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Focusing light through frosted glass leads to new 3D display technology

Holo-display uses image-wrecking glass to create bigger, widely viewable image.<p>Sometimes it amazes me how fast physics goes from fundamental ideas to …

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

The White House photographer has taken more than 2 million photos during Obama's presidency — here are the best

Pete Souza has taken an estimated 2 million photographs during Obama's eight years in office, and released them to the public in real time on Flickr and Instagram.<p>Souza has captured historic moments, such as the Situation Room meeting where Obama learned the outcome of the mission to kill Osama Bin …

Shipping Container House Breaks The Boundaries Between Indoor And Outdoor

Houses built out of repurposed shipping containers are quite controversial. Some love them and some hate them and there are some valid points on each …

Artist Designs LEGO Models That Create Shadow Designs When They Spin

Artist John V. Muntean experiments with sculptures that play with light and shadow. At first glance, his art pieces often look like bulky distorted …

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council photo competition allows researchers and doctoral students to share their work in pictures, with winners from categories ranging from eureka to weird and wonderful

Science

A College Student Has 3D-Printed His Own Braces For Less Than $60

Awesome idea... in theory.<p>A digital design student in New Jersey went viral over the weekend after 3D-printing his very own set of clear, orthodontic …

Paul McCartney Hopes To Finally Get The Beatles Song Rights Back

You probably know that Michael Jackson bought the rights to The Beatles’ songs. It’s as much as part of the Beatles’ legacy as Paul McCartney dying and being replaced by an impostor. What happens, if you are not familiar, is that, back in the days when McCartney and Jackson were making music …

"The most perfect violinist I've ever heard"

So said Yehudi Menuhin about Vadim Repin. The Russian violinist talks to Ivan Hewett ahead of his London concert<p>Among living violinists, Vadim Repin stands supreme. He’s one of that small group of top-rank classical performers who are on first-name terms with each other, always <i>en route</i> to a …

Kanye West: Taylor Swift 'Had Two Seconds To Be Cool and She F--ked It Up'

Kanye West had harsh words for Taylor Swift following her public response to West's "Famous" lyrics about her during her Grammy acceptance speech. …

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

See something weird in nature? Call your local scientist

Brad Shaffer, director of the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, says the role of citizen scientists is important in helping …

Scientists Crack Mantis Shrimp’s Secret Optic Code

Just when you thought mantis shrimp could not get any more awesome, they did. Scientists have learned that mantis shrimp bounce polarized light off …

Real or virtual: Scientists ask—can we tell the difference?

A Dartmouth College-led study shows that people find it increasingly difficult to distinguish between computer-generated images and real photos, but …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Want to become a human guinea pig? Here's what you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indianapolis resident John Oriez got a tiny tattoo on his head for the sake of science.<p>"This was about 15, 20 years ago back when I was losing my hair and was somewhat vain and cared about it," the now-bald Oriez said. "Obviously, it didn't work, but it was interesting."<p>Oriez is one of …

Meet Alexandra Elbakyan, the researcher who's breaking the law to make science free for all

For years, there's been a battle in academia over access to knowledge. Proponents of the open access movement argue that science is a public good, often funded by taxpayers, and that locking it up behind expensive paywalls stalls scientific progress.<p>Opponents, particularly the publishers of …

The Scientist Who Believes Your Personality Predicts Your Taste in Music

There’s no accounting for taste, unless, that is, you are a scientist whose job it is to account for such intangible things. David Greenberg, a …

Opinion: 10 of Google’s smartest and wildest new projects

Most people know Google as the world’s most widely used search engine. (It handles more than 3 billion searches a day.)<p>But Google Search, although …

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

A lot happens while you're dreaming.<p>The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sleep period -- also known as rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep -- was actually discovered and documented in a …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?