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Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

<i>Edward Belbruno is a mathematician and an artist. His paintings are in major collections and exhibited throughout the United States, and he regularly</i> …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Man breaks Guinness hoverboard record after standing on a drone

A Canadian inventor has set a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight, thanks to a homemade contraption that looks nothing like Marty McFly's ride of choice. The engineer, Catalin Alexandre Duru, broke the record this week on Lake Ouareau, Quebec, after riding his hoverboard …

Elon Musk didn't like his kids' school, so he made his own small, secretive school without grade levels

The school is called Ad Astra — which means "To the stars" — and is small and relatively secretive. It doesn't have its own website or a social media presence.<p>Christina Simon, who writes about private elementary schools in Los Angeles, has done some digging around Ad Astra.<p>She says she's been in …

How Elon Musk schedules a typical week

He's aware that some people find the scale of his ambitions grandiose, but the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has structured his life around achieving goals like landing humans on Mars.<p>"The life that Musk has created to manage all of these endeavours is preposterous," Ashlee Vance writes in his upcoming …

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Self-improvement

'House of cards' theory of evolution wins big - Futurity

Which model of evolution works best? The "house of cards" theory applies "across vast evolutionary time—in yeast, worms, and flies," says Jeffrey …

13 ways wonder material graphene is going to vastly improve a bunch of things you use all the time

Leading the way is a fascinating material called graphene.<p>Graphene is a thin sheet of carbon atoms — the same element in diamonds and coal — and was the first two-dimensional substance ever created, meaning it's one-atom thick, or about one million times thinner than a human hair.<p>Despite its …

Engineering

DIY Lock Cracker

While we aren’t advocating breaking and entering for any nefarious agendas, the reality is that being able to crack your own lock sure does help when …

Green Lantern to Deadpool, Daredevil to Batman: 6 Stars Who Played Multiple Superheroes

Ryan Reynolds has been posting Deadpool pics non-stop, and it's been so much fun that it seems we've all collectively agreed to cut him some slack …

Comics

Why the Tesla battery heralds the beginning of the end for fossil fuels

The introduction of the Powerwall, Tesla’s new battery, will change the global energy equation fundamentally, writes John Mathews, Professor of …

How to become an 'extreme success'

Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you …

Bill Gates

Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google two years ago

The two were reportedly in late negotiations<p>In March of 2013, Tesla was in a dire situation: the company was nearly bankrupt, its electric vehicles failing to connect with buyers. But according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i> today, Elon Musk had a contingency plan: cash out with Google.<p>As Tesla was …

Human hibernation possible? Scientists eye new space exploration tech

Researchers are looking to apply hibernation-like techniques already used in medicine for space travel. Trials to test if ‘freezing’ a person for …

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Quantum Mechanics

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON — Vision Finally Gets a Character Poster

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The Large Hadron Collider Is Back In Action

Yesterday, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider successfully turned it on, injecting two proton beams moving in opposite directions into the massive particle accelerator. The particles will be travelling at a relatively low energy at first of 450 GeV so that the operators of the can ensure that …

Memories likely can’t be erased: Research offers new clues to how we remember

A new study challenges more than a century of neuroscience and could radically change the way we treat PTSD<p>As intangible as they may seem, memories have a firm biological basis. According to textbook neuroscience, they form when neighboring brain cells send chemical communications across the …

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>A …

Deep Space Exploration Will Demand Artificial Gravity

Long stays in space have a major hitch. Medical studies on the effects of microgravity on astronauts after many months in low-Earth orbit (LEO) can’t get around one hard truth — humans aren’t cut out for life without gravity. Thus, artificial gravity habitats are now being discussed as a crucial …

Space Exploration

Tesla and Elon Musk's 'major new product line'—is it a battery?

On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease a new product announcement: "Major new Tesla product line—not a car—will be …

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’s’ Secret Vision: Meet the Mysterious New Avenger

What the comics tell us about the Vision’s crucial role in Marvel’s upcoming superhero blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron.<p>The trailers have been …

Miniature Black Holes Could Prove Parallel Universes, Claim Scientists

Somewhere over Gravity's Rainbow...<p>CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being fired up this week after a two-year hiatus and a group of scientists …

Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical …

Business Strategy

How to Calculate the Value of Your Time | Inc.com

A few years ago, my company ShortStack moved into a new office. Instead of paying movers to transport our things from the old place to the new one, my employees and I took the afternoon off to do the job ourselves. At the time, I thought this made the most sense: use the resources we already had to …

How we'll live in space, according to people in the 1970s

Concept art for<br>NASA space stations<p>Imagining life on the high frontier<p>In the 1970s, NASA held a series of summer schools to explore practical designs …

4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk

Constant innovation isn't just for geniuses--anyone can do it. Here's how.<p>Some people seem to be endlessly innovative. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and others like them appear to command an endless fountain of brilliant new ideas, business models, and product designs. Wouldn't it be …

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact

NRAO<p>The new theory, “Many Interacting Worlds” (MIW), states that parallel universes interact and that scientists may be able to test for this.<p>via …