Professor Stephen Hawking is hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, and it promises to be out of this world. Based on the questions posed so far, the famed physicist will answer user questions on artificial intelligence, alien life and much more.
Less than 10 percent of the corn grown in America is consumed directly. Yet it is in “almost every product in the supermarket today,” having been fed to animals or processed into sweeteners, according to a new book on the history of corn.
At Japan’s Weird Hotel you can choose between a dinosaur robot and a female humanoid at check-in, proceed to an automated porter, and then relax as a drone serves snacks. The daring idea was actualized in a Japanese amusement park to save on labor costs.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back to Earth the amazing and detailed photos of Pluto and its satellite Charon for the first time. They turned out to be far from dull balls of ice, with high mountains and deep canyons.
Breakthrough 4D images of the human heart can now be made using ultrasound, following new software developed by General Electric. Unlike X-rays, this method of imaging internal organs is safe, while it can also capture pictures of a fetus in a womb.
As new data comes in after NASA’s speedy New Horizons space probe successfully flew past Pluto, social networks have been flooded with images of the dwarf planet, discussing potential revelations and sharing fun Pluto-inspired fantasies.
Scientists have long muttered the word “pentaquark,” though its existence was debatable until Tuesday. Physicists now claim to have discovered the particle once and for all, laying to rest years of back-and-forth about whether or not it was just a mirage.
After nine years and 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has breezed past Pluto, marking the first-ever close-up encounter with the dwarf planet. The historic flyby will provide long-awaited photos and data – assuming all went well.
Rapid technological progress in the 21st century promotes global transformations and, among other things, shapes a new world order where leadership belongs to countries that pursue an active scientific, technological and industrial policy.