Category: Science News

Scientists Fear They Will Be Priced Out After Dinosaur Sells for $2.36 Million

A Wyoming landowner discovered a remarkably intact dinosaur fossil back in 2013, and the specimen has now sold at auction for $2.36 million. It’s a great day for the...

MIT Creates Wireless Power System For Medical Implants

Technology is constantly becoming more powerful and compact. What used to require a room full of equipment can now work with devices that fit in the palm of your hand....

Pluto Has Dunes Made of Ice Instead of Sand

It has been almost two years since NASA’s New Horizons probe made its historic flyby of Pluto, but we’re still learning new things about the dwarf planet from this...

Astronomers Just Found the Largest Known Neutron Star

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars known to exist. But their small size, and the fact that they often don’t emit light in the visible spectrum, can make...

NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Delivers Amazing First Images Despite Defect

Until last year, the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) was making do with some fairly ancient weather satellites. The 1990s era hardware...

Cutting-Edge Construction Projects From Around the World

At ExtremeTech, much of the work we focus on takes place in the realms of the incredibly small. Transistors, after all, stopped being visible to the naked eye quite some...

The Most Promising Companies in Robotics Engineering

Despite all the warning of a robot apocalypse in popular culture, there are still ample companies working at the bleeding edge of robotics. One day, the robots will take...

Pluto Might Have Formed as a Giant Comet, Not a Planet

The mechanics of planet formation are thought to be pretty universal, but a new report suggests that Pluto could have formed from very different processes than those we...

Dinosaur-Killing Impact May Have Superheated Earth’s Atmosphere for 100,000 Years

Roughly 66 million years ago, an asteroid some 6-9 miles in diameter slammed into the Yucatan peninsula. Researchers have a fairly good idea what happened next. The...

Scientists Plan New Project to Search for Particles that Escape from LHC

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most complex device ever built by humanity, and it’s allowed us to explore previously unknowable realms of physics. However,...