Kristian Sigston

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Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

Illustrated Video Explains the Big Bang Theory in 5 Minutes

Science, religion, the Big Bang theory: These are some of the toughest topics to fully grasp — let alone explain — in simple terms.<p>Astrophysicists …

Watch This Bicycle Go 80 MPH

Probably not do-it-yourself<p>Tom Donhou, a bicycle builder based in Hackney, London, just went 80 mph on a bike. As a point of reference: You or I might hit 30 mph, tops, on a flat surface; a professional might max out at about 45 mph. But to get anywhere over that speed, you need a bike explicitly …

How language is literally losing its meaning

The Oxford English Dictionary has accepted a new definition for the word literally – and it's not the only word changing beyond recognition. It's enough to, like, make one despair<p>It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word "literally" – as a term for …

Battery-free wireless could send text messages after your phone dies

Whenever you send a text message, upload a photo, or check your news feed, your phone or computer directs a small amount of power to its radio, and uses that power to beam out a signal. Finding power usually isn't a huge issue, but if no direct power source were necessary at all, it would be …

Have an orgasm instead of doing a crossword, it's better for your brain, says scientist

Orgasms could be better for our brains than doing a crossword or a Sudoku puzzle, an academic has claimed.<p>The sexual climax gives the whole brain a good workout, rather than just one area of it, Professor Barry Komisaruk said.<p>The sensation can, moreover, block pain and could therefore be used to …

275,000 Dominoes - Enjoy Your Life (Guinness World Record - Most dominoes toppled in a spiral)

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

You've seen the headlines: This is your brain on love. Or God. Or envy. Or happiness. And they're reliably accompanied by pictures of colour-drenched …

FYI: Could A 3-D Movie Improve Your Vision?

Maybe! Although you certainly wouldn't want to count on it.<p>Bruce Bridgeman, a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, couldn't see in three dimensions for most of his life. That was until he went to a 3-D showing of the movie <i>Hugo</i> and, amazingly, had his depth perception …

10 mindblowing uses for the world-changing substance that never was

Starlite could be the most valuable man-made substance ever created. It has the potential to revolutionise industries, save lives and change the …

That Norah Jones Song Playing In Starbucks Could Trigger Malware On Your Phone

How a flashing TV or a secretly encoded song could unlock a hidden virus.<p>Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have discovered a new, subtle way for evildoers to take control of your smartphone: through ambient sound and light. Eep.<p>This isn't a hack so much as a trigger; for it to …

Researchers Discover Method of Turning Concrete into Metal/Glass

In the future, your smartphone might be made out of concrete, no seriously. A group of researchers working together from the US, Finland, Germany, …