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After decades of work, scientists found direct evidence of ice on the Moon

The idea that there was ice on the Moon tantalized astronomers for years, even before NASA’s Apollo mission to send astronauts to the lunar surface began. When the NASA spacecraft <i>Clementine</i> brought sent back data that hinted at the possibility that there was ice on the surface of the Moon in 1994, …

Astronomy

Scientists calculate total amount of plastics ever produced

Athens, Ga. - Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early …

Pollution

Scientifically Proven Best Ways To Kiss

YouTube

SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time

"We are in it for the long haul to make this vehicle as great as possible."<p>HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Across the cavernous rocket factory, the buzz, whirr, …

Space Travel

50 years in the making, a restored streamliner claims the land speed record

For more than a century the Bonneville Salt Flats has drawn motoring enthusiasts to its vast open plains for its annual Speed Week, and for more than …

The Challenger

Should the U.S. Air Force Bomb Forest Fires?

It sounds ridiculous, but it’s an idea that's grounded in physics.<p>Earlier this summer, the Swedish Air Force dropped a laser-guided bomb on a forest fire to help suppress the flames. Now there’s a proposal for the United States to do the same, using the might of the U.S. Air Force to fight …

U.S. Air Force

New class of drug compounds puts cancer in a sleeper hold

Cancer isn't some foreign illness invading your body – it's essentially just regular cells dividing out of control. Current cancer treatments like …

Cancer

Tesla posts huge loss, but Model 3 becomes a moneymaker as production picks up

To say Tesla's production of its much-hyped Model 3 was slow out of the blocks could be putting it mildly, but it looks like things are starting to …

Tesla

China at the Limits of Growth

For the first time in memory, two of the biggest cities in the world actually got smaller.

China

The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field.<p>World War I and the discovery of …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Model 3 Outselling Small And Midsize Luxury Cars In U.S. In July [Infographic]

In the second quarter of 2018, Tesla produced just over 53,000 vehicles, doubling its output compared to the same quarter last year. For the first time, Model 3 production (28,578) exceeded combined Model S and X production (24,761) with deliveries to customers totaling 40,740 for the quarter. The …

Tesla Model 3

Logitech is acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million in cash

Logitech is making a big purchase to secure a foothold in high-end audio recording. Tonight, the company announced that it’s acquiring Blue Microphones for $117 million. The all-cash transaction will result in Blue, known for USB condenser microphones including the Snowball and Yeti, joining …

Logitech

Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good To Be Believed. They're Paid For

Travis is a teenager living in a small town in the Northeast. He enjoys hunting and shooting, and keeps a rifle at home. But with several younger siblings around the house, he wanted to make sure his gun was safe. So he ordered a trigger lock on Amazon, to prevent the gun from firing.<p>"The reviews …

eCommerce

NASA study dashes dreams of terraforming Mars

Could we one day terraform Mars to give it an atmosphere, new seas, and a generally habitable environment where people could settle without special …

Carbon Dioxide

The BFF: Powerful electric massage buffer could replace the foam roller

The BFF pro takes foam rolling to the next level. Used by the likes of former Olympian Jeff Galloway and Mr. Universe, it's a powerful, deep-tissue …

NASA’s Space-Suit Drama Could Delay Our Trip to the Moon

‘It’s a serious issue’ that some experts think should have been solved in the 1990s.<p>After years of planning, NASA is finally launching a new effort …

Space Exploration

Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers

Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers. And even though digital-native news …

Pew Research Center

Canadian Malls Secretly Tracked Shoppers' Age, Gender Using Facial Recognition Technology

Shoppers at the Chinook Centre, a mall in Calgary, Canada, have been unwittingly scanned by face recognition software.<p>Canadian outlet CBC reports …

Machine Perception

23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma, But You Can Opt Out

23andMe customers can opt out of the program, but that misses the point.<p>You really, really shouldn’t give your DNA to genomics companies like 23andMe or Ancestry. As the recent arrest of the Golden State Killer reminded us, these genetic databases are a goldmine for law enforcement. Catching serial …

Customers

Stone tools suggest North America was settled 20,000 years ago

The story of how humans spread across the globe is constantly being rewritten. Dating back to about 13,000 years ago, the "Clovis culture" was long …

Anthropology

Huge lake of liquid water found on Mars

A huge lake of liquid water has been found on Mars. The groundbreaking discovery comes after years of evidence of the Red Planet's watery past and …

Mars

Record-breaking solid state memory stores data at 100 times the density of Blu-ray

Scientists at the University of Alberta have demonstrated a new data storage technique that stores zeroes and ones by the presence (or absence) of …

Nature Communications

Palace luxury motorhome whisks you and your Smart car away on adventure

After an eventful 2017 show, the 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon is shaping up to be an equally big deal. Volkswagen will be debuting the production …

Motorhomes

NASA's next-gen exoplanet hunter gets to work

NASA's next-generation exoplanet hunter began its science mission this week. On July 25, the unmanned Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) …

Nextgen

World’s Largest Robot Hauls Ore Through Western Australia

It’s dirty, it’s dull, it’s enormous, and it’s probably one of the most productive robots on the planetIt’s often the case that the more useful a …

Western Australia

2018’s “Board Game of the Year” award goes to… Azul!

Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg wins for "complex" game.<p>This past weekend, we looked at the shortlisted nominees for the Spiel des Jahres, board …

Board Games

Where The Young And The Elderly Are Living In Europe, Mapped

It's not always easy to study a country's demographic structure, let alone the population structure of an entire continent. However, researchers Ilya …

European Union

Toshiba introduces first SSDs built on its 96-layer 3D flash memory

Toshiba Memory America has launched a new range of NVM express solid state drives, the first to be based on the company's 96-layer 3D flash memory. …

Toshiba

22% of US population does not speak English at home

Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population -- 44 million -- is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, choosing …

Immigration

Mobile photography set for major quality bump with Sony's 48-megapixel sensor

Smartphone camera sensors and lenses have to operate in a very tight space, but they continue to close the gap on full-size digital cameras year …

Phones