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These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

Physics

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Watch a mesmerizing timelapse of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch

Photographer Jesse Watson has been following the SpaceX launches for quite some time. Fascinated by the footage he has seen, he wanted to make a …

How To Prove Einstein's Relativity For Less Than $100

The idea of special relativity is still one of the most difficult for people to wrap their heads around. We’re so used to thinking of space and time as fixed, unchanging entities — you can take a map and a clock anywhere, after all — that it’s hard to imagine that they do change dependent on how …

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

Explainer: Machine learning vs AI

People often conflate AI with machine learning, but there are key differences.

2016 was the hottest year on record. Sound familiar?

2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. Then 2015 beat it. Now, 2016 has blown them both out of the water, according to data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. The average surface temperature over land and oceans was 0.94 degrees Celsius (1.69 degrees …

Global Warming

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Dad turns baby daughter's onesie into an adorable NASA space suit

Ben Brucker is one dad who's encouraging his baby girl to reach for the stars — literally!<p>Brucker, a San Francisco graphic designer who's home on paternity leave, turned a onesie worn by his 4 1/2-month-old daughter, Maya, into a tiny NASA spacesuit.<p>Brucker, 32, told TODAY.com via email that he …

Algorithm Top 10 Articles

<i>In this observation, we ranked nearly 1,000 articles posted in October-November 2016 about Algorithm and M</i>athematics for Programmers<i>. (1% chance)</i><p>“An …

Consciousness Could be a Side Effect of ‘Entropy’, Say Researchers

It’s impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same ‘star stuff’ that forms the Universe, but new research suggests that this might …

Intel unveils a drone made for aerial light shows

Intel isn't just using drone swarms to show off its robotics prowess -- it's building a business around them. The chip maker has unveiled the Shooting Star, a quadcopter drone tailor-made for light shows. Its companion software automates the animation process, telling the drone horde where to fly …

Drones

Security Is Fast Becoming The Achilles Heel of Consumer Internet of Things

Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just an …

Internet of Things

An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

Quantum Physics

A lesson from the world's most inspirational physics teacher

Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is telling a packed classroom of 15- and 16-year-olds that science is about not believing what your teachers tell you. While it might seem like a counter-intuitive stance, it’s all part of today’s lesson.<p>Enter The Telegraph STEM Awards 2017 for the chance …

Algorithm to detect corners of paper sheet in photo

What is the best way to detect the corners of an invoice/receipt/sheet-of-paper in a photo? This is to be used for subsequent perspective correction, …

How Did the 12 Months of the Year Get Their Names?

The simple and obvious answer: they come from the Romans. But the whole story on how the months of the year got their names is a little bit more …

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer, but it grew to the large list you see today. After …

What Happened To The Object That Created Our Moon?

<i>The leading theory of the Moon’s formation is that an impactor hit the Earth and created a debris field that coalesced into the moon. Where is the impactor now? Has anyone ever looked or speculated as to what happened to it?</i><p>Have they ever! We have a pretty good general idea, but the details of how …

Our Best View Yet of Molecules Moving Inside Living Cells

A new microscope developed at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is allowing scientists track the position and orientation …

The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

Here's why we can't just rocket nuclear waste into the sun

Orbital mechanics, ruining your dreams for 13.5 billion years.

Physicists Show That Gravity Isn't Affected by The Quantum World

Weird AF.<p>When it comes to physics, gravity rules pretty much everything we can see in the Universe - it keeps planets orbiting stars, stars orbiting …

Gene-Editing Tool Approved For Use in Humans

Brace yourself for <i>GATTACA</i> comparisons. A powerful gene-editing tool that could pave the way for genetic engineering has been approved for use in …

Genetics

New Paper Claims That The EM Drive Doesn't Defy Newton's 3rd Law After All

So... it could still get us to Mars in 70 days?<p>Physicists have just published a new paper that suggests the controversial EM drive - or …

John Oliver Would Like Someone to Invent These Things

John Oliver runs a regular segment called “How Is This Still a Thing?”, but he’s decided to turn it on its head. So “How Is This Not a Thing?” …

John Oliver

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Quantum Mechanics Has Reached Limit, Says Stanford Scientist Who Offers Alternative

The present framework of quantum mechanics has reached its limit, said Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller of Stanford University’s department of …

Physicist Brian Greene Explains The Most Powerful Explosions in The Universe to Colbert

Oh, and he breaks a world record. NBD.<p>When we get all caught up thinking about the zombie apocalypse, the robot revolution, or something a little …

The Surprising Reason Warcraft Stands Apart From Other CG Epics

Watch two seconds from <i>Warcraft</i> and it’s obvious that visual effects are essential to its existence. Virtually every shot contains some kind of …

Universal Pictures