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NASA Designs Inflatable Greenhouse For Sustainable Farming On Moon And Mars

While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in …

Multitasking overloads your brain

The brain works most efficiently when it can focus on a single task for a longer period of time.<p>Previous research shows that multitasking, which …

Neurology

'Eco-Treehouse' Collects Rainwater And Regulates Its Own Temperature

A University of Dundee researcher has worked with architects to produce conceptual designs for a luxury 'eco-treehouse' capable of housing a family, …

Sustainability

The future of the internet: Quantum teleportation

Quantum physics is a field that appears to give scientists superpowers. Those who understand the world of extremely small or cold particles can …

Quantum Mechanics

Insights into the nature of a unique pulsar in the Andromeda galaxy

Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists published the results of a study of unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D. This neutron star is believed to …

Astronomy

Urban Skyfarm is capable of growing 24 acres-worth of crops and will be powered by renewable energy

By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to reach 9.7 billion people. Already, 795 million people go to bed hungry each evening. Catching up …

Renewable Energy

How strong is the gravity on Mars?

The planet Mars has few things in common. Both planets have roughly the same amount of land surface area, sustained polar caps, and both have a …

Space Exploration

Bright future for self-charging batteries

Who hasn't lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the …

Batteries

Star Trek Continues: The classic tale of Star Trek virtues

We’ve been watching every single episode the dedicated crew behind STC aired in the past months... and yes, they were indeed good enough to validate …

Star Trek

The magical device that lets you feel the weather forecast

If you’re like most people then you still rely on the weather forecast even though it seems to become less accurate these days. You check it out on …

Weather

What was the "mother" molecule that led to the formation of life?

It's the ultimate chicken-or-egg conundrum: What was the "mother" molecule that led to the formation of life? And how did it replicate itself? One …

Genetics

A Way to Create and Manipulate Gravity?

<b>Produce and detect gravitational fields at will using magnetic fields, control them for studying them, work with them to produce new technologies --</b> …

Physics

Are Imaginary Numbers The Solution Propelling Us To Faster-Than-Light-Travel?

Warp speed ranks pretty high on my list of things I want to experience before I’m dead. So it’s not only something I like to read about in …

Physics

Liberland could be the first nation powered by algae

Do you remember the day? On April 13 2015, a group of Czech citizens had this crazy idea to proclaim a new state, the Republic of Liberland. Since …

Alternative Energy

Vibrant Geometric City And Landscapes by Illustrator Scott Uminga

Scott Uminga, 2D Illustrator from Toronto, is all about experimenting. Different settings, different characters… inspired by a rainy night, listening …

Art

Spaceworks Hibernation Chambers may finally help Astronauts cool down and rest in a deep and dreamless slumber

We all know that real space travel and space colonization will not be achieved without the hard work, passion, and courage of people willingly taking …

Space Travel

AI: What else could intelligence be?

<b>We design machines to think and act in ways that only mirror humans. That's too restrictive, limiting what AI might be capable of, says Alex …

Artificial Intelligence

Do Not Shrink: This Is Why You’ll Never Be Like Ant-Man

Ant-Man’s shrinking technology is super cool in theory and on the big screen. It even lets you shrink and grow by just pushing a button. Who knows, …

Surgery

Welcome to infinity

“God does not play dice with the universe.” - Albert Einstein.<p>Physical light is the result of a photon acquiring then shedding some visible part of …

Quantum Mechanics

Would it be immoral to send out a generation starship?

If human beings are ever to colonise other planets – which might become necessary for the survival of the species, given how far we have degraded …

Tesla in the sky: Order it mobile, take off vertically and enjoy the self-flying electric car

Being a kid, flying cars were the norm, not the exception and you always assumed that your parents will definitely get such a thing the next time …

Could we actually find evidence for the multiverse?

<b>Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a</b> …

Solving the mystery of evaporating black holes: What happens to its stuff when it vanishes?

For all their extraordinary power, black holes are not immortal.<p>They have a life cycle just like we do. Forty years ago Stephen Hawking, the world’s …

The truth is finally out there: The X-Files reopen for 11th season with Carter, Anderson and Duchovny all on board

When it came back before it was an “event series”. Now it’s just a “series”, but <i>The X-Files</i> will get a new 10-episode run. Fox officially announced …

TV Series

Automated Teachers, Augmented Reality And Floating Chairs

Three illustrators envision the classroom of the future.<p>Artists have creatively depicted the future for centuries, from the neo-futuristic visions of …

The steady hands illuminating Hong Kong

Would you believe it — the famous neon signs of Hong Kong are made by only a handful of craftsman. First introduced in the 1920s, the use of neon …

Hong Kong

Fresh evidence: Research team simulated the formation of galaxies in the presence of dark matter

Further evidence of the existence of dark matter – the mysterious substance that is believed to hold the Universe together – has been produced by …

The origins of real-life hobbits finally revealed

The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, has …

Anthropology

What does the abundance of water in the solar system mean for life?

There was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans that lurk beneath the surface of Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus and …

Extraterrestrial Life

Rare supernova discovery sheds new light on cosmology

With the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline and a galaxy sitting 2 bil-lion light years away from Earth that's acting as a "magnifying …

Astronomy