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American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030

How China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms race<p>American and Chinese defense giants are moving quickly to reach the edge of space, aiming to launch hypersonic aircraft that can cross continents in under an hour. What exactly does hypersonic mean? Speeds of over Mach 5, or more …

Aviation

No 'Star Wars' game has ever looked this real

In the last two Star Wars games, "Battlefront" and "Battlefront II," you're given a sandbox of Star Wars characters and worlds to play in.<p>These games are <i>very</i> pretty — some of the best-looking games on any system — but they don't hold a candle to what one intrepid gamer turned the original …

Star Wars

DNA structure influences the function of transcription factors

Substances known as transcription factors often determine how a cell develops as well as which proteins it produces and in what quantities. …

Atoms

NASA's Impossible Space Engine, The EMdrive, Passes Peer Review (But That Doesn't Mean It Works)

“For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction.” So goes Newton’s third law, and despite the developments of relativity and quantum mechanics, that fundamental law of the Universe — otherwise known as the conservation of momentum — has never been challenged. Yet a few years ago, a new …

Physics

Will The U-2 Cold War Spy Plane Get A Laser?

Bullet The Blue Sky<p>Lockheed Martin’s U-2 is an anomaly of an airplane. Delivered on time and under budget, the spy plane had a starring role in much of the early Cold War, with one shot down in Russia and another taking the pictures that sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis. And then, quietly, the …

Aviation

Weed isn’t actually a ‘gateway drug’, scientists say – and alcohol is far worse

<b>If you believe anti-drug activists, weed is a ‘gateway drug’ – and one puff on a joint will probably lead to you injecting heroin a few months down</b> …

New, Nearby Earth-Like Planet Discovered

The exoplanet orbits a star called Proxima Centauri that's 4.24 light-years away.<p>Photo: The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of our nearest …

Universe

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Aliens After All? The 'Alien Megastructure' Star's Dimming Can't Be Explained By Natural Causes

The story of the “alien megastructure” star KIC 8462852 has been utterly fascinating and it looks as though even now, the mystery just got a little …

FAA Approves Terrafugia Flying Car Prototype As Light Airplane

Still miles to go before it’s road- and sky-ready<p>Terrafugia’s Transition is a flying car. It’s an awkward, gangly beat, with wings that fold perpendicular to the ground like too-tall sails, and a wide, bubbly cockpit that seems out of place in the sky. It flies, and it drives, and now it has a …

Flying Car

Apple, Home Depot Turn to Bloom Energy As Its Tech Advances

When Apple’s new massive campus, dubbed the Spaceship, opens for thousands of its employees next year in Cupertino, Calif., a small part of it will …

The World's Largest Maths Problem Has Been Solved, And It Takes Up 200 TB

We’re gonna need a bigger hard drive.<p>If you thought advanced maths in high school was bad, spare a thought for a trio of mathematicians whose …

Scientist Creates Possible Cure to All Viruses, Needs It to Go Viral

When MIT-trained engineer Todd Rider revealed his revolutionary idea for killing virtually any virus, everyone from fellow scientists to The White …

Immunotherapy

Schrödinger’s cat now dead and alive in two boxes at once

Schrödinger’s cat can’t seem to catch a break. The unfortunate imaginary feline is famous for being alive and dead at the same time, as long as it …

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 …

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

SpaceX Successfully Lands Second Rocket On Barge

Space Photo credit: The Falcon 9 landing on the autonomous spaceport drone ship. SpaceX via TwittterAnother month, another breakthrough for SpaceX. …

Space Travel

iTunes 12.4 is here, but there's no word on that music deletion issue

Apple has updated its iTunes app for Mac and Windows, but it's unclear if the company has addressed the music deletion issue that it had previously acknowledged.<p>On Monday, Apple released iTunes 12.4 for Mac and Windows, which updated the interface and navigation. It's not a major overhaul -- most …

Apple Music

Replace an older Windows PC? No! Augment it with an iPad Pro

That was the somewhat controversial remark tossed out during the 9.7-inch iPad Pro — a.k.a. #babypro — launch back in March. The topic was left …

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …

Developer hacks Apple Watch to boot and run Windows 95

Developer Nick Lee has managed to hack a working version of Windows 95 onto his Apple Watch. The utility of this is close to zero — but it is hilarious to watch. It highlights how smart wristwatches like Apple Watch are now as powerful as (if not more than) desktop computers from the turn of the …

Apple Watch

Apple to donate a portion of App Sales to support the environment | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will donate sales of select apps in April to the World Wildlife Fund amid its growing focus on environmental issues, the company announced.<p>The logo of U.S. technology company Apple is seen in Zurich, Switzerland April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann<p>As part of Apps for …

World Wildlife Fund

How Apple Is Playing the Long Game With the iPhone SE

Source: Apple<p>It goes to show just how popular tech giant <b>Apple</b> truly is that its least impressive product unveiling in recent memory still drew the world's attention.<p>Though Appleby no means debuted anything astounding, its largely derivative new iPhone SE and iPad Pro are still likely to carry some …

IPhone SE

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback to offer turbo engine, 6-speed manual

The third and final bodystyle for Honda’s 10th-generation Civic range, the Civic Hatchback, was previewed in prototype form earlier this month at …

Fast radio bursts quickly create confusion | Ars Technica

Lots of papers on what might cause these sudden outbursts of radio energy.<p>The source of fast radio bursts (FRBs)—an extremely brief flash of radio …

Here are 5 things to avoid doing with a manual transmission

For the average enthusiast, the manual transmission is love. It is life. It is the giver of all that is good with the automobile.<p>Still, there are …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Engine used on penultimate space shuttle flight relit for new NASA rocket

A rocket engine that helped launch five space shuttle missions, including the penultimate flight of the program in 2011, was fired again on March 10 in preparation for the first crewed flight of NASA's new heavy-lift rocket.<p>The space agency successfully test fired the RS-25 rocket engine for a full …