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Why is looking out into space the same as looking back in time? (Beginner)

<i>Why do people sometimes say that when we look at stars that are very far away that we are "looking back in time"?</i><p>This is because of the finite speed …

Proxima Centauri

Framing Subjects: Arnold Newman’s Editorial Practice

<i>Image Credit: The Harry Ransom Center</i><p>Walking through the Harry Ransom Center’s <i>Arnold Newman: Masterclass</i> exhibit with a photographer friend helped me …

Move Over, Coders—Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley

It's a bad time to be a physicist.<p>At least, that’s what Oscar Boykin says. He majored in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 2002 …

4 Easy Steps to Redesign Your Life

You don't need prior design experience to find inspiration in the everyday.<p>There is a myth that to be truly creative you need no process. False! Actually process is what separates truly creative people, repeat creatives, from the rest. In our studio, we have a rallying cry: TRUST THE PROCESS!<p>My …

Creativity

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About MARC<p>Share this<p><i>"Direct your eye right inward, and you'll find a thousand regions in your mind yet undiscovered. Travel them, and be expert in</i> …

We Just Got The First Experimental Proof of a 70-Year-Old Hypothesis of Magnetism

It's real.<p>Physicists have finally demonstrated the magnetic behaviour of a special class of 2D materials in the lab, delivering the first …

Deep Within a Mountain, Physicists Race to Unearth Dark Matter

In a lab buried under the Apennine Mountains of Italy, Elena Aprile, a professor of physics at Columbia University, is racing to unearth what would …

Comments of the Week #142: from the speed of light to fundamental constants

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” -Winston ChurchillHappy new year …

Physics

Why Nonconformity Is a Precondition for Innovation

In the long term, the future is decided by nonconformists!<p>Nonconformity is a necessary evil. People hate change but it's important for long-term progress and development. Many outstanding, different and remarkable inventions that have transformed how we live and work were started by people who …

Creativity

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

The science behind how WiFi internet connectivity works

Our Telegraph video series, How It Works, breaks down the basics of everyday technology, revealing how the products we use on a daily basis actually work.<p>The video above reveals how WiFi internet connectivity works, connecting to a computer by converting electronic data into digital signals via an …

Internet of Things

Make an Impossible Keychain (or Two!)

Introduction: Make an Impossible Keychain (or Two!)<p>I think this is the perfect gift project for a couple close to your heart (of course, if it's a …

Woodworking

The circadian rhythm of our microbes

Like most life on Earth, our gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm. Disrupting that daily routine can be bad – and keeping it in balance can …

Microbiology

Tiniest asteroid is only 6 feet across - Futurity

This asteroid is so small it could be straddled by a person in a hypothetical space-themed sequel to the bomb-riding scene in the movie Dr. …

Germany's PTScientists aim to send 'Audi Lunar Quattro' to the moon in 2017

Scientists in Berlin have said they aim to land two rovers on the moon next year. The mission for the Audi Lunar Quattro is to inspect the lunar …

What causes a hurricane?

In this video we examine how a hurricane is formed. Also known as a typhoon or cyclone, a hurricane is created when rising warm water vapour forms a cloud with low pressure beneath, causing the surrounding air to create a cycle of wind.<p>Hurricanes gradually fade out as they move over cooler waters, …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

How physics falls apart if the EMdrive works

Either momentum truly is conserved and this isn’t a reactionless drive… or else.<p><i>“The law of the conservation of momentum is the basis of the static</i> …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement
Science

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Physics has a dizzying array of subdisciplines. This short video breaks it down.

An 8-minute history of the giant field of physics.<p>Physics can be defined simply as the study of matter and energy. But that simple definition covers an enormous range of topics.<p>There’s the classical physics you learned about in high school: It can explain how much force it takes to slide a box …

Physics

Researchers Discover a Totally Unexpected Behaviour of Water Inside Carbon Nanotubes

Water does very strange things in small spaces.<p>We all know that, at sea level, water starts to boil at 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit). …

Carbon nanotubes make water freeze solid at boiling temperatures

Water freezes at 0° C (32° F) and boils at 100° C (212° F) at sea level, right? Normally, yes. But researchers at MIT have found that, when contained …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics

SHOCK CLAIM: Aliens CREATED the universe and are controlling every aspect RIGHT NOW

GETTYAn advanced race of aliens may have created the universe<p>As scientists learn more about the universe, the once strong Big Bang theory looks …