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Physics Explains How a Long Jumper Leaped So Far He Almost Cleared the Pit

It isn't just about speed.<p>What were you doing when you were 19? Chances are, you weren’t breaking a 23-year-old world long jump record like Juan …

IAAF Diamond League

Inside China’s New Space Station

With a diminutive size, robotic arms, and a buddy camera floating nearby, the CSS will bring a new design ascetic — and governmental landlord— to orbit.<p>China got the world's attention today by announcing the China Space Station (CSS), a new orbital station for the 2020s, will be open for …

Space Exploration

Spanish astronomer discovers new binary star of EW type

Spanish astronomer Salvador Barquin has detected a new binary star system in the Draco constellation. The newly found system, registered by the …

Cosmology

How Ikea Designs Its (In)famous Instruction Manuals

Love ’em or hate ‘em, a lot of thought goes into that Ikea stuff you throw away after assembly.<p>Everyone has an Ikea horror story. My wife’s work desk, for instance, took her and my mother-in-law an entire day to assemble, moving forward only in fits and starts with frequent intermissions for …

Amazon reveals there are over 100 million Prime subscribers

Amazon is bigger than ever.<p>The e-commerce giant has more than 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers worldwide, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos divulged on …

Big Data Maturity: You're Not As Mature As You Think

Big data is past the hype stage, but are organizations really past the challenges and getting the most value out of big data technologies? Not so …

Untiy3D: Detecting a collision without using the physics engine?

I have a nice trail renderer which moves steadly towards some other GameObjects and I need to know when the renderer "gets" to one of these …

How an ancient apocalypse on Earth could prove aliens exist on other planets

A discovery about the origin of the Earth’s oceans makes it more likely that life exists beyond the solar system.<p>Scientists now know that liquid …

How to build the largest optical telescope ever created

Scientists from around the globe are working together to build the largest ever 'eye' through which we can observe the finer details of the Universe.<p>The 'Very Large Telescope' (VLT) in Chile is currently considered to be the most advanced optical telescope on Earth.<p>But less than 25km away, a new …

Universe

Rumors abound that Motorola is laying off half its Chicago workforce (Update: layoffs confirmed)

<b>UPDATE 03/09/2018, 12:55 P.M. EST:</b> <i>Android Authority</i> received a statement from a Motorola/Lenovo representative about these layoff allegations:<p>In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters, and impacting less than two percent of its global …

Mobile Technology

From Einstein to GPS to the Back Seat

The proposed Federal budget suggests that the United States may turn its back on the basic science approach to developing technological and economic …

Cluster measures turbulence in Earth's magnetic environment

29 January 2018<p><b>For the first time, scientists have estimated how much energy is transferred from large to small scales within the magnetosheath, the</b> …

Clumps of dark matter could be lurking undetected in our galaxy

Dark matter, assumed to form featureless blobs, might clump together into smaller objects.

Radically Altering Space Exploration—With a Printer

Aleksandar Savić<p>Already prevalent on Earth, 3D printers could be the tool that makes it possible to eventually colonize the moon.<p>The fundamental difference between exploring a new planet and colonizing it is the ability to create a suitable and sustainable ecosystem. It’s one thing to walk around …

Space Exploration

The Air Force is sticking by SpaceX after the Zuma mission

But the classified Zuma satellite’s fate is still a mystery<p>Rumors have been circulating that something went wrong with the classified Zuma satellite that SpaceX launched on the tip of a Falcon 9 rocket two weeks ago. But few clues have emerged to explain what happened to the mysterious satellite. …

2017 December 31 - To Fly Free in Space

<b>To Fly Free in Space</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> STS-41B, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> What would it be like to fly free in space? At about 100 meters from the cargo bay of the …

How Close Are We Really to Achieving Nuclear Fusion?

Credit: Pixabay<p>Nuclear fusion has been the practical Holy Grail for clean, sustainable power for decades. Based on the same process that powers the …

Ex-Aussie hockey star Kate Hubble fired again after admitting to lying about cancer

Kate Hubble pretended she had cancer and took money from a cancer charity.<p>Despite being informed that former Australian hockey star Kate Hubble had …

Hubble

XCOR Aerospace files for bankruptcy

WASHINGTON — XCOR Aerospace, a company that for nearly 20 years had been working on rocket engines and a suborbital spaceplane, filed for bankruptcy …

NASA's Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet

Preparation of NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, InSight, has ramped up this summer, on course for launch next May from Vandenberg Air Force Base in …

InSight Lander

Physicists find strange state of matter in superconducting crystal

Discovery could help scientists better understand exotic behaviors of electrons<p>New research published this week shows a rare state of matter in which …

A chance finding may lead to a treatment for multiple sclerosis

EXPERIMENTS that go according to plan can be useful. But the biggest scientific advances often emerge from those that do not. Such is the case with a …

Get a stupid-good deal on a stupid-good drone

The Visuo XS809W does all the things for a price that's just impossible -- but you'll have to wait a couple weeks to get it. Plus: a killer deal for social-media marketers.<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog?</i> …

Those weird radio waves that were puzzling astronomers have a new explanation

Still not aliens<p>Last week, astronomers at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico announced they had picked up some strange radio signals coming from a small red dwarf star, and they couldn’t quite figure out what was causing them. Now, it seems they have an answer: it turns out these bizarre radio …

The Mysterious Origins of Mars’s Trailing Asteroids

A cluster of space rocks orbiting the planet may have come from within the planet itself.<p>In 1990, astronomers detected an asteroid, about one mile wide, trailing Mars. In the spirit of discovery, they named it Eureka. Over the next few years, they found a few more, six near Eureka, and two in other …

Sophie Turner on Game of Thrones Cast's 'Intense' Bond: 'I Feel Like I Have the Biggest Family in the World'

Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Kit Harington play the elder (living) half of the Stark siblings on HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i>—but they’re more than …

Try This Simple Portrait Technique Using Two Affordable Off-Camera Speedlights (VIDEO)

Portrait lighting can be an art form in and of itself. But in the quick tutorial below you’ll learn how to create dramatic portraits using nothing …

Portrait Photography

Kilogram to be redefined as scientists 'revolutionise' measurement of mass

If John Pratt were an international criminal mastermind, he would fly to Paris, don an all-black suit and ski mask and sneak into the elegant French …

Physics

To find Earth-like planets, look at lots in less detail - Futurity

Scientists looking for life-supporting planets take time to check each one for several characteristics. A team of astronomers now says that's too …

How Much Energy Would You Need to Power an Actual Time Machine?

1.21 gigawatts?<p>There are two hypotheses for time travel that are most popular: wormhole tunneling and cosmic strings. A wormhole is a hypothetical, …