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Cosmic Exploration Poster Shows Man's Space Efforts in One Graphic - Technabob

You might want to cue up that sappy music from the short-lived <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> show for this story. This poster is a giant graphic that shows …

84 Lumber launches gorgeous tiny homes that you can buy or build yourself

Heads up DIY fans - 84 Lumber is offering plans and materials to build your own 200 sq ft tiny home! The building materials supplier just announced …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

Renewable Energy

What the U.S. could learn from Sweden’s 6-hour work day

Keeping with the spirit of work-life balance prized in Scandinavian countries, many firms in Sweden are supporting a six-hour work day. The news …

Work-life Balance

Did Nepal Earthquake Change Mount Everest’s Height?

Scientists race against the clock to retrieve data that will also help them understand the devastating quake.<p><i>Updated on May 1.</i><p>The massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday likely caused permanent changes in the Earth’s surface and may have made Everest a little taller—or shorter, scientists say.<p>…

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

'Black Desert' Open Beta Starts On December 17th

If you haven’t been following the hugely ambitious Korean PC MMORPG Black Desert then you are really missing out.<p>Despite being one of the most graphically impressive games in development right now, it also has an incredibly good character creation setup. The facial sculpting is also some of the …

6 Super Easy Eco-Home Changes You Can Make for $20 or Less

Going green, fighting off home toxins, and saving energy in your home doesn't have to be expensive. There are many small, inexpensive, eco-friendly …

How We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood to Save Human Lives

Do you give much thought to horseshoe crabs? No, me neither. But it turns out that without them, we could be in a very precarious position. Horseshoe …

Bosco Verticale: World's First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

At long last, Stefano Boeri Architects' brilliant Bosco Verticale towers are finally complete. Inaugurated this past Friday, the "world's first …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Chemistry

NASA images reveal shocking scale of Aral Sea disaster

A series of NASA satellite images has revealed the shocking decline of water levels in the Aral Sea, a massive environmental disaster dubbed “the quiet Chernobyl.”<p>NASA’s Terra satellite began capturing the images in 2000, when the vast central Asian lake known as the Aral Sea was already a fraction …

Elon Musk: We Need a Million People to Colonize Mars

Space Travel

Rocket Scientist Designs 'Flare' Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster, Saves Energy

Whether you’re making coffee, ramen or a gourmet Italian dinner, the odds are that you boil at least a pot of water every day. That adds up to a lot …

Oxford University

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

Science

The companies vying to turn asteroids into filling stations

<b>Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover - but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.</b><p>Chris Lewicki is trying to get water from a stone. A …

Space Exploration

Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond.<p>At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in …

Singularity

Monsters Gobble Galaxies to Grow

Changing Planet<p><b>When it comes to galaxies, it’s survival of the largest. Monster galaxies grow by cannibalizing their smaller neighbors, instead of birthing new stars on their own.</b><p>In a new study, led by Aaron Robotham of the University of Western Australia, that looked at 22,000 galaxies, …

Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

A puzzlement.<p>Why, I wonder, are both these things true? There is an animal, a wee little thing, the size of a poppy seed, that lives in lakes and rivers and eats whatever flows through it; it's called a gastrotrich<b>.</b> It has an extremely short life.<p><b>Hello, Goodbye, I'm Dead</b><p>It hatches. Three days …

Are You Ready to Share the Road with Driverless Trucks?

Self-driving vehicles are expected to arrive within the next decade, but one type of driver desperately needs the technology now. Truck drivers spend …

Trucking

Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space …