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The worst mistake of computer science

Uglier than a Windows backslash, odder than ===, more common than PHP, more unfortunate than CORS, more disappointing than Java generics, more …

Computer Science

Rare 'fire rainbow' lights up US skies

Described as a “multi-coloured angel hovering overhead” by some viewers, the halo-forming cloud known as a circumhorizontal arc is said to require a strict set of conditions and occur only in “high-level cirrus clouds [thin, wispy clouds] made up of tiny ice crystals”, meteorologist Justin Lock …

Why MacBook screens must be angled at 76 degrees in Apple Stores

Have you ever noticed that the MacBooks are positioned at a slightly awkward angle whenever you visit an Apple Store?<p>As it turns out, there’s method to Apple’s madness — and it’s all about getting customers to adjust the screens, thereby giving them a taste of just how gorgeously tactile the …

Apple Store

3 atom thick materials could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors, the building block for faster, smaller and more power efficient processors.<p>TMDs are promising materials for future semi-conductors, …

Nanotech

The most expensive Apple Watch is diamond-studded and costs $115,000

Behold, the only thing greater than the Apple Watch Edition, the $114,995 diamond-studded Lux Watch Omni, an 18-karat gold customized version of …

Smartwatches

10 facts about the Apple Watch that show Apple's obsessive attention to detail

That's evident when you look at a product like the MacBook Air or the iPhone, but it's bound to be an even deal with the Apple Watch.<p>That's because the Apple Watch, unlike Apple's other products, is made to be visible and worn rather than tucked away inside your pocket.<p>So it's not surprising to …

Japanese scientists send electricity through the air, so you’ll never have to plug in again

Ever dreamed of unfettering your teakettle from the kitchen outlet? A breakthrough by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) may someday …

Steve Jobs would have loved the new MacBook

The new MacBook is an incredible feat of engineering. To build it, Apple essentially started with its sleekest laptop model to date, the MacBook Air (1.7 cm at its thickest part), and dreamed up ways to make it thinner. It removed the fan from the logic board, designed thinner yet larger keys, …

MacBook Air

Quantum sensor’s advantages survive entanglement breakdown

<b>Preserving the fragile quantum property known as entanglement isn’t necessary to reap benefits.</b><p>The extraordinary promise of quantum information …

Homer Simpson 'discovered the Higgs boson'

Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle 14 years before it was discovered, a writer claims<p>Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs boson in a 1998 episode of The Simpsons, according to a science writer.<p>In The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace episode, Homer is shown in front of …

Physics

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Time Travel IS Possible, This Physicist Just Demonstrated It

For many the concept of time travel is nothing more than domain of science fiction writers and Hollywood movie magic, but what if you could …

Physics

Quantum model predicts universe has NO beginning

Did the Big Bang ever happen? Quantum model predicts universe has NO beginning - and it could even explain dark energy<p><b>Current physics can't explain</b> …

Dark Matter

In the quantum world, the future affects the past: Hindsight and foresight together more accurately 'predict' a quantum system’s state

In the quantum world, the future predicts the past. Playing a guessing game with a superconducting circuit called a qubit, a physicist has discovered …

Is arrhythmia at the heart of Beethoven's music?

Whether or not music stirs inside, each of us bears a living metronome at our core. It may tick at 40 or 100 beats per minute, in three-quarter time or in six-eight, erratically or like a Swiss clock. The human heart quietly marks the rhythm of our lives.<p>A new study focusing on the music of Ludwig …

Flute

Awesome CS Courses

Introduction<p>There is a lot of<p>hiddentreasure lying within university pages scattered across the internet. This list is an attempt to bring to light …

The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointments and mediocrity -- as well as a few you …

The Sun

Learn more about the life-giving star at the center of our solar system.<p>Compared with the billions of other stars in the universe, the sun is unremarkable. But for Earth and the other planets that revolve around it, the sun is a powerful center of attention. It holds the solar system together; …

Astronomy

APOD: This Comet Lovejoy (2014 Dec 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141225.html Explanation: Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, is framed like a cosmic Christmas tree with starry decorations in this colorful telescopic portrait, snapped on December 16th. Its lovely coma is tinted green by diatomic C2 gas fluorescing in sunlight. Discovered in August of this year, this Comet Lovejoy is currently sweeping north through the constellation Columba, heading for Lepus south of Orion and bright enough to offer good binocular views. Not its first time through the inner Solar System, this Comet Lovejoy will pass closest to planet Earth on January 7, while its perihelion (closest point to the Sun) will be on January 30. Of course, planet Earth's own 2015 perihelion passage is scheduled for January 4. A long period comet, this Comet Lovejoy should return again ... in about 8,000 years. http://www.damianpeach.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141225 #APOD

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

OnePlus gets the all-clear to sell phones in India, for now

OnePlus' plans for world conquest hit a roadblock when Micromax had the company's smartphones banned in India. It's reasoning was that they allegedly infringed on its exclusive right to use Cyanogen's custom Android software. However, it looks like the little phone maker that could is getting a …