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Researchers have created an oscillator that could silence the mechanical watch

You're running late to a meeting, glaring at your wrist in disbelief that it's fifteen minutes past the hour. Are you really that late? Lifting the watch to your ear you hear the all-too familiar tick of its internal mechanisms. Yes, it works -- and you are <i>indeed</i> late. This scenario could soon be a …

Feynman Lectures On Physics Now Available Online Free Of Charge

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is known for many things. But to generations of students, the late physicist is perhaps best known as the brain behind The Feynman Lectures On Physics.<p>A …

Ice cube experiment

This classic experiment shows how ice can weld itself together. It was first performed in 1872, but we still don't know precisely how the phenomenon …

Science Shows Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily functions may produce unhealthy chemical reactions. Urinating in a chlorinated pool can lead to small amounts of chemicals that might irritate your lungs, …

The International Space Station Is Getting an Espresso Machine

The International Space Station is 240 miles above earth, but that doesn’t mean astronauts don’t have a hard time getting up in the morning — after …

Handheld terahertz cameras could replace MRI - Futurity

Thin sensors that use carbon nanotubes to detect terahertz waves could offer a less intrusive way to screen passengers at airports or to scan for …

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

Imperial physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago.<p>In …

Physics

Chip implant no bigger than a grain of rice is powered by wireless breakthrough

Human trials expected soon<p>A new method for wirelessly powering medical electronics like pacemakers and nerve stimulators could mean new possibilities for treating illnesses and mitigating pain. As reported in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, a team led by Stanford electrical …

Heart valve defect linked to deadly aneurysms - Futurity

The most common genetic heart valve abnormality, bicuspid aortic valve, has now been linked to an increased risk of aneurysms.

Medicine

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …

Depression

Does Money Make You Mean?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Money Paradox.<p><b>About Paul Piff's TEDTalk</b><p>Social psychologist Paul Piff describes how wealth changes behavior and how almost anyone's behavior can change when they're made to feel rich.<p><b>About Paul Piff</b><p>Paul Piff is a social psychologist at the University of …

This One Amazing Secret Gmail Feature Just Blew Our Minds

Up is down. Black is white. And Gmail just blew our minds.<p>Thanks to HuffPost US, we just learned a fact that totally changed our perspective on the …

Groundhog Day has roots in astronomy

Groundhog Day is tied to the movement of Earth around the sun. It’s the year’s 1st cross-quarter day.<p>Ah, Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil – called <i>the</i> …

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

The Dark Side Of The Nobel Prizes

There have been quite a few controversies over the years.<p>When physicist Richard Feynman was asked which now-deceased person from history he would most like to speak with, and what he would say, he said: “My father. I would tell him that I won the Nobel Prize.” The prestige of a Nobel Prize is not …

Is That Quantum Computer for Real? There May Finally Be a Test

In early May, news reports gushed that a quantum computation device had for the first time outperformed classical computers, solving certain problems …

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

It seems almost sacrilegious to question the wisdom of Julia Child.<p>First with her opus <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> and later with her PBS cooking show, the unflappably cheerful Child helped rescue home cookery from the clutches of convenience food. She taught us how to love — and take pride …

Impossible? No, upsalite really is the wonder stuff

An accident in a university lab has produced a new material that has previously undreamed-of absorbent properties – and opens up an exciting wealth of possibilities<p>Making a mistake at work is seldom a good thing. Whether it's spilling hot coffee over yourself before a meeting or sending an …

Physicists Pursue the Perfect Lens by Bending Light the Wrong Way

From ribosomes assembling proteins to viruses attacking cells, the main dramas in biology happen on a scale that is, tantalizingly, just one order of …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Combo scan offers better view of brain activity - Futurity

U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) — Neuroscientists have combined two techniques for measuring brain signals to map …

The Brain

Ultrasound plaster could help wounds heal faster

A plaster-sized skin patch that stimulates the skin with ultrasounds can help wounds to heal faster.<p>Researchers at Drexel University, Philadelphia, used the sticking plaster-like device to dramatically reduce the size of leg ulcers in just four weeks.<p>Normally these ulcers, which commonly occur in …

Hangovers can make you stupid

A hangover can leave you with more than a sore head in the morning – it impairs the way your brain holds and processes information, according to new research.<p>Anyone who has woken up after a heavy night of drinking will have suspected it already, but it seems a hangover really does affect your …

‘Complete surprise’: How water molecules block cell channels - Futurity

U. CHICAGO (US) — Researchers now have a better understanding of water’s role in regulating …

Atoms