SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
POD TRAVELING AT 201 MPH WINS ELON MUSK'S HYPERLOOP COMPETITION
A team of students from Germany sent a carbon-plastic pod whizzing through a tube at 201 mph (324 km/h) last weekend, securing the top spot in Elon Musk's second Hyperloop competition.
NEW WONDER DRUG HAILED AS BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGH IN FIGHT AGAINST HEART ATTACKS AND CANCER
A new class of drugs which could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cancer has been hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins.
WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL RESISTIVE MAGNET WILL ASSIST RESEARCH IN MANY FIELDS
Researchers at the National MagLab have successfully tested a resistive magnet reaching 41.4 teslas of magnetic field strength. It's going to be useful for scientists doing research in many fields.
CIVIL WAR MYSTERY SOLVED? CONFEDERATE SUB'S TORPEDO MAY HAVE KILLED ITS CREW
The crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, may have instantly killed themselves with their own weapon, according to a new study.
HERE IS THE FUTURE OF INTERSTELLAR SPACECRAFT
Humans have been dreaming of interstellar travel for decades. These are our best chances of making it a reality.
FACTS ABOUT GECKOS
Geckos are a type of lizard. Though there are about 1,500 species of geckos, they all have some similarities, including amazing tails, a simple diet and hairy skin.
One thing they don't have in common is size.
RESEARCHERS DEVISE METHOD FOR RECYCLING ASTRONAUT URINE TO MAKE 3D PRINTING PLASTICS IN SPACE
Researchers have used yeast and human urine to create omega-3 fatty acids essential to brain and eye health and 3D printing plastics for use in space. The ability to make essential supplies will make space travel easier and cheaper.
VIKTORIA MODESTA IS A BIONIC WOMAN, AND SHE IS TAKING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BY STORM
At 20 years old, musical artist Viktoria Modesta had her leg amputated below the knee, and the experience has given her a huge amount of perspective on self-awareness and outside appearances.
BLACK HOLES OUTSIDE OUR GALAXY WORK DIFFERENTLY FROM OURS
Physicists have analyzed the data LIGO obtained while observing gravitational waves from black hole mergers earlier this year, and arrived at two possible models that describe the origin and behavior of black holes beyond our galaxy.
WILL YOUR SOLAR ECLIPSE GLASSES STILL BE SAFE TO USE IN 2024?
The 2017 total solar eclipse has come and gone, but another one is less than a decade away for North America.