Elon Musk unveils plan for Mars 'city' (Update 2)
10 hours ago
SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a "city" on Mars by sending humans on massive spacecraft with cabins, at a cost as low as $100,000 per person.
Quantum computing advances with control of entanglement
15 hours ago
When the quantum computer was imagined 30 years ago, it was revered for its potential to quickly and accurately complete practical tasks often considered impossible for mere humans and for conventional computers. But, there ...
Scientists uncover secret to gold's catalytic powers
10 hours ago
Settling a decades-long debate, new research conclusively shows that a hierarchy of active species exists in gold on iron oxide catalysis designed for low temperature carbon monoxide oxidation; Nanoparticles, sub-nanometer ...
Unusual martian region leaves clues to planet's past
9 hours ago
Researcher Don Hood from LSU and colleagues at collaborating universities studied an unusual region on Mars—an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they ...
Optimization technique identifies cost-effective biodiversity corridors
9 hours ago
A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare, threatened and endangered species living in protected areas. As the human population ...
Creating antimatter via lasers?
12 hours ago
Dramatic advances in laser technologies are enabling novel studies to explore laser-matter interactions at ultrahigh intensity. By focusing high-power laser pulses, electric fields (of orders of magnitude greater than found ...
Microsoft teams with Bank of America on 'blockchain'
11 hours ago
Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Tuesday announced they are working together to make financial transactions more efficient with blockchain technology—the foundation of bitcoin digital currency.
Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems
18 hours ago
Around 7 million years ago, landscapes and ecosystems across the world began changing dramatically. Subtropical regions dried out and the Sahara Desert formed in Africa. Rain forests receded and were replaced by the vast ...
Thirsty megacities poisoning rural groundwater: study
13 hours ago
A massive drawdown of water beneath delta-based megacities across the world may be pulling surface pollution deeper into the ground, risking contamination and health problems for local populations, a new study said Tuesday.
Quantum computing a step closer to reality
17 hours ago
Physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.