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Scientists Create a New Form of Matter That Breaks Laws of Physics

A new kind of matter – dubbed a “time crystal” – has been created by two teams of scientists in a feat once considered theoretically impossible. …

20 Amazing Facts About Dreams that You Might Not Know About

<i>Dreams. Mysterious, bewildering, eye-opening and sometimes a nightmarish living hell: dreams are all that and much more.</i><p><i>Here are 20 amazing facts</i> …

The psychology of superstitions, explained

Superstitions are universal, and reveal a key conflict in how we think.<p>In November 1896, Popular Sciencereported on a “curious superstition held by young men.” It’s bonkers:<p>If one places a snake’s tongue upon the palm of his hand — beneath the glove — it will cause any girl, regardless of her …

Psychology

10 Presidential Debates That Actually Made an Impact

Ever since the very first televised presidential debates in 1960, these live candidate face-offs have served as some of the most pivotal inflection points of the nation's elections.<p>While they weren’t repeated again until 1976, they've been a staple ever since and most Americans are familiar with …

Government

The Soviet Union's Insane Plan to Crush NATO in Battle

Petr Lunak goes further in dismissing the plan as a “fairy tale.” Beyond being ambitious in its objectives, the plan is downright crazy because it …

War

Inside the Airbus A350XWB

We were privileged to receive a tour of the Airbus A350XWB as part of Airbus’ #A350XWBTour of the Americas. We flew the airplane from Chicago-O’Hare …

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 million. And asteroids have a lot more than that in addition to other rare and precious …

10 beloved planes that have been retired | CNN Travel

The New Interactive Windows for the Plane of Tomorrow

Airbus has now patented the smart aircraft window–which it introduced in its aircraft of tomorrow concept–bringing us one step closer to a high-tech …

Avocado and Lime Shrimp Cocktail

I think we’re obligated to treat ourselves to some proper summer days this season. Lazy days with sunshine, iced tea, and a cool breeze if we can get …

Monowheel by Motoruota. Sometimes referred to as “Monocycle” , Circa 1931

Monowheel by Motoruota. Sometimes referred to as “Monocycle” , Circa 1931.

Transforming Apartment Maximizes Small Space

With 60 square meters (approximately 645 square feet) to work with, Russian designer Vlad Mishin designed the Transformer Apartment which contains …

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella

Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind <i>Escape Velocity</i>, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's …

Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body - CNN.com

Scientists are 3-D printing body parts ranging from plastic skulls to artificial eyes. Fripp Design and Research and Manchester Metropolitan University say they are able to 3-D print up to 150 prosthetic eyes an hour.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Printed eyes<p>Artificial ear<p>Artificial ear<p>Plastic skull<p>Printed …

Mercedes's clever Formula 1 turbo setup, explained

Halving a snail to go like stink.<p>Mark Donohue's <i>The Unfair Advantage</i> may be the finest book even written on racing. It's framed around the life of a shy Can-Am and Indy 500 winner, but this 325-page motorsport tome is really a glimpse into competitive engineering's never-ending quest to exploit an …

Navy's future: Electric guns, lasers, water as fuel

Imagine ships that fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound without using explosives, or that use lasers to destroy threats at the cost of about a dollar a shot, and vessels making fuel from the very seawater in which they're floating.<p>That's the glimpse of the high-tech future the U.S. Navy …

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.<p>Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs.<p>For years now, medical …

For $150k you could be Buzz Lightyear - CNN.com

Introducing the "Martin Jetpack," the brainchild of New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><i>Editor's note: Art of Movement is CNN's monthly show exploring the latest innovations in art, culture, science and</b> …

Apparently This Matters: NASA's new spacesuit

<i>UPDATE: On April 30, NASA revealed "Technology" as the winning design</i> for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes -- just over 63% of the 233,431 total -- "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit, and is expected to be ready for testing by November.<p><i>I</i> …

Forget Passwords, Soon Your Heartbeat May Open Your E-mail

Forget passwords, your heartbeat can unlock your laptop, phone and even your car. Passwords are considered to be not as secure as some would like for …

Logo Design: Gradients

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Cheap Beauty Secrets of the Stars

Come closer to your screen! I have to tell you a little secret I've discovered after covering stars for over three decades.<p>Ready?<p>Celebrities are the cheapest people on earth! Who cares if they're making a gazillion dollars per movie, they still don't want to spend their own cash. This brings me to …

What the Toothpaste Terror Threat Means for Future Airport Security

A bomb remains the biggest airline security threat. Could terrorists build one with just the scant amount of liquids and gels that are still allowed on planes?<p><b>The Department of Homeland Security's</b> latest warning of a possible plot to blow up airliners during the Sochi Olympics was a stark reminder: …

World Trade Center

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

Aviation

'Heini' Himmler: When Nazis Play Cute

<b>(Correction appended January 28, 2014)</b><p>Let’s be honest, there’s something about Nazis that makes them impossible to ignore. Those boots, those …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …