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Nine of Ig Nobel's weirdest and most wonderful scientific breakthroughs

Nine of Ig Nobel's weirdest and most wonderful scientific breakthroughs

From didgeridoo snoring solutions to why some people hate cheese, Ig Nobel celebrates the burning questions nobody's asking.
By Staff Writer Sep 18 2017, 10:29AM
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has said its final goodbye to Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has said its final goodbye to Titan

Cassini's observations of Titan have revealed the moon to be one of the most interesting bodies in our solar system.
By Staff Writer Sep 13 2017, 10:29AM
SpaceX launches top-secret space shuttle before Irma reaches Florida

SpaceX launches top-secret space shuttle before Irma reaches Florida

SpaceX has skirted Hurricane Irma to send a top-secret military shuttle into space...
By Thomas McMullan Sep 8 2017, 12:46PM
The Finnish app that trains you to be an astronaut just signed a major deal with NASA

The Finnish app that trains you to be an astronaut just signed a major deal with NASA

Space Nation has signed an agreement with NASA, on the same day as the UK announces greater space ties with China
By Staff Writer Sep 7 2017, 10:04AM
NASA's Peggy Whitson smashes all kinds of records as she returns to Earth

NASA's Peggy Whitson smashes all kinds of records as she returns to Earth

A star amongst the stars.
By Staff Writer Sep 5 2017, 10:23AM
What is a hydrogen bomb? The science behind North Korea's test claims

What is a hydrogen bomb? The science behind North Korea's test claims

We give an overview of how hydrogen bombs work and how they differ to atomic bombs.
By Staff Writer Sep 4 2017, 4:09AM
Delve into this treasure trove of NASA photos taken from the Apollo archive

Delve into this treasure trove of NASA photos taken from the Apollo archive

Project Apollo Archive joins our pick of best time-wasting websites on the web.
By Victoria Woollaston Aug 30 2017, 12:50PM
Intel unveils tiny Myriad X AI chip to run deep neural networks at high speed and low power

Intel unveils tiny Myriad X AI chip to run deep neural networks at high speed and low power

The "world's first system-on-chip" will enable smart devices to see, understand and respond to their environments in real time
By Staff Writer Aug 30 2017, 10:42AM
From flatscreen TVs to your smartphone: The element boron deserves more attention

From flatscreen TVs to your smartphone: The element boron deserves more attention

Boron is often ignored, but it’s got a lot of important qualities.
By Zhenguo Huang Aug 24 2017, 12:01PM
Star Trek style holodeck sheds light on spatial cognition

Star Trek style holodeck sheds light on spatial cognition

Tested on fish, flies, and mice, the holodeck decodes how we update our mental maps.
By Staff Writer Aug 22 2017, 10:22AM
From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years

From the edge of the Solar System, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years

Both Voyager spacecraft are only in communication with Earth via a Canberra tracking station.
By John Sarkissian , Ed Kruzins Aug 21 2017, 11:27AM
Quantum computing comes of age

Quantum computing comes of age

As labs around the world create ever more powerful machines based on quantum physics, what will we end up doing with them?
By Staff Writer Aug 15 2017, 10:47AM
HPE launches two servers into space

HPE launches two servers into space

Spaceborne Computer Project sees Apollo units attached to the ISS
By Staff Writer Aug 14 2017, 8:58AM
Scientists discover how to make food using just air and electricity in Star Trek-style 'protein reactors'

Scientists discover how to make food using just air and electricity in Star Trek-style 'protein reactors'

Is this the first step towards Star Trek-like replicators?
By Staff Writer Aug 1 2017, 10:20AM
NASA's 1970s space colony art is a reminder of how wrong futurists can be

NASA's 1970s space colony art is a reminder of how wrong futurists can be

Like a Ladybird book doing Soviet propaganda
By Staff Writer Jul 25 2017, 10:10AM
Astronomers spot mysterious signal coming from a nearby star

Astronomers spot mysterious signal coming from a nearby star

The signal seen from Ross 128, 11 light-years from Earth, contained radio pulses across different frequencies
By Staff Writer Jul 20 2017, 10:32AM
This 'soft' 3D-printed heart throbs and pumps blood just like the real thing

This 'soft' 3D-printed heart throbs and pumps blood just like the real thing

A team at ETH Zurich has made an artificial heart that pumps with its own ventricle system.
By Staff Writer Jul 17 2017, 9:04AM
EVE Online players are helping astronomers search for real-world exoplanets

EVE Online players are helping astronomers search for real-world exoplanets

CCP Games turns its space MMO into a tool to help researchers
By Staff Writer Jul 12 2017, 10:32AM
Alphabet's latest venture is all about geothermal heating and cooling

Alphabet's latest venture is all about geothermal heating and cooling

Google parent company turns to the Earth to heat people's homes.
By Staff Writer Jul 11 2017, 10:14AM
Star Trek’s Holodeck: from science fiction to a new reality

Star Trek’s Holodeck: from science fiction to a new reality

What was once pure make believe is now closer than ever before.
By Fabio Zambetta Apr 3 2017, 10:51AM