Science

Scientists finally prove we are not living in a computer simulation like in The Matrix

Scientists finally prove we are not living in a computer simulation like in The Matrix

Phew!
By Staff Writer Oct 5 2017, 10:34AM
Inside NASA's ambitious mission to 'touch the sun' in 2018

Inside NASA's ambitious mission to 'touch the sun' in 2018

The Parker Solar Probe will launch from Earth in June 2018, heading through the sun's atmosphere
By Staff Writer Sep 28 2017, 9:47AM
Yes, Australia will have a space agency. What does this mean? Experts respond

Yes, Australia will have a space agency. What does this mean? Experts respond

A space agency will allow Australia to sit at the table with NASA, ESA and other global agencies.
By Andrew Dempster , Duncan Blake Sep 27 2017, 12:03PM
Unlock a PC with the power of your heart

Unlock a PC with the power of your heart

Windows 10 Home is where the heart is.
By Staff Writer Sep 27 2017, 10:13AM
The future of supercomputers could be powered by ‘magic dust’ made of light and matter

The future of supercomputers could be powered by ‘magic dust’ made of light and matter

Quasiparticles called polaritons could be used to improve computing.
By Abigail Beall Sep 26 2017, 10:02AM
NASA starts testing tech for its "quiet" X-plane that promises supersonic flight without the boom

NASA starts testing tech for its "quiet" X-plane that promises supersonic flight without the boom

Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) is being tested for NASA's newest experimental aircraft
By Staff Writer Sep 25 2017, 10:15AM
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