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A Little Perspective on the New “9th Planet” (and the 10th, and the 11th)

A Little Perspective on the New “9th Planet” (and the 10th, and the 11th)

By now you’ve probably heard the announcement that astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown think they’ve tracked down “Planet 9,” a long-rumored large world orbiting in the distant wilderness of the solar system. Even if you haven’t heard, the news may sound familiar, since a confusingly similar but completely separate report made the rounds just a month ago. (Students of ... Read More »

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

SCIENTISTS conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own. he staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect – or even create – miniature black holes. If ... Read More »

Will Einstein’s General Relativity Break Under Extreme Conditions?

Will Einstein’s General Relativity Break Under Extreme Conditions?

A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist, who had already revolutionized physics with discoveries about the relationship between space and time, developed a radical new understanding of gravity. In 1915, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described gravity as a fundamental property of space-time. He came up with a set of equations that relate the ... Read More »

NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

When we imagine the robots of the future, they often look and move like humans, standing up on two legs and using a pair of arms to grab and move objects. NASA’sJet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a different kind of robot for disaster response that’s designed to move like an ape. Headless but covered with seven cameras that act as ... Read More »

High-Tech Airships Could Be NASA’s Next Challenge

High-Tech Airships Could Be NASA’s Next Challenge

One of NASA’s new citizen science endeavors could involve high-tech, record-breaking airships designed to aid scientific research projects. NASA has proposed a challenge that calls for airship designs that can fly higher and longer than existing airships. At the moment, no airship — blimp-like devices — can maintain an altitude of 65,000 feet (20 kilometers) for more than 8 hours. ... Read More »