Elon Musk And Puerto Rico’s Governor Discuss Potential For Tesla To Rebuild The Island’s Electrical System

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism  Elon Musk says that Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico’s electricity system with independent solar and battery systems. In a response to Twitter user’s question about Musk’s ability to revamp the island’s power infrastructure, he said: The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit,…

Enormous Meteor With Energy Equal To 540 Tonnes Of TNT Spotted Over China

By: Chris Jones/IFLScience The sky was lit up on the night of 4th October 2017 a meteor tore through the atmosphere over the Shangri-La County in Yunnan Province of China. The meteor was spotted at around 8 pm local time, and luckily, many locals captured the spectacular event on camera. According to NASA’s Center For Near-Earth Object Studies, the…

The Break-Up Of A Colossal Ice Shelf Exposed An Ancient And Mysterious Ecosystem

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience  After months and months of almost but not quite breaking away from Antarctica, a trillion-tonne chunk of the Larsen C Ice Shelf finally detached itself and drifted off into the Southern Ocean. As it so happens, this chilly divorce may have been a good thing, as it’s exposed a brand-new, never before seen ecosystem hiding just beneath the…

Google’s New Earbuds Can Translate 40 Languages Instantly In Your Ear

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism Google has announced the upcoming release of the Google Pixel Buds, earbuds that are capable of translating 40 languages. The device will be available in November for $159. Google is not far from the heels of Apple and is rapidly gaining ground. The internet and tech giant has just announced a new addition to…

A ‘Love Army’ Of People Donate $9 Million To These Las Vegas Hero Funds

By: Good News Network  Within hours of a tragic shooting, online fundraising campaigns began collecting donations for victims and their families. In two days they raised more than nine million dollars. Whether it be for a Marine Veteran who stole a truck to drive dozens of the wounded to a local hospital, or those whose lives were lost, these GoFundMe campaigns have captured…

Gravitational Wave Researchers Just Won The Nobel Prize For Physics

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience  The Royal Swedish Academy of Science has given the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne for their work with the LIGO/VIRGO collaboration and the 2015 discovery of gravitational waves. This announcement sparked little surprise as gravitational waves were tipped to be the likely winning subject of this year’s physics prize….

US Mom Could Be Jailed For Refusing To Vaccinate Her Son Against Potentially Life-Threatening Diseases

By: James Felton/IFLScience  Rebecca Bredow and her ex-husband are embroiled in a court battle over the issue. Her ex-husband, Jason Horne, believes that their son should be vaccinated against potentially life-threatening diseases, including measles, mumps, and rubella. Bredow feels differently. “I would rather sit behind bars standing up for what I believe in than giving in to something I strongly don’t…

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