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Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this @jmbrandonbb<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and …

Social Media

Dave Grohl Invites a Fan in KISS Makeup Onstage to Shred Some Licks During ‘Monkey Wrench’

During the April 18, 2018 Foo Fighters show in Austin, Texas, frontman Dave Grohl spotted a fan in the audience wearing Gene Simmons’ iconic Demon …

Rock Music

Scientists developing a possible treatment for hearing loss

There may be new hope for people who are losing their hearing, thanks to research being conducted by scientists from the University of Southern …

Hearing Loss

Elon Musk has removed Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook pages after Twitter challenge

Apologies to Elon’s social media manager<p>During a tweetstorm, Elon Musk has removed both of his companies’ Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers. The pages of both SpaceX and Tesla are now inactive. Each had around 2.6 million followers.<p>Musk was answering a flurry …

Social Media

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future

With their insensitivity to decoherence, Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of quantum computers. The problem is that they only …

Quantum Mechanics

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

NASA Has Immortalised Curiosity's 5-Year Mars Journey in One Stunning Panorama

Breathtaking!<p>After 1,856 Martian days among blue sunsets, sand dunes and small, lumpy moons, the Mars rover Curiosity sat on the ridge of an ancient …

The Harp Twins Perform a Rocking Cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt, also known as the Harp Twins, performed an awesome cover of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant …

This tiny robot moves so fast it’s just a blur on camera

It makes up to 75 motions a second and could be used to correct surgeons’ hand tremors during operations<p>Researchers at Harvard have created a new robot that’s the smallest, fastest, and most precise of its kind. It’s called the milliDelta, and can move so quickly — up to 75 motions a second — that …

Robotics

Infinity SAV USA Acquires Patent Protection For Excess Energy Generator

An environmentally conscious organization Infinity SAV USA based in Bainbridge Island, founded by Gary Tripp announces it has acquired a US patent, …

Demonstration

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.<p>Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a …

Clean Energy

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

Scanning technique reads hidden writing in mummy boxes

Historians can use scanning to peek inside mummies without risking damage, but that hasn't been true for the papyrus boxes those mummies were placed in before entering the tomb. If you've wanted to read the discarded everyday writing on that papyrus, you've typically had to destroy the boxes. That …

Archaeology

St Helena: How to fly into the 'world's most useless airport'

“You have written a new will, haven’t you?” said my neighbour as we were somewhere over the Atlantic, the Namibian coast nipping at our …

Airplanes

He Struck It Rich in Ecuador. Now He’s Looking for the Lost Cities of Gold

Keith Barron is deep inside a Vatican library, hunkered over a 17th century tome bound in Moroccan red leather. “The country is the richest in gold …

South America

Laser-driven technique for creating fusion is now within reach, say researchers

A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that dispenses with the need for radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now …

Physics

The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change

Greenwich, Connecticut<p>Ethan Novek speaks fast and insists on giving you every detail, even in response to simple questions. It can be overwhelming. But it’s worth sticking with him. Novek started winning science fairs in middle school and was awarded his first patent at 16. Now, at 18, he has his …

Carbon Dioxide

Jesus' Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt

The oldest known copy of a text claiming to be Jesus' teachings to his brother James has been discovered in an ancient Egyptian trash dump, scattered …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics.

New Zealand police release hilarious ‘world’s most entertaining’ video in bid to lure recruits

ES News Email<p>Police in New Zealand have released the “world’s most entertaining police recruitment video” in a bid to lure recruits.<p>The hilarious and …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions | Inc.com

Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same approach each time, he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> reporter Neil Strauss.<p>It's "the scientific method," Musk …

Tesla

Physicist Says 'Star Wars' Could Happen Before the Big Bang

Before the universe existed, there was a galaxy far, far away.<p>The most famous thing about <b>Star Wars</b> beyond the popularity of lightsabers is easily the …

Physics

Warm Water Has Existed on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus for Potentially Billions of Years

If you were to fly over Enceladus’ southernmost regions, you’d witness a remarkable sight. With surprising frequency, this ice-covered moon spurts a …

Astronomy

Top Google Researcher Makes an AI Breakthrough

Credit: Pixabay<p>Geoff Hinton, a 69-year-old AI researcher at Google stunned many in his community when he debuted Artificial Neural Networks back in …

Artificial Intelligence

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Psychology

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Solar Panels Might Get More Efficient Thanks to a Butterfly

By imitating the microscopic structure of a butterfly wing, a group of researchers designed a more efficient solar cell.<p>A common sight in the forests and meadows of India is the common rose butterfly. Known for its velvety black wings and colorful body and tail, the common rose spends its day …

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.<p>For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational waves from the same event, a neutron star collision 130 million light years away. Thanks to advance warning from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave …

Nobel Prize

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Fossil Fuels