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How Smart Robots On The Moon Could Soon Supply Earth With Electricity

For some of us: ‘Come Together’ is merely the opening track on the famous Beatles album Abbey Road. However, didn’t you ever wonder why humanity …

Clean Energy

Expect The Unexpected From The Big-Data Boom In Radio Astronomy

Radio astronomy is undergoing a major boost, with new technology gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.<p>But …

Astronomy

The Saga Of Jibo

A couple of days ago, in a somewhat-obscure corner of Reddit, a little community posted the news. The day they had been waiting for, for more than …

Robots

A Stairway To Heaven: Gibbon's Trine Treehouse Is Any Ewok's Dream

Artist Antony Gibbon is definitely in our personal hall of fame of treehouses. Over the last couple of years, he literally infected many people with …

Treehouses

Where Does Our Arrow Of Time Come From?

The past is gone, the future not yet here, only the present is now. But why does it always flow the way it does for us?<p>“Thus is our treaty written; …

Physics

The Quantum Foundations Of Life

<i>The extraordinary complexity of life has puzzled scientists for a long time. But underneath the apparent randomness of life lies a deeply rooted</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

A Gentler Introduction To Programming (For Non-Programmers)

This write-up captures what I teach when I get coaching requests. I won’t jump into the code or a setup of any sort. I will teach concepts.<p>If you …

Programming

Three Possible 'Super-Earths' Discovered Around Sun-Like Star

Since it was launched in 2009, NASA’s Kepler mission has continued to make important exoplanet discoveries. Even after the failure of two reaction …

Exoplanets

There Is Hope For The Galaxy Yet

Could I be more excited about a game than I am for Massive Galaxy?<p>Not only am I deprived of pixel art games where the only point is not killing …

Pixel Art

Faster Than Light Travel In Fiction - And How It Works

I once wrote that warp speed would probably be the most amazing thing to experience and that it ranks pretty high on my bucket list. I honestly …

Physics

Could We Use The Flow Of Blood In Our Veins To Generate Electricity?

Humans have been harnessing the power of flowing water for many years: the first water wheels had appeared in Egypt as far back as the 4th century …

Engineering

The Architect’s Guide To Life In Video Games

A selection of video gaming landmarks that everyone should visit.<p>Video game architecture is speculative in its nature. It transcends the conventions …

Red Dead Redemption

Ice Mined On Mars Could Provide Water For Humans Exploring Space

As humans spread out across the Earth, the locations of new colonies were driven by the accessibility of resources: not only food and water, but also …

Space Exploration

25 Illustrated Ideas That Could Change Your Life

Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi. When Socrates …

Self-improvement

Planet 9 Probably Formed Closer To Home Than Previously Thought

A team led by Dr Richard Parker from the University of Sheffield's Department of Physics and Astronomy has found that Planet 9 is 'unlikely' to have …

Universe

The Origin Of The Ageing Process: Why We Did Not Evolve To Live Forever?

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing …

Longevity

The Final Countdown To Cassini’s Fatal Plunge Into Saturn

When the Cassini space probe makes its final descent into Saturn later today, data from the final nine hours of the mission will be sent back to …

Space Exploration

The Moons Of Saturn: A Homage To NASA’s Cassini Mission

The NASA Cassini mission to Saturn is culminating in its grand finale today. I made the following music video remix of animated footage from the …

Space Exploration

Maintaining Healthy Weight Helps Keep Blood Pressure Low Through Life

New research shows maintaining a healthy weight throughout life - more so than four other health behaviors studied - is important to help keep blood …

Diabetes

The Pitch Black Planet: Hubble Observes An Alien World As Black As Fresh Asphalt

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than …

Universe

Evolutionary Geneticists Spot Natural Selection Happening Now In People

Human evolution can seem like a phenomenon of the distant past which applies only to our ancestors living millions of years ago. But human evolution …

Evolution

Around 700 Million Years Ago, Huge Volcanic Eruptions Triggered 'Snowball Earth'

One of the most extreme climate episodes the Earth has experienced was during the so-called Snowball Earth, 720 million years ago. During this period …

Geology

Collective Computer Consciousness And Its Connective Symmetry

The technological singularity may well be on its way. The hypothetical day when Artificial Intelligence achieves self-awareness and armed with …

Consciousness

Could Interstellar Ice Provide The Answer To Birth Of DNA?

Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the …

Biology

'Mysterious' Ancient Creature Was Definitely An Animal, Research Confirms

It lived well over 550 million years ago, is known only through fossils and has variously been described as looking a bit like a jellyfish, a worm, a …

Evolution

The Return Of The Comet-Like Exoplanet

Astronomers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, also members of the PlanetS National Centre of Competence in Research, have been …

Exoplanets

Researchers Uncover Mechanism Behind Calorie Restriction And Lengthened Lifespan

Almost a century ago, scientists discovered that cutting calorie intake could dramatically extend lifespan in certain animal species. Despite …

Longevity

First Global Map Of Water On Moon Created

A new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in …

Space Exploration

New Supernova Analysis Reframes Dark Energy Debate

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal …

Space Science

Astronomers Discover An Inferno World With Titanium Skies

First Detection Of Titanium Oxide In An Exoplanet.<p>A team of astronomers led by Elyar Sedaghati, an ESO fellow and recent graduate of TU Berlin, has …

Universe