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Nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It’s …

Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1170000/1170048_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534434390_386132f70b3171ea489214906bdfb5a3<p><b>Astronomers have witnessed two big blobs of plasma, shot into space by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a dramatic cosmic</b> …

Black Holes

Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information

Putting a hole in the center of the donut–a mid-nineteenth-century invention–allows the deep-fried pastry to cook evenly, inside and out. As it turns …

How researchers listen for gravitational waves

A century ago, Albert Einstein postulated the existence of gravitational waves in his General Theory of Relativity. But until now, these distortions …

NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air

Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the <i>Curiosity</i> rover recently received a patch that improved the autofocus of its "ChemCam" telescope. <i>Over the air.</i> <i>On Mars</i>. Before the …

NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns

Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 <i>trillion</i> suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new classification for it and the 19 other similar …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

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25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

This New Metal Box Could Help Take Physics Beyond The Standard Model

Welcome to the weakest magnetic field in the Solar System.<p>Researchers in Germany have created a shield that can cut magnetic fields more than a …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Pie

NASA-funded program will use SPIDER robots to build a home for mankind in SPACE

TETHERS UNLIMITED The system uses arachnid-like droids to construct large objects in orbit around the Earth<p>The futuristic new system – dubbed …

Astrophysicist Argues That A Black Hole Lives Inside The Majora’s Mask Moon

gamer culture<p>by Mike Futter on April 02, 2015 at 10:17 AM<p>24,194 Views<p><i>10</i><p>Regardless of whether Majora’s Mask is high on your list of Legend of Zelda …

The Quantum Distillery

Researchers have used a never-before-observed phenomenon called quantum distillation to turn an ultra-cold Bose-Einstein condensate into something …

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Green Remnants of Colliding Galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has imaged mysterious green wisps hovering around distant galaxies in what could be ghosts of quasars past.<p>The first of these mysterious structures was discovered by Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel in 2007. He found it while participating in Galaxy Zoo, an amateur …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

National Parks

If parallel universes exist, here's how we could actually find the evidence

Every few seconds, the spin direction of a random particle in the room is measured. If the particle is spinning one direction then the gun goes off and the physicist dies. If the particle is spinning in the opposite direction, there's just a clicking sound and the physicist survives.<p>She has a 50/50 …

Dark Matter

Advice For Future Physicists

I recently received an email from a high school student. It basically went something like this (I am rewriting it in my own words):<p><i>"I am currently a</i> …

Physics

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

APOD: Iridescent Clouds over Thamserku (2014 Jul 08) Image Credit & Copyright: Oleg Bartunov http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140708.html Explanation: Why would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly or a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The above iridescent cloud was photographed in 2009 from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, behind the 6,600-meter peak named Thamserku. https://www.flickr.com/photos/obartunov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140708 #APOD