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Einstein's 'Dice of God' Has Been Used to Generate Truly Random Numbers

Unhackable.<p>Locking up super-secret information with digital encryption has become even more secure with the production of numbers that aren't just …

Quantum Mechanics

This Disney dream home in Florida will make you realize your Disney obsession is actually quite tame

A house in Florida is for sale. That’s not interesting. What’s interesting is that the house sits just three miles from the edges of the Disney …

Walt Disney Company

Skywatchers in Chile were star-struck by this incredible lunar halo

Observers at the La Silla Observatory on the border of Chile’s Atacama Desert were studying the stars and constellations last week when they saw something spectacular: A bright lunar halo had formed in front of the Orion constellation and Sirius, the brightest star in our sky.<p>The technical term for …

Astronomy

Storm in a teacup: could instant tea overtake the classic bag?

Pique Tea, a startup offering crystallised tea that dissolves instantly in hot or cold water, is on a mission to bring an ancient Chinese method to the masses<p>Simon Cheng’s grandfather turned 102 this year. The secret to his longevity? “He drinks three cups of tea a day,” says Cheng, a former hedge …

Tea

This Single Image Profoundly Sums Up Einstein's Landmark Theory

You might think you have gravity pretty well figured out. If you drop a ball out of a window, a short time later it will hit the ground. The higher …

Physics

Password-free web security is coming to Chrome, Firefox, Edge

The nightmare of remembering passwords is, hopefully, finally coming to an end with support for two-factor options in browsers.<p>Passwords are problematic, and most people don't manage them properly. An alternative is coming to several major web browsers soon: Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are …

World Wide Web

Microsoft’s smart mat project could blend Lego and Minecraft together

Microsoft has unveiled its latest research project today, Project Zanzibar. It’s a smart mat that’s designed to blend the digital and physical worlds by sensing touch, gestures, and objects. A team of researchers, with a love of toys, created the project at Microsoft’s research labs in the UK. The …

Augmented Reality

Surprise! Amazon now sells more than 70 of its own private-label brands

The biggest push has come in the clothing category.<p>After Amazon launched its first private-label brands in 2009, the company took a four-year hiatus before it created any more. And when it got back into the game with the launch of its own diaper brand in 2014, it was an embarrassment; a design flaw …

Diapers

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

The mystery behind why a beautiful movie theater in the town created by Disney World has been closed for almost a decade

It's a warm November evening in Celebration, Florida, and the town's charming downtown is mostly quiet outside of a couple of busy restaurants and a crowded ice cream shop. The quaint rows of storefronts are reminiscent of 1940s Anywhere, USA — and everything has a Floridian teal color.<p>Its vibe …

Disney World

Why This Animal Can Live for Over 500 Years

Animals that live in deeper waters and don’t move a whole lot are likely to have longer lives.<p>If you were a red coral, you’d have enough time to fulfill several bucket lists before you died. Though it’s hard to figure out what you’d put on them.<p>The red coral, which can live for five hundred years, …

Biology

A New Extrasolar Planet Has The Composition of Mercury, but 2.5 Times the Mass of Earth

In the course of searching for planets beyond our Solar System – aka. extra-solar planets – some truly interesting cases have been discovered. In …

Astronomy

The Okinawans Live Longer Than Most, Maybe It's Their Diet?

Okinawa is a region in the southernmost part of Japan where inhabitants have traditionally had the longest lifespans on earth. While there are …

Nutrition

Are We All Quantum Computers? Scientists Are Conducting Tests to Find Out

It's actually less crazy than it sounds.<p>It's possible that our own human brains are capable of performing advanced quantum computing calculations - …

Quantum Mechanics

According to the Experts, This Is How to Lose That Extra Weight and Keep It Off For Good

As the Summer months approach and it's time to shed those cozy layers, many of us feel a renewed incentive to lose body fat before it's time to debut our beach bodies. Although there's never a wrong time to trim body fat, it's crucial to always make sure we're doing so in a healthy manner. Rather …

Nutrition

How all-you-can-eat restaurants don't go bankrupt

With a few tricks, these restaurants still manage to turn a profit— despite offering endless food. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Announcer:</b> It's all-you-can-eat pancake time at IHOP.<p><b>Announcer:</b> Endless shrimp is back at Red Lobster.<p><b>Announcer:</b> All-you-can-eat of this for $6.99?<p><b>Narrator:</b> …

Olive Garden

Walmart reveals why it has robots roaming the aisles in 50 of its stores

Walmart's new robot fleet is having an impact on stores.<p>The retailer has expanded its initial test of its shelf-scanning robots to 50 stores across four states, including Arkansas and California. They're shaped like six-foot-tall roving towers on wheels and are equipped with cameras that can spot …

Robotics

Cancer: How a novel gel could halt its return

Groundbreaking research has revealed a promising strategy to stop the recurrence of cancer, and it comes in the form of a biodegradable gel.<p>Created …

Cancer

Want to Become a Consultant? There's an App for That. Actually, There Are 3.

If you have skills that others need, consider the apps Clarity, Moonlighting and Upwork.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're a seasoned entrepreneur, you're likely expert at something other entrepreneurs need help with -- be it complex accounting issues, or how to …

Small Business

TRAPPIST-1 Planets' Water Could Actually Be More of a Curse Than We Thought

Astrobiologists looking for life beyond Earth will usually tell you that finding water is a good sign. But in the case of the TRAPPIST-1 system just …

Astronomy

Ibusuki Beach: Sand bathing in southern Japan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget the ocean. In Ibusuki, a beachside city on Kyushu Island in Japan's subtropical south, it's all about the sand.<p>Not the dark color of the sandy granules or even the length or width of the beaches, but rather the intense infusion of minerals from volcanic hot springs along the …

Japan

Where Is the Line Between Math and Physics?

When it comes to describing the physical world, we can do it anecdotally, as we commonly do, or we can use science. That means gathering quantitative …

Why the Tiny Weight of Empty Space Is Such a Huge Mystery

The amount of energy infusing empty space is too small to explain without a multiverse. But physicists have at least one avenue left to explore.<p>The …

Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her from them. Sometimes she felt …

A 'Floating Fillet': Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Replenish California's Salmon

Jacob Katz is on the hunt — not for geese or ducks. On a farm about 40 minutes north of Sacramento, he wades through a rice paddy with an aquarium net in hand. But he's not fishing.<p>"We're going bug hunting," Katz says.<p>The senior scientist for California Trout, a conservation group with a focus on …

Radio Industry

7 International Cities Where You Could Live in Luxury Without Breaking the Bank

The idea of picking up and transporting your life to another part of the world can be daunting. But if you can summon all your strength, language …

Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

Global Warming

Here's How to Get a Boozy, Sparkling Rose Gold Gelato Float at Disney World

The rose gold gelato cocktail at Epcot is joining my collection of favorite rose gold treats at Disney World (yes, I drank it while wearing my rose gold ears, rose gold spirit jersey, and millennial pink Magic Band after eating a rose gold cupcake). But before you start researching menu items, …

Bill Gates says it's 'a certainty' that we will have another financial crisis like in 2008

Many economists consider the financial crisis of 2008 to be the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.<p>According to Bill Gates, the US is heading toward another one just like it.<p>On Tuesday, the Microsoft founder held an "Ask Me Anything" event on Reddit. When a user asked, "Do you think …

Bill Gates

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …