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Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

The next most powerful supercomputer in the U.S. is almost complete

Computing for Science<p>Inside one of the rooms of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at Tennessee, the next fastest and most powerful …

Become fluent in Arduino for less than $30

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Today's aspiring robot inventors have an …

FDA Approves New Clinical Trial Using Stem Cells to Treat Non-Healing Wounds

Futuristic Healing<p>Using stem cells to heal wounds is not a new concept, but up until recently testing has been largely experimental. Stem cells have …

NASA's Mission To Saturn Is Over -- But These Facts Will Leave You Breathless For a Lifetime | Inc.com

The mission was named after Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695), a Dutch scientist who is credited for discovering Saturn's rings and its largest moon (Titan), and Giovannia Domenico Cassini (1625-1712), who discovered four satellites of Saturn and the division of the Saturn rings (known as the "Cassini …

Astronomy

A Stanford neuroscientist is working to create wireless cyborg eyes for the blind

Seeing The Light<p>For the nearly two million Americans who have degenerative eye conditions, the ability to see is anything but a guarantee. Although …

Researchers have linked a human brain to the internet for the first time

According to a release published on <i>Medical Express</i>, for the first time ever, researchers have devised a way of connecting the human brain to the internet in real time.<p>It's been dubbed the "Brainternet" project, and it essentially turns the brain " … into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the …

Machine Learning

Undiscovered plants and animals may reside in warm caves under Antarctic glaciers

Deep beneath Antartica's glaciers are extensive subglacial cave networks formed by steam from active volcanos. These mysterious caves are still …

The CHIME telescope will give us a whole new view of the structure of the universe

Signals in the Milky Way<p>50 Canadian scientists from various universities and research centers have come together to create the Canadian Hydrogen …

Researchers find 'internal clock' within live human cells

A Closer Look<p>A new study by researchers at New York University (NYU), as published in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> …

Nanoparticles turn a clear window into a mirror and back again

Creating a material that can alter its optical properties in real time has proved challenging for scientists, but a team at Imperial College London …

New Theory Emerges as to how the Universe Became Such a Light-Filled State

After the Big Bang occurred, the universe was pretty dark due to the thick gas that had been churned up, trapping any light that ever was. When the …

SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk shows off Dragon spaceship and the suit for the ride

We’ve already gotten our first peek at the spacesuit that astronauts will wear when they’re riding in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship, but SpaceX CEO …

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

New research could challenge our fundamental laws of physics

Extreme Gravity<p>Scientists have spent centuries studying matter and energy to uncover the fundamental laws of physics. Now, an international team of …

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre<p>An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the …

Black Holes

Sandia’s Z Machine Tests Contradict Black Hole Models

A contradiction had been made this week that involves the X-ray spectra of black holes was brought about by experts using the Sandia National …

The Future of Uranium as Trump Goes Nuclear

With a grim forecast for their industry, many speakers at a recent global uranium symposium exhibited a kind of gallows humor. Take the introductory …

Gravitational lensing provides rare glimpse into interiors of black holes

The observable Universe is an extremely big place, measuring an estimated 91 billion light-years in diameter. As a result, astronomers are forced to …

Universe

AI is about to drastically change

Artificial Intelligence<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) and its corresponding technology all hinge on our human understanding of what intelligence is. …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

Quantum Mechanics

These tiny, light-activated nanomachines can kill cancer cells within minutes

50,000 of them are the width of a strand of human hair<p>Scientists have developed tiny, light-activated nanomachines that can drill into cancer cells and kill them within minutes.<p>Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered how to build these nanomachines out of …

Repeating radio signals coming from space

Sign of life? Scientists discover an intriguing fast radio burst in a distant galaxy.

Universe

Time Travel Isn't Possible ... or Is It?

The speed at which you move through space determines the speed at which you move through time.<p>Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think of them as separate entities, only a singular …

Physics

Scientists finally solve centuries-long mystery of star that disappeared 14 days after its discovery

Mapping the cosmos as we see it from Earth is a never-ending job, but one of the nice things about stars is that they tend to hang around for quite a …

Universe

Researchers have a theory on how the lights went on after the big bang

Fade to Black<p>Not long after our universe was formed by the Big Bang, the lights went out. We know that this darkened state didn’t last, but we don’t …

Researchers create a new fusion recipe that boosts energy output

Nuclear fusion is an attractive way to create energy. It generates hardly any waste, doesn't pollute the planet and takes advantage of elements that we have plenty of. But fusion takes a lot of work and the energy payout isn't yet at the level that makes it suitable for producing power. But …

MIT researchers are teaching robots to obey our commands through Alexa

“Alexa, tell my robot to pick up my grocery bags and put everything away in the fridge.”<p>While that’s not something that Amazon’s digital assistant can currently do—even with the scores of robots Amazon uses, or the ones CEO Jeff Bezos parades around in—it could be, in the not-too-distant future. A …

Robotics

Time Travel Isn't Possible…Or Is It?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Molecules Chilled Close to Absolute Zero Just Smashed a New Physics Record

Scientists are breaking the limits.<p>A two-step cooling process using lasers has allowed physicists to push molecules of calcium monofluoride down to a …