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NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

NASA and America Makes jointly launched a $2.25 million competition to design a 3D-printed home for astronauts on Mars at last week’s Bay Area Maker …

India's latest cryogenic engine passes major test

Testing of the CE20 cryogenic engine on April 28, 2015 at ISRO's Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu. Image credit: ISRO<p>Testing of the CE20 …

Explainer: The Mysterious Dark Energy That Speeds the Universe's Rate of Expansion

The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

NASA's Plan for What to Do if an Astronaut Loses It in Space

Admit it: There’s something a little bit unnerving about the prospect of floating around in a teeny, tiny container as you hurtle into the infinite …

Hall-effect thruster

In spacecraft propulsion, a <b>Hall-effect thruster</b> (<b>HET</b>) is a type of ion thruster in which the propellant is accelerated by an electric field. …

NASA --"Is It On the Verge of Discovering 'Warp Bubbles' Enabling Dreams of Interstellar Travel?"

There have been hints in recent news that NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that could make the local universe accessible for human …

Scientists have found an Alien code in our DNA: Ancient Engineers

According to mainstream scientists: Alien code found in our DNA. Extraterrestrial beings created our species.<p>Researchers who worked for 13 years in …

Mars Rover Curiosity Spotted from Space (Photo)

NASA's eagle-eyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured a view of the space agency's Curiosity rover trundling across the Red Planet.<p>The new …

What is dark energy?

We need dark energy to explain why gravity seems to be driving galaxies in our universe apart instead of pulling them together.<p>The nature of dark …

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

Universe

Are December’s solstice and January’s perihelion related?

December solstice 2017 was December 21. Earth is closest to the sun for 2018 on January 2-3. Coincidence?<p>Earth comes closest to the sun on January 3, …

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …

Call of Duty: Ghosts season pass innards confirmed

Confirming a leak from last month, Activision has announced the content of the £34.99 Call of Duty: Ghosts season pass.<p>It includes four downloadable …

Why 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

First things first, I haven’t made up my mind yet when it comes to handing out my much-coveted Game of the Year award.<p>But I’ve been mulling over the many great games I played this year, and one keeps rearing its skull-and-bones-adorned banner: <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>I’m surprised by this. …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

Did Life on Earth Come From Mars?

Two scientists present new data on great cosmic questions.<p><b>Did life begin on Mars and then travel to Earth for its blossoming?</b><p><b>A long-debated and often-dismissed theory known as "panspermia" got new life in the past week, as two scientists separately proposed that early Earth lacked some chemicals</b> …

Nasa's moon mission Ladee spacecraft blasts off successfully

Moon mission the first to blast off from Virginia site as it sets off on month-long journey to reach lunar orbit<p>Nasa's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late on Friday night in an unprecedented moonshot from the state of Virginia.<p>The Ladee spacecraft, which is charged with studying the …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Can Video Games Actually Improve Brain And Cognitive Function?

The cover of <i>Nature</i> this month features a “game changing” study suggesting that video games may improve brain function in certain measurable ways. The games, of course, are specifically designed for this purpose – they’re not off the shelf at the local game shop – and they give the brain’s attention …

Monza, mate: Another hot lap of F1 2013 | PC Invasion

It’s nice to know that there are people out there who can actually play <i>F1 2013</i> properly. I’m currently in possession of a preview build and can …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

A Storm is Brewing

Mitch Dobrowner has chased storms since 2009, photographing monsoons, tornadoes and thunderstorms through out the American Midwest and West, working …

New Apple TV expected to be a no-show at next week's iPhone 5S event

We are looking forward to a phone-tastic event from Apple come Tuesday, a welcoming party fit for the iPhone 5S and cheap iPhone 5C.<p>While the world …

Galaxy Gear smartwatch reportedly the first of many models and price points

Even if you thought the Galaxy Gear smartwatch looked fashionably acceptable when it was unveiled at IFA 2013 this week, chances are its high price …