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This Amazing Magnetic Pen Will Take Hours From Your Life

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.02.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Behold: Polar, the modular magnetic …

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Neuro-enhancement in the military: far-fetched or an inevitable future?

About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the door wide open and a suited man standing in the middle of the room, peering around and scribbling on a clipboard. He told me he …

Here’s what ‘Gravity’ gets right and wrong about space

Kevin Grazier, the science adviser for Alfonso Cuaron’s new film "Gravity," has a bone to pick with Twitter-famous astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.<p>“I have never seen people nitpick such a good film to death,” complained the former NASA engineer and UCLA professor, who has also consulted on …

This 3D Printer Works in Zero Gravity

3D printing is probably the most exciting new technology being developed in the world today, and its scope of influence is not limited to Earth. NASA …

Bringing Gravity back down to Earth

Call me a killjoy for not enjoying the new smash hit film <i>Gravity</i> — and believe me, plenty of my “friends” on Facebook already have when I made the …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

5 Crazy New Man-Made Materials

What will they think of next? Aluminum bubble wrap! Molecular superglue! And how about that titanium foam? It's as simple as coating a piece of …

How Big Are Galaxies?

I’m going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind… actually, no I won’t — they’re really, <i>really</i>, <b>really</b> big!!!!<p></Kermit arms><p>Ok, now …

9 Facts About Quantum Computing That Will Melt Your Mind

Instead, they rely on the underpinnings of quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that's defied conventional understanding for about 100 years, to manipulate individual particles and solve previously unsolvable problems.<p>If you wanted to say that a quantum computer runs on magic, you wouldn't be too …

Could There Be A Planet Hidden On The Opposite Side Of Our Sun?

We ask a scientist who has peered around it.<p>The sun might seem like a pretty huge galactic blind spot, but we've already managed to glimpse behind it, and there's nothing there in the way of another Earth, says NASA scientist Michael Kaiser, "unless it's <i>awfully</i> tiny."<p>Kaiser is the project scientist …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …