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Experimental test verifies Heisenberg's measurement uncertainty principle

(Phys.org)—Werner Heisenberg originally proposed the uncertainty principle in 1927, but his original proposal was somewhat different than how it is …

Free Will Is An Illusion: The Brain Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are In Control - PsyBlog

For anyone who has ever done something and then immediately wondered why, this study is for you…<p>Free will may actually be an illusion created after …

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Exquisite Illustrations Of Sweet Dogs That Will Warp Your Mind

These exquisite dog portraits are the work of visionary illustrator and graphic artist Alex Konahin. Over a period of days and even weeks, he …

This Is The Most Unexplainable And Incredible Thing You'll See Today

Every so often you stumble across a piece of art that defies belief and often explanation. Short film 'MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana' is one …

The Worst Lies You've Been Told About The Singularity

You've probably heard of a concept known as the <i>Technological Singularity</i> — a nebulous event that's supposed to happen in the not-too-distant future. …

IBM's resistive computing could massively accelerate AI - and get us closer to Asimov's Positronic Brain - ExtremeTech

IBM’s resistive computing could massively accelerate AI — and get us closer to Asimov’s Positronic Brain<p>By on April 1, 2016 at 11:27 am<p>This site may …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Tesla Gigafactory construction ahead of schedule [UPDATED]

Tesla is way behind in its Gigafactory construction and has also failed on its promises to the State of Nevada about the number of construction …

Intelligent machines might want to become biological again – Caleb Scharf

As a species, we humans are awfully obsessed with the future. We love to speculate about where our evolution is taking us. We try to imagine what our …

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Dune can’t capture the novel’s incalculable brilliance

<i>In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words,</i> …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Here’s how you can make a jam doughnut in a mug in seconds and live out your dreams

Imagine a world where you could make your own jam doughnuts at home in mere seconds, without any deep fat frying involved?<p>You there, please stop …

The FBI Suspected an Army Vet Was Plotting Attacks in the US — So They Gave Him Guns | VICE News

Daniel Seth Franey first came to the FBI's attention last summer, when a neighbor in the small, rural town of Montesano, Washington reported that the long-haired and bearded 33-year-old who lived down the road "regularly talked" about his support for the Islamic State (IS), and claimed he wanted to …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

The 10 Best Science Images, Videos, And Visualizations Of The Year

Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies<p>The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast. That’s why we believe it’s worth honoring those who use novel techniques—or create exceptional examples of …

Multilingual Universe from 'Mitaka'

The door to the digital Universe has been flung open! Mitaka, a free downloadable software program to visualize the Universe based on real …

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

What Will It Mean If LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves?

For over a decade, to very little fanfare, a new type of astronomy has been going on: gravitational wave astronomy. Rather than using a telescope to look out at the Universe, a gravitational wave detector uses lasers, fired and reflected perpendicular to one another, and then reconstructed to …

France Wants To Install 1,000 Km Of Solar Roadways Over The Next Five Years

In 2014, the Netherlands built the world’s first solar bike path, a 70-metre stretch named SolaRoad. The proof of concept performed even better than expected, generating, after six months, enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>Successful and fascinating as it is, the project is …

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The Future Of Astronomy: The Giant (25 Meter!) Magellan Telescope

Throughout history, there have been four things that have determined just how much information we can glean about the Universe through astronomy:<p>The size of your telescope, which determines both how much light you can gather in a given amount of time and also your resolution.<br>• The quality of your …

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

This new website has the best guide to giving orgasms we’ve seen yet

The female orgasm remains an elusive mystery to many men, and even some women.<p>It’s not their fault – female sexuality doesn’t get taught much in …

Why Cosmic Inflation’s Last Great Prediction May Fail

And what it means if we don’t see gravitational waves from inflation in the next 5–10 years.<p><i>“The paradigm of physics — with its interplay of data,</i> …

String Theory Meets Loop Quantum Gravity

Two leading candidates for a “theory of everything,” long thought incompatible, may be two sides of the same coin.<p>Eight decades have passed since …

Quantum Mechanics

What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

It’s been quiet here for a couple of weeks, as I was off visiting family for the holidays and then at a meeting in South Carolina. It’s a New Year though, so let’s ease back into things with a simple and non-controversial topic. Say, the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum physics.<p>OK, maybe that …

Quantum Physics

This Video May Help You Wrap Your Head Around 'Quantum Foam'

Thanks, NASA!<p>What <i>is</i> "quantum foam," anyway?<p>Most physics buffs have heard of the space-time concept, which suggests that empty space as we tend to think of it isn't empty at all. Rather, at very small scales, space and time can be a bit "fuzzy" or "bubbly," kind of like foam.<p>"The 'bubbles' in the …

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11 true-crime documentaries to watch that are as jarring as ‘Making a Murderer’

Whether or not you believe Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach, the Netflix docuseries raised uncomfortable and worthwhile questions about how the US justice system works and its failings.<p>And while "Making a Murderer" is widely acclaimed, it's not the first …

Making a Murderer

the science behind camera sensors

If you have ever wondered how a modern camera sensor takes the light from a scene and converts it into a digital picture, then you should definitely check out this informative video (above) from the <i>Filmmaker IQ</i> YouTube channel.<p>The video covers all the fundamental concepts. Everything from the …

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