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Portuguese scientists discover why pendulum clocks swing together

Pair of physicists bust a 350-year-old conundrum in a report that proposes a transfer of energy through a sound pulse causes clocks to synchronise<p>Almost 350 years ago, Dutch inventor and scientist Christiaan Huygens observed that two pendulum clocks hanging from a wall would synchronise their swing …

Physics

A group of Harvard scientists have built a 3D printer that’s actually useful

Despite all the fanfare, 3D printing has yet to hit its stride. Up until now, its best uses have been in designing, prototyping, and making creepy copies of yourself. This tends to stem from the fact that you can generally only print with one material at a time, and in most cases, it’s faster to …

3D Printing

Microsoft’s flagship Windows phones: The details are falling into place

Leaked information about Microsoft’s upcoming flagship Windows phones has been showing up this summer, but some new information today fills in some important gaps.<p>Microsoft is working on a pair of phones — right now codenamed Cityman and Talkman — that will showcase Windows 10 and set expectations …

Mobile Technology

Baseball Legend's Trump Statement Drops Jaws at Nat. TV Show

'President Trump has kept his promise to protect the lives of the unborn.' Read more…<p>Talk about an incredible life story ... and she's only had 4 …

15 Porn Sites That Women Love Watching

A Cosmopolitan writer tells us where ladies go to get turned on.<p><i>Originally published on Cosmopolitan.com</i><p>Women can enjoy porn just as much as guys do. But it's shockingly hard for us to find good porn in which the woman is actually enjoying herself in a realistic way, and doesn't make us feel bad or …

What would you do if Hearthstone matches started at the end?

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Hearthstone</i> has always been a game of survival. You need to live through each of your opponent's turns to earn one more mana crystal and the ability to play another card. You only begin with one or two mana on your first turn, but at its top end, if …

Pluto is Something Way More Awesome Than a Mere Planet

Stop hoping that Pluto will regain its former designation as a planet. It isn’t going to happen. But the good news is, Pluto is something much cooler …

Solar System

“Niche” Programming Languages

There are a number of very good “niche” programming languages available. But “niches” are not all alike.<p>Scala has a “niche” in parallel software. …

Quantum Honeybees

Honeybees don’t have much in the way of brains. Their inch-long bodies hold at most a few million neurons. Yet with such meager mental machinery …

Beachbody on Demand

US military exercise sparks fears of martial law

Dissidents would be assassinated, Wal-Marts turned into prison camps, foreign troops brought in to help.<p>Then the governor of Texas lent credence to the paranoia by ordering the state's National Guard to monitor a weekslong special operations training exercise called Jade Helm 15 involving 1,200 …

National Guard

From writing to photography: six ways to build a portfolio career in the arts

Collaborate with other sectors and knock on doors to build a freelance career in culture, advise the experts<p>When pitching for freelance work there is no set of rules, says Dany Louise, who writes about the visual arts and cultural policy. “If the story is of interest it will usually be …

Learn this beginner-friendly coding language that's used by sites like Google and Dropbox

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stack Commerce Whether web development is your calling or web developers' six-figure salaries are, coding is an undeniably great skill …

Programming

Photo Flip hover effect using CSS and HTML

Flipping image hover effect can be done with ease using simple CSS and HTML in any website. This hover effect will be very effective in in gallery …

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Did Ancient Mars Have Continents?

With the help of a rock-zapping laser, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has detected Red Planet rocks similar to Earth's oldest continental crust, …

The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button

You're reading The Ultimate UX Design of the Perfect CTA Button, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

UX Design

These are the 10 most powerful Android phones in the world

Performance is more than just numbers on a sheet of paper. Smartphone specs tell part of the story, but they never tell us the whole story. Apple has …

My Little Sister Can't Be This...

Oreimo, otherwise known as "My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute," is a popular light novel that was made into an anime. ...

Cute