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Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

The Multiverse is a word used by a great many people, yet not everyone means the same thing when they say it. Reader Chris Olson wrote in and asked about two different meanings in particular:<p>In what way, if at all, are the ideas of Everettian Quantum Mechanics and Eternal Inflation related? Can we …

Faraday Future CES concept claims 200 mph on electrons

Slide 1 of 8<p>A claimed 1,000 hp, a 0-60 time of under three seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, from a freshly minted electric car maker? Well, it …

Electric Vehicles

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

This month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and hundreds of never-before-seen true color, high definition photos of the lunar surface available for download.<p>The images were taken a few years ago …

Space Science

Consumers aren't ready for an Internet of Things world

While estimates vary, nearly all agree that billions of IoT devices are expected to be integrated into our lives over the next five years, amounting to trillions of dollars being spent by both businesses and consumers. Everything from smart cars and cities to connected homes that adapt to our …

Scientists Discover a Key Mechanism That Could Prevent Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

It's about blocking the right proteins at the right time.<p>We're seeing some exciting progress being made in the fight against neurodegenerative …

Neuroscience

I explore what’s possible in science by making molecules that shouldn’t exist in nature

At drinks parties and dinners, if someone asks what I do for a living, I always say: “Synthetic chemist … I make new molecules … especially those that shouldn’t exist.” People typically respond that they were not very good at chemistry at school—or they inquire about explosions and smells. And …

Televisions

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Universe

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space Travel

Behold, a modular synth case built from LEGO

<b>Make your own Eurorack case to measure.</b><p>Cases are an expensive and heavy necessity for those wanting to build a modular synth. There are many options …