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Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life ...<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/4/1433438875320/b4602d45-1c76-47a3-b882-4eea17cb1b21-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: eye35 /Alamy<p>It’s probably saved your life …

Inventions

Janna Levin: Albert Einstein's Theories of Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

<b>Janna Levin:</b> Gravitational waves are such a difficult concept. When Einstein first wrote down his theory of curved space time he said the most …

Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does

Trees, shrubs, grasses and algae have been using photosynthesis since time immemorial. To do this, they create the natural pigment chlorophyll in …

How I Added $15,000 To My Income In One Year

When it takes more than just curbing your $6 latte habit to get your finances where you want them, it’s time to consider bigger changes.<p>I remember sitting in my apartment and journaling about why I wasn’t feeling financially secure. It was a perfect sunny afternoon one year ago. On paper, I’d done …

NASA Is Funding A Concept To Turn Asteroids Into Spaceships

So we can mine them<p>American companies are itching to get their hands on the gold, platinum, and other minerals that asteroids are thought to contain. But although the U.S. has laid the legal groundwork for asteroid mining, the technological challenges are still significant.<p>One of those challenges …

Space Exploration

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

How Flowers Help Us Understand Why Bridges Collapse

The catastrophic collapse of Washington State’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 launched intensive research into the aerodynamics of bridge design. Now …

Uncommon ways to Work Smarter Instead of Harder

In this competitive World today, it is essential to know how to dominate our new positions by working smarter, not harder, for the sake of our …

Time Management

The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop

There was lots of exciting news this week about the much-anticipated Hyperloop, a high-speed train that would be able to make the trip from San …

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Dreams — Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell. Dreams are all that and much more.<p>Here are 20 amazing facts …

Sleep

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Simple physics

How does one explain complicated scientific or technical terms with only a thousand most commonly used words in English? Explaining without jargon …

Physics

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Physics

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Space mining edges closer to reality but legal minefield remains

The stuff of science fiction could soon become reality as a growing number of companies and organisations look to space for a treasure chest of …

This $14-Billion Machine Is Set to Usher in a New Era of Nuclear Fusion Power

Welcome to the future.<p>The first and largest machine of its kind is currently under construction at the French scientific research centre Cadarache, …

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The growing potential of quantum computing

The CEO of D-Wave Systems, Vern Brownell, explains how quantum computers are poised to solve important problems in industries ranging from financial …

Quantum Computing

How Einstein Went from ‘Lazy Dog’ to Nobel Prize Winning Scientist

Funders and Founders put together this great infographic that delves into the life of Albert Einstein. Designed by Anna Vital, the information was …

Nobel Prize

Scientists Admit We May Now Be Closer Than Ever to Understanding Time Travel

For some, the idea of realistically achieving the ability to travel through time is a thankless pipe dream. For others, each passing day is but …

The Experiment That Will Allow Humans to “See” Quantum Entanglement - MIT Technology Review

Entanglement is the strange phenomenon in which two quantum particles become so deeply linked that they share the same existence. When this happens, …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

We've Detected Gravitational Waves, So What?

We now live in a universe that we know is humming with gravitational waves -- why is that important?

Gravitational Waves