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Scientists Pin Down Moon's Age, Possibly Solving Long-Running Lunar Mystery

Scientists have pinned down the birth date of the moon to within 100 million years of the birth of the solar system — the best timeline yet for the evolution of our planet's natural satellite.<p>This new discovery about the origin of the moon may help solve a mystery about why the moon and the Earth …

Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham - HD (Official)

What Did the Continents Look Like Millions of Years Ago?

An artist-geologist renders the history of the Earth with maps.<p>The paleo-tectonic maps of retired geologist Ronald Blakey are mesmerizing and impossible to forget once you've seen them. Catalogued on his website Colorado Plateau Geosystems, these maps show the world adrift, its landscapes breaking …

Strobe Light-Filled Art Exhibit Closes After Causing Three Seizures

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Pittsburgh art museum closed an exhibit on Sunday after three visitors had seizures or …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Sailing

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

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Skaffl Launches To Help Teachers Get More Out Of Mobile Technology In The Classroom

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, a young, teacher-led education technology startup called Skaffl announced the impending launch of an iPad app that aims to help teachers make better use of technology in the classroom. Its first product, “Braket” allows teachers to plan lessons, manage document …

Ultracold experiment simulates big bang 'echo' - Futurity

It turns out that under certain conditions a cloud of atoms chilled to almost absolute …

These Spiky Shoes Literally Put A Spring In Your Step

The Adidas Springblade uses springs to give athletes better verticality<p>Cushioned sneakers can help athletes jump higher—a compressed sole returns energy vertically. Adidas has now developed a shoe that could also help runners go faster. Sixteen slanted plastic springs on the sole of the Springblade …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

How NASA Would Wrangle An Asteroid [Video]

The agency released an Armageddon-style video to explain<p>New telescope technology is helping scientists better detect asteroids, but what happens after we find them?<p>One of NASA's goals has been to latch astronauts onto space rocks and take samples for studying, and the agency has just released a …

Can The World Engineer A Cooler Climate?

A draft of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report leaked this week, sparking a renewed interest in climate change. One of the debates is over geoengineering, large-scale manipulation of the climate by humans to reduce warming. Host Scott Simon talks with author Jeff Goodell …

Climate Change

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

Elon Musk

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

The Physics Of The Curve Ball

Baseball season is upon us and we thought we'd share with you the awesome physics of the curve ball. Here's a great video from Tetra Research of a curve ball in flight which will help us understand the forces acting on it better.<p>The red areas are under higher pressure and blue are under lower …

Physics

This Mesmerizing Video Will Convince You That Physics Can Be Fun

WARNING: This video will blow your mind.<p>When a 160-foot-long chain of connected beads (like those in a mardi gras necklace) is unleashed from a jar, it loops way up and over the edge, rising higher and higher as it siphons itself onto the floor. Watch the quick video from Steve Mould:<p>Why? …

Physics

The Physics Behind Waterslides

A lot of science goes into providing a safe trip down.<p><b>At the top of the Summit Plummet waterslide at Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach in Orlando, Florida—which stands some 120 feet (37 meters) above the ground—thrill seekers have been known to turn back.</b><p><b>It's not hard to see why: The 12-story</b> …

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Cosmology

The Physics Of Usain Bolt's Record-Breaking Sprint

Usain Bolt's historic 100m dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.<p>In 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds, running a 9.58-second 100-meter dash. The record is getting more and more difficult to break, as it's history shows …

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

How Close Could I Get To The Sun And Survive?

Of all the bodies in our solar system, the sun is probably the one we want to give the widest berth. It gushes radiation, and even though its surface is the coolest part of the star, it burns at about 9,940°F, hot enough to incinerate just about any material. As such, there are no plans to send a …

How does Elon Musk's SF-to-LA-in-30-minutes Hyperloop work? - ExtremeTech

How does Elon Musk’s SF-to-LA-in-30-minutes Hyperloop work?<p>By on July 29, 2013 at 7:16 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …