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Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics?

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

Quantum Mechanics

Gravitational Waves Unleash Their Power on the Likes of a Supermassive Black Hole

A supermassive black hole has just been revealed by astronomers as it got propelled out of the galaxy by what experts believe to be the power of …

LIGO

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Phenomenon in the Creation of Light Particles

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered that when photons are created in pairs, these fundamental light particles can …

This Ancient Greek Technique Can Actually Double Your Memory, Say Scientists

Sherlock Holmes' 'Mind Palace' is real, and it actually works.<p>Trying to remember things can be difficult, we’re only human after all.<p>Well what if we …

Here's How Magic Tricks Short-Circuit Your Brain

The psychology of manipulation.<p>We all know magic tricks are just that—tricks. They're not actually magic. Yet we're still astounded by them, and they <i>seem</i> otherworldly. Is it just that we're suspending disbelief, like we would at a <i>Star Wars</i> movie? According to this handy video from Digg, featuring …

Cool Stuff

What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

Protect your privacy by moving to the dark web

Proud technophobes and self-confessed Luddites: if you care about protecting your communications, your time has come. In 2015, it was revealed in the …

Surveillance

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

The Brain

52 Concepts To Add To Your Cognitive Toolkit

Signalling/ countersignalling – the idea that an action conveys information to someone about the actor. Buying an expensive wedding ring conveys that …

Statistics

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

And yet one of the best nuggets in "Friend and Foe," a 2015 book by the psychologists Maurice Schweitzer and Adam Galinsky, debunks that idea, instead suggesting that there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust quickly.<p>It's less creepy than it might sound. The key is simply to …

Psychology

Five Best Video Converters

If you're getting your movie and TV show library in order, it helps to have all of your video in one format that you know every device you own can …

VOB

For Versioned Object Base, see Rational ClearCase. For Voice over Broadband (VoB), see Voice over Internet Protocol.<p><b>VOB</b> (<i>Video Object</i>) is the …

MPEG4 vs MP4: What Is the Difference between MP4 and MPEG4 | WinX Answers

Best Answer:<p>To make you get clear on the difference between MPEG4 and MP4 as simply as I can, I will first adopt the method "proof by contradiction" …

Solar Power Is Now The Cheapest Form of Energy in Almost 60 Countries

We just hit a major turning point.<p>It's official: solar became the cheapest source of new energy in lower-income countries this year, giving both …

Trump Aide Served on the Board of a 'Brain Fingerprinting' Company With KGB Spy

If you keep confusing Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, with a two-bit villain in a Tom Clancy novel, we don’t blame you. Jack …

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact …

Dark Matter

Physicists prove time travel possible by sending particles of light into the past

Scientists from the University of Queensland have used photons (single particles of light) to simulate quantum particles travelling through …

Quantum Mechanics

We may finally know why the Samsung Note 7 kept catching fire

The Note 7’s lithium-polymer battery is a flattened “jelly-roll” consisting of a positive layer made of lithium cobalt oxide, a negative layer made of graphite, and two electrolyte-soaked separator layers made of polymer. The separator layers allow ions (and energy) to flow between the positive and …

Clean Energy

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Frederick Hatfield

For American baseball player, see Fred Hatfield.<p><b>Frederick C. Hatfield</b> (October 21, 1942 – May 14, 2017), nicknamed <i>Dr. Squat</i>, was an American world …

The 7 Laws of Training According to Dr. Fred Hatfield

<b>I recently sat down with Dr. Fred Hatfield, also known as Dr. Squat, to discuss his views on strength and conditioning and how they fit into modern</b> …

The Physics of Playing a Guitar Visualized: Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Viewed from Inside the Guitar

Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed. While the first 30 seconds of the video above may resemble an amateur iPhone prank, it soon becomes …

The SMASH Model May Solve The Biggest Mysteries In Physics

For decades, physicists have been hard at work trying to answer the universe's unanswered questions. In October 2016, they may have solved five of …

Physics

German court sentences men for throwing grenade at asylum center

A German court has sentenced several men to prison for throwing a dud grenade at an asylum center, in what the court said was a dispute over a …

This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street

The $13,000 Sion gets enough energy from the sun that it can drive 18 miles a day–more than the average driver needs.<p>If the battery runs out on a new electric car when you aren’t near a power outlet–in the middle of the wilderness on a camping trip, for example–all you have to do is wait: The car …

Electric Vehicles