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Oak WiFi Arduino Development Board Unveiled By Digistump (video)

Anyone who enjoys building electronic projects using the Arduino platform may be interested in a new tiny wireless Arduino development board called …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition …

Quantum Mechanics

Does New Theory Pinpoint Lost City of Atlantis?

An author’s obsessive quest leads to a site off the coast of Morocco.<p>Type the word “Atlantis” into Google and 120 million results pop up. Like El Dorado or Shangri-la, the legendary sunken city of Atlantis hovers on the horizon of our imagination, tantalizing, mysterious, unreachable. <i>Meet Me in</i> …

New genetic map of the UK shows which invasions created Britain's DNA

Britain has a long history of invasions: over the past two millennia, various armies from the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons conquered the bulk of the British Isles. A new genetic analysis of the country has revealed which invading force had the greatest impact on its DNA.<p>Britons share the most DNA …

Archaeology

Mystery of Darwin's strange South American mammals solved

Last unresolved ‘major problem in mammalian evolution’ – the origin of two ungulates – has been resolved according to researchers<p>To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another …

Paleontology

Solar eclipse 2015: When the light sinks and suddenly goes out

Science might explain the total solar eclipse – but nothing prepares us for its sheer beauty<p>This morning, those in the Faroe Islands will experience one of nature’s grandest spectacles – <b>a total eclipse</b>. Darkness and quiet will descend as the moon moves across the face of the sun, blocking its light …

Aerial Walkway in Cape Town Allows Visitors to Take a Surreal Stroll Above the Trees

This surreal walkway recently installed in Cape Town, South Africa, creates a meandering, aerial path that allows visitors to stroll through the treetops. The steel-and-pinewood Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway begins on the forest floor, gradually sloping upward and eventually elevating …

Cape Town

Aurora Borealis captured above the UK

Watch the stunning display of the Northern Lights which were seen across the UK skies last night<p>People across the UK have been enjoying the celestial display of the <b>Aurora Borealis</b> - or Northern Lights.<p>The <b>phenomenon</b> is caused by eruptions on the surface of the Sun, and this most recent activity has …

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it's hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard …

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