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New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping …

Clean Energy

'Conductrix' Is Like 'Guitar Hero' for Conducting an Orchestra

A video game composer wants to teach the world how to conduct an orchestra.<p>Conductor Eimear Noone and composer Craig Stuart Garfinkle imagine a future where anyone can make music and collaborate on songs with friends all over the world with the help of virtual reality. Strap on your guitar and …

Virtual Reality

Space smells like burning metal or steak when you open the hatch — here's why

Space may be a giant airless vacuum, but astronauts swear that it has an odor.<p>Those who have sniffed the aroma liken it to burning metal, steak, and …

Space Science

The World Chess Championship System is Stupid

This should be the longest blog post ever written on the Internet. There are so many things wrong with the system that I think I could make about 100 …

8 things you can get for free from the government

You’re probably familiar with the various forms of government assistance that are available in the United States: Medicaid, student loans, the GI Bill, food stamps. But there are many benefits available to the average person that you might not be aware of.<p>Here are some things you may not have known …

Hilarious Description of Products at Home Goods Store Goes Viral

Tumblr user Obvious Plant (aka Jeff Wysaski/PleatedJeans) is known for conducting some pretty clever pranks in which he “plants” fake signs around …

Twisting puts the brakes on light in a vacuum

The speed of light in a vacuum is a universal constant, but, according to scientists at the University of Ottawa, not that constant. A team of …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

A woman created a coding language based on...cats?

It’s a well-known fact that cats and the Internet are inextricably linked. After all, cat videos are the very foundation everything funny on the web. …