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Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions

Last year, we marveled over the BULBING, a stunning series of optical illusion lamps by Studio Cheha. Now, they're back with a revamp of their popular lantern, which continues to fool your eye into thinking that the flattened design is actually in three dimensions. The first iteration of the …

Vintage

Michigan Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Matrix' With Unreal Engine

Infinite space in a 10-foot x 10-foot room<p>One of the key revelations of the seminal 1999 sci-film <i>The Matrix</i> was (spoiler alert) that most of humanity was trapped inside an elaborate virtual world. At the time, the scenario seemed far-fetched, if not wholly outside the realm of possibility. But 16 …

Warp speed space travel a possibility thanks to Einstein's theory of relativity, astrophysicist says

Long considered a staple of science fiction, high speed space travel between galaxies — or warp speed — may actually be possible, according to …

Physics

Kepler discovers its 10th twin-sunned Tatooine

The discovery of a planet orbiting a binary star in the habitable zone is the tenth of its kind, indicating such planets are more common than previously thought.<p>Four years ago, when the Kepler mission helped locate Kepler-16b, the news was incredible. For the first time, we had confirmed a planet …

Universe

How to get iOS 9 public beta on your iPhone right now

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on Apple’s latest public beta for iOS 9, you’re in luck. With new proactive features for Siri, public transit directions in Maps, and a supercharged notes app, not to mention new multitasking and keyboard features for newer iPads, iOS 9 is looking pretty …

Dark side of moon revealed by camera a million miles from Earth – video

From a million miles away, a Nasa camera shows the moon crossing the Earth. The lesser-seen ‘dark side of the moon’ is dimly illuminated by the sun as it passes over the Pacific Ocean near North America. The north pole is in the upper left corner. The images were taken by the Dscovr spacecraft’s …

Pacific Ocean

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

Quantum Mechanics

The 18 Most Insane Stunts in Movie History, Ranked

As an actor who likes to perform his own stunts, Tom Cruise tends to set the bar high. Literally.<p>Having scaled the world's tallest building in "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" four years ago, the 53-year-old figured the only way to top that was to hang from the side of a flying plane in the …

Movies
Astronomy

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Zooming In On Pluto And Its Moons

The latest and greatest images from the New Horizons mission<p>A manmade spacecraft will fly by Pluto for the first time ever on July 14. As it speeds through the Pluto system at 35,000 miles per hour, the New Horizons spacecraft will send back the first closeups of the former planet and its moons. …

Solar System

Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'

The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's …

These are the Most Incredible Photos Shot by NASA’s Cassini Probe

NASA’s New Horizons probe dazzled the world with a detailed photo of Pluto today, but another probe has been beaming back stunning shots of space for …

Astronomy

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is and Receive the Best Response Ever

The Twitterverse lost their marbles Monday night over a fabulous in-joke from the tech wizards at Apple. Feel the burn.<p>Siri has always been too …

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Nicola lives in the tartan house, but who owns the fish?<p>Stumped? Here’s how to solve Einstein’s election riddle<p>Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than …

Mathematics

14 Useful Podcasts for Photographers

A podcast could be the best way to learn something new. Curious as to why I’m saying that?<p>Because the length of podcasts are usually pretty short …

Your Eyes Will Not Let Your Brain Believe How Flexible This "Rubber Boy" Is

I cannot look away.<p>Jaspreet Singh Kalra is a 15-year-old schoolboy from India who can contort his body into positions previously only reached by Gumby. He says it's fun and not painful, but it's making me cringe. And yet, I cannot look away! I mean: WHAT WHY HOW WHO WHAT WHERE HOW???<p>Watch the whole …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Watch the intricate dance of objects levitated by sound

Just as loud noises can make small objects jitter on a table, powerful acoustic vibrations can lift things like toothpicks or water droplets into mid-air. Rather than just letting them levitate, though, researchers from the University of Tokyo and Nagoya Institute of Technology set tiny particles …

If You Are in a Shell...

"This is Harry. As a boy, Harry was very, very shy. Some people might've even said that he was painfully shy -- as if his shyness caused them pain, …

Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941)

Here's an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English:<p>The essay is called "The Common …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

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Forgiving and Letting Go When You Feel Resentful

<b>“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Ghandi</b><p>My childhood was in many ways a nice childhood. I feel like …