Mariusz Woloszyn

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Is Earth Our Solar System's Missing 'Super-Earth?'

It wasn’t that long ago that we thought our Solar System was the prototype for how planetary systems ought to be configured. We thought that there were two classes of planets: the rocky worlds, that we’d find clustered in the inner regions, and the gas giants, located farther out. Starting in the …

Science

An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

Quantum Mechanics

Chile Has So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving It Away for Free

Chile’s solar industry has expanded so quickly that it’s giving electricity away for free.<p>Spot prices reached zero in parts of the country on 113 …

Renewable Energy

Google to bring official Android support to the Raspberry Pi 3 | Ars Technica

Google's Android source repository gets a new device tree especially for the Pi 3.<p>The Raspberry Pi 3 is not hurting for operating system choices. The …

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

Quantum Mechanics

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Universe

Top 10 dumb mistakes to avoid with C++ 11 smart pointers - A CODER'S JOURNEY

I love the new C++ 11 smart pointers. In many ways, they were a godsent for many folks who hate managing their own memory. In my opinion, it made …

3tags.org

How a fossilized forest in Arctic Norway changed the Earth's climate

In a fossilized forest in Arctic Norway, scientists find evidence of plants' power to direct climate shifts.<p>Researchers recently unearthed ancient …

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a radio controller for RC vehicles

Ever since I tried turning the Raspberry Pi into an FM transmitter, I had wondered if it would be possible to make it drive a radio-controlled car. …

The Major Blunders That Held Back Progress in Modern Astronomy

It turns out astronomers are susceptible to prejudice, bias and wrong-thinking, just like everybody else<p>Mark Twain once said, “It ain’t what you …

Apple, Microsoft, Google -- how about a Kindle Killer?

I have a Kindle and I <i>like</i> it, but I don't <i>love</i> it. I like the form factor and the e-paper display and the touch interface is OK, but I really wish it …

Mad Genius Buys Volcano, Transforms It Into Naked-Eye Observatory | WIRED

James Turrell in front of Roden Crater, his monumental naked-eye observatory. “I’m very interested in how we perceive, because that’s how we …

Data science nerds bring machine learning to the masses (exclusive)

Berkeley-based Wise.io has launched its first product for data scientists and developers as part of a goal to make machine learning technology more accessible.<p>The idea for the initial “machine learning as a service” product came from the founders’ experiences on Kaggle, the website that 70,000 data …

Meet the thousands of people ready to die on Mars | Ars Technica

For $40, those who couldn't be astronauts see Mars One as their chance.<p>Aaron Hamm, an assistant hotel engineer who deals with HVAC, cooling systems, …

Government Lab Admits to Using Quantum Internet for Two Years

This might be the biggest tech humblebrag ever. A team of scientists at Los Alamos National Labs has quietly shrugged its shoulders and admitted to …

Personal Information Is the Currency of the 21st Century

The currency of the 21st century digital economy is your personal information. It has no transaction costs and does not decrease in value when the …

Researchers Trace Languages Of Billions Back To One Ancient Ancestor

At the end of the last ice age, a single language fractured, until it became the languages we speak across Asia and Europe.<p>At least 15,000 years ago, a single language started to break up. It broke into about seven different languages and, over the next 5,000 years, splintered into thousands more. …

Can high home ownership lead to unemployment? - Futurity

U. WARWICK (UK) — Government policies that boost the number of homeowners are likely to …

Life on Venus? Scientists rethink the idea of 'habitable' planets

For years, astronomers have been hunting for other planets capable of supporting life. Those efforts have relied on ground-based telescopes and spacecraft, in an attempt to identify clues about the conditions of worlds thousands of light years away. But the entire search depends on one fundamental, …

Possible first fragments of 1908 Tunguska meteorite

These river stones might be fragments of the meteor that exploded over Russia on June 30, 1908.<p>On February 15, 2013, a meteor apparently exploded in …

Astronomy

Wifi Pineapple project uses updated hardware for man-in-the-middle attacks

We’ve seen this small, cheap, and powerful WiFi router before. But this time it’s up to no good. [Andy] used a TP-Link WR703N to build an upgraded …

Do Torontonians Want a New Casino? Survey Analysis Part 1

(This article was first published on <b>Data and Analysis with R, at Work</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Toronto City Council is in the midst of a …

R Language