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What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Physics

8 Profound Principles of the Zen Samurai That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to live a life of virtue. We know that holding ourselves to high moral standards will be …

The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it extremely well. And being creative is no exception.<p>For James …

Creativity

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

Mindfulness Through Aikido & Tea Ceremony

When Sachiko Knappman conducted her first Japanese tea ceremony she prepared tea for herself when she was ready to serve it. After much training, she …

Martial Arts

Art Demystified: What Determines an Artwork’s Value?

Market<p>Why are some works so expensive?<p>,<p><i>Art Demystified is a series that attempts to shed light on esoteric aspects of the art world.</i><p>What determines …

Art

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

Happiness

i.materialize brings laser sintering to the masses with new aluminum 3D printing option

3D printing with metals has been around for a while now, but — just like 3D printing as a whole — it’s only just starting to seep through from …

3D Printing

The Glass House Built Around a Tree

If one architect has his way, this futuristic hideout will combine the best of both.<p>We love a good tree house – and this proposal for a new home is one of our favorites.<p>Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov designed the "Tree In The House," a cylindrical glass home built around a fir tree, back in 2013, …

Your own personal cloud of sound

"If you work in a crowded office, you're probably considerate enough to wear a pair of headphones so you don't disturb your co-workers with your …

Visualizing Light at Trillion FPS, Camera Culture, MIT Media Lab

<b>Home | News | Join Us | People | Projects | Publications | Talks | Courses</b><p>Femto-Photography: Visualizing Photons in Motion at a<br>Trillion Frames Per …

Capturing Light Itself: Photography at 1,000,000,000,000 FPS

Light moves fast — like really fast. 299,792,458 meters per second in a vacuum, to be exact. Capturing it might seem like a pipe dream, but one MIT …

Imaging

3 Ways to Boost Your Visual Intelligence

Amy Herman, author of a new book on visual intelligence, says you can learn to improve your observational skills and critical thinking. Looking at art is a good place to start.<p>As I walk into the Metropolitan Café in Philadelphia, I realize my glasses are smudged. Normally I wouldn't care. But I am …

Communication Skills

All The Ideas Philip Johnson Stole For His Iconic Glass House

The laundry list of influences that shaped the Glass House could serve as a primer on architectural history.<p>Every year, thousands of people make a pilgrimage to the 47 dreamy acres of green hills and maple forest where Philip Johnson’s Glass House lives on as an iconic work by one of the 20th …

Architecture

How Flowers Help Us Understand Why Bridges Collapse

The catastrophic collapse of Washington State’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 launched intensive research into the aerodynamics of bridge design. Now …

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

Anish Kapoor: Boris 'foisted' new slide on my sculpture

Sir Anish Kapoor, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has warned his Olympic Park sculpture must not become an “amusement park”, claiming plans to install a slide around it were “foisted” on him by the Mayor of London.<p>Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture is currently being transformed in collaboration with artist …

Superhero Performance? It's All in Your Mind

As so many Americans flock to the multiplex to see Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America, I'm one of few fortunate enough to work with real superheroes every day. Instead of putting together futuristic shiny suits that can fly and shoot missiles and crack jokes all at the same time, my colleagues …

Iron Man

The Math Behind Beethoven’s Music

Almost all the biggest math enthusiasts I've known have also loved classical music, especially the work of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Of course, as …

Inspirational Quotes From The Most Intelligent Designers

Inspiration is all around you. Your decisions in daily life are inspired by your environment, food, music, movies, podcasts, blogs, books, people and everything else surrounding you. Essentially, the more high-quality inspiration you get the better your life is and better things you create.<p>I love …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Mind In The Natural World: Can Physics Explain It?

Carlo Rovelli's <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,</i> originally published as a series of essays in an Italian newspaper, was just released in book form in the U.S. on March 1. I read the book by the noted physicist in a single sitting with pleasure and mounting excitement.<p>It is a very clear book and it …

Consciousness

How art helped me see the beauty in loneliness

Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City explores the connection between isolation and creativity. In this extract she examines its role in the work of Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol and others, and suggests we should all be a little less frightened of being alone…<p>Q&A: neuroscientist John Cacioppo on science of …

Art

Watch How the World Population Grew for 2000 Years, then Exploded

<b>Two thousand years ago, when Caesar Augustus ruled the Roman Empire, the entire world population was approximately 170 million.</b> To put that in …

Geography

Villa K / Paul de Ruiter Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Villa K, located in Thüringen, is the first German project for Paul de Ruiter Architects. The …

Architecture

Wendell Castle's latest furniture fuses craft, high-tech

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a chair is not just a chair, but a softly organic, cantilevered form, perhaps sprouting a leaf to one side.<p>A table can resemble a voluptuous jungle plant brought from an alien planet.<p>A bench becomes an inviting squid resting on delicately rounded tentacle legs.<p>Wendell …

Furniture

In Indianapolis, Some Public Sculptures Double as Lending Libraries

Posted by The Public Collection on Monday, November 2, 2015<p>A space doesn’t need four walls and a roof to qualify as a library—all it needs is books …

Artist Folds a New Paper Crane to Describe Each Day of the Year for an "Origami Journal"

Artist Cristian Marianciuc began 2015 by creating a unique personal journal. While his diary does involve paper, it's definitely not your conventional notebook filled with thoughts, memories, and written words. Instead, this uncommon journal incorporates the art of origami. “Late last year, I made …

Origami

Rethinking shoes: Two students develop 'FOOTPRINT' 3D printed custom algorithmic footwear

Jun 9, 2015 | By Alec<p>While 3D printed outfits and accessories have been revolutionizing fashion runways all over the world, shoe developers have been …

3D Printing