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Falling into a black hole may convert you into a hologram | Ars Technica

Or you may hit a firewall of doom. Physicists are still debating this one.<p>In the movie <i>Interstellar</i>, the main character Cooper escapes from a black …

Quantum Mechanics

Science Fiction Movies That Accurately Predicted the Future

<i>Back to the Future Part II</i> | Universal Pictures<p>It should come as no surprise that science fiction writers have often provided prescient glimpses of …

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Increased Grey Matter in Those With Higher Levels of Moral Reasoning

<b>Research from Penn scientists and business scholars aims to link moral reasoning with brain architecture.</b><p>Individuals with a higher level of moral …

Morality

The Future Of Buildings Is Powering Them By Green Gunk

Algae “bioreactors” absorb carbon dioxide, while producing oxygen, heat, and several types of biomass, including material that can be turned into fuel or food. That’s why they’re potentially very useful for cities that need heat and calories, and that want to cut down on pollution.<p>We’ve seen before …

Yahoo announces plans to kill off Maps, Pipes, GeoPlanet and PlaceSpotter APIs, and some regional sites

Yahoo today released an updated product report for 2015, highlighting the closure of several products, regional sites, and support for older Apple devices in some cases.<p>First off, the company is shutting down its Yahoo Maps site at the end of June. Maps aren’t completely going away though, as the …

The paleontologist who worked on 'Jurassic World' is trying to create a real dinosaur within 5 to 10 years

No, there isn't dinosaur DNA trapped in amber, waiting to be replicated and cloned.<p>But that's not the only way to make a dino, said Jack Horner, the paleontologist who worked on "Jurassic World" (and the rest of the "Jurassic Park" films), and he wants to make it happen.<p>How did we get to this …

Paleontology

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Cannabis

New blood test shows all the viruses you've ever been infected with

Welcome to your personal, viral logbook<p>Chances are, you don't know all the viruses you've encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new studyin <i>Science</i>, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that …

Microbiology

Yahoo Allows Advertisers to Independently Validate Viewability and Fraud

Yahoo is the first major digital publisher that lets brands fact-check viewability and ad fraud by themselves.

Fact Checking

World's Largest Particle Collider is Back to Try to Solve the Mysteries of the Universe | VICE News

The world's largest particle collider, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has restarted after a two-year hiatus, and embarked on a three-year phase of investigations that scientists hope will solve some of the mysteries of the universe.<p>Operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research …

Physics

Forgetting is key to your brain’s capacity to remember

The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime’s knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity? In other words, can the brain be “full”?<p>The answer is a resounding no, because, well, brains are more …

The Brain

If A Tree Falls In The Forest, Does It Make A Sound? Science Has The Answer (And It's Surprising)

Science

Meet Drip, the first Apple Watch app we’ve seen that can send live images to your wrist

Developers are just getting started coming up with cool applications for the Apple Watch and one that caught our eye on Friday was a new app called …

World-Renowned Designer Marcel Wanders on Designing Unique Objects

The Dutch designer spoke about the limitations of modernism and designing in the machine age.<p>Marcel Wanders, the Dwell on Design 2015 keynote speaker, took to the stage with Dwell founder Lara Deam to speak about the inspirations behind his global portfolio.<p>"I'm the kind of person who is easily …

Design

Leadership Lessons From the Tech Trenches

From December 2013 to March 2014, I led our largest commercial partnership at Palantir, an enterprise software and data analysis company. There were …

Traditional Mountain Chalet Integrating Modern Life Perks in Colorado

Contemporary design meets traditional mountain architecture in perfect harmony in this Steamboat Springs, Colorado property. Designed by architect</b> …

Dining Rooms

Roswell Aliens Not So Alien

Nearly 70 years after extraterrestrials supposedly pushed the wrong button in their spacecraft and nose-dived into scrubby ranchland near Roswell, New Mexico, that town is again in the news.<p>This time the headlines are centered on the discovery of an old Kodachrome slide showing a small, atrophied …

New Mexico

How Brands Can Be More Human

Content marketing is a pretty dry term and much of what brands churn out is so bland, so forgettable, that you can only wonder why they bother. …

How to make sense of the ad tech explosion by creating a single view of the consumer

This year advertisers will spend AU$775 billion worldwide . Whilst the U.S., China, Japan, Germany and the U,K, lead the charge across all media this …

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar …

Renewable Energy

Everything analysts think will be in the next iPhone

Apple remains as tight-lipped as ever about the device's specs and features, but this hasn't stopped people from guessing. A new research note from Citi lays out what its analysts think will be in the iPhone 6s (as they are calling it).<p><b>Two phones — again.</b> Apple's tactic of selling the iPhone in two …

Mobile Technology

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, …

Project Exodus

What’s behind the dream of colonizing Mars?<p>On March 27th, an American astronaut named Scott Kelly blasted off from Earth and, six hours later, clambered onto the International Space Station. He’s been there ever since. Each day, the I.S.S. orbits the planet fifteen and a half times, which means …

Sea Level

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Fly-catching robot developed by Stanford scientists speeds biomedical research

A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists has created a robot that expands the scope of biomedical research that can be carried out with a common …

Most Hongkongers 'willing to produce renewable energy at home', WWF survey says

Most Hongkongers are willing to produce renewable energy at home, such as by investing in rooftop solar generators, if utility companies agree to buy …

Renewable Energy

Tomorrow's battery technologies that could power your home

The recent announcement by Tesla of Powerwall, its new lithium-ion (Li-ion) based residential battery storage system, has caused quite a stir. It …