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A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold the key to quantum gravity

It's pretty easy to remember: ER=EPR.<p>You might suspect that to make this equation work, P must be equal to 1. But the symbols in this equation stand not for numbers, but for names. E, you probably guessed, stands for Einstein.<p>R and P are initials — for collaborators on two of Einstein's most …

6 Things Science Says Kids Need To Succeed In Education And Business

In their new book, <i>Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children,</i> Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek ask what it would take “take to help all children be happy, healthy, thinking, caring, and sociable children who enjoy learning and who move toward …

Pedagogy

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Human Interface Guidelines for Slack

Table of content<p>The importance and benefits of Human Interface Guidelines<p>Designing for conversational UIs<p>UI and UX for Slack<p>Creativity from …

How To Take Scrolling Screenshots On iPhone Or Android

Here's how you can take scrolling screenshots on iPhone or Android for web pages or long messaging threads by stitching multiple screenshots into one …

Documentation

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Hesperus is a free, easy-to-use and customizable HomeKit app for iPhone

Early adopters of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework tend to notice one thing early on: there’s no real UI beyond Siri. HomeKit helps bridge functionality between various smart home accessories which tend to each have their own connected apps using Siri, but Apple hasn’t released a Home app …

Apps

Microsoft’s Canceled Lumia 935 Shown On Video With 3D Touch, Exploding Tiles

Back in 2014, Microsoft was working on a device called the Lumia 935, also known as McLaren, that supported 3D touch and exploding live tiles. …

Windows Phone

The Little Black Book of Intuitive Web Application Design

A web app that isn’t easy to use will not win many hearts.<p>But designing a user-friendly interface is no joke either.<p>What do my users want? How will …

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NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

What your teacher didn’t tell you about optimizing site speed

Site speed impacts your search engine ranks, so how can you make improvements? Columnist Brian Harnish details a few ways to decrease page load time …

Search Engines

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in quantitative finance or data science if it isn't …

Mathematics

Review: Naim’s first wireless speaker, the mu-so, is worthy of the company’s audiophile heritage

Naim Audio isn’t a household name outside of audiophile circles, but this British company has for many years made some of the most respected amplifiers in the business. Naim long had an informal partnership with Linn, and if the standard audio system fitted to Bentley’s ultra-expensive cars isn’t …

Audiophile

Agile Planning - XP/Scrum with a Kanban wall

Agile Planner is a project management tool for Scrum and XP teams, combining the flexibility of Trello with Pivotal's support for iterations.<p>You can …

Project Management

Defensive Programming: Why You Shouldn't Check Input Parameters for Validity

Do you check the input parameters of your methods for validity? I don't. I used to, but not anymore. I just let my methods crash with a null pointer …

The 25 Characteristics of a Great Development Team

Recently I wrote an article about the characteristics of a great Product Owner. It gave me the idea to do the same for the Development Team and Scrum …

Agile process template - VSTS TFS

9 minutes to read<p><b>VSTS | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015 | TFS 2013</b><p>The Agile process supports the following work item types (WITs) to plan and track …

Louis Oosthuizen's Guide To Easy Power

All golfers can improve in the basics and find more "easy power"—the kind that comes from good rhythm, stability and the right sequence of motion. Here I'll show you some of the things I work on to keep my swing in balance and working at optimum speed.

Paradox at the heart of mathematics makes physics problem unanswerable

Gödel’s incompleteness theorems are connected to unsolvable calculations in quantum physics.<p>A logical paradox at the heart of mathematics and …

Budgeting for three phases of retirement keeps spending on track

He and his wife, Sharon, 60, have seen friends immobilized due to “silly accidents” and watched their parents slow down with age.<p>“We are dipping into savings to take advantage of travel, develop those memories in the early years of retirement,” Mr. Green says.<p>Mr. Green is in what experts describe …

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

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Audiophile

How He Hit That: Matthew Fitzpatrick's next-generation swing

While the U.S. and Rest-of-the-World were busy contesting the President's Cup in South Korea, Europe was busy minting the next young, athletic star for its 2016 Ryder Cup squad.<p>At the British Masters, 21-year-old Matthew Fitzpatrick validated his impressive amateur career by winning his first …

Adobe unveils a revolutionary UX design application at MAX

Debuted today at their own MAX conference, Adobe have just unveiled a brand new design system that could revolutionize the way we work over the next …

Boldr Voyage smartwatch looks like a normal watch, has a 6-month battery

The smartwatch's biggest turnoff is that it looks like a smartwatch. It's clear as day to everyone you have a tiny computer strapped to your …