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11 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

TED Talks

Quantum Computers and Quantum Physics

A quantum computer is a computer design which uses the principles of quantum physics to increase the computational power beyond what is attainable by …

Why Doesn't Antimatter Anti-Gravitate?

Why aren’t there any particles that fall upwards in the gravitational field of Earth? It would be so handy – If I had to move the couch, rather than waiting for the husband to flex his muscles, I’d tie an anti-gravitating weight to it and the couch would just float to the other side of the …

Physics

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Photographers

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Universe

The End of the Age of MOSFETs? Carbon Nanotubes Finally Outperform Silicon in Transistors

For the first time ever, a material other than silicon has managed to boast the top performance specs in the field of transistors. Carbon nanotube …

Nanotech

‘One Direction’ – Isotropic Universe or not?

<b>Authors:</b> D. Saadeh, S.M. Feeney, A. Pontzen, H.V. Peiris and J.D. McEwen<p><b>First Author’s Institution:</b> University College London, London, UK<p><b>Status:</b> …

Apps are what killed the BlackBerry

But it wasn't the slowdown in the smartphone market or intense competition from Chinese companies which killed the BlackBerry, it was apps.<p>When Apple released the iPhone in 2007, Microsoft's then CEO Steve Ballmer famously laughed at its chances. A decade later, Apple dominates and Microsoft is …

Apps

Hydrogen fuel cell four-seater passenger plane takes to the air

The HY4's 21.36 m (70 ft) wing is home to the HY4's central single propeller with a two-seater fuselage on either side, a design that's said to allow …

Alternative Fuel

Modi, Adani and Black Money. Where’s the Investigation Going?

The biggest black money case that has come up so far is that of the Adani group, promoted by Gautam Adani, one of Modi’s closest associates, writes …

Number26 is now a true bank as it now has a full banking license

Berlin-based startup Number26 is trying to reinvent the bank. This might sound crazy, and that’s why the startup has processed step by step. After partnering with Wirecard for the banking back end, attracting 200,000 users and raising tens of millions of dollars, the company now has a full banking …

European Central Bank

Ask Ethan: Can gravitational waves let us peek inside a black hole?

If they change and distort spacetime as the ripples pass through, could what was once inside actually get out?<p><i>“Find a place inside where there’s joy,</i> …

What Direction Should You Change Gravity To Change Earth's Distance From The Sun?

<i>If we want to change the distance to the sun, in which direction do we have to change the gravity?</i><p>In any direction! The distance between the Earth and the Sun is a careful balance between the mass of the Earth, the mass of the Sun, the speed with which the Earth orbits the Sun, and the strength of …

Astronomy

Why Haven't We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space?

The final frontier is right here on Earth.<p>Depending on who you ask, there exists not one—but two—final frontiers of discovery. Deep space has long captivated our imaginations, but the deep ocean, right here on Earth, remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans.<p>Only five percent of …

Seafloor

This is the world's first luxury Android smartwatch — here's what it's like to use

Tag Heuer announced its Connected Watch back in November, and it's been available around the globe for a few months now.<p>It's the result of a team effort from Tag Heuer, Intel, and Google. Intel provided the chips, Google provided the operating system (it runs on Android Wear), and Tag Heuer …

Wearable Tech

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A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Universe

Google Fiber killing free internet plan in Kansas City

Google Fiber has shaken the industry with its blazing 1 Gbps internet. Even though it’s not available in many markets, it’s one of those things every tech geek is praying to see coming to the neighborhood. Not only is Google Fiber super cheap, but to many users it’s actually free.<p>Those who have …

Net Neutrality

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed Limit to the Test

The Cosmic Speed Limit<p>The speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and energy …

Physics

The Quantum Fluid Inside Neutron Stars

In 1937 Pyotr Kapitsa and John F. Allen discovered a strange behavior of ultracold liquids known as superfluidity. A superfluid is a fluid with no viscosity, basically a frictionless liquid. Without viscosity, the fluid has no way to dampen its motion. Because of this, superfluids have some pretty …

Physics
Particles

Evidence of a New Particle That Could Break The Standard Model of Physics Is Mounting

Here’s what you need to know.<p>The results of a new investigation into strange flashes of light picked by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) back in …

Physics

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves, Just Like Einstein Predicted

Through a complex series of equations, Albert Einstein worked out that the acceleration of massive objects should create gravitational waves, or …

Gravitational Waves

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the Sahara at twice the speed of sound.<p>On Wednesday, a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 …

University of London

AI made quantum experimentation easier for our feeble brains

Is the cat in the box alive, dead or... alive-dead? Questions like the one posed by the Schroedinger's Cat thought experiment have vexed mere mortals for far too long, and the scientific community knows that quantum mechanics is pretty tough to wrap our human brains around. So, a group of …

Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.

Solar Panels
Space Exploration