Steven Tuers

27 Flips | 3 Magazines | @StevenTuers | Keep up with Steven Tuers on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Steven Tuers”

The Physics of Bruce Lee’s Famous One-Inch Punch

What is the most famous marital arts move? The <i>Karate Kid</i>‘s “crane kick?” <i>Kill Bill</i>‘s five-point-palm exploding heart technique? I’d argue it’s Bruce …

Photos show American Airlines plane after being rocked by turbulence

Passengers say the turbulence felt like the whole plane was in free fall.

Scientists find new way to attack antibiotic-resistant lung infections

Canadian scientists have discovered a possible way to break through the defences of some antibiotic-resistant respiratory infections.<p>It's hoped that …

Why You Need Plenty of Potassium

When it comes to ­dietary strategies to control blood pressure, sodium gets all the atten­tion. But too little potassium could be just as important …

Stanford’s surprise discovery may lead to new breakthrough metamaterials

If comics have taught us anything, it is that the best advances are ones that happen by accident. That sums up a serendipitous discovery by …

Earth will have its last total solar eclipse in about 600 million years

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow progress away from Earth means these celestial events won't keep happening forever.<p>Next month's total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental U.S. …

Quantum entanglement is the future of the internet whether we understand it or not

Scientists in China have taken the next step in creating an internet that can’t be hacked or compromised. The future of data transfer is called quantum networking and it relies on a complex concept that takes the ‘signal’ out of sending data. Hackers can’t intercept or steal data that never …

Quantum Physics

Watch a Star Get Devoured by a Supermassive Black Hole

Likely, in a moment of quiet downtime, you've wondered: Just what would happen if a star, burning bright in the sky, wandered by a black hole? What …

NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather

NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather<p>NASA space probes have discovered an …

How the MIND Diet Can Help You Avoid Alzheimer's

Recent research has found that what you eat can affect your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.<p>While we all know how important healthy eating can be for our brains, recent research has found that there's something special in particular about the MIND diet that promotes brain-healthy …

Nutrition

Galaxy S8 review: Ctrl-Walt-Delete edition

Listen to it<p>After many weeks of anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here and our very own Walt Mossberg has given his review. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete, Walt and Nilay bring the new device to the forefront of the show and discuss whether it holds up against other flagship phones like …

Quantum computers will blow your mind

Ready for a guaranteed weather forecast or perfect cancer screening?

The First Quantum Computer You Own Could Be Powered by a Time Crystal

Understanding the Bizarre<p>Time crystals can exist — it’s already been proven. Previously, two teams of researchers created their own time crystals …

Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers - MIT Technology Review

Computer scientists have a name for the point at which quantum computers become more powerful than ordinary computers. They call it “quantum …

Quantum Computing

NASA Funds 22 Wild Sci-Fi Technologies

The early-stage projects include ideas like a fusion propulsion engine and a system to tether hardware to Mars's moon Phobos.<p>NASA is a pretty forward thinking bunch. Beyond developing technologies for the next decade that could take us back to the moon or detect signals from the ancient universe, …

No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action

Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, …

Digital nomad's ultra-minimalist van conversion includes hidden bike rack (Video)

Technology is changing the world of work, and along with emerging ideas about minimalism and do-it-yourself self-sufficiency, is transforming what we …

Tip: The One Supplement Every Man Needs

Whether your goal is more muscle and better performance or just improved overall health, this supplement should be a staple.<p>Curcumin: A Staple Health …

Middle Age

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

IRS Denies Exempt Status To Christian Coffee Shop

A coffee shop with some light fare, free wifi and plentiful outlets in a downtown area sounds like a great idea. The question the IRS had to answer was whether such an enterprise, with a charitable religious twist can qualify as a 501(c)(3) organization. To the organization featured in Private …

Why Theoretical Physicist Sylvester James Gates Sees No Conflict Between Science and Religion

An active proponent of education, diversity and communication, Sylvester James Gates is known for both his research in theoretical physics and his …

How Delta CEO Ed Bastian Just Proved That Delta Airlines Cares

Tuesday morning October 18, 2016 at around 2am I posted a blog titled “Companies don’t have to be perfect but they do need to fix it when they screw up!” In that blog I shared the story of a harrowing customer service situation I was going through with Delta Airlines. Toward the end of that blog I …

Leadership

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

How Volvo Plans To End All Traffic Fatalities By 2020

The XC90 SUV is crown jewel of Volvo's audacious pledge<p>It’s hard to get excited about safety. But Volvo’s new XC90 SUV is so packed with life-saving technology, it’s an exception. The car has a number of radar sensors and camera monitors used by its crash-avoidance software to keep passengers safe. …