Diego Contreras

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Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

6 images that show how violent and destructive the universe can be

Supermassive black holes spin through space, stretching any hopeless matter that spirals too close into spaghetti-like strands.<p>Giant stars collapse beneath their gravity, bursting apart in fierce supernova explosions that illuminate galaxies.<p>Stellar corpses called neutron stars, leftover from these …

Whatever happened to 3D printing?

Sam Cervantes is a quiet-seeming guy who speaks earnestly about his line of work.<p>When I visited his Brooklyn 3D printer factory in 2013, workers in an assembly line were busy putting together Solidoodle printers. An army of assembled printers whirred as they lay down layers of melted plastic to …

NASA finds a mineral on Mars that could rewrite its entire history

There’s a bit of a mystery unfolding on Mars. Late last year, Curiosity drilled into the surface of the Red Planet and unearthed something …

National Academy of Sciences

The Netflix Secrets You Need To Get The Most Out Of Your Binge-Watching

As temperatures rise and we all realize going outside is terrible anyway, summer becomes the perfect time to binge on Netflix. But how many tricks do you know to improve your viewing experience? There’s a lot you can do to improve the binge-watching experience, if you know where to look.<p>Take Total …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Every single thing that is wrong with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Like a big, wet glob of fetid bird droppings tumbling down from the sky, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has landed with an audible splat. It’s been almost three years since director Zack Snyder revealed the project at San Diego Comic-Con and in those years, the multimillion-dollar hype machine …

DJ Khaled

Slumbering Supermassive Black Hole Hides In New Hubble Image, Video

An ordinary galaxy hosts an enormous, hidden black hole in a new Hubble view.<p>The newfound supermassive black hole embedded in the elliptical galaxy …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Why Are We Still Listening to Music in Two Dimensions?

Sound is essential to how the brain orients in space, so without audio that faithfully mimics reality, the illusion is lost.<p>In the last couple years, Paul McCartney, Beck, Coldplay, Jack White, the LA Philharmonic, and many other musicians have put on virtual concerts, recreating a live performance …

Virtual Reality

NASA Caught Something Coming Out Of A Black Hole!

It is generally well understood that black holes typically suck things in, not shoot them out. NASA however spotted something incredibly odd when …

Black Holes

M&M's promises new flavors, textures as brand turns 75

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Changes are in store for the millions of colorful, bite-size chocolates that come pouring off conveyor belts at a factory here every day.<p>M&M's have been one of America's most recognizable candies for decades, but as the brand turns 75 Thursday, it's rolling out a strategy aimed …

Dessert

​Three Concepts You Need to Grasp if You Want to Know Whether to Legalize Drugs (Yes, Even Heroin)

Prohibition creates a vast investment bank for crimes like kidnapping.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The arguments for the war on drugs are collapsing all around us. Today, some 53 percent of US citizens think this war has not been worth the cost—while only 19 percent …

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

Physics

See an Amazing New Photo of the Milky Way Galaxy

A telescope in Chile has captured some of the most detailed photos of the Milky Way galaxy from the southern hemisphere.<p>The Atacama Pathfinder …

Year in review: Collider creates pentaquarks

Among the haul of subatomic particles discovered in 2015 are two quark quintets. Until recently, quarks, one of the fundamental units of matter, had …

Oppo's new tech can fully charge your phone in 15 minutes

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Oppo showed how far it’s come in mobile battery tech. The company demoed a prototype device with 2,500mAh power that charged fully in just 15 minutes.<p>That’s crazy fast by any standard. On stage, the device equipped with Oppo’s new SuperVOOC technology …

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Nasa scientist: We can get to Mars in 3 days with photonic propulsion

One day we could send spacecrafts to Mars in just three days by using a system known as "photonic propulsion", Nasa scientist Philip Lubin has said. …

Mobile Stargazing: The Universe at Your Fingertips

Being out under the stars on a clear night can be "food for the soul," and it's been known to trigger a lifelong passion for astronomy in more than …

Porn is already deciding VR’s future

Tech-industry experts have long pointed to porn as one of the key factors in deciding how consumers adopt new technology. And while its influence is occasionally overstated, it seems likely that many people consider adult content when purchasing consumer electronics. That’s likely going to continue …

Virtual Reality

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

These 26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, …

HISTORIC DISCOVERY: Physicists 'PROVE' God DIDN'T create the Universe

NASAInflation theory: Mind-blowing expansion in nano seconds<p>The colossal question has troubled religions, philosophers and scientists since the dawn …

Physics

Audials Radio - a radio app done right

[ooyala code=”03eHA5eDo27oZcFbqmUwYcObphsHFdoe” player_id=”456099a54cc04bafb07a186890fa7e7e” width=”1920″ height=”1080″ auto=”true”]<p>Internet radio is a huge deal. We have a swath of amazing content to choose from including Pandora, iHeartRadio, and even Google Play Music and Spotify have radio …

Apps

The creator of Android thinks the next big thing isn't in mobile

"What am I going to do for the next 10 years of my life? Am I going to fight for 1% market share, or am I going to make 10 more Androids?" Rubin said of his decision to leave.<p>After taking a break to mow lawns, he joked, Rubin has returned to tech as a venture capitalist with a passion to look for …

Scientists set new record teleporting quantum data - 60 miles - ExtremeTech

Scientists set new record teleporting quantum data — 60 miles<p>By on September 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Quantum Physics

All the phones at the party become one sound system with AmpMe

The party is on, but there’s a problem: There’s no stereo or Bluetooth speaker for the music.<p>But a startup out of Montreal has developed an app that allows partygoers to create a DIY sound system. AmpMe is an app that syncs streaming music across the many smartphones at that party to create one …

Apple Watch

Anti-Marijuana Crusaders to Talk "Science" of Cannabis in Phoenix

Hosted by the "Marijuana Harmless? Think Again!" campaign, an offshoot of the Yavapai County substance abuse program MATFORCE led by Yavapai County …

Cannabis