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Feynman Lectures On Physics Now Available Online Free Of Charge

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is known for many things. But to generations of students, the late physicist is perhaps best known as the brain behind The Feynman Lectures On Physics.<p>A …

Mystery solved: The sliding stones of Death Valley.

Oh how I love nature and science! The former sets up mysteries that baffle us, and then the latter equips us with tools with which to solve them.<p>Phil …

Throwback Thursday: Microsoft.com, among the earliest commercial websites, has been on the Web for 20 years - The Fire Hose

In 1994, there was no World Series because of a strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Nelson Mandela made world news — and history …

This Is Microsoft's Very First Web Page ... Back In 1994

Twenty years ago in 1994, the modern World Wide Web was born. That was the year the first Netscape browser was officially released (Mosaic Netscape 0.9), the year that Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (known as W3C), and the year Yahoo was founded, according to the Computer …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …

The Fourier transform lets you have your cake and understand it

If there's a mathematical idea that applies itself to almost everything in everyday life but is almost unknown outside the scientific world, the Fourier transform has to be the most unsung contender. It pops up wherever scientists need to study complex things that fluctuate in the real world – …

Curiosity photo: Light seen on Mars is a camera artifact, not a real one.

<i>[UPDATE (Apr. 11, 2014 at 16:00 UTC): The following post contains some corrections that I have clarified in a follow-up article. Please read that</i> …

Relativity: An explanation via Doctor Who.

Are you a <i>Doctor Who</i> fan? Are you also scratching your head over how relativity works? Then do I have a paper for you: “The Blue Box White Paper”, an …

Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead

Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.<p>The bathtub ring can be seen for miles. The 120-foot-high band of rock, bleached nearly white by mineral-rich water, circles the …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

This Is Why You Don't Hide Under A Tree During A Lightning Storm

Via the US National Weather Service comes this staggering footage of a lightning bolt making matchsticks of a tree in Upstate New York.<p>The footage …

Weather

54 years of space exploration: an updated map that you must see – Franck Marchis Blog

National Geographic asked 5W Infographics to update its 50 Years of Exploration graphic, a classic that I use often in my talks to illustrate our …

What Is The Resolution Of The Eye?

What if the Moon was a Disco Ball?

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system

Sun<p>Mercury<p>Venus<p>Earth<p>You Are Here<p>Moon<p>Mars<p>Jupiter<p>Io Europa Ganymede Callisto<p>Saturn<p>Titan<p>Uranus<p>Neptune<p>Pluto <br>(we still love you)<p>That was about 10 million …

I'm The Doctor!: Your Own Cardboard Stand-Up TARDIS

Alternatively, paint a refrigerator box.<p>This is the cardboard stand-up TARDIS available for $225 pre-order from Urban Collector. That's a lot of …

Microsoft slashes Xbox price to £399 to boost sales

Microsoft has responded to strong sales figures for rival Sony’s PlayStation 4 by slashing the cost of its Xbox One console to £399<p>Microsoft has responded to strong sales figures for rival Sony’s PlayStation by slashing the cost of its Xbox One console to £399 and including a yet-to-be-released …

How the Blind Dream

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that I’ve read about or experienced recently in my waking life. Some of my dreams don’t even have the intrigue of another character; …

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

World's first carbon fibre 3D printer on sale next month

The £3,000 desktop printer can manufacture carbon fibre parts that are 20 times stiffer and five times stronger than plastic parts<p>An American firm which manufactures components for race cars has spun-out a startup to bring the world’s first carbon fibre 3D printer to market.<p>The $5,000 (£3,000) Mark …

Dell launches new Android HDMI dongle with desktop virtualization

Dell has just launched a new Android based HDMI dongle, which can transform any display into a virtualized desktop computer. Portability is the essence of mobile technology, but Dell aims to go one better by packing in as many feature as possible into its tiny USB sized computer.<p>Dell’s Wyse Cloud …

Virtualization

Third Tesla Fire in 6 Weeks Could Spark Federal Inquiry

Another Tesla Model S has caught fire in Tennessee after reportedly hitting a piece of debris in the road. This marks the third Model S fire in the …

A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

A lonely planet without a star

An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star.<p>This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO …

Will Comet ISON survive its brush with the sun?

The comet might disintegrate outright, or break-up in the days or weeks after its close brush with the sun. Or it might survive intact, to pass Earth …

Astronomy

Android 4.3 coming to Galaxy S4 in October, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 by the end of December, Samsung Gear talk confirms

Galaxy Gear “lacks something special” but will work with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 in coming months, according to the South Korean giant, which means that’s when the new Android 4.3 update will be available for these devices.<p>Android 4.3 update hinted<p>Samsung’s Lee Don-joo, the president …

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You've been told that "evolution is just a theory", a guess, a hunch, and not a fact, not proven. You've been misled. Keep reading, and in less than …

Quantum Mechanics