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New 2D material could upstage graphene

The atoms in the new structure are arranged in a hexagonal pattern as in graphene, but that is where the similarity ends. The three elements forming …

Spirals found in nature could shrink solenoids

In the drive to miniaturize electronics, solenoids have become way too big.<p>But scientist have discovered a way to scale solenoids down to nano-size …

Nanotech

Can a $9 Computer Change the World?

A newer, cheaper circuit board could democratize computer-powered devices. All it needs are a few determined handlers.<p>If you distill a computer down to its essential parts, there's not much there. Get rid of the display, the casing, and all the software, and you're left with a central processing …

This Is What A Tree Sounds Like When You Play It On A Record Player

Bartholomaus Traubeck, a musical artist, has mastered a new form of music: tree music. He makes it by simply playing trees on a record player. Rather …

You Literally Are The Universe - Joe Rogan

What is the purpose of it all. What are we? What is this life? What is the nature of the universe?<p>Everybody is thinking inside the box. Everybody …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

The LG WebOS smartwatch is real, and reportedly launching in 2016

Thanks to a connected car demo from Audi at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, you can take a look at LG’s newest smartwatch, which is running …

Wearable Tech

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Sony E-ink Watch Aims To Make Low–Power Screens The Next Big Thing In Fashion Fabric

Almost every tech hardware maker is basically racing smart watches out the door, but Sony is looking at how it can re-invent the basic timekeeping device itself with a new special project that was only just now revealed to be associated with the Japanese electronics giant, despite popping up on a …

7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Psyche

Comedy Issue<p>Mistakes were made.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Culture<p>Ensley? Kashton? Kairo? KAYCE?!<p>By Drew Magary1 day agoView More<p>Health<p>One …

Scientists Can Now Turn Sawdust Into Gasoline Building Blocks

Researchers have developed a two-step process that turns non-edible plant waste into the building blocks of gasoline and plastics.<p>Chemists in Belgium …

Biofuel

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

What Happens When You Quit Smoking - Immediate And Long Term Benefits

By: Mike Barrett<p>While many people may not know everything smoking can potentially lead to, it is well known that nothing positive on a health level …

This Is How Technology Is Affecting Your Relationship

It is now an uncontested fact that technology is pervasive throughout our lives. But how often do we assess its presence in our relationships, recognizing how, exactly, it has impacted the way we interact with those closest to us?<p>Historically, we are going where no human has gone before, hooked up …

From dyed shirts to dense matter – your science questions answered

Laundry “colour catchers” promise to save you from accidentally dyeing your clothes in the wash. But how do they work, asks Christoph, by email<p>Colour catchers are sheets that are popped in to the wash to prevent coloured items ruining your whites when they are washed together. Pioneered in the …

You can travel the stars with this 3D printed telescope and a Lumia 1020 phone

Just the other day we experienced a lunar eclipse and I was thinking of dragging out the old telescope to try and capture some images of the event. I …

How It Works: The Electric Supercharger

<i>(Photo Credit: Volvo)</i><p>When you need a potent engine or a sturdy gearbox for your fantasy supercar, Ricardo should be your first call. This U.K.-based engineering firm has roots reaching back more than a century and branches that cover Europe, Russia, Asia, and the U.S. of A. Ricardo's expertise can …

Superchargers

Scientists Say 'Infidelity Radar' Is Real, And It Works In Minutes

<i>You</i> may be oblivious to your partner's cheating ways, but that doesn't mean everyone else is. In fact, a fascinating new study suggests that strangers can quickly spot a cheater just by watching how couples get along.<p>"People can determine whether complete strangers were cheaters or non-cheaters by …

How'd He Do That? Physicist Demos Quantum Levitation

A tiny cube floating and flipping in midair sounds like something straight out of "Harry Potter," but Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev doesn't need …

Stephen Hawking's Dazzling Life Becomes A Movie, But What Sort Of Movie?

Hmmm, I wonder how they're going to handle this one. It's a messy tale. In November, Focus Features will release a new movie, <i>The Theory of Everything</i>, which describes what happened to the young physicist Stephen Hawking back when he was a student, newly in love, not yet sick (but about to be) and …

What is Einstein's cosmological constant?

From World Science U, Science Unplugged provides hundreds of short video answers to a wide range of questions from "What is a Higgs Particle?" to …

Black Holes

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Why we need more engineering students

David Landsman, the head of Tata Ltd, is on a mission to get young people studying engineering. He talks to Vincent Graff<p>‘You might say it’s thoroughly hypocritical,” says David Landsman of his efforts to get more young people to study engineering. “After all, I was a Classicist myself.”<p>If there’s …

Water: The Great Mystery (Full Documentary) | Spirit Science

Water – The Great Mystery : is a 2006 documentary about Water. It was brought forth by an independent film group in Russia as a part of a Russian TV …