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Here’s a Breakdown of the Physics of Skateboarding Tricks

Before this video, you probably thought you’d never return to the study of motion past high school physics. YouTube channel Super Deluxe makes a good …

Physics

Earth - The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world.<p>The announcement he had made promised to overturn our understanding of the Universe. If the data gathered by 160 scientists working on the OPERA project were correct, the unthinkable had been observed.<p>Particles – in …

Everyone Should Be Able To Explain Quantum Computing Like Justin Trudeau

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau schooled a journalist on the basics of quantum computing yesterday, I was initially as charmed and …

How to make your laptop boot faster

If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by replacing spinning hard drives (HDD) with a new solid-state drive (SSD).<p>Without needing to …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

After 70 Years, Physicists Have Finally Figured Out How a Fundamental Aspect of Nuclear Fission Works

Splitting atoms is way slower than we thought.<p>When you shoot neutrons at a big atom, eventually one will collide with it just right, causing it to …

These Cities Have Become Magnets for Job-Seeking College Graduates

College graduates looking for financially greener pastures after school seem to be eyeing a bunch of cities to move to.<p>Specifically, there are nine …

The story of cities #15: the rise and ruin of Rio de Janeiro's first favela

Since it was first built by war veterans in 1897, Morro da Providência has become a complex symbol of poverty, violence and sentimentality, fetishised in popular culture. But where do Rio’s favelas fit into Brazil’s vision for the Olympic Games?<p>Among Brazilian film buffs and cultural historians, …

MIT's new Wi-Fi tech is eerily accurate

Wi-Fi could soon have a very detailed geofence, if MIT researchers have their way. They’ve introduced a new project named ‘Chronos’ that helps Wi-Fi signals locate you within “tens of centimeters.”<p>The team managed this by monitoring several Wi-Fi bands, then cobbling the data together to find out …