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The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

The photoexcited graphene puzzle solved

Light detection and control lies at the heart of many modern device applications, such as the cameras in phones. Using graphene as a light-sensitive …

Introduction to Robotics | Stanford Online

Description<p>This introduction to the basic modeling, design, planning, and control of robot systems provides a solid foundation for the principles …

Robotics

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Antony Gibbon's Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone

UK-based designer Antony Gibbon never ceases to amaze with his spectacular designs inspired by nature. His latest work, the Lucent House, combines …

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

Kids

Meet Mendr: The Uber of Photoshop

"Could you Photoshop this for me?" I'm pretty sure that's something every photographer hears on a far more regular basis than any of us would like. I …

Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found

<i>If you like this article, check out another by Robbie:</i> <i><br>The AI Entrepreneur’s Moral Dilemma</i><p>While <b>machine learning</b> has a rich history dating back to …

Caltech's 'lensless camera' could make our phones truly flat

Even as our phones get thinner, there's one spot that keeps sticking out: the camera lens. Taking good pictures and being able to focus at multiple distances requires a layer of glass that's a certain size, but there's really no getting around it -- or is there? Researchers at Caltech have devised …

Automate Your Coral Reef Tank with Raspberry Pi

Many people dream of having a beautiful salt water aquarium with living coral in it. These tiny ecosystems, commonly referred to as reef tanks, are a bit more complex to set up than their fresh water cousins. There’s a whole lot more to it than simply dumping some water in an aquarium. Each one is …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Is the Universe Conscious?

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples …

Consciousness

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

Step Inside A Thinking Man’s Bachelor Pad In Chicago

We're no strangers when it comes to unearthing some of the world's coolest bachelor pads to fuel your interior fetish. One of the latest we've …

Adobe figured out a way to copy realistic photo styles from one picture to another

A bunch of researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have come up with one of the coolest developments in imaging tech in recent times: the ability to transfer photo styles from one picture to another.<p>It’s kind of like Prisma, the app that applies artistic filters based on the work of …

Apple HomeKit: What Is It, and How Do You Use It?

As Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home have shown, the ability to control your home with simple commands is no longer the stuff of sci-fi or limited to …

Build a Dual-Purpose Sofa, Create an Automatic Indoor Garden, 3D-Print Your Own Pens & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>DIY Leather Bracelet w/ Magnets</b><p>Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a functional wearable that ensures screws are …

When the USSR discovered anti-gravity, and other architectural fantasies

Winners of the annual "Fairy Tales Competition," where architects build imaginary worlds.<p>Every time you walk through a city, your experiences are …

Anti-gravity

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

Raspberry Pi

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Self-improvement

Removing Fungus from a Camera Lens with Soap and Vinegar

Photographer Mathieu Stern made this 2-minute video walkthrough on how you can remove fungus on the glass elements of a camera lens.<p>Stern recommends …

These Churches Were Converted Into Surprisingly Stylish Modern Homes

Stylish

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Architects transform 18th century barn with seamless contemporary extension

Bringing historic structures back to life is a challenge for any architect, but when the building goes back to 1792, the task is incredibly delicate. …

Architecture

14 Tips For Incorporating Shiplap Into your Home

Farmhouse style decorating has been on the rise ever since the beginning of HGTV’s show Fixer Upper. Hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, take houses from …

Home Decorating

Sorry, But Your Brain Only Knows One Way To Multitask Effectively

Your brain can multitask really well when one of the tasks is a habit you’ve developed in that particular context.<p>The news that multitasking is bad isn’t even news anymore. In recent years, people have begun to recognize what psychologists have known for decades: If you try to do two things at the …

The key to smaller cameras that don’t suck could lie in this incredible material

Supermaterial graphene may have just found its way into imaging tech. A recent study published at the Cornell University Library shows that …

Engineering