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World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's dream.<p>Super-Kamiokande (or "Super-K" as it's sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were …

Physics

Terrifying Video Of New Airbus A350 In Near-Vertical Take Off

Have you ever wondered what the plane you are flying in is capable of? Well, this video is a real eye-opener, regarding the capabilities of a new …

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Psychology

The best Amazon Echo Easter eggs

From conducting in-depth research to being your very own virtual assistant, Amazon Echo devices can do just about anything. But what lies beneath …

Google just obliterated the worst kind of phone call

Google just killed the phone call. Well, at least a certain type.<p>At its annual developer conference, Google I/O, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wowed those …

World's Oldest Spider Dies After Wasp Attack

Scientists are "miserable" over the demise of the 43-year-old arachnid.<p>The world’s oldest spider has died at the age of 43 after being attacked by a wasp, according to scientists in Perth, Australia.<p>The 43-year-old female Giaus Villosus trapdoor spider was known as “Number 16,” to researchers from …

Watch This Guy Ride His Dirt Bike Across Lake Como

Like, on the water. At 46 mph. Nerve-wracking doesn't even begin to describe it.<p>We've seen motorcyclists do some crazy things, but this has got to be one of the most ambitious. Last year, rider Luca Colombo rode his Suzuki 450 clear across the top of Lake Como, setting the world record for a …

People are struggling to guess how many triangles are actually in this viral photo — see if you can figure it out

If you're a fan of brain teasers, you'll love the latest one sweeping the Internet.<p>On Monday, journalist Jitesh Pillaai shared a black-and-white drawing of several triangles hidden within one triangle and asked social media users to identify just how many of them they could find.<p>The brain teaser …

Watch a giant industrial drone de-ice a huge wind turbine

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The truth behind the mysterious holes in Hong Kong's high-rises

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating façade.<p>It is not alone. Along the coast of Hong Kong Island, you can find multiple properties with gaps in their midst. There's the Larvotto residence …

Hong Kong

Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

The Hidden Meanings Behind Motorcycle Model Names

Exploring what the letters in motorcycle names mean<p>You guys ever wonder what the CB in CB750 stands for, or why BMW ADV bikes come with the GS …

This machine can solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can blink

Humans may have gotten pretty adept at solving Rubik's Cubes, but as usual, the machines are coming for us! This machine, invented by Ben Katz and …

This Cockpit Video Of The Blue Angels Flying Just Inches Apart In Formation Is Nuts

With the 2018 season having just kicked off at NAF El Centro this weekend, this crazy video is a refresher on the amazing flying the team pulls …

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Geology

Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet?

For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?<p>By Andrew Dickson<p>In February 2009, a Twitter user called @popelizbet issued an apparently historic challenge to …

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Watch Slayer Discuss Their Formation in New Mini-Doc

430<p>SHARES<p>Last month, Slayer announced that—after 37 years as a metal institution—they were calling it a day after one final world tour. Now, as a …

Falcon Heavy: Watch the Livestream of the SpaceX Rocket Launch Today

SpaceX’s big day is almost here. On Tuesday, the firm will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket — billed as the “world’s most powerful rocket” — for the …

Space Travel

London’s fatberg on show: ‘We thought of pickling it’

Nobody remembers exactly who coined the word, but it started off as a bit of slang used by the Thames Water “flushers” who work to keep the sewers flowing freely beneath London. Their word first surfaced from those Victorian tunnels and into the newspapers in August 2013, when a bus-sized “fatberg” …

England

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

Sushi-Obsessed Man Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm Out of His Rectum

It came "wiggling out."<p>You might want to put down whatever you’re eating before you read this unless five-and-a-half foot long tapeworms are what …

Weight Loss

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded

Wha?<p>She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floating on the ocean, hundreds …

Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

Get ready to see amazing eclipses, a comet encounter, planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.<p>The year ahead offers many heavenly delights for sky-watchers, including a pair of lunar eclipses and a comet with potentially surprising brightness.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena …

Missing cat returns home after 15 years

A family have been left in shock after their cat, which went missing 15 years ago, has been found.<p>Originally from Cornwall, Winston the cat disappeared back in 2002 after his owner, Janet Barnes, moved in with her new husband, Peter.<p>The couple said Winston would often go off on his own, but they …

How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan's Multi-String "Texas Flood" Bends

A while back, we ran a very popular video called How to Be a Jerk Guitar Player in 10 Easy Steps.<p>That video was created and posted by a lessons site …

Guitar

Show This Insanely Viral Video To Anyone Who Doesn’t Understand What ‘Privilege’ Means

This teacher’s tactic makes effects of privilege clear<p>In 2017, the concept of privilege is a hot button issue. Yet despite how frequently the term is …

Astronauts film a fidget spinner trick video on the ISS

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