Water Detected on Planet Inside the Habitable Zone for the First Time

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The astronomers who comb through data on planetary surveys looking for potentially habitable planets are searching for worlds with certain specific characteristics. We assume that any planet capable of supporting life has to exist within the habitable zone (also sometimes […]

MIT Creates Light-Sensitive ‘Reprogrammable’ Ink

You probably had to agonize over colors the last time you bought a car, a pair of shoes, or anything else where color matters. What if you didn’t have to pick a single color, though? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new color-changing ink that you can “reprogram” […]

NASA Tests Space Concrete for Future Mars Habitats

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need someplace […]

Rock Samples From Impact Crater Reveal Details of Dinosaur Extinction

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. About 65 million years ago, the dinosaurs and countless other creatures were going about their business on Earth when a space rock dropped out of the sky and brought about the end of the Cretaceous Period. But what was that […]

Tesla Pushes Pickup Truck Unveiling to November

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Tesla has made incredible headway when it comes to selling electric sedans and sports cars, and the company is going to launch its first hatchback next year. However, Tesla’s next major vehicle will be a tougher sell. The company was […]

Apple Says Google Blew iPhone Hacking Report Out of Proportion

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple is used to promoting the security of its products in comparison to the competition, but it was on the defensive last week following a report from Google’s Project Zero. According to Google researchers, iOS was the target of a […]

Life, the Universe, and Math: 42 Proven to be the Sum of 3 Cubes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The problem of 42 — at least as it relates to whether the number could be considered the sum of three cubes — has finally been solved. The question of whether every number under 100 could be expressed in this […]

4 Automakers Agree to Cleaner California Air. Now They May Be Sued.

Is this crazy, or what: Four automakers face a Department of Justice investigation and possible lawsuit because they possibly conspired to, uh, build more fuel-efficient cars and help make California’s air cleaner. BMW, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen are the reported targets of a Justice Department investigation into whether they skirted federal competition laws by agreeing […]

Will Tesla, GM, and Nissan Get a Second Shot at EV Tax Credits?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A proposed expansion of the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit has become another polarizing issue, both for fiscal conservatives (“boondoggle … don’t need it”) and liberals and environmental advocates (“an important tool to slow climate change”). It is of greatest […]

Tyrannosaurus Rex Had an Air Conditioner Built Into Its Skull: Researchers

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the frustrating things about studying long-extinct animals is how thoughtless they were. Dinosaurs — already factually* proven to be the coolest creatures to ever exist — were terribly bad at leaving us good examples of their soft tissues […]