Big Bertha Breaks Through

The world’s largest tunneling machine, Big Bertha, finally finished its two-mile journey under the city of Seattle. The project is to make a tunnel for a local freeway. That’s one big tunneling machine!

Scientists Turn Hydrogen Into a Metal

Wow.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, ranging from room-temperature superconductors to powerful rocket propellant.

An 80-year-old prediction may come true: Scientists turn hydrogen into a metal

Some Holiday Cheer

Two years ago Mattel announced “Hello Barbie” a doll that would listen to what your child said and respond. The toy connected to the Internet and used software to hold a conversation. Thing was, the microphone never shut off. Parental groups were concerned that the toy would spy on children and secretly advertise to them (which was probably true). After much public arguing, Mattel canceled the toy. But that was before smart TV’s with microphones and Amazon’s Alexa were in many people’s homes. Now comes this latest nightmare…

Your kids’ toys could be spying on your family

Lots of Physics News

Weird…
Researchers orbit a muon around an atom, confirm physics is broken

Why is it not being built here!?! Hopefully someday we will invest more into fusion research.
Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France’s revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor

More on the Em Drive
NASA’s Physics-Defying EM Drive Passes Peer Review

Aliens? The “megastructure” hypothesis still lives.
Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential “Alien Superstructure”