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The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Google Docs: You're probably only using 10% of what this free word processor can do

There’s probably a lot you already know about Google Docs, the simple-to-use and free word processor that debuted 12 years ago this month.<p>Files are stored in the cloud, so you can access your work from anywhere in the world, on virtually any Internet-connected device, and your docs are protected …

Google

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity and complexity of …

India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime

Unused money in the National Clean Energy and Environment Fund has been diverted to compensate states for loss of tax revenue.<p>India’s biggest …

Scientists create a holographic microscope to find aliens

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are creating a new microscope technology they hope will empirically determine if life exists beyond our planet. The device is called a Digital Holographic Microscope and it’s designed to find microbes in space.<p>The last time NASA …

If you think NASA is frustrated with SpaceX, you’re probably right

SpaceX's plan to fly around the Moon will stress a mutually beneficial relationship.<p>NASA is far from a perfect government agency. As former space …

It's Real: Metallic Hydrogen Has Been Created For The First Time

Hydrogen is now a metal.<p>More than 80 years after it was first predicted, physicists have created metallic hydrogen - a mysterious form of hydrogen …

A Mathematician Says He's Found a System That Could Stop Tsunamis in Their Tracks

A volley of deep-ocean sound waves.<p>The pressure of deep-ocean sound waves could be used to stop tsunamis in their tracks, researchers have found, by …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …