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Black holes

Let yourself be pulled into the weird world of black holes. Imagine, somewhere in the galaxy, the corpse of a star so dense that it punctures the …

Black Holes

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Mechanics

Hawking's Latest Black Hole Paper Splits Physicists

Almost a month after Stephen Hawking and his colleagues posted a paper about black holes online, physicists still cannot agree on what it means.<p>Some …

Physics

Black hole physics with an added quantum of uncertainty | Ars Technica

Is that some quantum in your bent space or are you just happy to see me?<p>Every year, the Dutch physics community gets together to celebrate the year …

Quantum Mechanics

Try to Escape a Black Hole And You'll Be Burnt to a Crisp, New Paper Cautions

"You would feel as if you are engulfed in flames."<p>The event horizon of a black hole is either a deceptively peaceful void, or a fiery hellscape of …

Quantum Mechanics

Nvidia launches the dirt cheap GeForce GT 710 graphics card

Nvidia has released a dirt cheap graphics card to the market, known as the GeForce GT 710, providing what the company claims is "up to 10x better …

Computer Hardware

No, Earth Isn't Flat: Here's How Ancients Proved It

Scholars have known for thousands of years that Earth is round. One rapper thinks they've got it all wrong.

How 'Popular Science' Covered The Challenger Disaster

The 1986 Space Shuttle tragedy killed all seven crew members, but their legacy lives on<p>Thirty years ago, on the morning of January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched with a crew of seven people aboard, including the first civilian American teacher ever selected for a NASA spaceflight …

Space Exploration

Scientists Find Strong Evidence That the Earth Was Hit Head-On by a Mars-Sized Planet

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.<p>The early solar system was, for lack of a better term, a chaotic hellscape. Everything we see today, from Mercury on out to the inner Oort Cloud, was a product of a series …

Astronomy

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

This month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and hundreds of never-before-seen true color, high definition photos of the lunar surface available for download.<p>The images were taken a few years ago …

Space Science

Here's why Microsoft wants everyone to get Windows 10 by July — and what happens if they don't

This is a dramatic shift from how previous versions of Windows have worked. Beyond this, it has also had a big effect on how Microsoft's finances work.<p>Giving away the operating system for free seems like it makes no sense. Traditionally, Microsoft has made money by selling Windows (or, as an …

App Store

The concerning state of web design

I love web design, and I love the evolution of the technology and what that technology can do for the web. Seeing the final days of IE woes for web …

Why now is the best time in human history to be an entrepreneur

As a rule we're all pretty negative, and we get off on thinking about how bad everything is, and how much better it used to be.<p>I'll bet it goes all the way back to a bunch of grunting cave people, whining about how the Hunting/Gathering was better when their parents were younger.<p>Entrepreneurs, …

Entrepreneurship