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Tehran museum hosts exhibition of modern Arab art

Paintings by Arab artists are displayed alongside works by Iranians, underlining cultural bond despite political tensions<p>Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition of modern Arab art from countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE, underlining a regional cultural bond that has …

Art

11 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Turn any hard drive into networked storage with Raspberry Pi

A NAS solution can cost several hundred dollars. If you have an unused Raspberry Pi and a few hard drives lying around, you can make one yourself without spending a dime.<p>Networked hard drives are super convenient. You can access files no matter what computer you're on -- and even remotely.<p>But …

Raspberry Pi

Io's Atmosphere Just Collapsed

We'll come back later.<p>Jupiter's frozen moon Io is a pretty bleak place, with a toxic atmosphere and the most active volcanoes of any known body in …

An Algorithm Built These Dystopian Cityscapes

Designer Daniel Brown wrote a computer program that generates entire ruined cities.<p>London-based programmer and designer Daniel Brown created an algorithm that automatically generates complex cityscapes. These computer-generated buildings have a cramped, <i>Inception</i> quality to them; they're reminiscent …

The White House Wants To Use Science Fiction To Settle The Solar System

Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology assembled a strange gathering: scientists, artists, engineers, and …

'Update' due on gravitational waves

<b>Anticipation is building ahead of a "status report" from an international effort to detect ripples in space-time.</b><p>These gravitational waves were first proposed 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as a key prediction of his Theory of General Relativity.<p>But in decades of searching they have never been …

Gravitational Waves

Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

Morocco has officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans.<p>The Noor I power plant is located near the town of Ouarzazate, on the edge of the Sahara. It's capable of …

Renewable Energy

A famous physicist’s simple experiment showed the inevitability of the Challenger disaster

On Jan. 28, 1986, the world watched in horror as NASA's Challenger shuttle disintegrated just 73 seconds into its flight. The disaster, which claimed the lives of five astronauts and two payload specialists, remains one of the deadiest accidents in the history of spaceflight, matched only by the …

Space Exploration

Europe Wants a Dream Chaser, the New Reusable Spaceplane

After being awarded a commercial resupply contract from NASA, Dream Chaser solidifies its ties with the European Space Agency.<p>2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Dream Chaser, the slick reusable spaceplane currently being developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC).<p>For starters, NASA just …

Space Exploration

Blizzard by moonlight

This weekend’s full moon illuminated the raging blizzard on the U.S. East Coast. A satellite caught the view from above.<p>Deborah Byrd<p>Deborah Byrd …

The telescope gets its first major upgrade in centuries

Lockheed Martin is working on new technology that promises to drastically reduce the size of telescope needed to see a long distance<p>The general design of a telescope has remained more or less the same since the techology was first invented in the 17th century.<p>Like an eye, the telescope collects …

Telescopes

Evidence suggests huge ninth planet exists past Pluto at solar system's edge

Astronomers investigating the odd alignment of rocks beyond Pluto have concluded that an undetected icy planet four times the size of Earth must exist<p>As science often does, it began with a “huh?” Some distant objects far beyond Pluto were behaving very oddly. The orbits of a handful of space rocks …

Astronomy

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Results Are In: Space Whisky Tastes "Noticeably Different"

Would you prefer antiseptic smoke to cedar wood?<p>A space research company called NanoRacks approached Scottish whisky distillery Ardbeg to participate in a very special expedition. In 2011, the two companies sent un-aged whisky to the International Space Station in MixStix—which work almost like …

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

How to get the best Wi-Fi signal, using particle accelerator physics - Pocket-lint

Finding the best Wi-Fi signal should not be difficult and certainly isn't rocket science. But it is particle physics.<p>Using the smarts of particle …

Theories of Everything, Mapped

Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics, and the most promising ideas put forth to solve them.<p>“Ever since the dawn of …

Quantum Mechanics

The Standard Model of particle physics

Quarks<p>u<p>c<p>t<p>d<p>s<p>b<p>Up Quark<p>Discovered in:<p>1968<p>Mass:<p>2.3 MeV<p>Discovered at:<p>SLAC<p>Charge:<p>2/3<p>Generation:<p>First<p>Spin:<p>1/2<p>About:<p>Up and down quarks make up protons and …

Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android now in private beta (APK download)

There’s a plethora of great Android launchers out there (here’s a list of our favorite), but very few of them come from large companies like Microsoft. Though the Redmond giant is one of Google’s biggest competitors, they are proving to be much more platform friendly by creating a new Android …

Apps

Which movies get artificial intelligence right?

<i>Take</i> Science<i>’s quiz and test your knowledge of AI in the movies!</i><p>In the opening scene of the 1982 film <i>Blade Runner</i>, an interrogator asks an android …

After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

"It's like they have their own GPS and steer themselves without scattering," Hasan said. "They will move and move only in one direction since they …

Get a Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Key Here Without Preordering

If you're hoping to try out Rainbow Six: Siege ahead of release without committing to a preorder, you're in luck.<p>Right now, Curse is offering access codes for the upcoming Siege beta. The only requirement is that you have a Curse account, which you can get for free at its website.<p>Once you have an …

Ubisoft

Reddit’s Terrorists Have Won: Ellen Pao and the Failure to Rebrand Web 2.0

Internet communities like Reddit have always been toxic environments that survive on the backs of unpaid labor, and attempts to corporatize them …

Internet

Second Geomagnetic Storm In 48 Hours Could Strike Earth as Soon as Wednesday

Space<p>Second Geomagnetic Storm In 48 Hours Could Strike Earth as Soon as Wednesday<p>By Jess Baker<p>June 23 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>00:48<p>Largest Impact …

Weather

Asthma could be cured within five years after drug breakthrough

Asthma could be cured within five years after scientists discovered what causes the condition and how to switch it off.<p>In a breakthrough which could change the lives of Britain’s five million sufferers, researchers at Cardiff University and Kings College London identified which cells cause the …

Arduino Beginner Course For Just $19, Save 81%

If you are looking to start having fun with Adruino then we have an Arduino Beginner Course for just $19 in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, a saving …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

Pedagogy