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Rjukan: The town that needs giants mirrors to see the sun for six months every year

From above, Rjukan is simply stunning.<p>It's nestled between two towering Norwegian mountains, a few hours west of Oslo.<p>Snow slowly falls on the …

Did the Curiosity Rover just discover evidence of alien fossils on Mars?

More than five years after it landed on the red planet, NASA’s Curiosity Rover is still cruising around and discovering curious things that have …

Mars

Einstein’s decades old theory is finally helping us to weigh stars

In 1919, the first experimental test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity took place; measuring the mass of the Sun by the way it bends light …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals The Scientific Mystery That Keeps Him Up At Night

Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson might seem like he knows everything there is to know about the universe. But there's a lingering scientific …

Business card with built-in ECG is perfect for cardiologists

Some people can make business cards that stand out <i>and</i> show off their skills. Take for example, that one engineer who created a card that lights up and that programmer who designed one that can play <i>Tetris</i>. But what if you're a medical professional, specifically a cardiologist? A company called …

C vs C++ - Difference and Comparison

Origins of C and C++<p>Dennis Ritchie of the Bell Labs designed the C, a general purpose computer programming language in 1972 for use with UNIX, an …

Planetary parade: ‘Quirk’ in solar system will see five worlds align

Stargazers will be able to catch a rare space show this month as five planets are due to align - although they’ll have to wake up early to see …

PSA: If you got a drone for Christmas, it probably needs to be registered with the FAA

Over the holidays, many of us got our hands on a drone. If you haven’t flown it yet, there’s something you <i>may</i> have to do before you venture outside today.<p>Any drone over 0.55 pounds (and up to 55 pounds, including the camera) must be registered with the FAA. Tiny drones — those that fit in the palm …

'BioPhone' can do pulse-tracking even when it's in your pocket

Don't like wearing fitness trackers? You might find this new study dubbed "BioPhone" by a group of scientists from MIT's Media Lab interesting, then: they're exploring the possibility of using commercially available phones to monitor your heart and breathing rates, even if the devices are in your …

Fitness Technology

A Look at Takashi Murakami's Newest Exhibitions in Tokyo

Exploring two new directions that the artist has taken following the 2011 Japan earthquake.<p>Takashi Murakami debuted two new exhibitions last Saturday in Tokyo in a strong showing of his current themes and body of work. The first exhibition, titled “The 500 Arhats,” is showing at the Mori Art Museum …