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10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

These Apocalyptic Robot Army Foot Soldiers Will Be The Last Thing You See Before You’re Eliminated

Watch as Atlas stalks across a bed of rocks as if it were a gravel footpath. Gasp as Atlas stands firm when a weight marked ”20” is viciously …

Robotics

How to turn any iPhone or Android phone into a 3D hologram projector for less than $1

File this one under <i>smartphone hacks that are definitely unnecessary but insanely fun</i>. When simple science meets smartphones, the result is a nifty …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

Popular writer and scholar Graham Hancock once said that we’re like a species with amnesia, and it’s true, the origins of the human race, and the …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our …

Meet the faces of Japan's first robot-staffed hotel

Japan's first robot-staffed hotel opens this week and we just got the full tour. While the main attraction may be the bordering-on-human receptionist (left) and the English-speaking dinosaur (er, right), the hotel has a whole family of robots performing varying degrees of useful work. Think: room …

Japan

Quantum Camera Sheds Light on 'Spooky' Physics

In late August, scientists at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, used a device called a “Quantum …

LHC set to see beyond Higgs

When researchers operating the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, outside Geneva discovered the Higgs boson, it ended a decades-long effort to fill the …

AMC’s 'Humans' Is Closer To Reality Than You Think

The new sci-fi cable show imagines a world of Synths, but it's not far from today<p>AMC’s latest Sci-Fi show <i>Humans</i> takes us into another world. A world, that....actually, looks incredibly familiar. The streets, the cars, the landscape, the computers, all seem pretty close to our world today. Except …

Robotics

These 20 Mindbending Optical Illusions Will Make You Feel Like You’re Hallucinating

Optical illusions are slippery phenomena by nature; this collection of still images, for example, will fool your mind into thinking they’re in motion …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Google Analytics

Is God An Illusion? The Great Debate Between Science and Spirituality - Deepak Chopra | Leonard Mlodinow

In the sixth chapter of the Chhandogya Upanishad, there comes a story of a student named Shvetketu who is enlightened by his father who is also a …

System info and one click actions from the Lollipop lock screen using Tasker – Android customization

Last week on our Android customization series, we looked at an app or two that bypasses the removed widgets from your lock screen in Android Lollipop. We brought widgets back by placing them inside of notifications.<p>While this was happening it occurred to us, why should we spend money on a new app …

Android News

Intelligent machines part 1: Big data, machine learning and the future

Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted in 1990 that a computer would beat a human world champion chess player by 1998. In 1997, that actually happened with …

Artificial Intelligence

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms

Mind = blown.<p>Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of …

IBM's supercomputer wrote a cookbook, and it's coming out next week

The book, "Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson," is a collaboration between IBM's Watson and the Institute of Culinary Education that goes on sale April 14.<p>But this is far from an ordinary cookbook. This will be the first cookbook that's co-created by computer algorithms.<p>Around three years ago, IBM …

Flavors

This Game Turns Google Autocomplete Into A Game Of Family Feud

Damn, this is more fun than I would’ve expected.<p>Do you ever type things into Google just to see what whacky stuff pops up in the autocomplete box?<p>GoogleFeud takes that concept and turns it into a Family Feud-style game. How well do you know the hivemind?<p>GoogleFeud provides the first half of a …

Foreign genes found in human genome

<b>The genome of humans and other complex animals contains essential “foreign” segments of genetic code, new study says.</b><p>The research, which cast doubt …

Wireless power transfer

<b>Wireless power transfer</b> (<b>WPT</b>), <b>wireless power transmission</b>, <b>wireless energy transmission</b>, or electromagnetic power transfer is the transmission of …

The road map to the Universe: Pathways between our Milky Way and 100,000 other galaxies charted in 10-year quest by scientists

An incredible road map of the Universe showing the pathways between our Milky Way and 100,000 other far away galaxies has been revealed by scientists …

Galaxies

Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable.<p>Quantum computing promises to solve unimaginably large and complex computer problems that classical computing could never crack. That is, if it can ever be made to work in anything like a …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

Harrison Ford to reprise role as Deckard in 'Blade Runner' sequel

"Blade Runner" wouldn't be the same iconic sci-fi noir film of replicants, synthetic owls, origami unicorns and relentless rain if Harrison Ford didn't reprise his role as the dedicated and remorseful Rick Deckard.<p>Fortunately for fans, Ford has officially agreed to reprise his role in the upcoming …

So long, transistor: How the 'memristor' could revolutionize electronics

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1971, a physicist conceptualized the existence of a fourth fundamental element in the electronic circuit, besides the three that were already in use at the time.<p>His name was Leon Chua and he believed -- for reasons of symmetry -- that an extra component could one day be constructed to …

Quantum Computing

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.<p>Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from …

Internet

Chinese Android phone takes copying Apple to another level

Forget Comcast, ZTE takes the cake with the most blatant Apple-ripoff-of-the-month award. The Chinese company’s latest handset, the Blade S6, is clearly… <i>inspired</i> by the iPhone.<p>While it doesn’t have the identical chamfered edges of Samsung’s upcoming phone, it does copy the most iconic part of every …

Android Phones

Spies in the Toy Box? Internet-Connected Dolls Record Your Kids

Dolls

Why Do We Have Eyelashes?

The answer is blowing in the wind tunnel<p>Eyelashes? More like <i>why</i>-lashes. A team of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to understand the function eyelashes serve in mammalian species. So they tested fake eyelashes in a wind tunnel.<p>Led by mechanical engineering student …

Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

SDSS J0100+2802 is the rather understated name scientists have given to an exceptionally luminous, newly discovered quasar. It's 12.8 billion light years away and shines as brightly as 420 million suns. At its center, there's a super-sized black hole — as massive as 12 billion suns — that formed …