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Ancient Impacts Shaped the Structure of the Milky Way

Understanding how the Universe came to be is one of the greater challenges of being an astrophysicist. Given the observable Universe’s sheer size …

Universe

Teleportation: Photon particles today, humans tomorrow?

BBC News<p><b>Chinese scientists say they have "teleported" a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting 1,400km (870 miles) away.</b><p>For many, however, teleportation evokes something much more exotic. Is a world previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?<p>Well, sort of. But we …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at the planet Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops. That's closer than any …

Astronomy

So, you want to terraform Mars? Here's one way to do it.

Climate change could make the red planet livable within 100 years.<p>Mars is known as the Red Planet, but we could color it green. By unleashing greenhouse gases that trap the sun’s heat—something humans happen to be very good at—we could build a warmer, breathable atmosphere that protects our …

Planets

In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

Several years ago, when Garrett Graff was working at <i>Washingtonian</i> magazine<i>,</i> a coworker brought him a lost ID badge that he'd found on the floor of a parking garage.<p>"It was a government ID for someone from the intelligence community, and he gave it to me since I write about that subject, and he's …

Simon & Schuster

NASA Has Discovered Hundreds of Potential New Planets - And 10 May Be Like Earth

Astronomers are ecstatic.<p>NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly …

The Latest Flying Car Concept Seems—Dare We Say It—Serious

The Paris Airshow kicks off Monday, offering the denizens of the aviation world their biennial chance to gather round. They'll ogle the latest …

Aerospace

Think Wind Turbines and Solar Panels Are Fads? Think Again

Wind power and solar power generated 10% of U.S. electricity in March, and both sources continue to grow at a rapid clip, displacing more-expensive …

These are the top cities for corporate innovation

If you're looking for a creatively charged environment to start your next company, check out this list of the top 10 cities for corporate innovation in North America.<p>Innovation Leader, which, as the name implies, is a magazine and website focused on innovation in large companies, has just released …

Elon Musk releases 15-page manifesto explaining how humans will colonize Mars

Long gone are the days of dreaming about space travel and seemingly impossible inventions, thanks to science and geniuses such as Elon Musk, …

The Sun's "evil" twin is probably lurking beyond the Solar System

Since the 1980s, astronomers have been searching for the Sun's "evil" twin, dubbed Nemesis due to its habit of slinging deadly asteroids our way …

StumbleUpon

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what Earth will look like in 500 years

Using the Age of Exploration as a basis, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a close look at what life on Earth could look like in another 500 years. Spoiler Alert: It's going to get crowded. But he's got some solutions if we take action today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>We will not survive to</i> …

The Highways Of The Future Will Look Very Different From Today

From glow-in-the-dark roads to self-healing surfaces, future roadways will need to get smarter to accommodate traffic that is growing around the world.<p>It may seem hard to imagine, but in the future, there’s likely to be even more traffic on the roads than today. Globally, vehicle volumes on roads …

Ray Kurzweil's Most Exciting Predictions About the Future of Humanity

The Futurist<p><i>Motherboard</i> has called Ray Kurzweil “a prophet of both techno-doom and techno-salvation.” With a little wiggle room given to the …

The Army is eyeing a personal hoverboard that can reach 10,000 feet

Combat soldiers could one day take be taking their exploits to new heights – literally.<p>The FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard that can fly its operator in the sky at 10,000 feet — more than seven times the height of the Empire State Building, was recently on display at Lake Havasu in Arizona, where its …

Scientists think they found proof of a parallel universe

Scientists believe they may have discovered evidence of a parallel universe that crashed into our own in a galactic impact mirroring a car …

The first trip to Mars will include the longest layover ever

Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll …

9 Creepy Sounds Recorded in Space by NASA

Spacecraft traveling to the far reaches of the solar system pick up some spooky sounds.<p>"In space, no one can hear you scream," reads the tagline for …

Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Here’s how the world could end with or without humanity’s help

Humanity has about 100 years left on Earth. That's what theoretical physicist turned apocalyptic prognosticator Stephen Hawking plans to announce in a new documentary for the BBC this summer. What with climate change, deadly pandemics and explosive population growth, Hawking argues, it's only a …

Stephen Hawking

Bad News, Humans: TRAPPIST-1 Is Not The Alien Paradise We Were Hoping For

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻<p>Our newly discovered 'sister solar system' - a seven-planet conga line orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1 - has been …

Universe

Flying car successfully completes maiden flight

An electric flying car that promises to revolutionise how we travel has completed its maiden test flight in Germany.<p>Lilium, the company developing the jet-propelled vehicle, says it could eventually change the face of transport by allowing passengers to rapidly travel through cities or commute long …

Aerospace

Secretive space plane lands after nearly two years in orbit

The Boeing-built mini space shuttle is back in the hands of the Air Force after breaking its own unmanned record.<p>Sunday marks the first day since May 2015 that an unmanned US Air Force "space plane" isn't circling the Earth above us doing who knows what.<p>A sonic boom heard over parts of central …

Exploration

StumbleUpon

Only 10 Light-Years Away, there's a Baby Version of the Solar System

Astronomers are understandanly fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

Astronomy

13 existential risks that have the potential to bring an end to humanity

Human extinction is something that most people probably try not to dwell too much on, but a team at Cambridge University are devoting their lives to studying the matter.<p>Academics, lawyers, scholars, and philosophers at the university's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) are …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …