François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.
They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything! Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that
Gogo today revealed that the next major revision of its in-flight Wi-Fi service will deliver peak speeds exceeding 60Mbps. It's called Gogo GTO (for "ground to orbit") and Virgin Airlines has signed on
Our anticipation for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity has been slowly building for months now. The film's received praise at recent festival screenings, and director James Cameron recently called it the best film
What is rarer than a shooting star? Rarer than a diamond? Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer
Have you ever gotten to your gate and realized that instead of a covered jet way straight out to your aircraft, a shuttle bus was there instead? And once on the ramp, a steep set of stairs up to the aircraft
The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've
Hackable baby monitors reveal the vulnerability of everyday things. Baby surveillance devices: adorable and practical when used by parents, freaking creepy when used by strange adults on the internet.
Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before. Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH
A quick glimpse of the Kawahira people By Brazilian law, no one but a select few government workers is allowed to trespass on the land of the Kawahira, a tiny community of nomads that lives in the Amazon.
I find flying relaxing. Yes, you read that right. Despite the frequent delays, the dirty airports, the intrusive TSA frisking, the cramped seats and the crying babies, I find flying relaxing. That is,
The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside. The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class