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Scientists Discover A ‘Force-Field’ Around The Human Body That You Can Actually Feel

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Scientists Discover A ‘Force-Field’ Around The Human Body That You Can Actually Feel

The human body is fascinating, and although we’ve come a long way with regard to understanding how our own biology works, there is still much to be discovered, and still much that has yet to be understood. Even with all of our advancements, and how far we’ve come, it’s but a minor peak in a long road of discovery. How do we sense the world around us? Are there hidden factors which are UN-observable that remain hidden from the human eye? Sure there are. Why do we duck before coming to a low ceiling? Why do we dodge things that...

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We May Have To Add A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature

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We May Have To Add A Fifth Fundamental Force Of Nature

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, made a peculiar finding in December of 2015: a particle that doesn't fit anywhere in the standard model of particle physics. If this particle is confirmed as a new sort altogether, it could change everything we know about the universe. Currently, everything you see in the world is governed by the four fundamental forces of nature: gravitation, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. This new particle could mean a fifth force. This new particle hasn't yet been confirmed, but particle physicists have submitted about 300 papers to...

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NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Force Field and a Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts on Mars

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NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Force Field and a Deep Sleep Chamber For Astronauts on Mars

A self-assembling space habitat, a deep sleep chamber to shuttle astronauts on long journeys, and a protective magnetic force field are the latest projects NASA is embarking on. NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) Program is responsible for funding futuristic space concepts that could, as NASA puts it, “change the possible.” It’s not enough to merely be a cool concept, though—projects are also screened for technical plausibility. In its latest round of funding, NIAC’s Phase II program has selected eight projects to move ahead. Among the most promising ones are three focusing on how to build livable future habitats in space....

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The U.S. Military Is Finally Testing Shotgun-Based 'Force Field' Technology

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The U.S. Military Is Finally Testing Shotgun-Based 'Force Field' Technology

Years ago, Israeli defense outfit Rafael developed the equivalent of a “bubble shield” for military vehicles. The Trophy Active Protection System basically blasts incoming missiles into oblivion with a turreted shotgun. Now this tech is finally running on American M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles. Active protection systems like Trophy are increasingly important in asymmetrical wars like the United States has tended to fight over the past few decades. Tanks can cost millions of dollars, are stuffed with actual, living humans, and are covered in many layers of the toughest armor known to humanity, but some rocket-propelled grenades can...

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