Starwars one step closer: DARPA ’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests

Starwars one step closer: DARPA ’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has received government permission to field test its HELLADS laser weapon system. “The technical hurdles were daunting, but it is extremely gratifying to have produced a new type of solid-state laser with unprecedented power and beam quality for its size,” DARPA program manager Rich Bagnell said in…

DARPA to Genetically Engineer Humans by Adding a 47th Chromosome

DARPA to Genetically Engineer Humans by Adding a 47th Chromosome

We’re no molecular biologists over here, but have you ever seen the sci-fi flick Gattaca? In that 1997 film, society is structured around eugenics as people are bioengineered to be ‘perfect specimens’, and one’s entire life and position in the world is based on their genetics. Those conceived naturally without genetic screening are proclaimed “invalid” and…

NASA Releases Spectacular 5 Year Time Lapse of Sun

NASA Releases Spectacular 5 Year Time Lapse of Sun

February 11, 2015 marked five years in space for NASA ’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its…

Hypnotic Science GIFs

Hypnotic Science GIFs

Fluorescein gph.is Let's break it down: Fluorescein is a fluorescent tracer that can be used in a variety of ways, from microscopy of biological organisms to understanding the flow of rivers. NASA also used this to find space capsules that landed in the ocean. This non-toxic bright green color can be created in a glass…

10 Mind-Blowing Theories About The Universe and Reality

10 Mind-Blowing Theories About The Universe and Reality

Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it.  The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 10. Big Freeze The “Big…

The Inside Of This Tiny House Is Trippy And Out Of This World – Check It Out!

The Inside Of This Tiny House Is Trippy And Out Of This World – Check It Out!

Tiny homes are rapidly entering the mainstream. More and more people see no value in shoddily built McMansions and can't afford Northpoint mortgage loans so instead are going for the cheaper, often mortgage-free tiny home. This one really stands out from the rest. Designed by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, this example of “bio-architecture” uses the…