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These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

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Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

18 Minimalist Posters For Philosophy Fans

Graphic artist Genis Carreras has created beautifully simple art for some complex concepts.

This mind-bending machine completes one turn every 2.3 trillion years

This machine by Arthur Ganson just blew my mind: its engine runs at <i>200 revolutions per minute</i> but the last gear of its 12-gear mechanism is locked to …

Why?: Answers to Everyday Scientific Questions by Joel Levy

This sweeping science book for young adults is just plain fun to read, being packed with interesting scientific facts that are clearly written and carefully researched.<p>If you're a parent or teacher, you probably are asked "why questions" by young people several dozen times each day. Why can't we …

What's the Deal With Creatine?

Creatine has been wildly popular since the 1990s. It's touted as a shortcut to gaining lean muscle mass, and packed into everything from supplement …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

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What Will It Take To Find Life Elsewhere In The Universe?

The Hubble and James Webb space telescopes won't find life beyond the solar system. With funding and support, here's what might.<p>The sky was hazy and overcast above Cape Canaveral, Florida, on the morning of July 8, 2011. A light breeze from offshore cooled off an estimated 750,000 onlookers braving …

Space Exploration

Space Sites- Top Ten

Space was once thought to be exactly that – an empty void, but thanks to science we now know that Space consists of a hard vacuum with particles, …

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Darren Osborne hired a van and drove it into a group of innocent Muslims who …

The 20 big questions in science

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon. A new book seeks some answers<p>1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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Not Science Fiction: A Brain In A Box To Let People Live On After Death

Scientists believe it may be possible in the future for human brains to survive death in robotic bodies. but would we want to?<p>I recently had the unusual experience of seeing three renowned scientists discuss whether it’s possible to remove a human brain from a body, put it in a tank, and give it a …

Singularity

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage<p>The Bottom Feeder<p>Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next-gen hydropower. If engineers can harness its …

Album Stream: J. Cole ‘Born Sinner’

Less than 24 hours after holding listening sessions in select cities, J. Cole serves up a full stream of his <i>Born Sinner</i> album for all to enjoy. …

New Algorithms Force Scientists to Revise the Tree of Life

Author: Emily Singer, Simons Science News. Emily Singer, Simons Science News Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.07.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 …

NASA Flight Controller Talks Space with Students

NBC's 'Exclusive' Drone Story Was Reported Elsewhere Months Ago

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Tonight, NBC released a bombshell story on the government's drone targeting program, indicating that …

Apple said to limit wireless speeds on some U.S. carriers

Developer who provides iPhone hacks claims to have proof that device data speeds are being limited on networks operated by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.<p><i>Editor's note: See update at the bottom of this post.</i><p>A developer who provides iPhone hacks claims to have discovered code in iOS that suggests Apple …

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Videos | Ripples of Curiosity​

Performance of "some galaxies": Maria Ferrante and Alice Martelli at TEDxCERN<p>The Universe, A Detective Story: Hiranya Peiris at TEDxCERN<p>Networking …

Flying cars: Radical concept design aims high

An ambitious firm has revealed their plans for a new type of personal air transport vehicle that takes off and lands like a helicopter. Will the idea fly?<p>I received an email this week from a researcher based in Los Angeles, who I wanted to interview. “I hope to be back before 4pm,” it read. “Of …

Aviation

Schrödinger's iPad? New Breakthroughs in Quantum Computing

Money Buys Happiness and You Can Never Have Too Much, New Research Says

Richer countries are happier than poor countries. And richer families within richer countries are happier, too.<p>Reuters<p>Americans have a peculiar conviction that the one thing money can't give us is satisfaction. <i>You can't buy happiness</i>, we've all been told. "Mo Money Mo Problems", Biggie concurred. …

How to Build a Starship

PopMech designs a craft that can deliver passengers to a distant star. Launch date: 2112. Hop in.

A Thought Experiment for "Pro-Life" Extremists

"Pro-life," anti-abortion extremists are the most extreme extremists in the country. Their only competition are the minutemen, militia gun guys who are arming themselves for a guerrilla war against the US government. You go, gun guys! I'm in awe of your craziness. You're really scary. But, you know …