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The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Mobile Technology

Could the Universe Be Lopsided? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

The War Over Genome Editing Just Got a Lot More Interesting

If you want to drop some real DNA editing knowledge—like, I don’t know, at a party!—here’s a tip. Instead of calling the much hyped precise …

Genetics

Visualizing the Fourier Transform

If you do any electronics work–especially digital signal processing–you probably know that any signal can be decomposed into a bunch of sine waves. …

Programming Languages: An Applied Mathematics View

A lot of applied mathematics relies on computation, whether symbolic or numeric, so many applied mathematicians need to program as part of their …

Mathspace- An Interesting Educational Platform for Math Teachers

September 19, 2015<br>Mathspace is another great math resource we want to draw your attention to in this post. This award-winning platform combines three …

50+ Free Data Science Books

The ATLAS and CMS collaborations, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, have combined their data to produce our most precise view to date of the Higgs boson<p>Another of those “freak” research publications, which so befuddle the makers of university league tables, is on the way¹. Having made the best …

Physics

Mac OS + Ubuntu VirtualBox + Ubuntu Docker Image – Sergey Anisimov

This article is about how to install Docker on your Ubuntu virtual machine running on Mac OS or Windows properly so that you can use Ubuntu docker …

Linux

Your home could become one giant iPhone, courtesy of Apple

It's called HomeKit. And if Apple's plans work out, it will turn your home into one giant computer — like the iPhone, but everywhere.<p>The iPhone, like any other computer, is a piece of hardware built by a certain company that can run apps and games built by other companies and developers all over …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Hidden in Einstein's Math: Faster-than-Light Travel?

Although Einstein's theories suggest nothing can move faster than the speed of light, two scientists have extended his equations to show what would …

You can buy the only sunglasses made with NASA-certified technology for less than $80

From the surface of the moon to a crescent Earth, their eyes have experienced firsthand a grandeur that most of us will never witness.<p>But those breathtaking views come at a high price for many because in space, astronauts are exposed to higher levels of high-energy light, or radiation, compared to …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Space Travel

8 awesome iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

We started out this week with a bang, offering up a list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps worth $44 that were all on sale for free. Today, we’re back …

Windows 10's 'Something Happened' error is turning into a meme

Windows 10 has been pretty warmly received across the board, with most reviewers (and WIRED) concluding that it's a relatively stable and sensible …

Crunching the Numbers on Mental Illness

We are truly living in an information era. Gone are the days that scientists can go out into the field, collect numbers in a notebook, and return to …

Researchers Believe That Humans Originated From Another Planet

The American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver has proposed an incredibly intriguing new thesis that suggests that human beings might not be indigenous to …

New Horizon measurements reveal Pluto is roughly two-thirds the size of the moon, and probably holds more ice beneath its surface than previously thought<p><b>Latest:</b> Nasa’s New Horizons probe makes Pluto flyby nine years after leaving Earth<p>A Nasa spacecraft that will hurtle past Pluto on Tuesday at more …

Solar System

Scientists put cameras on sharks — and found something surprising

Previously, scientists assumed that sharks were negatively buoyant (meaning they have a natural tendency to sink) or neutrally buoyant (meaning their buoyancy is canceled out by their weight in the water).<p>Now, by combing through photos and data captured by the swimming sharks, researchers have …

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms

Mind = blown.<p>Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of …

Everything about the world’s largest science experiment—as explained by the scientists themselves

Earlier this year, the world’s largest science experiment restarted after a two-year break. After an infrastructure upgrade, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland was expected to produce a lot more energy when smashing particles. After two months, it has achieved that feat by …

An Introduction to MATLAB Metaprogramming

This post will provide a brief introduction to metaprogramming in MATLAB. MATLAB is both an old and highly specialised language. For this reason, it …

Mathematics

Space in Motion: Watch Gorgeous GIFs of Mars Sunset, Spinning Giant Asteroid

Two of this week's most intriguing views of space combine NASA images into animated form.<p>NASA spacecraft recently beamed back stunning images that, when combined, bring to life two neighboring alien worlds. While Mars delights us with a surprising blue sky, Ceres continues to perplex us with its …

Astronomy