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Weaving a new story for COFS and MOFs

There are many different ways to make nanomaterials but weaving, the oldest and most enduring method of making fabrics, has not been one of them – …

Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes

For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new …

Tiny V8 Engine Made of Paper Roars to Life With Its Brand New Throttle

Just listen to this little guy purr.<p>As if a tiny, functional V8 engine made almost entirely out of paper wasn't impressive enough on its own, YouTuber Aliaksei Zholner has outfitted his adorable little work of engineering with an upgrade. The paper engine now has its very own paper …

Geometric reduction of dynamical nonlocality in nanoscale quantum circuits

Altmetric: 49<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>E. Strambini<br>• , K. S. Makarenko<br>• , G. Abulizi<br>• , M. P. de Jong<br>• & W. G. van der Wiel<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 6</b>, Article …

Gravity: 'Major step in physics' as mathematician unveils formula for creating gravitational fields

A maths researcher claims to have produced the formula to not only create gravitational fields, but also control them. He claims that current …

Is Space Travel 3,000 Times Speed of Light Real?

<b>How could spacecrafts achieve 3,000 times c</b><p>First, we need to throw away today’s quantum mechanics (QM) and relativity books and get back 100 years …

Comedian disrupts FIFA press conference by throwing cash at Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter may have hoped that his first press conference since his surprising resignation announcement last month would pass …

11 Adult SF Novels to Turn Teens into Genre Die-Hards

School’s out for the year, the weather has broken into full blown summer, all mosquitoes and sunburn, and I’ve become intensely nostalgic for summer …

Books

13 beautiful pieces of weed paraphernalia you won't want to hide

Not only do modern bongs get the job done, but some of them also make great centerpieces.<p>From handheld pipes to water pipes, people are getting …

10 Warming vegan drinks for autumn and winter

Although winter isn’t officially here yet, the biting winds and snowfall are inspiring many of us to order hot lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead …

I Pity The Fool Who Resurrected Silk Road

If there's one thing cops don't like, it's being disrespected. So when some renegade launches a clone of Silk Road, the underground drug marketplace …

New ligament discovered in the human knee

Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously undescribed ligament in the human knee. The ligament appears to play an …

Biomechanics

America's first hemp crop in 60 years was planted this week in Colorado

Hemp, the THC-free cousin of cannabis, has recently been made legal in Colorado, but the feds still don't approve, even though the selling of hemp …

Cannabis