Science & Tech

  • NASA Looks to Sci-Fi for Naming Features On Pluto And Charon

    Posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    As we explore the surface of Pluto and its biggest moon Charon, the New Horizons Team has now encountered a very exciting dilemma. What do we name these geographic features? The International Astronomical Union is in charge of naming celestial objects. Their general rule is that the names should revolve around a specific theme. In […]

  • Fantastic Possibilities: Check out New ‘Fantastic Four’ Science Featurettes

    Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    To continue to try to build up hype for next week’s release of ‘Fantastic Four,’ 20th Century Fox released 4 featurettes starring scientist Michio Kaku, who is on hand to explain some of the science behind the film, and how science itself is getting closer and closer to making some of the pseudo-science featured in […]

  • Breakthrough Initiatives, Stephen Hawking Announce $100 Million Pledge To Search For Alien Life

    Posted Sunday, July 26th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Breakthrough Initiatives, a program founded by Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner and his wife artist Julia Milner, is about to get pretty serious in the search for extraterrestrial life. Breakthrough Initiatives, along with Stephen Hawking, astrophysicist Martin Rees, astronomers Frank Drake and Geoff Marcy and ‘Cosmos’ producer Ann Druyan, have announced a $100 million pledge to […]

  • Large Hadron Collider Detects New Particle

    Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    CERN physicists are certain that the Large Hadron Collider detected a new type of particle. After years of speculating its existence, the Large Hadron Collider uncovered the existence of a particle known as a pentaquark. Quarks are subatomic particles that form together to create composite particles such as protons and neutrons. Protons and neutrons contain […]

  • ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Tech: Military Developing Hoverbikes

    Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    The US military may very soon be using hoverbikes that are strikingly similar to the speeder bikes from ‘Star Wars,’ UK engineering company Malloy Aeronautics developed a prototype for a hoverbike and will partner with the Maryland-based defense research firm US SURVICE to create hoverbikes for the Department of Defense. The hoverbike was developed to […]

  • No Big Deal: Mass Extinction Is Underway

    Posted Sunday, June 28th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    When news of the new Spider-man and the latest White House bids attracts our attention, it’s pretty easy to miss that a sixth mass extinction is underway threatening the viability of humanity as we know it. In a study published in ‘Science Advances,‘ a new study suggests that the loss of species is accelerating at a […]

  • Pornhub Wants To Shoot Porn In Space

    Posted Sunday, June 21st, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since the dawn of science fiction, many people have fantasized about going to space and getting it on with exotic busty alien babes. Sex in space is certainly a subject of fascination and one that NASA has remained pretty tight-lipped about in recent years. However, one company is ready to spark our curiosity to see […]

  • High School Student Discovers Alien Planet

    Posted Sunday, June 21st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    17-year-old Tom Wagg of Staffordshire, England may just be the youngest person to ever discover an exoplanet or a planet that lives outside our solar system. Wagg is a student at Newcastle-Under-Lyme School and participates in a work-study program at Keele University. The University has a program dedicated to the search of exoplanets known as […]

  • Asteroid Named After Leonard Nimoy

    Posted Sunday, June 14th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Star Trek’ fans were devastated by the loss of Leonard Nimoy back in February, but the iconic television star will be immortalized because an asteroid has recently been named after him. Called 4864 Nimoy, the asteroid is located within the belt between Mars and Jupiter. It orbits the sun every 3.9 years. Initially discovered in […]

  • We’re One Step Closer To A ‘Jurassic World’ Cloned Dinosaur

    Posted Sunday, June 14th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    As if Jurassic Park’ through ‘Jurassic World‘ didn’t warn us enough, scientists in London discovered red blood cells in dinosaur bones, which lead to the potential of resurrecting dinosaurs. Perhaps one day we’ll be welcomed to a very real Jurassic Park. Materials scientist Sergio Bertazzo and his colleague paleontologist Susannah Maidment were testing dinosaur bones […]

  • ‘Jurassic World’ Advisor Claims Film’s Science Is More Plausible Than You May Think

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Jurassic World‘ preparing to take a massive bite out of this weekend’s box office, the nostalgia of many who saw the very first “Jurassic” film comes to mind and with it, the fascination of dinosaurs. It’s been 22 years since the idea of genetically cloned dinosaurs living in modern times first presented itself on the […]

  • ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Launches STEM Scholarship

    Posted Sunday, May 31st, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and its executive producer Chuck Lorre have created The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment to provide financial aid to low-income UCLA students who are pursuing a STEM-based education. The Big Bang Theory Scholarship will be given 20 students, many of them freshman, this coming academic year. The endowment raised $4 million […]

  • Become Your Favorite Avenger Thanks To Samsung’s 360 Degree Simulation

    Posted Sunday, May 31st, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    You’ve seen the movies and there are plenty of video games that let you play as a member of The Avengers, but none are as immersive as this new 360 degree simulator from Samsung.  Launched to coincide with ‘Age of Ultron,’ this simulator actually allows you, guided by Maria Hill herself, to step into Avengers Tower […]

  • Book A Room At The UFO Hotel

    Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Until space tourism becomes a booming industry, you may have to settle for a night in a small California town off the I-15. Baker, California may just be a pit stop for many people en route to Las Vegas (and the home of the world’s largest thermometer), but it may soon become the home of […]

  • Scotland Yard Feared Trekkies And Sci-Fi Fans In The Late 90s

    Posted Monday, May 25th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    If you had lived in the UK in the late 90s, chances are Scotland Yard was keeping an eye on you. While performing research for his new book, ‘How UFOs Conquered the World’, Dr. David Clarke, a journalism professor at Sheffield Hallam University, came across a secret briefing note sent by Scotland Yard to the […]