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Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

A major trial has demonstrated, for the very first time, that the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is effective in treating advanced prostate cancer …

Cancer

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

Army Howitzer Fires Rail Gun Hypervelocity Projectile

An Army Howitzer is now firing a super high-speed, high-tech, electromagnetic Hyper Velocity Projectile

Interactive: The making of a microchip

From raw materials to retail shelves, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an unprecedented potential to transform supply chains. Businesses are beginning to understand this: In a recent survey of supply chain professionals (most at the executive level), 55% of respondents believe the IoT will create …

Internet of Things

How This Former Marine Turned His PTSD Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business in 60 Days

This entrepreneur's military background helped him create a groundbreaking business that paved the way for countless veterans to succeed in an unexpected industry: marijuana.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is an extended excerpt of</i> <i>Javier Hasse</i><i>’s book</i> Start …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Physics

These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future.

The latest model has blades longer than football fields.<p>The declining price of solar power gets more press, but there are big things happening in wind technology too. And I mean <i>big</i>.<p>The math on wind turbines is pretty simple: Bigger is better. Specifically, there are two ways to produce more power …

A Star Passing The Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is About to Test Einstein's Theory

Astronomers have been waiting for years to watch this happen.<p>In a few months, astronomers are going to be pointing their telescopes to Sagittarius …

Black Holes

New Navy Multi-Function Ship-Fired Laser Attacks Drones, Conducts ISR

Lockheed's HELIOS Ship-Fired Laser to Give Navy Advanced Multi-Function Laser Weapon for DDG 51 Destroyers

Lockheed Martin

Top Road Trip Spots in North America, From a Man Who's Seen It All

1 of 25<p>Medicine Lake — Alberta, Canada<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tombstone Territorial Park — Yukon Territory, Canada<p>3 of 25<p>Salmon Glacier — British …

National Parks

ITER Nuclear Fusion Plant Is Halfway Finished

The sprawling landscape of construction cranes and partially completed buildings, along with a massive metal-and-steel ring, was described as looking …

New York City isn't ready for the catastrophic floods in its future

We're running out of time to figure this out.<p>New York City was not built to withstand an onslaught of floodwater.<p>Much of the city is protected only by sand dunes, vegetation, or low walls. New York’s flood zones are packed with more than 400,000 residents and $129 billion worth of real estate. The …

Graphene-based armor could stop bullets by becoming harder than diamonds

While bullet-proof body armor does tend to be thick and heavy, that may no longer be the case if research being conducted at The City University of …

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

The Boring Company maps out its underground Los Angeles highways

Following the 405 and the 110<p>Should Elon Musk’s Boring Company ever get the technology and the regulatory approvals in shape to move forward with building a network of tunnels underneath Los Angeles, now we know what that system might look like.<p>The company recently published a map on its website …

iPhone X edged out by iPhone 8 (and Note 8), says Consumer Reports

Commentary: In its final review of Apple's latest phone, the consumer publication points to durability as the X's weakness.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It was, apparently, <i>so</i> close.<p>Yet the iPhone X, Apple's future of the smartphone, …

Bitcoin craziness spreads to Overstock, Square

Bitcoin insanity is invading far-flung corners of the stock market.<p>Several stocks have recently seen their fortunes rise and fall along with the breathtaking moves in bitcoins. The leading cryptocurrency has captivated the finance world by skyrocketing to $11,000 this week after starting the year …

Cryptocurrency

The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

Experiments are starting to probe the limits of the classical laws of thermodynamics.<p>It would take a foolhardy physicist to dare attempt to break the …

Darkness to fall over North America from a total solar eclipse

Grab your camping gear and prepare for August 21America will witness, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse stretching from coast to …

21 National Parks Where You Can Enjoy the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Photo Credit: Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 45<p>Planning for the Eclipse<p>The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will race across the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, …

The United States’ Most Mystical Places to Visit

Joshua Tree, California<p>Some places have a certain energy: You feel it the moment you arrive—or, in some cases, the moment you even begin to <i>think</i> about visiting. And while some of those places—like Machu Picchu, Easter Island, or the temples of Tibet—are known worldwide as destinations where …

National Parks

15 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in California

Make it a road trip!<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations.

California

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

Quantum Physics

Sorry, Einstein - Physicists Just Reinforced The Reality of Quantum Weirdness in The Universe

There's no avoiding that "spooky action at a distance."<p>One of the strangest phenomena you're likely to come across in all of science is quantum …

Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Bring it on.<p>Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun - two light atoms, in …

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Asteroid attack? Astronomers ponder fourth close pass of 2017

For the fourth time since the start of 2017, a small celestial body will pass closer to Earth than the distance between us and the moon. Recently discovered asteroid 2017 BS32 zips by around midday Thursday.<p>This latest narrow shave comes just a few days after the closest such flyby in months, …

Asteroids

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

The Marine Corps receives the first of its new more lethal amphibious combat vehicles

Referred to by Corps developers as ACV 1.1, the new vehicle is engineered to replace the services' current inventory of Amphibious Assault Vehicles, or AAVs - in service for decades. There is an existing effort to upgrade a portion of its fleet of AAVs to a more survivable variant with spall liner …