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Quantum Loopholes And The Problem Of Free Will

Last week’s post about dark matter and ordinary atoms was prompted by a question from a colleague in the psychology department. That question, in turn, originated in an argument he was having with someone else, who was arguing that exotic physics could provide justification for “free will.” This is …

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 …

Julius Caesar

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

SpaceX and NASA have released full statements about Thursday's rocket explosion — here's what they said

More than a day after the fiery explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, both SpaceX and NASA have issued full statements.<p>The rocket catastrophically blew up at a launchpad called Space Launch Center 40 (SLC-40) at 9:07 a.m. on September 1, right before a routine …

How to watch NASA's $1 billion do-or-die mission to Jupiter today

On Monday, NASA's uncrewed Juno spacecraft will end its journey of nearly five years through space and begin a mission to study the planet Jupiter like never before.<p>But first, the spacecraft must lock on to Jupiter in what's called a polar orbit.<p>This is the most dangerous part of the entire Juno …

Chat app Kik launches a bot store and anyone can make bots for it

It seems like barely a day passes without some notable mention of chat bots in the tech industry. Now one of North America’s most used chat apps has jumped on the wagon after Kik, the billion dollar mobile messaging service particularly popular with young people, opened its doors to bots.<p>First of …

Apps

Ballot Bin Urges Smokers To Vote With Cigarette Butts

Bin cleans up UK streets by encouraging smokers to place a vote with their cigarette butts

Why Human Behavior Is At The Center Of Every Successful Advertising Campaign

This Seattle agency creates content by leveraging human-to-human interaction

Facebook just showed us its 10-year road map in one graphic

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just showed off the company's 10-year road map in one graphic at the company's F8 developers conference on Tuesday.<p>Here's how Zuck sees Facebook's next 10 years:<p>"That's the road map for the next 10 years," Zuckerberg said. "We are building the technology to give anyone …

dinnertable: A 20-Seat Speakeasy-Style Restaurant

The sign beside the interior door reads "Press for Food." If you're in front of it, you've just walked through the bustling East Village cocktail bar The Garret East, beyond a curtain, into a petite corridor. A push of the analog button sends a chime to the inside and you're promptly greeted. This …

3D printed infographics add a touch of playfulness to company's annual report

Apr 14, 2016 | By Tess<p>Charts and graphs, though necessary in many business meetings, do not really convey any notions of fun or excitement. In order …

Google Tested 3 Versions of This Honey Maid Ad to See Which Worked Best Online

It's a fundamental choice for online video marketers: Should you hit viewers with a quick, memorable pitch that's (hopefully) less skippable? Or …

Advertising Industry

The White House Wants To Use Science Fiction To Settle The Solar System

Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology assembled a strange gathering: scientists, artists, engineers, and …

Building the Best Damn Logo Design for Your Business

Source: PixabayThe business of designing your company logo is of utmost importance. While a logo design may seem like a peripheral part of your …

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

Quantum Mechanics

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

Why Sketch is the UI Designer’s best friend.

If you’re a web/UI/UX designer, work with one, or would like to become one, this article is for you.<p>Earlier this year, I decided to check out this …

Web Design

The World's Smallest Motor

Scientists recently unveiled the tiniest electric motor ever built. You could stuff hundreds of them into the period at the end of this sentence.<p>One …

Uses for Quantum Entanglement with Shanni Prutchi

For those of you that weren’t at the Hackaday SuperConference, it started off with a pretty intense talk that could have been tough for anyone to …

The death of products and target audiences: long live the Brand as a Service

With my commute from the countryside into London, I have ample time to read and reflect each weekday. On my way to and from work my news feeds and …

Innovation

Beyond Cold: How the World Works at -459 Degrees

<i>This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation.</i><p>Most of us would agree that 32°F, the …

Quantum Physics

Major severe weather outbreak likely for Ohio River Valley today

Nearly 120 million people in the U.S, could be affected by severe weather today. Strong tornadoes, damaging winds over 70 mph, and large hail are …

‘Am I Pretty or Ugly?’: When Teen Girls Court Haters

Evaluating the relative attractiveness of young women is an activity that occurs so frequently — in casual conversation, in online comments, on …

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6 Amazing Ads Directors Made Before They Were Famous

Like in any other field, even the most talented movie directors don't get to just jump into the best jobs without paying their dues.<p>Many film directors start out on the writing side of movies. Others get their first jobs directing commercials and music videos.<p>We've rounded up some of the best …