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Just HOW do these rows of squares become rows of circles when reflected in a mirror?
Your microwave clock might not use *that* much power, but add it to your plugged in tv, computer, DVR, etc.? That’s a lot of wasted energy.
When A.I. meets science, interesting things occur. The next few years may be very interesting for the scientific community.
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Vegetarians and vegans may need to supplement with some of them in order to maintain optimal health.
Padraic Monaghan, Lancaster University Have you ever struggled to finish a level of Candy Crush or complete a Sudoku puzzle in the evening but breezed through it the following morning? The reason may please anyone who’s been told they spend too much time in bed...
A former executive at a Chilean salmon producer worries that the move “could hurt the local industry’s reputation and spur other retailers to follow suit,” says Reuters.
The glaciers of Alaska are melting and retreating: the chief cause is climate change and the loss of ice is unlikely to slow, according to a new study by U.S. scientists.
Watch here, to find out which places might disappear in our lifetime if climate change continues unabated.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is backed by governments and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as one of the best methods of reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and saving the planet from overheating. The problem is that despite this enthusiasm and...
Grumpy Professor Hank admits to being wrong about how everything is chemicals. But he now wants you to listen as he blows your mind with a new sweeping statement: everything (yes, really everything this time) is energy. What?!
This week, Hank takes us on a quick tour of how thermodynamics is applied in chemistry using his toy trebuchet as an example, because he is a proud nerd.
Why is that some experiences feel like they last forever, while others fly by? We tend to miscalculate the time it takes to engage in novel activities due to the influence of memories. Matt Danzico explains why your childhood feels like it lasted forever and why that beach vacation seemed like two months rather than two weeks.
Want to make a glass of water freeze instantly on command? What is this supernatural power and who can use it? Discover the secrets to Ice-bending … in real life.
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that blocks so-called “killer electrons,” which whip around the planet at near-light speed and have been known to threaten astronauts, fry satellites and...
Scientists have discovered an invisible shield roughly 7,200 miles (11,600 km) above Earth, that blocks Sun’s high-energy radiation.
The Hessdalen Lights appear regularly in the sky above the Hessdalen valley in Norway. Unlike many “phantom light” phenomena, they can’t be explained away as headlights or passing planes.
The first section of glow-in-the-dark Smart Highway by Dutch Daan Roosegaarde’s, designed to make roads safer, has opened in Oss, the Netherlands. Smart Highway the intelligent and interactive road of tomorrow, increase driver’s visibility, has lines that glow in the...
The US Air Force’s unmanned, X-37B military space plane made an autonomous runway landing on Friday, Oct. 17, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., concluding an orbital test flight nearly two years in duration on a record breaking mission whose goals are shrouded in secrecy.
This video combines two thoughts to reach an alarming conclusion: “Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match” + “Economics always wins” = “Automation is inevitable.”