Ben Lee

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Scientists crack programmable quantum computer challenge

Researchers have created the first programmable quantum computer using a technique called ion trapping.<p>Researchers have developed a small quantum …

Audi A4 Avant – long-term test

The 2016 Audi A4 has its sights set on the BMW 3-series and Jaguar XE. Rebecca Jackson is putting the Avant version to the test to see how it fares in day-to-day running.<p><b>Our car:</b> 2.0 TFSI S-line 190PS S-tronic <b>List price when new:</b> £32,395 <b>Price as tested:</b> £41,875 <b>Official fuel economy:</b> 52.3mpg (EU …

Dozens of A-10s and F-16s Roll Out for an "Elephant Walk"

To flex some military muscle in the Pacific region, the U.S. Air Force rolled out the fighter planes en masse this week.<p>Earlier this week, the U.S. Air Force rolled out dozens of A-10s and F-16s in an "elephant walk"—a military demonstration that involves taxing entire squadrons of aircraft down …

How a 15-year-old discovered an ancient city

<b>What was your biggest achievement at the age of 15? Well, a Canadian teenager may have outshone the experts after discovering a lost Mayan city. William Gadoury, from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, made the discovery by comparing star charts with satellite images. The new city, discovered in a</b> …

Archaeology

Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes; parents hope for surgery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meet Hong Hong. He's almost 4 months old, lives in China and has 31 fingers and toes.<p>That's not a typo. The boy was born in January with 15 fingers and 16 toes in Pingjiang County in Hunan province. He also has two palms on each hand and no thumbs.<p>Doctors diagnosed Hong Hong with …

Brides

Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists

There’s a new book out in the Princeton “Nutshell” series, Tony Zee’s Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists. I liked his Quantum Field Theory in …

Physics

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Photographer chases the sun across the world to capture Golden Hour in seven continents

French landscape photographer Julien Grondin, also known as Beboy, has spent the past three years travelling the world to try and capture the beauty …

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

Black Holes

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

Princeton University

Will These Mysterious Photos Ever Be Explained ?

<b>10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained.</b><p>A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, though fact versus fable can be difficult to determine …

Paranormal

A New Study Claims People with Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Sure, nerd.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University are the authors of …

A parallel universe: Windows beneath the waves, in pictures - Telegraph

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Photography

Celebrate The 51st Anniversary Of The SR-71 Blackbird's First Flight With These Crazy Stats

On December 22nd, 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird took to the air for the very first time, rising above Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale with F-104 chase …

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

Emerging Technology

How the Universe Pulled a Vanishing Act

The issues facing modern physics are so baffling that they've crossed a threshold and now fascinate the general public. We laymen have very little at stake, personally speaking, when scientists argue over the Big Bang--without advanced mathematical training, it's all but impossible to follow the …

Dark Matter

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

Silicon Valley startup Keyssa is working on a technology it calls "kiss connectivity," which could allow you to transfer a movie as large as "Avatar" between devices in just five seconds, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in its profile of the company.<p>You would simply tap your phone or tablet to …

Wireless Charging

What lies beneath London?

<b>From deep-level air raid shelters to the colossal Crossrail construction, beneath London lies a labyrinth of tunnels. BBC News delved underground to visit some of the capital's rarely seen subterranean spots.</b><p>Walking past the gastro pubs and swanky new apartments of south London's rapidly …

England

Eatocracy - CNN

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

In pictures: Star Wars art

Star Wars

The Other Side

Eilean Donan

Approaching Cheetah