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How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

Black Holes

Learning From the Feynman Technique

They called Feynman the “Great Explainer.”<p>Richard Feynman (1918–1988), an author, graphic novel hero, intellectual, philosopher, physicist, and <i>No</i> …

Accelerate Your Degree Online or On Campus

<b>Julie M.</b>, Recent Graduate<p>"I had a great experience with UMass Lowell's online program. I was able to take classes while working full time. The great …

The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer

In January 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address after serving two terms as U.S. president; the five-star general chose to warn …

Donald Trump

NASA's EMDrive And The Quantum Theory Of Pilot Waves

There has been a lot of digital ink spilled over the recent paper on the reactionless thrust device known as the EMDrive. While it’s clear that a working EM Drive would violate well established scientific theories, what isn’t clear is how such a violation might be resolved. Some have argued that …

This Classic Physics Experiment Could Finally Reveal The Long-Awaited 'Theory of Everything'

New physics is on the horizon.<p>An iconic physics experiment used to demonstrate the strange properties of the quantum world is now even stranger than …

Physicists Might Have Found a Way to Break The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Wha??<p>The laws of thermodynamics are some of the most important principles in modern physics, because they define how three fundamental physical …

Watch a Gigantic RC Fighter Jet Tragically Disintegrate in Mid-Air

RC planes aren’t cheap, and crashing even a $200 model can be heartbreaking given how much work is required to build and test it before your first …

Cosmic neutrinos detected, confirming the Big Bang’s last great prediction

Without colliding with anything since the Universe was 1 second old, these neutrinos still pack a punch!<p><i>“When you see how fragile and delicate life</i> …

Generators and Channels in JavaScript

Covering the Basics<p>Introduction<p>The following should be an introduction into generators and channels. If you know about promises, generators, …

The 'Dark' Universe May Be Full of Strange Interactions — NOVA Next | PBS

Most of the universe may not be as constant as physicists think it is.<p>Dark energy and dark matter—the two main ingredients of the universe, and two …

The Beautiful Pain of Awakening

The experience of awakening and the process of evolving and ascending to our true divine selves can be a painful and exhausting experience, …

Physicist Finds COMPUTER CODE In String Theory Equation

James Gates is a renowned theoretical physicist who has devoted himself to the incredibly complex and fascinating mathematics of string theory, …

Physicists just discovered a different type of particle that will spawn an entirely new field of research

On July 14 a team working with the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, announced that they had discovered an entirely new type of particle that's unlike anything they've seen before: the pentaquark.<p>"The pentaquark is not just any new particle," the LHCb …

July 2015

Neutrinos may not be faster than light, but they can shapeshift

About four years ago, CERN made a claim that sent shockwaves through the scientific community. During the course of an experiment, CERN scientists apparently discovered that neutrinos -- tiny subatomic particles that travel near light speed -- could possibly accelerate <i>faster</i> <i>than light</i>. That, …

How To: 13 Terminal Commands Every Mac User Should Know

When you think of Terminal, you probably imagine some hacker sitting in front of their computer in a dimly lit room trying to break into an FBI …

Flying The A350: Airbus’s Most Technologically Advanced Airliner

Airbus and Boeing are betting their futures on a new generation of long-range widebody twins with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and …

Aviation

Elliptic Curve Cryptography: a gentle introduction

Those of you who know what public-key cryptography is may have already heard of <b>ECC</b>, <b>ECDH</b> or <b>ECDSA</b>. The first is an acronym for Elliptic Curve …

5 Reasons Your First Language Should Be JavaScript

With hundreds of programming languages out there, it can be hard to know where to begin and what to prioritize in learning <b>computer programming</b>. At …

Researchers demonstrate desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

Less than 1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water—seawater—may help …

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Light's wave-particle duality imaged for the first time

The weird way that light can behave as both a wave and a particle has been known to physicists for about a century, but a team in Lausanne has only …

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Evolving a Bigger Brain With Human DNA

Crucial DNA difference between humans and chimps boosts brain size in mice<p>The size of the human brain expanded dramatically during the course of …

In Fake Universes, Evidence for String Theory

Researchers are demonstrating that, in certain contexts, string theory is the only consistent theory of quantum gravity. Might this make it …

Quantum Mechanics

"The Great Attractor" --What's "Pulling" the Massive Galaxy Clusters of the Universe? (A Weekend Insight)

In the image below galaxies dot the sky like jewels in the direction of a mass so large it is known simply as the Great Attractor. The galaxies …