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Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Ask Anything: Why Is Picking Up A New Language Easier As A Kid?

Short answer: You’re less distracted by your native tongue.<p>In 1967, neuroscientist Eric Lenneberg laid out his argument for a “critical period” in language acquisition: Beyond a certain age, he said, and without the normal stimulation, a person could never really develop a natural way of speaking. …

How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Ebola has a nasty reputation for the way it damages the body. It's rightfully earned.<p>"At the end stage of the disease, you have small leaks in blood vessels," says Thomas Geisbert, an immunologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. "You end up with essentially no blood …

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

Scientists Find Remnants of One of Universe's Oldest Stars—And It's Huge

The earliest stars may have been several hundred times as massive as the sun.<p>After digging around in the light from an old, orange star, astronomers have found possible remnants of one of the universe's first stars: a giant that may have been more than 140 times as massive as the sun.<p>The finding, …

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Evidence for supernovas near Earth

A NASA sounding rocket has confirmed that the solar system is inside an ancient supernova remnant. Life on Earth survived despite the nearby …

Yellowstone supervolcano would cover North America in ash

It’s highly unlikely a supervolcano will erupt at Yellowstone National Park. But, says a new study, if one did, volcanic ash would cover North …

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Army's Hypersonic Missile Explodes During Testing

Another barrier for an uncertain weapon.<p>The art of the war is complicated, but the science of war is often just a matter of shooting something pain-inducing at the other guy faster and from further away. The Army’s Advanced Hypersonic Weapon program wants to do just that, by creating a missile that …

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Scientists Have Discovered an Unlikely Way to Keep Your Dog From Barking

Got a pooch that can't behave itself in front of other dogs or houseguests? Or a new pup that is particularly hard to train?<p>Then there is some good …

Aurora australis filmed from space - timelapse video

Amazing timelapse footage released by the European Space Agency shows the aurora australis being filmed from the International Space Station. The images were taken on 23 July and show an intense green light surrounding the space station. The station can be seen orbiting the planet as normal before …

61 Cygni is the Flying Star

61 Cygni isn’t bright. But it moves exceptionally rapidly against the background of more distant stars. Its motion reveals its nearness to Earth.<p>This …

Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

6 Far Future Business Technology Innovations | Inc.com

In the future, small business will change beyond recognition. One of the main drivers for this shift? The one we already know about today: advances in technology. In the past 13 years writing about small business, I've seen my share of tech milestones. Some, like social networking, have rocked the …

NROA astronomers pin down distance to Pleiades stars

National Radio Astronomy Observatory astronomers used a tried-and-true method – stellar parallax – to resolve a controversy over the Pleiades’ …

The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved

After decades of guessing, researchers finally caught the rocks in the act<p>On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of stones, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine trails behind them in the dirt, …

Evolution Video Game Tests Your Ability To Spot Camouflaged Bird Eggs

Help scientists by pretending to be a mongoose.<p>Call it a case of virtual selection. Testing out Project Nightjar's experimental video game, I peered through the world in mongoose-tinted glasses, looking for the eggs of a nesting nightjar -- a nocturnal bird in the family <i>Caprimulgidae</i>. The clock …

NASA's New Mega-Rocket for Deep Space Will Be Launch Ready by 2018

NASA new mega-rocket, a towering booster designed for deep space missions, will be ready for its first test flight no later than November 2018, space …

If A Fish Grows Up On Land, Will It Learn To Walk?

Flipping your fins actually does get you pretty far.<p>The old idiom about “being a fish out of water” just lost some of its luster. Researchers from McGill University in Canada successfully trained a group of fish to live on land and strut around.<p>The idea was to simulate what might have happened 400 …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a pair of Indian rhinos and a spectacular volcanic eruption.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Hoverbike prototypes and hitching robots<p>Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super Moon<p>Streaking space launches and menacing volcanoes<p>A …

How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

First robot astronaut 'lonely' in space

Scientists in Japan find that Kirobo the first robot astronaut is 'lonely' after his astronaut companion returned to Earth<p>Being an astronaut can be an overwhelming experience, so Japanese researchers created a robot to see if an artificial friend could help lonely spacemen bear the solitude of the …

Did exploding comet leave trail of nanodiamonds? - Futurity

Nanodiamonds add weight to a theory that an exploding comet over North America may have sparked catastrophic climate change 12,800 years ago.

Big Pic: Stunning Images From The World's Sharpest Commercial Satellite

I can see my house from here! And my dog. And the tomato plants in the garden.<p>The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images. They’re gorgeous, and kind of creepy.<p>The new satellite can see to a resolution of 31 centimeters. That means each pixel of the camera …