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Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Cheaper, plant-based carbon fiber could be used to make lighter cars that consume less fuel.<p>Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight, it is used in everything from tennis rackets to golf clubs to bicycles to wind turbine blades to …

Carbon Fiber

NASA's new "space fabric"

This is NASA's new "space fabric" in development at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.<p>The metal textile is 3D printed in one piece yet can be easily …

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties - ExtremeTech

By on March 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new bill introduced by Virginia …

Silbannacus: the Roman emperor that time forgot

During the 1930s, British Museum curators came across a baffling discovery – a Roman coin depicting an enigmatic emperor whose identity was entirely …

Over 40 Ancient Ships Discovered on the Bottom of the Black Sea

About 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, melting glaciers began filling the Black Sea. Researchers still aren’t sure just when the sea …

Archaeology

Don’t bother making beats, Google’s ‘Infinite Drum Machine’ has got you covered [Video]

The beautiful thing about artificial intelligence is that due to its relatively back-end nature its applications seem to be virtually endless.<p>Today is music’s lucky day, as sound is the latest area which has undergone Google‘s AI surgery in its recent wave of “experiments”…<p>With a little help from …

Machine Learning

The Blockchain Energy System Is Going To Be Great For Consumers

Several startups are now working on the trading aspect, including Power Ledger in Western Australia. It’s launched trials based on blockchain …

Blockchain

Archaeologists unearth huge Neolithic ‘Stonehenge’

Another ‘Stone Henge’ even bigger than the world famous heritage site and dating back nearly 5,500 years has been discovered by …

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Common Bug Opens Door To Next-Gen Graphene Solar Cells

<b>Published on</b> August 11th, 2016 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>August 11th, 2016 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>The Intertubes are buzzing with news about a new method for creating …

A final blow to myth of how people arrived in the Americas

Is there any way the first Americans migrated south along the Pacific coast through an ice-free corridor? No, say scientists.<p>For decades, …

Solar physicist sees global cooling ahead

Via the GWPF: Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the …

Humans First Used Tools to Eat Meat 250,000 Years Ago. Here’s What the Discovery Means

If you’re a developing species with dreams of dominating your home planet one day, you’re going to have to do two things first: grow a big brain and …

Viking traders spread comfy-to-ride horses around the world, DNA suggests

Ancient DNA reveals ambling horses, comfortable to ride over rough roads, first appeared in medieval England, and were spread worldwide by Vikings<p>The Vikings might have been fearsome, bearded and hardy but it seems that when it came to horses, they liked to travel in comfort.<p>Research has revealed …

Earth - Our weird lack of hair may be the key to our success

Look closely at your friends, family and even strangers. Spot anything strange?<p>Ignore any large noses or unusually-shaped brows. Instead, look at their hair – or rather, the lack of it.<p>It might not seem strange, because we are used to having relatively little hair covering our bodies. But when we …

This Ivory Tool Was Likely Used to Make Rope 40,000 Years Ago

Rope was just as important a tool during the Paleolithic Era as it is now. But unlike today, back then hunters and gatherers didn’t have machines to …

Sacsayhuaman

The Sacsayhuaman (also Saksaywaman or Saqsawaman, meaning ‘Royal Eagle’) fortress-temple complex lies at the northern edge of the former Inca capital …

Could dark energy be caused by frozen neutrinos?

A new idea links the Standard Model’s most elusive particles with the zero-point energy of the Universe.<p><i>“If you’re puzzled by what dark energy is,</i> …

Cave Drawings Suggest Early Harmonious Contact Between Islanders And Europeans: Archaeologists

Researchers say the markings made by Europeans in the caves found on Isla Mona were inscribed as early as the 16th century.<p>Archaeologists exploring a remote Caribbean island near Puerto Rico have returned with photos capturing never-before-seen cave drawings ― ones said to reveal a previously …

Anthropology

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Watch and Learn the Science Behind a Stringless Yo-Yo

Yo-yos have been around for centuries, and while hundreds of variations exist, they all have one thing in common: string. That is, until now. Gizmodo …

Watch Out, Coal! Dubai Announces Plans For World's Lowest Cost Solar Plant

King Coal is taking a lot of blows recently. But at least it could usually count on being the cheapest alternative. Now even that’s called into question.<br>The latest battering to coal’s standing came when Dubai announced June 27 that it would build a massive 800-megawatt solar plant that will produce …

Renewable Energy

Ancient Shipwreck Off Greek Island Yields A Different Sort Of Treasure

A team of archaeologists diving near the Greek island of Antikythera have reported a startling new discovery from a previously explored 2,000-year-old shipwreck. The find — a very heavy, metal cylinder — offers new insights into the maritime warfare of ancient times, the scientists say.<p>"Of the 40 …

The Most Popular Netflix Show in Every Country

Munich-based design studio <b>Kurzgesagt (whose name means</b> "in a nutshell" in German) creates one explainer-themed animation video per month. In the …

Black Mirror

Pear-shaped nuclei discovery challenges time travel hopes

<b>Scottish-based scientists have discovered that the nuclei of some atoms are not symmetrical.</b><p>The finding challenges some of the fundamental concepts of physics.<p>It could explain why there is more matter than antimatter - but it may also end hopes of time travel.<p>The Universe has a fundamental problem. …

The bankruptcy in Brazil shows why rating agencies are still a 'joke'

It owes creditors 65 billion reais ($19 billion). This includes 50 billion reais in bonds and bank loans, some of them denominated in foreign currencies.<p>It has been trying "restructure" its debt by stiffing creditors and practically wiping out stockholders. But ten days ago, CEO Bayard Gontijo …