Kevin Gallagher

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Inside The Hyperloop: transport's mind-boggling new future

"Is there truly a new mode of transport - a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars and boats?"<p>Elon Musk, the founder of Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla …

Engage! Warp Drive Could Become Reality with Quantum-Thruster Physics

DALLAS — Warp-drive technology, a form of "faster than light" travel popularized by TV's "Star Trek," could be bolstered by the physics of quantum …

'Stretch Marks' on Phobos Show Martian Moon Is Falling Apart

Long, thin "stretch marks" on the surface of Phobos are early signs that the Martian moon is falling apart, new research suggests.<p>Phobos is a tiny …

Astronomy

War of the Gods

One of the most poignant moments in the wake of the Paris attacks was the street musician who played a moving rendition of John Lennon's Imagine. As the melody sounded, the familiar words rang in my mind:<p><i>Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too</i> …

Faith

Astronomers are freaking out over this newly discovered Earth-sized planet — and for good reason

The exoplanet, dubbed GJ 1132b, is about the size of Earth and lives in a solar system roughly 39 light-years from Earth, a team of scientists reported in the November 12, 2015, issue of the journal Nature.<p>Furthermore, the exoplanet is the closest rocky Earth-sized exoplanet ever discovered, by far.<p>…

Universe

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next | PBS

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

7 Science-Backed Books About Spirituality That Will Change Your Life

These days, it seems like there’s a new spirituality book that comes out almost every other day. The problem with some of these so-called …

Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1170000/1170048_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534434390_386132f70b3171ea489214906bdfb5a3<p><b>Astronomers have witnessed two big blobs of plasma, shot into space by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a dramatic cosmic</b> …

Black Holes

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?" The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein), who designed Facebook's internal productivity tool and co-created the productivity software Asana.</i> …

Productivity

Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.

A 500-square-foot Midtown studio in New York City is quietly becoming a temple for the anxious, the overworked and the curious. There are 26 seats.<p>From inside the studio windows, you peer over taxi cabs crowding 5th Avenue below and if you put your nose right up to the glass, you can see the needle …

Meditation

How To Find A Parallel Universe: Cern Boosts Data Intelligence

CERN is restarting its Large Hadron Collider (after a two-year massive upgrade) to start working on amazing experiments to reveal the identity of “dark matter” and to search for tiny black holes that could be gateways to parallel universes or alternate dimensions. Yes, modern physics and math …

REVEALED: FBI Releases DECLASSIFIED Nikola Tesla Documents!

Entitled the "Electrical genius", inventor Nikola Tesla has been considered one of the greatest minds of modern age bringing about revolutionary …

Search for more Earth-like planets ramps up

Planet Earth. Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert …

What Is Comedy For?

What Is Comedy For?<p>Although many of us like comedy a lot, it feels odd to ask basic questions about its purpose. ‘What is comedy for?’ sounds like a …

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years of Space Photography

Hubble Space Telescope

Tesla And Energy Storage: The Race To Power The Future

What if there were a way to modernize the nation’s energy grid while also helping bolster renewable energy production? According to Tesla’s innovative mastermind, Elon Musk, the development of massive batteries, which store energy produced from renewable resources, could become a reality within the …

How We Know How Many Galaxies Are In The Universe, Thanks To Hubble

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, it’s easy to take for granted all we’ve learned thanks to its incredible discoveries. But don’t forget that when it was first launched, the spherical aberration in the primary mirror caused all the images it was returning to be blurry …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Astronomers say they have have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. But with measurements indicating it is 12 billion times the size of the sun, the black hole …

Black Holes

February 21: Your daily horoscope

<b>IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY</b><p>No matter how much you have achieved you want to do more. At some stage over the next few months you will get the idea in your head that you are destined to move in a completely new direction. Don't ignore it – it's your true vocation.<p><b>ARIES (March 21 - April 20):</b><p>What would …

Five Common Misconceptions About Productivity That Can Hold You Back

We all want to work smarter, but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? You might hear someone say they work best under pressure, for …

Voyager 1 spacecraft approaches edge of Solar System

Now traveling at a speed of around 38,000 mph (61,155 km/h) and some 10.8 billion miles (17.38 billion km) from the Sun, Voyager 1 has reached a …

12 Technologies Which Could Save The World

It's easy to get downhearted about climate change. But amazing things are happening that could slow it down.

Inside the Psychology of Productivity

Burned out? Can't get it all done? The problem might be in your head.<p>You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the …

The Most Clever Ideas For Vehicles to Explore Saturn's Moon Titan

Forget a boring old rover and try nuclear-powered boats or quadcopter space drones. If we want to explore Saturn's moon Titan—with its liquid methane …

Don't Delay! 6 Hacks For Fighting Financial Procrastination

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>With the start of every new year comes all of those resolutions that you’re absolutely, positively, definitely going to tackle.<p>You’ll be better at balancing your checkbook. You’ll finally kick your retirement savings into high gear. And you’re not going to …