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In-flight science: how the world works when you're sitting on a plane

1. The wing myth<p>For many years we taught the wrong explanation for the way wings keep planes in the air. It was thought that the wing shape meant that air has further to travel over the top surface than the bottom, making the air above move faster to keep up, reducing pressure and producing lift. …

Slime Mold Shows Smartest Way to Get from New York to California (Video)

<i>Image via video</i><p>Back in January, we showed you a project that highlighted the intelligence of mold - er, it's efficiency at finding food, at least. …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

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Proof of the Pythagoras Theorem.

Learn How Magnets Work By Watching This Short Animation

The latest video from MinutePhysics, a growing YouTube series by Henry Reich, explains the miracles of magnetism on a particle level.<p>You may remember the Insane Clown Posse’s eternal question, infinitely quoted from their 2009 single “Miracles”: “Fucking magnets, how do they work?”<p>They had the …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

4 Ways That Quantum Technology Could Transform Health Care

By Sergei Kouzmine5 minute Read<p>In July, the International Conference on Quantum Technologies brought together the leading minds in physics to discuss …

Quantum Mechanics

The Social Behavior Of Bacteria, Trippily Explored In Art

The advanced collective and social intelligence of bacteria colonies makes for some very psychedelic design.<p>The invisible colony of bacteria that spreads its invisible biomass across a petri dish is as gestalt as any alien hive-mind. Like such a mind, it grows with design, and it is from this …

EV ARC: World's First Self-Contained Mobile Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

Envision Solar isn’t new to innovative solar design. They created the Solar Tree, an umbrella-like solar array that can be used in a parking lot to …

Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics

The Window Socket is an idea so fabulously simple, it’s slightly amazing that we haven’t seen one before. Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh, the …

Hippies and libertarians have become unlikely allies in a war against solar power

A weird thing is happening with solar power. For years derided as a sideshow energy source that was only for environmentalists, solar is now being seen as an imminent threat to both the mainline energy industry and at least one national economy. As a result, those harmless people with the shiny …

Solar Power

Fracking Blamed For Widespread Death Of Federally-Protected Fish In Kentucky

Hydraulic fracturing fluids leaked from nearby natural gas drilling wells caused the widespread death or distress of aquatic species in Kentucky’s Acorn Fork, according to a joint study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.<p>Hydraulic fracturing is the most common …

How researchers captured the first images of atoms making and breaking molecular bonds - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>There’s something about pictures. …

Chemistry

Graphene transistors based on negative resistance could spell the end of silicon and semiconductors - ExtremeTech

By on August 20, 2013 at 9:01 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A lot has been said about graphene …

How Gestural Control Could Change Everything

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Awesome GIFs of Scientific Experiments

<b>Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide</b><p>Scientific experimentation has yielded many anomalies, baffling the senses, and Imgur user Gloryholio has amassed some of these visually awe-inspiring experiments into a series of gifs. Luckily, Redditor preggit has shared the scientific set, allowing …

friendship necklace set - DNA and RNA base pairs

Celebrate a friendship with someone with whom you pair well by giving your friend one side of the pair and keeping the other.<p>Genes are written in DNA and RNA molecules using a code of chemical units called bases. These bases form pairs, which is critical to their function. In DNA, A (adenine) pairs …

The 3 Most Exciting Words in Science Right Now: 'The Pitch Dropped'

Caught on camera, finally: a moment 69 years in the making<p>In 1944, a colleague of Ernest Walton, the first person in history to successfully smash an atom, began an experiment of a decidedly larger and lengthier variety. In a physics lab at Trinity College, Dublin, the experimenter took several …

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …