Philip Balliet

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This Image of the Total Eclipse Is Being Called “History’s Most Amazing Photo”

Over 200 million Americans watched the total solar eclipse in August 2017, but no one had a better view than photographer Jon Carmichael. He spent years plotting how he could capture the total eclipse in a unique way, eventually combining his passions for photography, astronomy, and flight.<p>“I …

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5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now

All of the trailers weigh less than 2,000 pounds<p>For all the glitz of pricey camper van conversions, there’s something to be said for a compact trailer. A camping trailer provides all of the essentials—shelter, a bed, and a cooking space—in a small and affordable package. It also means that unlike a …

RVs

How Evil Are You? Psychologists Have Developed an IQ-Like Test to Measure Your 'Dark Core'

IQ is basically steady no matter how you measure it. Apparently, so is evilness.<p>It doesn't matter what IQ test you take, where you take it, or what you have for breakfast the day you sat down to get your intelligence measured. Whatever the circumstances of the exam, your score is likely to be …

Scientists deliver a longer-lasting lithium-oxygen battery

Packing more energy into batteries is the key to delivering electric cars with longer range, smartphones that can last days—and cheaper electronic …

Batteries

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain potentially unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

Harvard's new organic flow battery uses a long-lived recipe of Biblical proportions

Storing renewable energy is just as important as generating it, and flow batteries might be one of the most promising ways to do that. While there …

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

There Are No Laws of Physics. There’s Only the Landscape.

Scientists seek a single description of reality. But modern physics allows for many different descriptions, many equivalent to one another, connected …

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible …

Physics

This Engineer Commutes From NJ to Manhattan by Self-Built, Self-Powered Folding Boat and Folding Bicycle

Long story short, he got fed up with the train<p>The most dashing thing I'd ever read about Raymond Loewy is that he used to commute, from his manse in …

Speedboat

A 35-year-old woman and her husband saved $169,000 in 2 years — here's how they did it

• <b>Jamila Souffrant and her husband have saved $169,000 in two years.</b>• <b><br>Most of that went into their retirement accounts, but they also invested in index funds and put extra money toward their mortgage and children's future educations.</b>• <b><br>Souffrant wants to be financially independent and able to retire in</b> …

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Unlocking the secrets of a cancer-fighting flower

A chemical extracted from a small flowering plant has helped in the fight against cancer for decades. Now, after a 60-year hunt, scientists have …

Immune System

Fast UX Research: An Easier Way To Engage Stakeholders And Speed Up The Research Process

Fast UX Research: An Easier Way To Engage Stakeholders And Speed Up The Research ProcessFast UX Research: An Easier Way To Engage Stakeholders And …

Alan Turing Wrote Just One Paper on Biology. Now It's Inspired a Totally New Type of Water Filter

Legend.<p>The maths behind a landmark paper by the British mathematician Alan Turing have been used to create a new nanoscale structure for desalinating …

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8 Biodegradable Materials the Construction Industry Needs to Know About

In architecture we are so caught up in creating something new, we often forget about what happens at the end of a building’s life cycle—the …

5 Effective Research Methods To Design User-Centered Banking in FinTech

A lot of changes have been happening thanks to a continuously evolving FinTech industry, but many changes are yet to come. Understanding what …

Affordable camper van comes with a rooftop deck

Elevate your van life<p>The camper van craze has grown from a fringe Instagram hashtag to a national movement that has people ditching their jobs and hitting the road in Sprinters, Promasters, and the like. And whether you have an unlimited budget or want to DIY, it seems like everywhere you turn, …

Campervans

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Humanity could be waste-free if we lived in a Circular Economy — here's how it would work

Read the full transcript below:<p><b>Teresa Domenech:</b> Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to really own a car, own a house, or own a phone. What if we just use what we need in the way we need it and then when we no longer need it or when we need something else we just change it easily.<p>Hello, my name …

Epigenetic inheritance, and how the way you live your life could affect your offspring

Environment + Genes = Us. Over the 20th century as our knowledge of biology increased, this simple equation seemed to be the general overriding …

Genetics

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<p><b>It’s inherent for</b> designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Graphic Design

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

Old Sick Dog Transforms When Pilot Flies Her To Her Last Home

"I never would have imagined finding something so satisfying, so rewarding, that it would eclipse most all else of my time on this Earth."<p>Ashlyn was …

Uravu's zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu, a startup based in Hyderabad, India, has created a device that can produce water from an unlikely source–the air itself. The company’s …

Black Hole Echoes Would Reveal Break With Einstein’s Theory

Gravitational waves have opened up new ways to test the properties of black holes — and Einstein’s theory of gravity along with them.<p>We all dream the …

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

5 fascinating stories behind unusual logo designs

At its most basic, logo design can be a very literal, representative thing – and that can be effective, if done well. Think Costa's bunch of coffee …