Grant Shaw

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Nothing is solid: This is the world of Quantum Physics

Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in …

Quantum Physics

A New Mathematical Proof Shows How Some Spaces Can't Always Be Divided

The mathematics of leftovers.<p>​Consider ​Zeno's arrow. There it is, suspended just inches from my face, bearing down at almost the speed of light. The arrow halves the distance between its tip and the spot right between my eyes in just a few yoctoseconds, and then that half is even more quickly …

Mathematics

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Physics

World-First Artificial Enzymes Suggest Life Doesn't Need DNA or RNA

For the first time, scientists have built artificial enzymes using lab-grown genetic material called XNA. The experiment bolsters the idea that life …

Coil Iced Coffee Brewer

Drink iced coffee when it's at its best and freshest with Coil. Up until now, to get iced coffee you had to either water it down using ice, or plan a …

Misfit Flash

A gadget that never requires charging might sound like a pipe dream, but if it is, the Misfit Flash is that dream come true. Powered by a coin cell …

Mblok

Storing your photos, files, music, and videos in the cloud is great — but it requires an Internet connection for access, and in case you haven't …

2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro Motorcycle

With a rich history in motorcycle racing, Ducati has plenty of lightning fast motor bikes to choose from. But some of those may be a bit …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

Quantum twist could kill off the multiverse

THE multiverse is dead, long live the multiverse. A radical new way of looking at quantum mechanics suggests that even the multiverse will come to an …

Rotring 800+ Mechanical Pencil Stylus

It gets to a certain point in your creative career when the only limitations are the tools you can get your hands on — and while the Rotring 800+ …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

How Solid Snake And Big Boss Have Changed Over 27 Years

It took 27 years and a lot of plot twists for the main character of the <i>Metal Gear</i> series—whether it's Big Boss or Solid Snake—to become something …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

Seafloor carpet mimics muddy seabed to harness wave power

Many organizations around the world are looking at ways to harness the power of waves as a renewable energy source, but none are covering quite the …

Seafloor

3D-printed heart helps doctors prepare for life-saving surgery

3D printing technology has assisted in life-saving heart surgery performed on a 14-month old child, with the J.B Speed School of Engineering at the …

Cold-tolerant oil-producing sugarcane could be one sweet source of biofuel

Sugarcane grows like crazy, so if it could be used as a source of biofuel, well ... not only might it produce higher yields than other crops, but it …

University of Florida

New platform tracks deforestation in near real time

According to World Wildlife Fund data, we are losing 12 to 15 million hectares (46,332 to 57,915 square miles) of the world's forests every year. …

Forests

Interview: Garden designer Dan Pearson on London's planned Garden Bridge

Plans for London's proposed Garden Bridge are beginning to flourish following the recent confirmation that the UK government and Transport for London …