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What Is an Electric Field?

When a balloon is rubbed against a sweater, the balloon becomes charged. Because of this charge, the balloon can stick to walls, but when placed …

Physics

This NASA Video of the Moon's Lunar Landmarks Is Simply Amazing

A new NASA video tour of the moon captures breathtaking views of the lunar surface.<p>Set to Claude Debussy's musical piece "Clair de Lune," this …

It's now illegal for your partner to do these 11 things

A recent change to the law means that - alongside physical abuse - psychological abuse within a relationship is now illegal.<p>The offence of coercive …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

3DFS’s technology for electricity could double the efficiency of the power grid - Vox

An “operating system” for power could double the efficiency of the grid.<p>A great deal of the electricity in the United States goes to waste.<p>Much is lost in the initial generation of electricity. And much is lost through the use of inefficient devices, like incandescent light bulbs that heat up a …

Breast Cancer

VPN: What Is VPN, How Does It Work & Which Is the Best VPN Service for You

You may have heard or read the acronym VPN in recent news stories about internet privacy and security and wondered, "what is VPN?" VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, an extension of a private network over a public one that allows users to send and receive data safely, securely, and anonymously …

A cosmic sense of scale

This animation gives a sense of the awe-inspiring scale of some of the known objects in our universe. It is difficult for human minds to comprehend …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

With 5 Quick Clicks, You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

4 Signs That It's Time to Get Out of Your Relationship

Relationships require a vast investments of time, money, and most of all, emotional energy. The more you invest in a relationship, the more it shapes …

Normative

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Physics

Watch the formation of the universe and Earth in this cool time-lapse video

Each second represents 22 million years<p>In the grand cosmic scale, humanity and our tiny home in the universe are absolutely inconsequential. In a neat time-lapse video from John Boswell, you can watch the formation and growth of the universe from the big bang to now.<p>Boswell, aka melodysheep, has …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Physics

The coins in your pocket that could be worth thousands of pounds - look out for these

You might want to rummage through your pockets – as your change could be worth a small fortune.<p>The London Olympic 50p coin changes hands for £3,000 …

Watch SpaceX launch a flight-proven Falcon 9 live here

SpaceX’s launch live stream has already started for its GovSat-1 mission, which is launching a satellite from the government of Luxembourg into geostationary transfer orbit.<p>The launch window opens at 4:25 PM EST and will not include a recovery attempt for the Falcon 9 first stage, which has been …

Stealthy OSX/MaMi malware discovered targeting Macs

The first nasty bit of undetectable malware of 2018 has been unearthed after it was found targeting Macs this week.<p>Security researchers revealed info about the new OSX/MaMi malware which is a lot like the popular DNSChanger malware from 2012 that infected millions of machines.<p>In a blog post …

Malware

Nanoleaf wants to cover your walls in color-changing light

Nanoleaf began as a little LED lighting startup selling odd-looking light bulbs and smart bulbs, but those bulbs have since taken a backseat to the company's color-changing Aurora light panels. Connect them in any configuration you like and stick them to your wall, then enjoy the light show as they …

NASA confirms possibility of asteroid Apophis hitting Earth in 2036, What Next?

Earth might have just 29 years left in its life cycle, as NASA has revealed that the planet may face massive destruction in 2036, following an …

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

An Illustrated Periodic Table Showing How Chemical Elements Interact With Our Everyday Lives

Retired Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen created the color-coded “Periodic Tables of Elements, in Pictures and Words” for both kids and …

How to reset an iPhone – everything you need to know | Trusted Reviews

<b>Here’s our guide to resetting your iPhone regardless of model or iOS. We’ll provide the info on unpairing an Apple Watch, creating a backup, signing</b> …

IPhone 7

What is quantum entanglement? Part 3: Entanglement, at last

<i>This is part 3 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read</i> …

SmugMug Films celebrates Nikon's role in space exploration with cool video

To help Nikon celebrate its 100th anniversary, SmugMug Films produced a video highlighting Nikon's contribution to space photography, which dates …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

NASA's 4K Footage Of Earth From Space Is Utterly Spellbinding

If you only watch one video today, make it this.<p>If your commitment to the planet has wavered this year, NASA’s latest 4K footage might just be the …

How Many Fundamental Constants Does It Take To Define Our Universe?

When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you have everything you need to reproduce our Universe, or at least a …

A Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it …

Use These 4 Apps to Improve Your Social Marketing

Improve Your Social Marketing Strategy With These 4 AppsToday I have some social marketing resources to help you improve your reach. Here’s four …

How to Safely Delete Private Data Forever

If you’re erasing sensitive files from a computer, you probably want them gone forever and far beyond the reach of data recovery tools. …

Two New Raspberry Pi Online Training Courses Announced

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced two new Raspberry Pi online training courses which will start during mid February 2017 and include …