By: Terrence Aym
Move over "Bessie the Mule," BigDog is coming!Boston Dynamic's creation, BigDog is barely more than a set of four legs with a brain—but what a brain! It balances on ice, catches itself when it slips, trudges up slippery, snowy hillsides and toughs...
By: Terrence Aym
Amazed physicists at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois have announced the possible discovery of a "new force of nature."The discovery goes beyond the elusive, so-called "God Particle" that's been something of a Holy Grail amongst nuclear particle...
Study: Electrothermal spaceships could make interplanetary travel cheap
By: Terrence Aym
Forget expensive chemical rockets, exotic fuels, and atomic spaceships. Water can transport us all to the planets. Mars, Titan, the rings of Saturn and Asteroid Belt…all are accessible just by using good old H2O.So says Brian McConnell, a software engineer, technology entrepreneur and...
By: Christa Martin
A solar eclipse is an event which occurs when the moon's orbit takes it between the sun and the Earth. The moon's shadow then falls on the Earth, and blots out the sun. In some cases, this happens totally, where the sun is completely blocked...
Astronomers: Unprecedented gamma ray burst may signal star's black hole death
By: Terrence Aym
Black holes, the universe's gravitic vacuum cleaners, are the beating heart of most galaxies. They are also nature's most irresistible force sucking gases, space debris, planets, even whole stars into their hungry maws.When a black hole goes on a feeding frenzy the event is...
By: Bruce Tyson
Space travel requires an enormous amount of energy to sustain spacecraft during increasingly lengthy journeys that will eventually take them to the outermost regions of the universe. In search of a way to power future space journey the United States and Russia are meeting to...
By: John Traveler
Since human brains first experienced the process of cognitive contemplation, men have pondered the question, what is the world made of? We still don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle representative of the theory of everything, but during the past two hundred years...
By: Terrence Aym
Two Italian scientists—Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi of the University of Bologna announced to skeptical colleagues that they successfully tested a new cold fusion process in January 2011. They claimed they created 12,400 watts of thermal power with just 400 watts input.The...
By: Dyana Hepburn
There are many theories held by astrophysicists and astronomers which attempt to answer the question of how a black hole is created. To give a very simplified definition of an extremely complex astronomical object, as defined by Wikipedia: "A black hole is a region of...
By: Terrence Aym
A nuclear-powered spaceship may propel the first manned mission to Mars.Anatoly Perminov the director of Roscosmos, the Russian counterpart of NASA, told the Russian news agency RIA that a joint Russian-US nuclear spacecraft project will be on the table during April 15th meetings with...

 

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