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Mesmerizing Hourglass Tells Time with Bubbles Instead of Sand

The sands of an hourglass can make you feel as though time is slipping away. Norihiko Terayama has created an object that, although shaped like an hourglass, has the opposite effect. The <i>Awaglass</i> replaces the minuscule pebbles with frothy bubbles that pass upwards at different speeds. Unlike a …

NIST develops the world's first two-qubit programmable quantum computer

In a paper recently published on <i>Nature Physics</i>, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) documented the implementation and …

The tabs on soda cans are genius, and physics shows why

The soda-can tab is more than meets the eye.<p>In its resting state, the tab is what engineers call a "second-class" lever: The force you apply only …

Funny Pictures – October 6, 2015

Washing instructions on suit jacket.<p>I might need to have a talk with my daughter, but I’m not sure what I’d even say.<p>Subway graffiti I can get behind.<p>…

Workouts

Coming soon: Quantum computing on your desktop PC?

8 Books You Need to Read This October

<i>Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible</i><i>.</i><p><b>Thirteen Ways of Looking, by</b> …

A new chapter in Nigeria’s literature

‘‘When I started writing in the early 2000s, there were very few other young Nigerians being published internationally — Chimamanda Adichie, Helon …

American tourist's list of 100 observations about England takes the Internet by storm

LONDON — When American tourist Scott Waters decided to write some things he learned on a recent visit to small-town England, he probably wasn't …

Time I

The future of food: from jellyfish salad to lab-grown meat

In the first section of our future of food feature, we look at some of the adjusted, alternative, and entirely new foods which could become the mainstays of tomorrow’s mealtimes.<p>JELLYFISH<p>Are jellyfish going to take over the oceans? | Karl Mathiesen<p>Read more<p>With numbers booming in UK waters, …

San Francisco Bay Area

15 Words You Cannot Translate Into English

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

Google Hates Desktop Linux!

Google hates Linux, Google does not hate Linux. Google loves Linux, Google doesn’t love Linux.This question is perhaps as old as Google itself. Does …

How wearable technology is changing the lives of disabled people

Yvonne Felix has had vision problems since she was four years old. At age seven, she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease – a form of juvenile macular degeneration – after being hit by a car.<p>For much of her life, Ms. Felix, now 34, has lived with a blind spot that covers 98 per cent of her field of …

8 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels for People Who Don't Like Sci-Fi and Fantasy | The Robot's Voice

<i>Star Wars</i>, <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>Harry Potter</i> stand tall in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy literature, not just for their narrative strengths – …

Science Fiction

Long-Lost GoPro Found After Falling From The Edge Of Space

2013 video of the Grand Canyon from space resurfaces, is awesome<p>In 2013, some friends attached a GoPro camera to a weather balloon, as was the fashion in those days. Encased in a 3D printed body, they drove to their launch site, 20 miles west of the Grand Canyon. The camera captured its journey on …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

New Pluto images confirm it as a world of mysteries

As celestial bodies go, Pluto is far more surprising than anyone could have expected.<p>“Pluto is showing us a diversity of landforms and complexity of processes that rival anything we’ve seen in the solar system,” said New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research …

Solar System