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The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

This Computer Simulation Accurately Recreates 350 Million Light-Years of Our Universe

A literal virtual reality.<p>It sounds like something ripped straight from the pages of sci-fi novel, but researchers have created an accurate …

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This beautiful electric bike will charge itself with built-in solar panels

Leaos<p>Electric bikes are all the rage these days, especially among urban dwellers — and for good reason, too.<p>E-bikes are a green mode of …

Solar Panels

SpaceX Fails to Stick the Landing, As Expected

Another successful launch but unsuccessful landing of the Falcon 9 booster—but Elon says this time they weren't expecting anything else.<p>Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX successfully launched a satellite into orbit on Friday evening, but failed once again to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a …

This Microbial Animal Threw the Evolutionary Rulebook Out the Window

We typically think of evolution as a progression from simplicity to complexity. But one organism seems to have thrown the rulebook out the window: a …

See! I was right: people are reluctant to change their minds, even when facts don’t match what they believe

people are reluctant to change their minds, even when facts don’t match what they believe<p>Once people reach a conclusion, they aren’t likely to change …

Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Kepler 438b, hailed as most habitable planet beyond our solar system, is regularly blasted with enough radiation to strip away its atmosphere<p>It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less …

Universe

The Figment iPhone case is also a VR viewer

The Figment VR viewer is a slick-looking, soft touch-coated iPhone case with built-in goggles that flip around from the back. It comes in white or black and works with a number of VR-friendly apps, like Google Cardboard, Jaunt VR, VRSE, or even the 360-degree videos found on YouTube or Facebook.<p>The …

NASA sends its Valkyrie humanoid robots to college

NASA wants to send its 6-foot-tall, 290-pound humanoid robot R5 (which also goes by the more intimidating name "Valkyrie") to Mars and other extraterrestrial locations. The agency originally designed the R5 for search-and-rescue missions, though, so to prepare the machine for a future of …

Robotics

Rosetta's Comet Is Developing Giant Sinkholes Before Our Eyes

Watch your step, Philae! 67P, the comet we landed a space probe on last fall, is apparently riddled with sinkholes. And as the massive ball of ice …

This charging cable claims it will solve a major problem with your smartphone

Not only do their batteries barely last a day, the batteries themselves get worse and worse over time.<p>Unfortunately, our regular charging habits are largely to blame for the degrading battery performance in our smartphones.<p>Things like charging overnight or letting your battery fall below 20% too …

Your Future Depends on Your Ability to Understand Big Data. Here's What You Need to Know.

The global impact of big data is too important to be left in the hands of a limited number of highly skilled data scientists. Time to get in the game.<p>This is what today's entrepreneurs need to understand. 90% of the world's data is estimated to have been created in the past 2 years and most …

Rosetta finds oxygen on comet 67P in 'most surprising discovery to date'

Oxygen revealed to be fourth most abundant gas in the comet’s atmosphere, contradicting long-held theories of comet formation<p>Scientists on the Rosetta mission have found oxygen in the gas cloud around comet 67P in what they described as the most surprising discovery about the comet to date.<p>It is …

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Facebook introduces TechPrep to get minorities, women into programming

Facebook believes it has identified some of the major factors that keep people of color and women out of computer science, and on Tuesday it introduced TechPrep, a new Web resource designed to change that.<p>Through a survey conducted in partnership with consulting firm McKinsey, Facebook found that …

YouTube Red takes on Netflix with a subscription service for ad-free original content

Yep: YouTube Red is real. Today, Google unveiled the premium subscription service that’ll let users pay to see exclusive content and save videos for offline view.<p>As previously rumored, the paid service will offer ad-free videos alongside original video content. They movies and series will feature …

YouTube Red

Western Digital To Aquire SanDisk For $19 Billion

Western Digital just bought a bunch of memory cards. The storage giant just announced that it has agreed to buy SanDisk Corp for about $19 billion. This comes after speculation that SanDisk was shopping for a buyer.<p>The deal values SanDisk at $86.50 a share, which is a 15% premium on the previous …

Western Digital

Twitter is letting you create and vote on polls about anything

The days of asking your Twitter followers to "fav or retweet" to express binary preferences are soon to end. Twitter is now implementing official support for polls, giving you a native way to find out whether dogs are better than cats or let the world know that they aren't. You can create your own …

The NSA wants tech companies to give it 'front door' access to encrypted data

NSA director suggested tech companies could provide an encryption key in pieces<p>The National Security Agency is embroiled in a battle with tech companies over access to encrypted data that would allow it to spy (more easily) on millions of Americans and international citizens. Last month, companies …

Encryption

America is still fighting the Cold War: Why its military “strategy” is hopeless

<b>(Wikimedia/Deptartment of Defense)</b><p>Current levels of Pentagon spending simply aren’t sustainable. The time is now to abandon our global war on terror<p>William Hartung<p>March 28, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>President Obama and Senator John McCain, who have clashed on …

War

Ola, Uber’s Big Rival In India, Introduces Food Ordering Service

Ola, the SoftBank-backed taxi-hailing service in India, is taking a leaf out of the Uber playbook after it launched a food ordering and delivery service.<p>‘Ola Cafe‘ is initially available in selected parts of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai — as Economic Times reported. Customers can place …

India

Graphene Is The World's Most Amazing Material, And Now We Have A Simple Way To Make It

Graphene just might be the world's most incredible material. A honeycomb-like sheet of pure carbon only one atom thick, it's one million times thinner than a human hair and yet 200 times stronger than steel. It's also an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is stretchable, flexible, …

Graphene

Facebook plans to add third-party apps to Messenger

Facebook Messenger is slated to get a big overhaul.<p><i>Mashable</i> has learned Facebook plans to announce that it's opening up Facebook Messenger to …

Reuters Is The Latest News Organization To Get Blocked In China

Reuters has joined Bloomberg, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in being blocked in China. Reuters itself reported that its website is not reachable in the country as of today.<p>The organization said it has suffered partial censorship in China in the past, but this time its English and …