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Watch the creation of Disney’s ambitious and immersive Star Wars land

‘Everything about it is just about total immersion’<p>Two years ago Disney announced that it was planning on adding massive <i>Star Wars</i>-themed expansions to its parks in California and Florida, and today at <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration it revealed some new details — including a behind-the-scenes look at the …

Walt Disney Company

String Theory Says We Have at Least 10 Dimensions, but That's Not the Weirdest Thing About It

Quantum physics is weird. As soon as you think you understand it, you find five more reasons you don't. Take this, for example: the Standard Model of …

Physics

Take a tour to the edge of our cosmos with the most accurate 3-D atlas of the observable universe ever created

By incorporating data from most of the renown organizations worldwide, the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium unveiled ‘The …

Unraveling the Mystery of Who Lies Beneath the Cloth

Mummy No. 30007, currently residing at the American Museum of Natural History, is a showstopper. She’s known as the Gilded Lady, for good reason: Her coffin, intricately decorated with linen, a golden headdress and facial features, has an air of divinity. She’s so well preserved that she looks …

Ancient History

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.<p>But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to …

Medicine

10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world

In the race to build vertically, Asia has a commanding lead<p>Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, a towering giant of a building powered by atomic elevators. It's clear symbol of the current race to raise skylines around …

Dubai is bringing the world its first rotating skyscraper

The future is coming, and it's all about those 360-degree views.<p>Dubai plans to take your 360-degree experience far beyond video by building the …

This Drone Timelapse of Minsk is Like Something Out of a Dream

Now that the Internet is saturated with timelapse and drone videos, one of the next big frontiers may be combining the two. Timelapse photographer …

Scientists Have Created Star Wars-Style Holograms in The Lab

We can't wait.<p>Scientists have developed a nano-material device that they say creates the highest-quality holographic images ever produced – meaning</i> …

Nanotech

This building changes shape every hour — and it’s incredibly satisfying to watch

You may have curtains that slide using rotating handles in your apartment, but you probably don't have moving walls. The facade of the Kiefer Technic Showroom is made of panels that can move automatically, controlling temperature and sunlight. The facade is designed by Ernst Giselbrecht +</b> …

Architecture

Ask Ethan: Could You Have Two Perfectly Identical Snowflakes?

If you’ve ever heard someone referred to as a “special little snowflake,” the implication is that they’re beautiful and precious because of all the myriad ways in which they are unique. The old saying goes that no two snowflakes are alike, but is that really true? It’s worth looking at what the …

Neutrons

Zach Galifianakis Created a Gerrymandering Documentary Named ‘Democracy for Sale’ – Watch Clip

The film will be screened across North Carolina in January and February.<p>Zach Galifianakis’ documentary, “Democracy For Sale,” looks at how bad …

North Carolina

How the World’s Oldest Computer Worked: Reconstructing the 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

In 1900, Greek sponge divers discovered a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The artifacts they came back up with included money, …

8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading from …

Self-improvement

Incredible new graphic design app now includes photorealistic rendering

Adobe has recently announced a partnership with computer graphics leaders Chaos Group to bring the beta desktop rendering app Project Felix to …

Graphic Design

10 Profound Quotes From a Zen Buddhist Master on the Secret of Reaching Enlightenment

Do you also find that Zen Buddhist thought holds some fascinating insights that are relevant to the modern age?<p>You don’t need to be a practicing …

Meditation

Worlds Without End: The Many Kinds of Parallel Universes

Multiversal<p>It’s a frequent staple of science fiction—the notion that there’s another universe out there, coextensive with yet sejunct from our own; a …

Dark Matter

Greece Heads Into Another Economic Crisis: Time To Finally Exit The European Union?

ATHENS, GREECE—Constitution Square has been uncommonly quiet. When looking at the parliament building from my hotel window last month all I could see were cars and pedestrians. The crowds of demonstrators, so common in recent years as the Euro crisis enveloped one of Europe’s poorer states, were …

Europe

A Computer Turns Home Footage into Animated Oil Paintings

A creative technologist at The MET is finding intimate new uses for neural networks.<p>What if an oil painting could come to life? Thanks to increasingly accessible machine learning software, Metropolian Museum of Art creative technologist Chewy Wu has implemented a style transfer neural network that …

Machine Learning

The Best of Sketching in 2016

From traditional to digital and everything in between<p>We noticed a popularity in sketching articles this year, ranging from traditional pen and paper …

Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

World Bank

Out of This World! The Most Amazing Space Discoveries of 2016

2016 has been a bountiful year for space science. Before the calendar runs out, here's our list of the biggest space stories and events of the past …

Google AI Firm DeepMind Develops 'Streams' App to Help UK Doctors With Patients

Doctors in London will be getting help from Google-backed AI firm DeepMind, it was announced in a post on Thursday.<p>DeepMind is teaming up with …

22 Photos of a beautiful and state-of-the-art home for you

Today we visit a fantastic and amazing house designed by professional Architect and Interior designers, in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, …

29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Kljatov was inspired to try his own snowflake photography after seeing a website called 'Snow Crystals' created by a CalTech physics professor named …

Macro Photography

Incredible new graphic design app now available to download

Adobe's incredible new app for graphic designers, Project Felix, is available for Creative Cloud subscribers to download today. The 3D tool for 2D …

New Radical Theory Shatters What We Know Of Parallel Universes, Space And Time

Howard Wiseman of Griffith University in Australia led a team that has created a new, groundbreaking theory.<p>The theory suggests that multiple other …

health

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Cognitive Science