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The 22 best US national parks to escape the crowds, chosen by experts

<b>1</b> <b>The attraction:</b> Acadia national park, Maine (3.5m annual visits)<b><br>The alternative:</b> Voyageurs national park, Minnesota (237,000 visits)<p><b>Location:</b> Northern Minnesota, on the Canadian border<b><br>Best place to stay:</b> Camping near Kabetogama lake, for the incredible quiet<b><br>Best entry point:</b> Start paddling from …

National Parks

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

5 River Trips You Should Take This Spring | Adventure Sports Network

Some of the most thrilling, easy-to-access stretches of beautiful rivers in the country.<p>In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill that gave …

The Most Beautiful Drives in America, According to Long-Haul Truckers

Everyone who’s ever piloted a car for very long in this massive country of ours -- and its 4 million-odd miles of roads and highways -- will develop …

If you hate people, these are the quietest, least traveled scenic routes in every state

It is finally spring, which means that it is time to start mapping out summer road trips. But which roads should you choose this year? For the …

The Indian physicist who contested Stephen Hawking’s theory about black holes

In his long and spectacular career as the world’s most iconic physicist, Stephen Hawking wrote a lot about black holes. He discovered that they emit electromagnetic radiation (which later became known as Hawking Radiation) and proved theoretically that they could eventually disappear for good.<p>Then, …

Physics

How to build something "useful" with a Raspberry Pi

In honor of Pi Day, Chaim Gartenberg and I cooked up a tiny little Raspberry Pi project for yesterday’s episode of <i>Circuit Breaker Live</i>.<p>We started with a simple concept: a button that says “Why?” when you press it, in honor of our favorite podcast. So we knew we’d need a button, some sound files, a …

Washington's Cascade Loop Scenic Driving Tour

Why You Should Do the Cascade Loop<p>The Cascade Loop is a scenic driving tour that takes you through diverse sections of the beautiful state of …

This year's newest, smartest gear for camper van living and car camping

Snow Peak Iron Grill Table<p>No kitchen block in the back of your van or SUV? Who really wants to cook inside on a beautiful sunny day, anyway? Camping …

Latin America has the best beaches on Earth – here are 20 you must visit

A few years ago, after passing through the party strip north of Punta del Este, Uruguay – this was before the likes of Shakira, Martin Amis and George Clooney became regulars – I went walking around a lagoon surrounded by protected semi-wild pampas.<p>A breeze barely rippled the cool blue water; …

12 Most Amazing, Incredible National Parks to Best Travel Places in Asia

The continent of Asia is such a huge and diverse place that it should come as no surprise that there are many national parks here worth visiting. …

National Parks

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

Quantum Physics

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

Build This Cozy Cabin - DIY

Rays of early-morning sunlight gently peek through the windows, easing you awake. Looking down from the sleeping loft, you see everything you need: a …

Astrophysicists release IllustrisTNG, the most advanced universe model of its kind

Novel computational methods have helped create the most information-packed universe-scale simulation ever produced. The new tool provides fresh …

Dark Matter

11 Indian beaches away from the crowds

<b>(CNN) —</b> When dreaming up a tropical getaway in India , the first place that likely comes to mind is Goa -- a former Portuguese colony about an hour's flight south of Mumbai .<p>But the popular seaside retreat isn't the only sandy shoreline in India that's worth a visit. After all, more than 4,600 …

India

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Apache Trail: Scenic Drive

Driving the Apache Trail<p>A drive on the Apache Trail is one of the most scenic drives near the Phoenix area. This well-traveled road affords visitors …

The Best Place to Camp in Each Western State

Ready, set, camp<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing, and …

Workbench Plans With Designs Meant To Inspire

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of DIY projects and everything handcrafted. We think these things hold a lot of character and are a great …

Intel has hit a “major breakthrough” in quantum computing

The CES 2018 keynote covered quantum computers, self-driving cars and a self-learning AI chip<p>Intel proved its credentials as a jack of all trades at …

All-American Wilderness Retreats You Need To Visit In 2018

Unplug, relax and chill out at our top 10 seriously remote wilderness lodges that need to be added to your 2018 bucket list.<p>Post Ranch Inn, California<p>…

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Infographic

If you've ever wondered which part of physics covers which part of space, fret no more. Here is an awesome map that lays it all out.<br>Read More

Physics

Fundamental Physical Constants

And Examples of When They May Be Used<p>Physics is described in the language of mathematics, and the equations of this language make use of a wide array …

Experiment shows that arrow of time is a relative concept, not an absolute one

(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has conducted an experiment that shows that the arrow of time is a relative concept, not an absolute …

Quantum Physics

Introduction To Neural Networks

<i>This tutorial was originally posted here on Ben's blog, GormAnalysis.</i>Artificial Neural Networks are all the rage. One has to wonder if the catchy …

Deep Learning