Rishabh Agrawal

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How Do We Map The Earth's Gravity?

<i>Can Earth’s center of gravity be located? And if so, to what precision?</i><p>Earth’s center of gravity can be located! We talked a few months ago about measuring the force of gravity surrounding the Moon, and that the way we do this measurement is by having twin satellites, and calculating the difference …

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Major investigation into root causes of cancer reveals how tobacco smoke mutates DNA and gives rise to more than a dozen types of tumour<p>The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human …

Science Says This Type of Lighting Makes Your Brain More Alert

The type of light that's not so great for sleep could improve cognitive function throughout the day.<p>I'm a sucker for any article about priming my workspace for productivity. Every time I click one, it tells me the same thing. Put a plant on your desk, because nature. If you can't be trusted to keep …

8 Countries To Visit To Experience Nature At Its Best

Busy in the concrete jungle, juggling our 9-5 job takes a toll on human mind and body. And nature has provided us with ample bountiful beauties that …

We tried Lenovo’s new $500 tablet that features a built-in projector

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is different than most tablets — it features a built-in projector. We tried the device out for a few days to see if it's worth the $500 price tag.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser and Graham Flanagan</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Gear & Gadgets

6 IoT startups that are making your stuff smarter

Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at The Next Web Conference.<p>With the eleventh edition of our flagship Amsterdam conference coming up in May, the TNW Events …

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

These tech tattoos will let you become a cyborg without the usual commitment

Chaotic Moon, a mobile software design company, is designing a line of wearable tattoos called Techtats, which can perform a variety of tasks from monitoring your health to dimming the lights.<p>It's unclear when the tattoos will be available for purchase — Chaotic Moon CEO Ben Lamm only told Tech …

Wearable Tech

Woolier sheep suggest long, cold winter, says natural forecaster David King

Sheep and onions can be used to predict the weather according to natural forecaster David King<p>Slice into a new season English onion and you might notice the skin is thicker than usual. Likewise take a drive into the countryside and you will see that sheep already have full coats.<p>These are the signs …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Wireless Charging

Why Do Most Languages Have So Few Words for Smells?

And why do these two hunter-gatherer groups have so many?<p>Describe a banana. It's yellow, perhaps with some green edges. When peeled, it has a smooth, soft, mushy texture. It tastes sweet, maybe a little creamy.<p>And it smells like... well, it smells like a banana.<p>Every sense has its own “lexical …

Linguistics

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

eCommerce

15 Creative Examples of Fast Food Packaging (Both Real and Imagined)

So much of fast food's appeal boils down to marketing—and that's why the packaging can sometimes make or break a product. Fast food packaging design …

YouTube user Jack Perkins captures Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 being hit by LIGHTNING

Electrifying footage captures the incredible moment that a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 was struck by LIGHTNING<p><b>YouTube user Jack Perkins was sitting in</b> …

Delta Airlines