David Huber

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"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

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In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Intermittent fasting may benefit people with MS

In multiple sclerosis, the immune system mistakenly attacks and harms myelin, which is the "sheath" that protects axons (or the projection that links …

Multiple Sclerosis

The Standard Model Is a Tyrant

As a young graduate student, I loved the Standard Model of particle physics. It tamed the chaos of the subatomic world: organizing its particles into …

Physics

Remember That Dark-Matter-Free Galaxy? It May Have Dark Matter After All

A galaxy that is supposedly devoid of all dark matter might actually be full of it.<p>And that, paradoxically, could mean dark matter doesn't …

Dark Matter

Enrico Fermi and the Chain Reaction That Changed Everything

‘The Last Man Who Knew Everything,’ a new biography of the amiable and enigmatic genius whose ideas powered the atomic bomb.<p>Enrico Fermi lived and …

Physics

The COSMOS field (unannotated)

Cosmology

Thai diver dies amid cave rescue of trapped soccer team

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The death of a former Thai navy SEAL early Friday during the rescue operation to save a boys' soccer team trapped in a flooded cave was the latest setback for a mission fraught with danger as officials raced against worsening weather.<p>Saman Kunan, 38, fell unconscious …

Thai Navy

Trump pardons Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked 2016 armed standoff

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued presidential pardons to two Oregon cattle ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, convicted in 2012 of committing arson on federal lands near their ranch.<p>The father and son's 2016 imprisonment — and the armed protest at a national wildlife refuge that followed …

Forests

Hubble's dazzling display of galaxies

This busy image is a treasure trove of wonders. Bright stars from the Milky Way sparkle in the foreground, the magnificent swirls of several spiral …

Cosmology

45 Years Ago, NASA Launched An Infographic For Aliens Into Space

How do you explain life on Earth without using human language? With graphic design, of course.<p>In 1972, a journalist named Eric Burgess was touring an aerospace company with a group of fellow science correspondents when he had an unprecedented thought. The group had just gotten a glimpse of the</i> …

Universe

Superlight inverse Doppler effect

Letter | Published: 09 July 2018<p>Xihang Shi,<br>• Xiao Lin ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1833-1065,<br>• Ido Kaminer,<br>• Fei Gao,<br>• Zhaoju Yang ORCID: …

Physics

13 Facts About Physicist Niels Bohr

Quantum physics might not be the most approachable topic, but there’s a good chance you’ve heard of some of its elemental parts, like atoms. In the …

Physics

Lunar mystery solved by recovery of lost Apollo mission tapes

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA's Apollo missions in the 1960s and '70s served not only to land Americans on the lunar surface but to answer key questions about the moon that could be answered only by going there.<p>As often happens, those answers sometimes stirred up more questions -- or, as in this case, an abiding …

Space Science

Electrons slowing down at critical moments

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have determined that electrons in some oxides can …

Nanotech

Newly discovered properties of ferroelectric crystal shed light on branch of materials

Ferroelectric materials are behind some of the most advanced technology available today. Findings that ferroelectricity can be observed in materials …

Nanotech

Quantum measurements could power a tiny, hyper-efficient engine

You can’t measure an atom without disturbing it, at least according to quantum mechanics. This effect may seem like a nuisance, but it could power a …

Physics

Particle Accelerator Reveals Hidden Faces in Damaged 19th-Century Daguerreotype Portraits

Ironically, the core purpose of portrait photography—inscribing identity in an “irrefutable assertion of existence,” as theorist Roland Barthes noted …

Physics

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again

When you think about knitting, you might picture grandmas clicking big wooden needles or something wintery, like a snow-covered lodge. But knitting …

Knitting

Don’t take a new development job without asking these questions

As the head of engineering at Atlassian, I’m part of a lot of interview panels (Like, a <i>lot</i>). I know I’ve got an above-average candidate sitting …

Project Management

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

selfsufficient

Tiny House Design Stencils

My friend Michael Janzen from Tiny House Design recently started a Kickstarter campaign for his Tiny House Stencils. Michael does fantastic work and …

House Design

Incorrect Lift Theory

There are many theories of how lift is generated. Unfortunately, many of the theories found in encyclopedias, on web sites, and even in some …

Physics

'Breakthrough' algorithm exponentially faster than any previous one

What if a large class of algorithms used today—from the algorithms that help us avoid traffic to the algorithms that identify new drug …

Machine Learning

How not to be a mediocre developer!

<i>Disclaimer: I am not the best developer but I appreciate and reason the differences which make some developers stand out from the rest.</i><p>Write more code<p>…

Software Development

I abandoned React in favor of Hyperapp — Here’s why

Frameworks like React, Vue and Angular seem to have been all the rage this past year and with good reason: they make it easier to create and maintain …

JavaScript

With Tesla Solar Floundering, Is Vivint Solar The Answer?

<b>Update 6/27:</b> Clarified that Vivint Solar leasees do not retain incentives.<p><b>Update 6/26:</b> Corrected to indicate that Tesla shuttering installation rather than production facilities. A statement from Tesla in regards to their solar production has been added.<p>I live in Florida, where the sun might set, …

Solar Power

How gut bacteria may help to spot and address liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease will often have no symptoms in its early stages, so it may remain undetected until it becomes much more difficult to …

Diabetes

Is Theoretical Physics Wasting Our Best Living Minds On Nonsense?

The history of physics is filled with great ideas that you’ve heard of, like the Standard Model, the Big Bang, General Relativity, and so on. But it’s also filled with brilliant ideas that you probably haven’t heard of, like the Sakata Model, Technicolor theory, the Steady State Model, and Plasma …

Physics

SMOOTH JAZZ GUITAR - "String Theory Groove"

In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects …