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The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades

There are surprisingly few proven facts in science. Instead, scientists often talk about how much evidence there is for their theories. The more …

Quantum Mechanics

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers

Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or …

Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.<p>Etched into the high desert of southern Peru more than a millennium ago, the enigmatic Nasca lines continue to capture our imagination. More than a thousand of …

Archaeology

Motor-equipped rear rack electrifies your bike

We've already seen quite a few motorized wheels that let you convert your existing bike into an e-bike. The Alizeti 300C system, however, takes a …

Glasshouse

Encased in a glazed facade, the Glasshouse merges its mid-century modern design with the Australian landscape. The home is minimal in almost every …

Swimming Pools

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces …

Architecture

Innovative 'Wooden Bricks' System Cuts Building Time to Just a Few Days

Brikawood is an intuitive and logical construction system of wooden bricks that allows the rapid construction of an entire house without the use of …

A new information engine is pushing the boundaries of thermodynamics

Conventional Thermodynamics<p>Physicists have created a device that has experimentally exceeded the conventional second law of thermodynamics. The …

Ujet electric scooter cruises cities on hubless wheels and carbon nanotube tires

The Ujet is just one in a long, ever-growing line of folding scooters designed for nimble urban mobility. But it's one that absolutely stands out …

Game-changing discovery: Scientists believe massive ice sheets on Mars could create oxygen for humans

"You can go out with a bucket and shovel and just collect as much water as you need," author of the study said.<p>Researchers previously believed that …

Watching 25,000 Dice Neatly Arrange Themselves Shouldn't Be This Fascinating

Such a satisfying physics trick.<p>It's the simplest trick in the pantry - pour sugar into a jar, run out of space, then tap the jar on a table to pack …

Quantum Physics

10 Essential IKEA Pieces for Small Living Rooms

From the time I discovered the store, those tiny-apartment vignettes (how three people live in 181 square feet!) were my favorite part of going to …

This turmeric tonic is going to be your go-to energy boost beverage

When Sarah Schneider, co-owner of NYC’s Egg Shop, realized that she and other staff members at the restaurant were <i>all</i> experimenting with turmeric at …

A telescope 100X stronger than Hubble will unveil parts of the cosmos we've never seen

A Closer Look<p>The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has detailed the 13 proposals that will comprise the initial set of scientific …

A Furniture Craftsman's Incredible Design for a Transforming, Six-Function Shop Cart

Timothy Wilmot's MFSC Table took three years to design<p>This creation here is a marvel of ultra-functional design.<p>Belgium-based furniture maker Timothy …

See NASA's wild supersonic Mars parachute test unfurl

NASA's next Mars rover will hopefully land with the gentleness of a parent setting a baby into a crib. The space agency just tested its Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) with a rocket launch that sent a parachute into the upper atmosphere. The video is …

European Space Agency

New mirror reflects light differently than conventional mirrors

(Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a new type of mirror that reflects light in a completely different way than conventional mirrors do. The new …

Gallery: Juno's latest Jupiter images revealing swirling psychedelic clouds

Juno's current orbit brings it to within 2,600 miles (4,200 kms) of Jupiter, once every 53 days. Originally the plan was to drop into a shorter …

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars

A thruster that's being developed for a future NASA mission to Mars broke several records during recent tests, suggesting that the technology is on …

Holy CRAP: Company Invents CNC Mill That's Essentially an Autonomous Router

There's no bed, no gantry, no hold-down, and no workpiece size limitation<p>This is incredible. An Italian startup called Springa has invented a CNC …

The House of Sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz / yh2

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house of sculptor Jarnuszkiewicz is a collaborative work between client, sculptor Jacek …

Lake Austin House

Surrounded by a grove of towering sycamore, cypress and pecan trees, the Lake Austin House mixes rustic materials with a contemporary design. A …

Remodeling 101: Steel Window and Door Fabricators

We feature steel windows and doors so frequently on Remodelista that we shouldn’t be surprised at the number of sourcing requests we receive about …

Home Improvement

The Sturgis

Greenwich, New York<p>How do you make a 160-square-foot retreat feel like a splurge rather than a sacrifice? Don't skimp on the comforts. In Cubist Engineering's The Sturgis, a pre-fab guest suite built entirely out of 3-inch thick cross-laminated-timber panels, that means none of the typical "tiny …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

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400-Year-Old Physics Mystery Is Cracked

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. E.T.</i><p>The mystery of tiny teardrop-shaped glass confections that can survive a hammer blow, yet …

100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

We've been hearing for years now about 3D printing and how it's going to revolutionize manufacturing. As yet, though, it's still on the …