Andreas Lauritz

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Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match. M-theory …

Quantum Mechanics

The Beatles: In Defense of Revolution 9

Tony Sokol Apr 20, 2018Skip The Beatles' "Revolution 9" at your peril. It's music, not noise. Turn me on dead man.Long before conspiracy-minded rock …

George Harrison

This is Steve Jobs' Sloppiest Work Ever and It's Still Worth a Small Fortune for 1 Simple Reason

A few years before founding Apple, the iconic entrepreneur applied for a job. His application left a lot to be desired.<p>Before landing a job at Atari and going on to found Apple with Steve Wozniak soon thereafter, Steve Jobs was just sort of hanging around Reed College in Oregon. He had dropped out …

Whole lotta style: Led Zeppelin’s sartorial legacy

Turn up the volume to eleven and get inspired by these classic Zeppelin looks<p>It’s difficult to imagine a lead zeppelin keeping afloat for five …

Guitar

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Apple applies for patent that lets riders virtually fight zombies or hang glide in self-driving cars

Apple has applied to patent a VR system for autonomous cars that would use interior screens and VR headsets to alter the interior of the vehicle, as reported by <i>VentureBeat</i>.<p>The patent, applied for in September 2017 and published last week, is framed as a way to “address problems with vehicles in …

Augmented Reality

Don’t worry about coffee’s cancer risk — or its health benefits

Don’t drink coffee because it may help you live longer. Do it because you enjoy it.<p>A ruling from a Los Angeles judge last week now means that in California, coffee companies like Starbucks must warn customers of a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in coffee. Naturally, this gave jitters to …

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

The 3 stooges are running the US economy now, so buckle up

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is a sycophant.<p>Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is a sycophant.<p>The White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is a sycophant.<p>And now, in an effort to please the president of the United States, they will put on a show in the White House, billed as one about the US …

Donald Trump

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

The best iPhone apps available right now (May 2018)

Apple’s iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world, and we want you to help you get the most out of yours. From dating apps to QR scanners, …

Apps

Here’s the ‘last pic’ of Starman as he motors off into outer space

Bowie’s Starman may have been waiting in the sky, but not Elon’s. His is now hurtling toward Mars on a road trip like no other, following the …

Trump-Russia Isn’t About the Cover-Up. It’s About the Crime.

In Watergate, it was the cover-up, not the crime. But in Russiagate, that stands to be turned on its head. We already know a lot—and we can be sure …

Donald Trump

'Altered Carbon’ is more than just a 'Blade Runner’ ripoff

<i>Altered Carbon</i> is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. The show, adapted by Laeta Kalogridis from Richard Morgan's novel, isn't exactly well written. And, like most Netflix joints, it goes on for way too long. But it's gorgeous, it's filled with charismatic actors and its cyberpunk aesthetic …

Breaking With Tradition, President Is Illiterate

Donald Trump’s entire political life has been dominated by what the media love to refer to as his “breaking with tradition.” It’s a rather delicate …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

An electric Harley-Davidson is coming in 2019

Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer famous for its loud burbling, popping engine sounds, plans to release its first electric motorcycle within the next 18 months.<p>An electric motorcycle will, of course, not make burbling or popping noises. Instead it's more likely to emit a …

Motorcycles

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time by Terry Heick Writing is difficult to teach, if for no other reason than it is also …

Teaching

The one mistake we always make when painting a room

Whether you've just moved into a new place or you're redecorating your home, it's more than likely that you will use paint in some way to transform …

Painting

The 10 Most Filling Foods for Weight Loss

If you were to describe The Perfect Food, it might go something like this: healthful, delicious, bigger than a morsel and filling enough to fight …

Here's how (and why) people are suing Apple for slowing down older iPhones

You may have heard: iPhone customers around the U.S. are suing Apple for slowing down their older phones.<p>Class-action lawsuits have been filed in at …

Irish Ancestry Surprises Revealed by New DNA Map

The genetic atlas revealed new information about health risks, ancient political borders, and the influence of Vikings.<p>A new “DNA atlas” of Ireland is revealing some of the surprising ways historic kingdoms have influenced populations on the island—and it offers the first genetic evidence that …

Air Force general says the US could have an operational space force in 3 years

Space Force<p>Today, wars are waged on the surface of Earth or just overhead, but tomorrow, militaries could battle it out beyond Earth’s atmosphere. To …

This Is The World’s First Fully Solar Train

In an Australian beach town, surfers get their boards to the coast using renewable-powered transit.<p>The Australian beach town of Byron Bay has a traffic problem–especially during holidays, when tourists cause gridlock on local streets. Until recently, there were few options for public transit. But …

Solar Panels

Elon Musk Unveils Falcon Heavy Rocket Photos Ahead of Maiden Flight

Falcon Heavy at the Cape pic.twitter.com/hizfDVsU7X<p>— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2017<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled a tantalizing first …

New Report Slams Idea of a Missile Defense Shield in Space

WASHINGTON — It's one of those ideas that never really goes away: The deployment of missiles in space to intercept ballistic missiles aimed at the …

Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

10 handy things you probably don't know Netflix can do

The end of the year is when we count our blessings: family, friends... and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 a month.<p>Netflix is a powerful tool for surviving the chaos of December. You can watch movies while traveling. You can set up Christmas specials for the kiddies. You can tame …

Entertainment

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this …