitcoin raced above $915 late Tuesday night but struggle to take …

Donald Trump says he'll keep personal Twitter account

Commentary: Why change Twitter handles when you're already one of the greats?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There are those who accuse Donald Trump of being unpresidential.<p>This depth of this feeling is, to borrow one of his own words, …

Predicting the future brings stability to quantum computing

While quantum computers already exist, such as IBM's Quantum Experience, they are still only capable of relatively simple calculations. For true, …

Trump just threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance as we know it

Donald Trump just lobbed a grenade into the normally staid world of European-American diplomacy, using a joint interview with two of Europe’s biggest newspapers to call NATO “obsolete,” predict that the European Union would fall apart and announce that the US wouldn’t really care if it did, and …

CNN defends reporter against Trump team: 'Just because Sean Spicer says something doesn't make it true'

Spicer has denied that he threatened to throw Acosta out of the news conference, but he told CNN on Sunday that Acosta's behavior was "highly unacceptable and inappropriate."<p>CNN pushed back against Spicer's claims in a terse statement: "As we have learned many times, just because Sean Spicer says …

'Europe's fate is in our hands': Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump

Angela Merkel and François Hollande have responded curtly but defiantly after Donald Trump cast further doubt on his commitment to Nato and gave strong hints that he would not support EU cohesion once in office.<p>“We Europeans have our fate in our own hands,” the German chancellor said after the …

Europe

Donald Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis

Congressman rejected legitimacy of president-elect, prompting tweets Holiday weekend named for Martin Luther King starts with DC protests<p>Donald Trump provoked fresh outrage on Saturday by lashing out at a revered civil rights activist who challenged the legitimacy of his election win.<p>The criticism …

Donald Trump

AFFILIATE MARKETING REPORT: Publishers earn revenue with performance-based marketing

BI Intelligence<p>Many people associate affiliate marketing with the selling of diet pills, teeth whiteners, and other controversial products. Although this darker side to performance-based marketing still exists, affiliate programs have moved to the mainstream, with major retailers and publishers now …

Images of giant wave on Venus captured by Japanese probe

A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one of the largest waves ever seen in the solar system.<p>The Akatsuki probe captured images of the giant wave in the Venusian cloud tops where it became one of the most prominent features in the planet’s atmosphere for four days …

Astronomy

Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study

Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound<p>Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit more …

Genetics

Pulling Retirement Cash, but Not by Choice

The largest generation in U.S. history has to start pulling its retirement money this year, kicking off a mandatory movement of cash that could total hundreds of billions in the coming decades.<p>U.S. law generally requires anyone age 70½ or older to begin annual withdrawals from their tax-sheltered …