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Einstein’s Crazy Idea

One of the original plates from the 1919 solar eclipse used to measure the effects of general relativity. Click the image for a larger version, and …

DIY: Backyard composter from a garbage can + what can be tossed into it

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome!

Evelien Jacobs February 9, 2018<p>This Valentine’s day, share your love through a kahoot!<p>Love is in the air! ❤ As Valentine’s Day approaches, we’ll help …

New Magnetic Material Could Boost Computer Data Storage

Computer hard drives could soon have a lot more storage capabilities, thanks to a recent discovery of a highly sensitive magnetic material that …

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Weird Science: Wormholes Make the Best Time Machines

If you're a science fiction nut like everyone here at SPACE.com, you most likely have already had an encounter or two with time travel. From Marty …

How to Learn Quickly when Reading

Many people have experienced frustration because they can either read quickly without necessarily digesting information in depth <i>or</i> they can study …

Whoa: Parallels Access “turns” Windows, Mac apps into iPad apps

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Well known for its virtualization software, Parallels has a new product that effectively lets iPad owners use full Windows(s …

Sphero 2.0 rolls out at speeds 'slightly slower than a Lamborghini' (video)

A robotic ball you control with your phone? What's not to like? Well, we managed to find a few things when we took a look at the first generation back in 2011 -- that's what we do. Most of the criticisms of the original Sphero came down to pricing and the admittedly short list of things it could …

Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" Visions

A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going.<p><b>Can a new study lay the basis for the scientific understanding of mystical-sounding near-death recollections, filled with vivid light and vibrant meetings with deceased loved ones?</b><p>When researchers recorded and analyzed …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Hacker Challenge Winner: Create a DIY Trash Can Smoker

In last week's Hacker Challenge, we asked you to share your best grill hack. We received some great entries, but the winning hack shows us how to …

Baking For Geeks: Learn How To Make a Cake That Looks Like Jupiter

Want to make the astronomy-loving person in your life very happy? Bake this spherical cake modeled after Jupiter, complete with layered insides …

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How to Create a Patio

Most people think of a patio as just a small area of garden covered with paving stones rather than grass or flower beds. However, a patio deserves to …

Roundup: 14 DIY Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself!

The best summer nights always involve good people, good food, and a space that encourages good conversation. Keep all those good feelings going well …

Landscaping

The Physics Behind Traffic Jams

Traffic Jams<p>The Physics Behind Traffic Jams<p>by William Beaty<p>I live in Seattle and my two daily commutes last about 45 minutes. (That's when I'm lucky; …

Driverless Cars

When The Internet Is Your Brain: “H+” Depicts The Dark Future Of Physical Computing

Director Stewart Hendler talks about “H+”, the new Bryan Singer-produced series that shows us the scary near future of technology–and web content.<p>In H+: The Digital Series, a post-apocalyptic techno-thriller that debuts today from producer Bryan Singer (<i>The Usual Suspects, X2, House</i>), a consumer …

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Everything You Didn't Know You Could Do with Google's Voice Commands

Voice search is one of those features that seems silly, but is awesome once you start using it. Not convinced? Here are a few ways to turn voice …

Apps

Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

With endless summer days still aplenty, there’s no better time to invest in a solar charger for all your gadgets. However, Joshua Zimmerman of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Everything you need to know about PRISM

Since September 11th, 2001, the United States government has dramatically increased the ability of its intelligence agencies to collect and investigate information on both foreign subjects and US citizens. Some of these surveillance programs, including a secret program called PRISM, capture the …

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students …

It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games

On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge using the DragonBox App.<p>The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. …

BeagleBone Black packs 1GHz ARM CPU, 512MB RAM for just $45 (video)

The BeagleBone might be just the piece of kit for the DIY set itching to boot Linux in 10 seconds, but the freshly unveiled BeagleBone Black packs an even greater punch -- and the same speedy start times -- at just half the price of its predecessor. The $45 credit card-sized package totes a 1GHz …

Entropy law linked to intelligence, say researchers

The tyranny of entropy abounds in everyday examples of disorder - and a tendency toward mess<p><b>A modification to one of the most fundamental laws of physics may provide a link to the rise of intelligence, cooperation - even upright walking.</b><p>The idea of entropy describes the way in which the Universe …

Quantum Mechanics

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

Grow stem cells in lab with one simple step - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — By blocking a single protein, it’s possible to grow large batches …