Marek Tuchalski

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Something big is warping the outer solar system

The plane of our solar system is warped in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt, suggesting the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary …

Oceans hold ‘endless’ uranium for nuclear power

Trace amounts of uranium exist in seawater, but efforts to extract it for nuclear power haven’t produced enough to make it a viable source for …

Could A Black Hole Be Blocking The Light From That 'Alien Megastructure' Star?

The top 7 explanations for the star’s weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility<p>About 1480 light-years away from Earth, a star is doing something astronomers have never seen before. Every now and then, at random intervals, its light dips by as much as 22 percent. That's way too much to …

Blizzard Opens Up Starcraft To Google's DeepMind AI

Finally, a computer enemy is learning how to win virtual wars<p>When Starcraft was introduced to the world in 1998, it put stranded humans in a dangerous universe, surrounded by more advanced and more primal foes. The venerable real time strategy series, with a trio of balanced species fighting for …

Starcraft

How to turn scrap metal into a ‘homemade’ battery

Engineers used bits of metal scraps and a household chemical to create the world’s first steel-brass battery that can store energy at levels …

Pics show bits of Schiaparelli test lander on Mars

The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars offers new details of the scene near the Martian equator where the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli …

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.<p>The tool is a computer program called Scout, and it's being tested at NASA Jet Propulsion …

Asteroids

Engineers are testing a new name-based internet

Efforts are underway to redesign the internet so it can handle billions of mobile devices and smart gadgets.<p>In 2010, the National Science Foundation …

Scientists want robots to build big space telescope

Scientists have proposed a space observatory that would have a primary mirror with a diameter of 100 meters (328 feet)—40 times larger than Hubble’s. …

Ballbot’s new motor has 1 moving part: the ball

More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than …

Maybe Alien Life Runs On Cosmic Rays Instead Of Sunlight

Deadly radiation could be breakfast for microbes on rogue planets, comets, and more<p>Earth is very much powered by the sun. Beams of photons shoot down at us, dumping their energy into green plants. Then we eat the plants, or we eat the animals that eat the plants (or so on, up the food chain), and …

Paranormal

Are crystals the way to create energy-saving cement?

Material scientists working to develop a deeper understanding of the world’s most widely used man-made material—concrete—have detailed previously …

Is ‘borophene’ a wavy alternative to stiff graphene?

Though they’re touted as ideal for electronics, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, …

Astronomers Just Found a Second ‘Dyson Sphere’ (‘Alien’) Star

Amongst the far reaches of space, there resides a mysterious alien star whose odd variations in brightness and tendency to dim inexplicably have left …

This crystal heals itself after cracking in two

Scientists have developed a smart crystal that can heal itself after breaking without any chemical or biological intervention. The crystal relies on …

Trap a fly in resin to get access to its ear

Researchers have found a way to gain access the fruit fly’s ear—as well as organs in other insects—even though it is protected by a hardened outer …

‘Knit’ severed spinal cords with graphene ribbons

A new material made of graphene nanoribbons and a common polymer might help knit damaged or even severed spinal cords.<p>The nanoribbons are highly …

NASA's Getting Ready to Plunge a Spacecraft Deeper Into The Sun Than Ever Before

There's no turning back now.<p>NASA is one step closer in its mission to 'touch' the Sun. Last week, it announced that the Solar Probe Plus mission had …

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Maybe aliens aren’t building a shell around Tabby’s star

Scientists are discrediting previous claims about KIC 8462852, popularly known as “Tabby’s star,” that suggest industrious aliens are gradually …

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Holds True for Early Universe, 3D Map Confirms

Just over one hundred years after Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, scientists have mapped nearly 3,000 ancient galaxies to …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Magnetism

Mystery Mission: Air Force's X-37B space plane nears 1 year in orbit

The U.S. military's uncrewed X-37B space plane is nearing one year in orbit on its latest secret mission.<p>The robotic space plane launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on May 20, 2015, kicking off the X-37B program's fourth flight. This mission, dubbed OTV-4 (short for Orbital Test …

React vs Angular2: The fight rages on

Google’s <b>Angular</b> and Facebook’s <b>React</b> are now most popular tools for building browser (and not only) applications. Both are great solutions. While</b> …

Tackling a 1 billion member social network

Enabling blazing fast search on a 1 billion member social network demands special weapons and tactics. In Evojam we took advantage of the Scala ecosystem and modern tools to realize persistence and processing of such a data set.<p>Case study focused on the client requirements and tools we have made …

NASA Says It Will Help SpaceX With Mars 2018 Mission

While cutting funding for its own Mars programs<p>SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.<p>According to a blog post today from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava …