This Gates-Backed Startup Builds Modular Homes Out of Energy-Efficient Panels

As you might have heard, we’re in the midst of a housing crisis, not only in the US but in many parts of the world. It’s been going on since before the pandemic, but Covid-19 and its lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and labor shortages have made the problem worse. Companies specializing in cutting-edge construction techniques […]

Watch 4 rocket launches in free webcasts Thursday Aug. 4

Rocket fans, rejoice! If you’re a fan of spaceflight, then Thursday (Aug. 4) will be a banner day with no less than four different rockets launching missions off planet Earth.  Rockets built by Rocket Lab, the United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and SpaceX will launch into space today (if all goes well). The China National […]

US Senate ratifies Sweden, Finland NATO membership

The flags of Sweden, Finland and the US fly outside the Pentagon during a May 8, 2018 visit. (DoD/Kathryn E. Holm) WASHINGTON: The US Senate has ratified its support for Sweden and Finland to join the NATO alliance with an overwhelming 95-1 vote. President Joe Biden is expected to sign off quickly, moving the two Nordic […]

Hippo pathway stops moles turning into deadly melanomas

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Activating proteins that regulate growth in cells could help prevent harmless moles from mutating into deadly melanomas, a new study shows. In a small patch of skin no bigger than an inch, there are millions of cells all performing […]

Final SBIRS missile warning satellite ready for launch – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the SBIRS GEO 6 satellite in orbit, with its solar arrays extended. Credit: Lockheed Martin The last in a line of six satellites for the U.S. military’s Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, missile warning program is ready for launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas […]

Great, They’re Turning Expensive College Textbooks into NFTs Now

“Pirate your textbooks, kids.” Textbook NFTs Education publishing company Pearson is looking to make money every time people resell its expensive college textbooks — by turning those textbooks into digital non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In other words, it wants to squeeze every last dollar out of its customers by trying to profit off of the used […]

JWST Turns Its Gaze on the Cartwheel Galaxy

The Cartwheel Galaxy, also known as ESO 350-40, is one disturbed-looking piece of cosmic real estate. To look at it now, especially in the latest JWST view, you’d never know it used to be a gorgeous spiral galaxy. That was before it got involved in a head-on collision with a companion. The encounter happened somewhere […]

US Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Targets in Latest Trial

The US Army has demonstrated the capability of its Iron Dome air defense system to intercept simulated targets during a live-fire drill. The recently-revealed trial at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico was conducted in conjunction with the Israel Missile Defense Organization. The air defense system reportedly intercepted all threats while being interoperable with […]

To arms against blackmail… and ‘Replacement Theory’… and the suborned Court

Attempts to lure married men with attractive come-ons? That’s often how it begins. But suppose you were in a Moscow hotel and got the inevitable offer (to have sex in a room with hidden cameras rolling)… and turned it down… isn’t that something to testify – even brag – about?  The initial phases of most of these traps are usually innocuous enough […]

Hubble’s Future in the Webb Era – Sky & Telescope

The Hubble (left) and Webb (right) images of the SMAC 0723 galaxy cluster are shown side by side. Find interactive comparisons here. John Christensen / WebbCompare Perhaps you’ve heard: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the latest and greatest observatory in space, wowing the astronomical community with amazing images released last week. But amid […]