SpaceX Plans to Return to Flight Next Week

SpaceX Plans to Return to Flight Next Week New years bring new beginnings, and for SpaceX, that means a return to flight after a five-month dry spell. Having officially determined the cause of the infamous Falcon 9 “anomaly” at Cape Canaveral on September 1st, the rocket company is eyeing January 8th for its first launch […]

Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences

Methane emissions spike with dangerous climate consequences If you thought that the only greenhouse gas worth panicking over was carbon dioxide, then you're gonna need a lie down. Methane, the Art Garfunkel / Luigi to CO2's Paul Simon / Mario (delete as appropriate) is on a mission to wreck our planet. A glob… Source: Engadget […]

Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly

Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly 2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn’t stand to get any better, so here’s the bad news—the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique called ballooning, turning their silk […]

Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the slightest cut. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice

Trump Just Met With Al Gore to Discuss Climate Change

Trump Just Met With Al Gore to Discuss Climate Change Trump may never remove that dumb tweet about climate change being a Chinese hoax, but there are signs that our prez-elect is warming up to the notion that maybe—just maybe!—global warming isn’t a liberal conspiracy. The latest signal came on Monday, when Trump met with […]

CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors

CERN introduces Large Hadron Collider's robotic inspectors Since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) needs to be in tip-top shape to discover new particles, it has two inspectors making sure everything's in working order. The two of them are called TIM, short not for Timothy, but for Train Inspection Monorail. T… Source: Engadget Link: CERN introduces […]

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy By Cat DiStasio When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that t… Source: Engadget Link: Six unexpected sources […]

Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop

Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop We can put a man in space, but once he’s there, NASA still has no idea what to do with his shit. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop

The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real

The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real National Geographic’s new TV miniseries Mars has a message for the people of Earth: Colonizing the Red Planet is not a pipe dream. In fact, it’s achievable within a generation. Unfortunately, in the first few episodes at least, that message smothers […]

Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts

Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish’s inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached out wanting to […]

Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe

Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe The sun may look round from our viewing angle but it — like most stars — aren't as spherical as they seem. It's actually 10 kilometers wider at its equator than it is at its poles. This is due to stars' rate of spin and variances […]

This Microbe Could Be the Planet’s Most Prolific Predator

This Microbe Could Be the Planet’s Most Prolific Predator This microscopic diplonemid doesn’t look like much, but it’s one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have become the first to identify and photograph this surprisingly elusive—but ecologically important—sea creature. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: This […]

We Were Wrong About HIV’s ‘Patient Zero’ 

We Were Wrong About HIV’s ‘Patient Zero’  The origin of the AIDS pandemic has been reconstructed in unprecedented detail, showing the disease jumped from the Caribbean to New York City around 1970. The new study subsequently clears the name of Gaétan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant long-thought to be “Patient Zero.” Read more… Source: Gizmodo […]

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites

White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites Miniature satellites are increasingly a big deal, and for good reasons: they're not only less expensive and easier to deploy than the giant satellites of old, but can cover wider areas. And the White House wants to give them a helping hand. It's la… Source: Engadget Link: […]

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you

ICYMI: Wearable robots will walk all over you Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT and Stanford researchers created tiny robots that can grab onto clothes and walk on your shirt, with the goal of them one day, forming a swarm to create a temporary video screen and then marching back into a… Source: […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Orbital's Antares launches cool science experiments to space

Orbital's Antares launches cool science experiments to space NASA and Orbital ATK had to put off Antares' comeback until the next day due to a glitch, but everything went well the second try. The rocket finally blasted off to space carrying a Cygnus spacecraft with supplies for the ISS, as well as a bunch of […]

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs

Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs Researchers have used quantum computing tech to miniaturize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, making it small enough to pick up the structure of single biomolecules without damaging them or losing information in the process. This could make… Source: Engadget Link: Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum […]

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter

Juno's misbehaving engine means a change of plans around Jupiter Three months ago, the Juno probe ended a years-long journey when it settled into orbit around Jupiter. Everything's just peachy with Juno's cameras — as evidenced by these magnificent photos — but it turns out its primary Leros 1b engine is having… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Forget holograms, here's a 'floating e-ink' display

Forget holograms, here's a 'floating e-ink' display The amount of pixels in a display has been the source of forum flamewars since the advent of HDTV, which makes an experimental display technology from the University of Sussex so interesting. It's called JOLED and it measures a whopping 7 x 6 voxels… Source: Engadget Link: Forget […]