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Watch A Laser Tear Through 100 Balloons In One Shot

Poor balloons.<p>A mad genius with the YouTube username WorldScott set up this, uh, experiment? With a hollowed-out flashlight and a laser diode from a Blu-ray burner drive, he zapped a series of 100 balloons lined up in a row, popping them in succession.<p>It's really, really fun to watch, obviously, …

Quantum network can transmit secure video in real-time, been active for 2.5 years

It's not quite a quantum internet — yet. But researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have developed a new, ultra-secure computer network that is capable of transmitting data that has been encrypted by quantum physics, including video files. The network, which currently consists …

Ancient Languages Have Words in Common

A set of “ultraconserved” words that are frequently used today, and were frequently used thousands of years ago, point to ancient languages having …

Gray Hair Cure? Gray Hair Treatment Discovered

<b>Gray hair cure? “The cure for gray hair is coming,” according to a new study.</b><p>A team of European researchers declare that the need to dye gray hair …

The LHC Might Have Created The Smallest Drop Of Liquid Ever

A tiny drop could have big implications for our understanding of particle collisions.<p>Over the past few months, the Large Hadron Collider has been ramming protons and lead ions together in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), one of its particle detectors. After each collision, some of the newly …

Metamaterial could lead to 'perfect lens' - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Engineers have designed a broadband metamaterial that more than doubles the range …

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Start 'magnetic fire' without a spark? - Futurity

NYU (US) — Physicists have uncovered new clues to how energy is sustained and spreads …

Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids

Is it possible they were too perfect?<p>STRUCTUREmag<p>When structural engineer Peter James arrived at the Bent Pyramid, 25 miles south of Cairo, his task was to inspect* the structure's remaining "cladding" -- its smooth exterior envelope. Why was it crumbling?<p>The foundation seemed completely stable. …

Google Timelapse Shows How Earth Has Changed in 28 Years

Google can now take you back in time.<p>The search giant unveiled a new project Thursday called Timelapse that visualizes how different parts of the …

Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

Physics

This Bacterium Can Do Division, Compute Logarithms And Take Square Roots

MIT researchers engineered bacterial cells to function as living calculators.<p>A group of engineers from MIT have created analog calculators out of living cells, according to a paper published online in <i>Nature</i> yesterday. By tweaking the genes of bacterial cells, the researchers were able to create …