Matthew Leong

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Can the ‘impossible’ space drive survive falsification in orbit?

By on September 16, 2016 at 7:58 am<p>The EM Drive is going to get its feather drop, after a fashion. The famous feather drop was about proving …

Black Hole 'Engine' Cloaks Itself in Exhaust Fumes

A supermassive black hole in the core of a galaxy churns up hot gas from its own accretion disk to create a cloaking torus.<p>Many supermassive black …

NASA's Juno spacecraft begins Jupiter orbit after five-year voyage

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.<p>Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed home news that it was circling …

Solar System

NASA's Massive Super Pressure Balloon Just Broke a Flight Duration Record

NASA announced yesterday that its Balloon Program Office had ended the second test flight of its Super Pressure Balloon, or SPB. The balloon took off …

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Lamborghini Finally Got Everything Perfect With the Huracan Spyder

A little thoughtfulness puts the topless V10 over the top. And yes, it's now even better than the Audi R8.<p>The Huracan Spyder is the best regular production car that Lamborghini has ever made. When it comes to design and coherent functionality, it even bests its fraternal twin, the Audi R8.<p>I've …

LHC Opens the Quantum Physics Floodgates

As it restarts its mission to discover weird and exotic things about our universe, the Large Hadron Collider is about to become a firehose of quantum …

Large Hadron Collider

Watch This Self-Driving RC Truck Teach Itself How to Drift

It can maintain control even on loose, slippery surface, like an autonomous rally driver.<p>Technology like Tesla's Autopilot may have consumers thinking otherwise, but autonomous cars have a long way to go before they can replace good old human drivers. Among other issues, computers still aren't the …

When Did Isaac Newton Finally Fail?

When Isaac Newton put forth his universal theory of gravitation in the 1680s, it was immediately recognized for what it was: the first incredibly successful, predictively powerful scientific theory that described the one force ruling the largest scales of all. From objects freely falling here on …

How circadian rhythms and Roman baths are transforming Australian cities

The team behind the next generation of sustainable buildings, including Sydney’s Barangaroo, aim to promote wellness along with preventing environmental harm<p>Hidden beneath Federation Square, the heart of civic Melbourne, is a complex labyrinth of concrete cells.<p>This labyrinth – the world’s largest …

How Devices and Even Light are Killing Your Sleep

Before Thomas Edison turned on the light bulb, people went to bed earlier. They tended to retire just after dusk. This was a different sleep schedule than the eight-hour sleep goal we now have. Back in the day people often slept in two segments, "first sleep" and "morning sleep." In clinical terms, …

Sleep

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Nasa's Juno spacecraft becomes 'fastest object ever made' during mission to Jupiter

Nasa's Juno spacecraft has become the fastest object ever made by humanity after clocking in speeds of over 160,000mph during its five-year voyage to …

MIT Team Unveils Hyperloop Pod Design Ahead of Summer Face-Off

A team of MIT students took first place in the initial round of SpaceX’s Hyperloop pod competition in January, and now they’ve revealed their design. …

We can begin an interstellar mission today – and we should – Philip Lubin

Fifty-five years ago, Yuri Gagarin rocketed into orbit and began to break our bonds to our planet. To mark the occasion, the nonprofit Breakthrough …

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Sadly, most children, teens and adults are not getting close to the recommended night's sleep and you can see this clearly in futile attempts to sleep in on the weekends to pay off our mounting "sleep debt."<p>Here is an all-too-common scenario: <i>Jeff and Mary put the kids to bed and settle down for the</i> …

Mayo Clinic

Raspberry Pi Powered Metal Detecting Robot (video)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a little inspiration for their next project may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi powered metal …

World's Tiniest Engines Could Power Micro Robots

Light-powered machines could one day power microscopic robots small enough to enter living cells.

WATCH: Take a Tour Inside Svalbard's Frozen 'Doomsday' Seed Vault

Welcome to the end of the world.<p>Just a few kilometres shy of the North Pole, on the Arctic island of Svalbard, there's a doorway leading into the …

Tom Ford wants to sort out your bushy eyebrows

Let us get you up to speed: eyebrows are big right now for girls (pun intended). Call it the Cara Delevingne effect. The men’s grooming scene, on the …

China Successfully Tests Hypersonic Weapon System

The superweapon travels at an eye-watering 7,000 miles an hour.<p>China has conducted a test of its new hypersonic weapon. The test is the seventh successful test of the so-called DF-ZF, the <i>Washington Free Beacon</i> reports.<p>The test was carried out from the Wuzhai missile test center in central China. …

What a drag: Roof racks wasted 100 million gallons of gas last year

If you live anywhere near a dirt road or a Subaru dealership, you've likely seen your fair share of roof racks on the road. Whether laden or unladen, racks are great for hauling more crap than your vehicle normally could carry. But they're not perfect. In fact, they're actually burning through …

Meet Iris van Herpen, the Dutch Designer Boldly Going Into the Future

A day or so after Iris van Herpen presented her Fall 2016 collection, dubbed Lucid, in Paris last month, she sat down to talk about the very personal dialogue that has developed in her work between the hand and the machine. Ever since she started her label in 2007—after graduating from Arnhem’s …

Movidius Fathom: Is this the USB stick your DIY hunter-killer drone has been waiting for?

With a little plug-in stick, maybe you'll be able to build a future self-navigating vehicle. Or at least test out your navigation system.<p>That's the idea behind the Fathom Neural Compute Stick from chipmaker Movidius. It claims the Fathom is "the world's first embedded neural network accelerator." …

These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green …

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

A Cabinet to Hold 2 Turntables (& a Microphone) + Your Vinyl

While the Selectors Cabinet was made for DJs, it could also work to house your own home audio equipment. Designed by Studio Rik ten Velden, the …

The design of the Tesla Model 3 is dramatically minimalist — but also controversial

Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 in March 31 in Los Angeles. We knew that the car would be smaller than the Model S and the Model X, and we could make a few assumptions about the general design, given that Teslas are supposed to look like, well, Teslas.<p>But when CEO Elon Musk finally rolled …

Here’s The Simple Proof That There Must Be Multiple Levels of Infinity

Easy!<p>Infinity is a powerful concept. Philosophers, artists, theologians, scientists, and people from all walks of life have struggled with ideas of …