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Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Dying Galaxy Found Bleeding Out Into Space

A team of international astronomers are investigating what looks like the impending death of a dwarf galaxy 54 million light years away.<p>The scientists were clued in by a trail of fireballs streaming thousands of light years behind the small galaxy known as IC 3418.<p>The astronomers liken these bright …

Elon Musk's Dream Is Coming True: Vacuum Tube Company Is Building A 3-Mile 'Hyperloop' Transport System (TSLA)

Elon Musk's dream of a hyperloop transport system could arrive sooner than even he anticipated.<p>Hyperloop transportation — referred to by Musk as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table" — is a super fast tubular transport system with the ability to theoretically send someone …

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Google Shares Details Of Futuristic New Office Park At NASA

It’s no secret Google’s building a high-tech portfolio beyond search, from self-driving cars to artificial intelligence. But they’re also quietly building something else entirely—a futuristic new campus at NASA Moffett Field. Though the firm has been rather reserved about their new Bay View campus, …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

This Amazing Tool Helps You Draw Pictures Like an Old Master

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Technology and art are ancient bedfellows. …

Black hole bonanza in 'next door' Andromeda galaxy

Twenty-six new black hole candidates have been discovered in the neighbouring Andromeda galaxy. According to the astronomers involved, these could be …

A Mind-Bending Look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photo of the Universe

Check out this mind-bending video that talks about the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” image captured by NASA astronomers nearly a decade ago — a …

How ancient collision shaped New York skyline

<b>Tower One of the new World Trade Center in New York was completed last month and at 541m, it now stands proud over Manhattan, the highest skyscraper in the western world.</b><p>It is a beacon of hope on this classic skyline, a symbol of modernity and a glimpse of the future. But this gleaming new …

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Why did the Neanderthals die out?

The puzzle is one of the greatest surrounding our species. On a planet that bristled with different types of human being, including Neanderthals and …

"The Human Neocortex is More Complex than a Galaxy" -- Carl Sagan and Roger Penrose

Each cubic millimeter of tissue in the neocortex, reports Michael Chorost in <i>World Wide Mind</i>, contains between 860 million and 1.3 billion synapses. …

DNA 3D Printed Shoe System Creates Shoes that Fit You and Your Body Movement

Introducing <b>DNA 3D Printed Shoe System</b> from Pensar Development, this project aims to design and create footwear based on individual anatomy and …

When You Listen To Bach, What Color Do You See?

Human Journey<p><b>Put on a Bach concerto and close your eyes. Now picture a color. What color do you see?</b><p>If it’s a fast Bach concerto in a major key, it’s likely you’ll picture a color that’s more saturated and brighter — like a red or a yellow. And if it’s a slower Bach piece, you’ll likely see …

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

Next up: Machines that understand you and everything you care about, anticipate your behavior and emotions, absorb your social graph, interpret your intentions, and make life, um, “easier.”<p>You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s …

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3D-Printed 'Bionic' Ear Can Hear Beyond Human Ability

Scientists at Princeton University have designed a bionic ear that can hear better than human ears. And get this: It was printed using an …

Google+ and Glass just got the upgrade for lifelogging everything

If you’re still laughing at Google+, and at Google Glass, then it might be time to stop; Google has just shown that they’re its next route to …

Wearable Tech

Astronomers Using White Dwarf Orbiting Massive Neutron Star to Test General Relativity

Astronomers announced today that they have been using ESO's Very Large Telescope to observe what they call "a bizarre stellar pair." The bizarre …

Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids

Is it possible they were too perfect?<p>STRUCTUREmag<p>When structural engineer Peter James arrived at the Bent Pyramid, 25 miles south of Cairo, his task was to inspect* the structure's remaining "cladding" -- its smooth exterior envelope. Why was it crumbling?<p>The foundation seemed completely stable. …

The Space City That Could Have Been, If Not For Wernher Von Braun

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

<b>New Medical Discovery</b><p>A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical …

Hobbit's Brain Size Holds Clues About Its Ancestor

A new study supports the idea that the 'hobbit' was a result of island dwarfism.<p><b>Diseased ancestor or mini-me? The debate over where the so-called "hobbit," orHomo floresiensis, came from has raged sinceresearchers discovered its remains on the remote Indonesian island ofFlores (map) in 2003. Some</b> …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …

Entire Vatican Library to be digitized across 2.8 petabytes of storage

The Vatican has been going high-tech lately, and its next step is digitizing the entire Apostolic Library — all 40 million pages of it. The project will take nine years and be made possible by a 2.8 petabyte storage donation from EMC, a company that specializes in information security and data …

How do you invent a language?

MORE than 5m people now hear a few words in Dothraki or Valyrian, the fabricated languages spoken in the television series “Game of Thrones”, each …

Shapeshifters: phones of the future could morph on demand

Download an app, transform your handset<p>Scientists in Europe have developed prototype devices that could drastically change the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets. The six working prototypes, known as "Morphees," are thin, electronic displays capable of automatically changing shape to …