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8 Amazing Tricks That Seem To Break The Laws Of Science

Science is a funny thing. It provides a sense of order to this crazy world we live in, explaining things that we never even knew needed to be …

Here's What The Sun Looks Like From Every Planet In Our Solar System

Our Solar System is a seriously beautiful place. Whether it’s the pockmarked volcanic surface of Mercury, the dusty crimson plains of Mars, the …

Astronomy

25 silly myths about Earth, space, and physics that drive me crazy

1/<p>MYTH: The sun is yellow.<p>NASA<p>If you wince and look at the afternoon sun, it might look yellow — but the light it gives off is actually white in …

Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible?

I'm in!<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles …

New Nanoparticle Fusing Method Could Put Tiny Complex Circuits on Paper

Material scientists are able to fuse together nanoparticles into complex miniature devices, but they currently use high temperatures which can damage …

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine. But instead of launching a rocket powered with …

Space Travel

Cute Nao robot exhibits a moment of self-awareness

See that Nao robot waving its hand up there? It's not starting a dance routine: it just had a light-bulb moment, so it's trying to catch a human's attention. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Selmer Bringsjord programmed the three robots to think that two of them were given a "dumbing …

30 Secret Codes for Android Users

Various hidden menus, diagnostic, look at the state of wireless networks, all available without installing special applications, it is necessary only …

NASA Tests Engine That Violates The Laws of Physics

NASA has tested an engine that does not use propellant – which violates the laws of physics.<p>Inventor Guiddo Fetta independently created the engine, …

Ultrasound Restores Memory To Mice With Alzheimer’s

Fight back the plaque<p>Using ultrasound waves targeted at the brain, a team of Australian researchers has restored memory to mice with Alzheimer’s disease.<p>More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative condition that causes memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

How To Build A Roman Catapult In Your Backyard

How to Build a Catapult in an Afternoon<p>Long before the invention of gunpowder, ancient armies used siege engines to hurl all sorts of terrible, yet creative, missiles. The Carthaginians put poisonous snakes in clay jars and then launched them at enemy ships. The Romans preferred to throw bags of …

Build a Directional Wi-Fi Antenna from Kitchen Gear and a Baby Bottle

Living with weak Wi-Fi is no way to live, and if you're not in a place where you can just add a bridge or repeater, a quick trip to the kitchen may …

2x4 Guitar

Introduction: 2x4 Guitar<p>There are lots of instructables on guitars built with basic tools and cheap materials, but most of them look and play pretty …

Woodworking

Watch a Robot Fly Like a Real Bird

Satyandra Gupta's robotic raven flies so realistically that it gets attacked by a real hawk.<p>As if birds weren't scary enough, Satyandra Gupta's University of Maryland research team has developed the "Robo-Raven," a UAV that can flap and glide through the air with such finesse that even other birds …

The Creepy Collective Behavior of Boston Dynamics' New Robot Dog

Robotics company Boston Dynamics has a new four-legged addition to its family: a 160-pound quadruped named Spot—and dude is <i>impressive</i>. In a short …

Moment's camera case gives your iPhone a two-stage shutter key

If there's one thing (and there is) I miss about carrying around my Lumia 1020, it's that phone's dedicated, two-stage camera button. Designed to mimic "real" camera shutter releases, it's a feature I've missed dearly on my current daily driver, Apple's iPhone 6. Seattle-based Moment seems to think …

Mobile Photography

Richard Branson wants to send thousands of internet satellites into space

And he's not alone<p>After reaffirming his commitment to space tourism following Virgin Galactic's deadly crash in October, slightly absurd rocket enthusiast Richard Branson is tossing a chunk of his billions at a new project: former Google Satellite executive Greg Wyler's satellite-internet company …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Planetary Habitability

This Ring lets you control the world with hand gestures

LAS VEGAS — Japanese company Logbar is here at the 2015 International CES hyping its Ring product, which fits around your index finger and allows you to control the devices around you with gestures.<p>In the demo I saw, the presenter programmed an app to recognize a specific hand gesture, and that app …

This guy built a working word processor inside Minecraft

Playing games and being productive are two activities that just don’t mix, but thanks to a <i>Minecraft</i> player that goes by the name of Koala Steamed, …

Google asks Detroit for help to get self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Google has begun talks with major automakers in order to accelerate the goal of bringing self-driving cars to market by 2020. Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car project, told Reuters that the company has spoken with General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Daimler, and Volkswagen.<p>"For us …

Swapping smartphone modules with Google's latest Project Ara prototype

Google's modular phone concept is one step closer to reality. With today's announcement of the latest updates to Project Ara and an upcoming pilot program in Puerto Rico, Google has made serious strides in bringing the unique swappable-module phone idea to market. Today, we had a chance to take a …

Mobile Technology