1 day ago - Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it's figured out how to design an underwater vehicle that can make the idea a reality. More worryingly, though, is the possibility that the technology will be used to develop ... 1
1 day ago - Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are illusory. Perhaps the fundamental description of the universe does not include the concepts of “mass” and “length,” implying that at its ... 1
1 day ago - Luckily for researchers, there is a possible laboratory in our solar system to help us better understand the conditions on Earth before life arose — a situation sometimes referred to as a “prebiotic” environment. That location is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, that has ...
1 day ago - The World War II program to develop an atomic bomb was the largest secret project ever undertaken by the U.S. government. But newly-declassified documents reveal how it hard it was to keep things secret as the weapon neared completion. Information leaks were everywhere, even in church ...
2 days ago - An ANU team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel. “Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create ...
2 days ago - Music has already been shown to have all kinds of effects on the mind, like making you happier, reducing pain and bringing people together. Now a new study finds that music of the right kind can transform the listener’s sense of power. The study, published in the journal ...
2 days ago - A couple spotted a UFO in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday, August 21. But the military came forward to claim responsibility for the bright aerial object. Witness Chris Ewing and his girlfriend were near Saint Margarets Bay on the night of Aug. 21 when they ...
3 days ago - The difference between otherwise similar people with anti-social personality disorder (APD) and psychopaths is the way the latter's brain reacts when confronted with human emotion, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Michigan, US, set out to uncover why both ... 1
3 days ago - More than two years into the Curiosity rover’s lonely trek across Mars, conspiracy theorists believe they’ve struck gold: an ‘alien thigh bone’ has been spotted on the surface of the red planet. For keen alien hunters, the image above - taken by the rover’s MastCam on ... 3
3 days ago - A new atomic clock is due for installation on the International Space Station in 2016, ushering in a new age of physics experiments probing the relationship between space and time. Called PHARAO (short for Projet d'Horloge Atomique par Refroidissement d'Atomes en Orbit), the ...
3 days ago - Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life. The researchers discovered the microscopic oval object within the Nakhla Mars meteorite, which fell to Earth in ...
3 days ago - After digging around in the light from an old, orange star, astronomers have found possible remnants of one of the universe's first stars: a giant that may have been more than 140 times as massive as the sun. The finding, reported Thursday in the journal Science, marks the first ...
4 days ago - New research details emerging this week suggest that Google is after the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. According to an intriguing report in New Scientist, Google is building a next-generation information database called Knowledge Vault that’s designed to ... 2
4 days ago - We walked the Avenue, the ancient route along which the stones were first dragged from the River Avon. For centuries, this was the formal path to the great henge, but now the only hint of its existence was an indentation or two in the tall grass. It was a fine English summer’s day, ... 1
4 days ago - Humans have marvelled at the majesty of Stonehenge for thousands of years, but the famous landmark's original purpose has remained a mystery. Now, a new technique has revealed 15 previously unknown Neolithic monuments around the mysterious monument in Wiltshire. And one ... 1