Chadi Aoun

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The World's Hardest Free Climbs (4 Are in Yosemite)

Inspired by the historic completion of the first free ascent of El Capitan's Dawn Wall route in Yosemite on Wednesday, we've drawn up a list of some of the most influential free climbs of the modern era.

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Nazi ‘Nuclear Weapons’ Complex Discovered In Austria

A vast complex believed to have been used by Nazi scientists to develop nuclear weapons during the Second World War has been discovered in …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Controversial Twitter Christmas: A Timeline

Astrophysicist, prolific Tweeter and Internet favorite Neil deGrasse Tyson had a pretty busy Christmas, which – depending on your level of online …

Why Do Computers Use Electricity Instead Of Light?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do computers use electricity instead of light?</i><p><i>We know that electricty travels 100 times slower than light. So, wouldn’t computers be much faster if they used light instead of electricity for their operation?</i> <i><br>Answer by Jacob VanWagoner, Former Intel</i> …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

National Geographic Travel

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths | @GrrlScientist

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

The Ups and Downs of Air Turbulence

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

The ability to ‘sculpt’ individual photons is a crucial step towards a secure network of powerful quantum computers<p>Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and …

Progress report from CERN | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Another end-of-year report from CERN. No new collisions yet, but lots of progress<p>I made it back from CERN last night, despite the “problem with radar” over London, as the attendant in the Swiss lounge had it. (It turns out a computer failed rather than the radar itself.) I was lucky - some of my …

You Can Now Buy 100% Nuclear Energy -- In Germany!

In Germany, you can now go to a company called <b>MAX</b>ATOMSTROM to purchase electricity that was produced completely from nuclear energy.<p>Starting last week, <b>MAX</b>ATOMSTROM offers a 100% nuclear power plan, a first for Germany. Timed to coincide with the 20th United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Quantum Theory - Full Documentary HD

Aristotle Said Blondes Have Better Sex, New Book Reveals

The Greek philosopher and scientist wrote extensively about sex, both animal and human.<p>What is life? What is a soul? These are some of the questions Greek philosopher Aristotle asked. And we're still asking them today.<p>Aristotle also could be considered the world's first natural historian. Acclaimed …

Researchers learn more about the possible role of gamma ray bursts on life extinction in the universe

(Phys.org)—A pair of astrophysicists studying gamma ray bursts has found that such events might play a much larger role in the existence of life on …

From the archive, 10 December 1980: Doris Day honoured with a season of films in London

“I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin,” a wag once remarked. It was a fair cop. But not all that appropriate. The well-scrubbed star, who made 39 movies in a 20-year career, was not just the prime fifties example of the Girl Next Door. She was also an ace professional who was once offered the …

Scientists can now simulate curved space-time in a lab - ExtremeTech

By on October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When discussing quantum physics, …

Quantum Physics

Understanding quantum tunnelling | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

Lockheed's Fusion Promise: What We Know So Far

Can the company do what's never been done before?<p>Researchers at Lockheed Martin made headlines this week with the announcement that they are on the fast track to building a nuclear fusion reactor. But experts responded with skepticism.<p>Fusion promises unlimited clean, renewable energy without the …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Does the Solus DLP 3D Printer Stand Alone?

Another new low-cost, DLP 3D printer is making its presence known in the 3D printing community, presenting a high-resolution, desktop 3D printer that …

Who owns the moon? | Saskia Vermeylen

As states are not allowed to claim sovereign rights in outer space, land ownership on the moon and planets will in all likelihood be outlawed<p>Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on …

First-ever image of 5th order rainbow!

The fabled quinary or 5th order rainbow is made by sunlight reflected five times inside raindrops. Now, for the first time, we have an image of …

Astronomy

Metal-detecting enthusiast unearths Viking treasure hoard in Scotland

One of the largest discoveries of Viking treasure in Scotland has been unearthed in Dumfries and Galloway.<p>More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots, were discovered by a metal-detecting enthusiast on church land in September.<p>The artefacts, thought to have …

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa …