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Feynman Lectures On Physics Now Available Online Free Of Charge

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is known for many things. But to generations of students, the late physicist is perhaps best known as the brain behind The Feynman Lectures On Physics.<p>A …

This Is How Fortune Cookies Are Made

If you've ever wondered how those paper words of wisdom get tucked into a fortune cookie, How It's Made has got the answer.<p>At a fortune cookie factory, a big vat of dough is mixed up. This consists mostly of flour, sugar, vegetable shortening and starch. Once all of the ingredients are blended, the …

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå …

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can't I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he's a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to the walls (shown above), then applied so-called …

Dad mows down video games and we can’t stop watching

We’ve all heard it: “Turn that TV off or I’m gonna take it and toss it out the g*dd*mn window.” Chances are, if you’re a parent, you’ve even said such a thing (I know I have).<p>That’s why after repeated watchings we just had to share this viral video from YouTuber McJuggerNuggets about a crazy family …

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Here's How The Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain — the gray matter — is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.<p>Researchers found that the particular pattern of the ridges and crevices of the brain's convoluted surface, which …

How to feed the cities of the future

One MIT scientist hopes to farm without soil for city life<p><i>Come along with</i> The Verge <i>for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways.</i><p>At MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, …

Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks

<b>Plans to build a new road in Iceland ran into trouble recently when campaigners warned that it would disturb elves living in its path. Construction work had to be stopped while a solution was found.</b><p>From his desk at the Icelandic highways department in Reykjavik, Petur Matthiasson smiles at me …

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

Custom-Printed Books You Design From an iPad App

If you’ve never heard of the iPad app called Paper you should check it out. It’s an app by FiftyThree that lets you capture all of your ideas as …

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There Are 2 End-Credit Scenes In The 'Thor' Sequel — Here's What They Mean For Future Marvel Films

If you're heading out to see the "Thor" sequel this weekend, stay around after the film is over for not one, but two extra scenes.<p>Don't make the mistake of leaving after the first end-credit scene — you won't miss much — but there is a brief, second one after ALL of the credits roll.<p>This isn't …

Star Wars open auditions come to Bristol - video

Casting calls for JJ Abrams's continuation of the Star Wars franchise have hit the English and Irish capitals<p>Published: 25 Nov 2013<p>Actor Saoirse Ronan expressed regret about going public with her audition for Star Wars, while director JJ Abrams praises English actors and more open auditions …

Captivating Time-Lapse Captures Over 700 Hot Air Balloons Lifting Off into the Sky

What better subject for a time-lapse than 700+ colorful bags of hot air rising into the sky all at once, many of them shaped like beloved (or …

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Gets Release Date

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII to Be Released in December 2015!

Star Wars Bits: J.J. Abrams Checks 'Episode VII' Google Alerts; Saoirse Ronan Isn't Cast; Gary Kurtz Talks Open Auditions – /Film

Besides Thursday’s really big <i>Star Wars Episode VII</i> news, there are some very interesting bits on that film, the casting call, J.J. Abrams and even a …

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17 Things You Didn't Know About The Making Of 'Thor: The Dark World'

With "Thor: The Dark World" out in theaters Friday, we've gone through the production notes for the film, pulling out a bunch of behind-the-scenes factoids for you to keep in mind while watching the God of Thunder on the big screen.<p>The sequel to Marvel's 2011 flick follows Thor as he faces the …

Star Wars Episode VII pushed back to Christmas 2015

Star Wars Episode VII will now hit cinemas in December 2015, it has been announced.<p>JJ Abrams' much-hyped new Star Wars film was originally set for summer 2015, but will now debut on 18 December worldwide. The announcement ends speculation that the film will miss its planned 2015 release but …

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Talks 'Star Wars Episode VII' Release Date; Confirms Theme Park Plans – /Film

<i>Briefly</i>: Three numbers made Thursday a big day in the world of <b>Star Wars</b>: 12/18/15. That’s the day J.J. Abrams’ <b>Star Wars Episode VII</b> will finally hit …

J.J. Abrams on Why He's Now Writing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Cobie Smulders Thinks She's Back for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' – /Film

Unless something tragic happens in <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>, this probably goes without saying but, hey, we’ll say it anyway. In a new …

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Why 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Won't Have A Traditional May Release Date

If you're a fan, you know that will be a big shift. Historically, every "Star Wars" movie has always been released in May.<p>So, why that date?<p>Well, the most obvious explanation is that Disney and Marvel's big "Avengers" sequel is set to debut in May 2015. That's been set in stone for some time.<p>Disney …

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VOTD: Thirty Minutes of 'Return of the Jedi' Outtakes From Lost Laserdisc – /Film

Over the past few weeks, we’ve posted snippets of new footage from the production of <b>Return of the Jedi</b>. Which is odd considering the film turned 30 …

Lionsgate Exploring Offers to Create 'Hunger Games' Theme Park Attraction – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> This probably won’t be exactly the theme park you’re looking for — we presume there will be no killing — but everyone wants to be a victor, …