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Solar system simulation makes sweet planetary music

Designer Luke Twyman's solar system simulation doesn't have intricate graphics or a load of features to explore, but it can do what many others can't: sing. Called SolarBeat, it plays a music box-like tune while the planets -- represented by dots -- revolve around the sun. It's been around since …

Astronomy

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

Photo Credit: Shutterstock/R.T. Wohlstadter<p>Slide 1 of 23<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many …

Physics

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>April 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/03" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

Extreme Sports

How to Get Rid of Pop-Up Ads on Your Smartphone

It seems like pop-up ads happen on a daily basis when you’re just trying to virtual window-shop on your go-to online store. Multiple times. Sick of that annoyance? Well, the future looks ad-free for everyone. One of the most popular ad-blocking apps for desktop just dropped a mobile version for all …

Ad Blocking

Physicists discover ring of exotic 'exceptional points' - Futurity

Physicists have long known about the existence of "exceptional points" where two physical states coalesce. Now they've discovered a continuous ring …

Long-Lost GoPro Found After Falling From The Edge Of Space

2013 video of the Grand Canyon from space resurfaces, is awesome<p>In 2013, some friends attached a GoPro camera to a weather balloon, as was the fashion in those days. Encased in a 3D printed body, they drove to their launch site, 20 miles west of the Grand Canyon. The camera captured its journey on …

Einstein’s Parable of Quantum Insanity

Einstein refused to believe in the inherent unpredictability of the world. Is the subatomic world insane, or just subtle?<p>“Insanity is doing the same …

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Microsoft Hyperlapse, WifiMapper, Booking Now, Musical.ly, This War of Mine, Mission Impossible, Warhammer 40,000 and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not …

Apps

The Greatest Space Hack Ever

How duct tape and tube socks saved three astronauts<p>In NASA’s 56 years of operation, it has put men on the moon and robots on Mars. But one of its greatest achievements is less well known: the hack that saved the lives of three stranded astronauts in 1970.<p>When an oxygen tank exploded as Apollo 13 …

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …