Christian Bengtson

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Is This The Secret Behind the Mysterious Em Drive?

It’s the law. Newton’s third, specifically: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It’s the basis of existing space propulsion …

Splayed shipping containers form Joshua Tree Residence conceived by James Whitaker

An office comprising a cluster of angled shipping containers, proposed for a site in Germany by James Whitaker but never realised, is now being built …

Architecture

How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector

The universe has not cooperated with physicists’ hopes. In desperation, many are looking for new ways to search for surprises at the Large Hadron …

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Understanding the "Schrodinger's Cat" Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrodinger was one of the key figures in quantum physics, even before his famous "Schrodinger's Cat" thought experiment. He had created the …

Researchers Think Portals May Link Our Visible World With The "Dark Sector"

Long ago, physicists identified and categorized the components of the visible universe. Up until recently, 16 particles formed everything in the …

Physicists extend quantum machine learning to infinite dimensions

Physicists have developed a quantum machine learning algorithm that can handle infinite dimensions—that is, it works with continuous variables (which …

Machine Learning

Cosmic Superclusters, The Universe's Largest Structures, Don't Actually Exist

On the largest scales, the Universe looks like a vast cosmic web. Stars link up into galaxies, which are clustered together in galactic groups. Many groups bound together lead to galaxy clusters, and occasionally clusters merge together, creating even larger clusters. Many clusters together, …

Cosmology

New Evidence for the Strange Idea that the Universe Is a Hologram - Facts So Romantic

One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is how our universe can be so thermally uniform—the vast cosmos is filled with the lingering heat of …

Universe

How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

Gorilla Glass is jumping from phones to cars

LAS VEGAS — Go ahead, throw a rock at your windshield. It might survive — if that windshield is made with Gorilla Glass.<p>The same material protecting …

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

Illustrative Animals

I’ve always been impressed about the level of details when a designer/artist work on symmetrical art and especially with animal faces. It’s not a new …

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

Engineers just created a programmable quantum computer

Computer scientists have created a small programmable quantum computer that can run a number of quantum algorithms.<p>Quantum computers have the …

I thought I knew the future of luggage, but then I saw this suitcase that follows you around

I really did think I knew the whole future of luggage. A rideable suitcase? That seemed to be the pinnacle of innovation. But only a mere five days after discovering the Modobag, it’s being usurped in my mind by the Cowarobot R1, which its manufacturer says is the "world’s first autonomous …

Geniuses we love — Antonio Segura Donat – Muzli -Design Inspiration

As a child, Antonio Segura Donat (Dulk) helped his father to feed the birds they reared at their home. He loved watching the fledglings and seeing …

Genius

The Kineti offers a new look at a Windows 10 living room PC design

With the recent rumors claiming Microsoft could be developing a Surface-branded all-in-one PC, there's already one company that has come up with a …

Mapping Laniakea, the Milky Way's Cosmic Home

In “Our Place in the Cosmos,” the astronomers Noam I. Libeskind and R. Brent Tully detail the discovery of Laniakea, a supercluster of about 100,000 …

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

China’s Ehang will begin the testing process this year to prove the drone’s airworthiness<p>The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 …

Drones

Battery tech with off-the-charts charging capacity

Researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that …

Breakthroughs

Researchers Are a Step Closer to Creating an Untraceable 'Quantum Internet'

We want it!<p>Scientists are figuring out how to create a 'quantum Internet' that will be totally secure and virtually unhackable. So secure, in fact, …

This New Suitcase Design Claims To Be The World's First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case Luggage

Christian Cook, founder of Néit, was motivated to design collapsible and hangable luggage because of his frustrations of traveling and living in …

Luggage

Stare Into the Abyss While Dining

The coffee table that made our jaws drop a couple of years ago has been adapted into one of the most dramatic dining tables we’ve ever seen. Designed …

Atom-thin 'borophene' joins 2D materials club

Graphene inspires atom-thin acolyte made from pure boron.<p>Meet flatland’s latest resident: borophene, a sheet of boron just one atom thick. It joins a …

A breakthrough may make the mega flow battery commercially viable in the near future

With renewable power becoming more common, researchers are increasingly focused on figuring out how to safely store and discharge large amounts of energy. Expensive lithium-ion batteries don't do this well. Flow batteries, on the other hand, show a lot of promise — and a new design from researchers …

Interview: Ethereal Marbled Paintings Express the Inner Light Inside All of Us

Through gorgeous, ethereal paintings, artist Emma Lindstrm creates a tangible representation of a feeling. To her, this feeling is floating and irrational, but always uplifting and full of hope–one that can be experienced, but never formed into a thought. The conceptual basis for Lindstrm's artwork …

Art

These Bluetooth lights turn your bike wheels into turn signals

Safety lights are one of the most important pieces of bicycle equipment, especially if you ride at night or in low-visibility weather conditions. Most look the same -- a large, forward-facing beam under your handlebars and a slim row of red LEDs under the saddle. But Revolights are a little …

A Surprising Carbon Fiber Alternative: Nanofibers Made from Carrots

To solve a material renewability problem, go back to the roots<p>Carbon fiber is awesome stuff, being both lightweight and strong. It's also a …