Category: Science News

Carbon Fiber Artificial Muscles Can Lift 12,000 Times Their Weight

Today, most robots and machines that need to move around use motors to do it. In the future, they might use artificial muscles that work more like our own biological...

Silurian Hypothesis: What If Humans Aren’t the First Civilization on Earth?

Earth is completely overrun with humans. There are billions of us living and dying on this planet, leaving signs of our existence in the soil, atmosphere, and even in...

Google Builds Augmented Reality Microscope to Detect Cancer

Google has used machine learning to solve a lot of problems like beating humans at Go and spotting exoplanets. Those are noble endeavors, but now Google Research has...

A Tremendous Supply of Rare Earth Metals Is Sitting in Japanese Waters

Certain so-called “rare-earth” metals are vital to modern manufacturing and technology. Applications range from lasers and magnets to ceramic capacitors, oxidative...

Virgin Galactic Completes First In-Flight Rocket Engine Test

Virgin Galactic is today much closer to its goal to take passengers on quick jaunts into space. Its prototype vehicle known as SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity successfully...

CERN Determines the Color of Antimatter

Modern physics is a little fuzzy on the very earliest moments of the universe, but our greatest thinkers hypothesize that the universe was equal parts matter and...

New AI Classifies the Chance of Life on Other Worlds

When it comes to finding life on other planets, so far the score stands at Earth 1, Universe 0. It’s certainly not been for lack of trying. Over the past few decades...

Life Might Exist in the Clouds of Venus

The planet Venus is not usually what you’d think of as “habitable,” with its clouds of sulfuric acid and atmospheric pressure 92 times higher than Earth. The...

NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope Again to May 2020

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has seen its fair share of delays (and then some), but we had every reason to expect it would finally launch in about a year....

We Just Found the First Normal Planet to Orbit a Brown Dwarf

Scientists have announced the first planet found to be orbiting a brown dwarf. It’s a significant discovery and a fascinating window into the evolution of a type of...