Here’s how much plastic enters the ocean each year
New calculations astound scientists
DARPA's ALASA space launch system would turn airports into spaceports
DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program is developing a system to launch small satellites into low-Earth orbit using an
The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human languag...
(Phys.org)—Human speech is not typically thought to adapt to the environment, and a standard assumption in linguistics is that sound systems
Quantum computer as detector shows space is not squeezed
Ever since Einstein proposed his special theory of relativity in 1905, physics and cosmology have been based on the assumption that space lo
Mounting research tightens gut microbial connection with the brain
The trillions of microbes that inhabit the human body, collectively called the microbiome, are estimated to weigh two to six pounds—up to tw
AI Has Arrived, and That Really Worries the World's Brightest Minds | WIRED
Elon Musk met with ethicists recently at a secret conference to figure out the future of AI. The AI industry is taking off. Should we be sca
Newly-discovered compound gives hope in fight against antibiotic-resista...
In recent years, many pharmaceutical companies have largely turned their backs on the quest to develop new antibiotics. Out one company buck
Analysis of spacecraft data reveals most Earth-like planet to date
Study ups the number of suspected habitable alien worlds
Bill Gates' Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage | W...
Peter Janicki's Omni-Processor is a steel machine converts high volumes of human waste---up to 14 tons a day---into electricity and water, w
Is safe, green thorium power finally ready for prime time? | ExtremeTech
The benefits liquid metal thorium reactors have over light water uranium reactors have been compelling since the dawn of the nuclear age. If
The past, present, and future potential of NASA’s nuclear space rocket p...
Shortly after Apollo 11, Wernher von Braun, one of the fathers of rocket science, proposed that we develop a reusable Nuclear Thermal Propul
Clocking the hot gas gushing from the Milky Way's core
Astronomers have measured the speed of the outflow, but its origin—whether from black hole or by starburst—remains mysterious
Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Mini nuclear – the future for powe...
Factories could get their own miniature nuclear power plants within a decade, suggests a new report from MPs out today. The idea is touched