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Scientists capture the first image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave

Researchers have achieved the first ever pictorial evidence that light can simultaneously behave as a particle and as a wave.<p>The concept of photons -- that is, particles of light -- has been around since 1905, explained by Albert Einstein as the "photoelectric" effect. This effect occurs when light …

Quantum Mechanics

Sexing up the human pheromone story: How a corporation started a scientific myth

Popular belief has it that human ‘sex pheromones’ exist and are well-established by the scientific community. But all is not as it seems, as Tristram Wyatt explains<p>This Valentine’s Day, like every year, there was a rash of stories in the news about sexy smells and pheromones. You could be forgiven …

Biology

Revamped Google Contacts gains visual refresh and gets rid of duplicate entries

Google has released a preview to Google Contacts in Gmail that brings a much-needed visual refresh and a number of new features to make our lives easier. The service will now pool together all of your contacts, circles, and most frequently-contacted users in Gmail to make it easier to find certain …

Google

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Aaron Draplin's Logo Tutorial<p>Aaron Draplin—owner of Draplin Design Co and creative mind behind the popular Field Notes memo books—documents his design process in a tutorial showing just how much calculation goes into creating the simplest of logos. Throughout the video, Draplin discusses what it …

Street Style

Innovative 3D-Printed Yearbooks Let Blind Students "See" Their Friends

For many people, yearbooks are precious keepsakes that help preserve the memories of old friends and classmates long after graduation. Thanks to advanced 3D printing technology, the agency 3D TEK was able to surprise eight blind students in South Korea with <i>Touchable Yearbooks</i>, lifelike busts that …

3D Printing

Microsoft opens the doors to its secret Garage, and shows off cool mobile apps

Microsoft has opened up the Garage doors, and although we may have expected to find an award-winning Ferrari 375 MM, instead there are various cool …

Apps

Google’s DeepMind Acqui-Hires Two AI Teams In The UK, Partners With Oxford

Earlier this year Google acquired DeepMind in the UK to expand the work that it is doing in artificial intelligence, and today the company announced that it is making some more significant moves to build this out even further.<p>It is acqui-hiring the two academic teams of founders, seven people in …

New devices want to sense and command your Home-as-a-Platform

Where you live is not simply your home. It’s a sensing, universally controllable system for your life.<p>Two new sets of products — from startup Notion and veteran peripheral maker Logitech — point to new directions for both the sensing side and the control side of what I’d call your …

This Is The Hardest Riddle On The Internet

It's called Notpron, and since the website's launch in 2004, over 16 million people have tried to solve it and only 31 have managed to.<p>That's a success rate of about 0.0003%.<p>With 140 levels, Notpron starts out relatively simple but quickly gets tougher.<p>Notpron can be played online in your web …

Google Search

Someone finally made a truly 3D movie

Jean-Luc Godard messes with 3D to wonderful results<p>You’re probably at least a bit of a film nerd if you’re familiar with Jean-Luc Godard, the biggest name of the ’60s French New Wave movement. Even if you don’t know him, you've definitely seen a lot of film techniques that he pioneered. He's …

Choosing The Logo You Love vs. The Logo You're Suggested

Though the most important part of rebranding is the thinking that goes behind the creation of your new positioning and messaging, the logo that comes out of that process is one of the most cherished assets your company is going to own.<p>Creating and picking a logo is a difficult process, and it’s …

The Brilliant Ten of 2014

For the 13th year, Popular Science honors the brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world.<p>Each year, <i>Popular Science</i> goes through a six-month selection process to identify the most inspired young scientists and engineers—researchers whose ideas will transform the future. Here …

Personal Data

Peter Thiel: Twitter Executives 'Probably' Smoke Too Much Pot, And That's Why It's A 'Horribly Mismanaged Company'

He blames pot-smoking.<p>"Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It's a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that," Thiel said.<p>Early Twitter investor Bijan Sabet caught the segment and …

Peter Thiel

Indiegogo tests crowdfunding campaigns with no time limit

When the crowdfunding era began online, there was an implicit understanding that each campaign would have a limited time to raise money, at which …

Crowd Funding

Google sees alleged child porn in man's email, alerts police

A Houston man is charged after police say Google tips them off to alleged child porn in his e-mail.<p>Does Google have the right to tip off police if it sees that you have allegedly illegal content in your email?<p>This question will concern some after news emerged that a Houston man, John Henry …

College & University

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Hukkster, The Winklevoss-Backed Online Shopping Tool, Has Shut Down

Hukkster, the New York City-based startup that created a price-monitoring app for online shopping, has shut down for good.<p>Hukkster, which was founded in 2012 and raised a total of $4.5 million dollars from a group of prominent tech and business investors including Winklevoss Capital, allowed users …

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

Plugs face revolution as slimline, foldable Mu grows in popularity

Designer Min Kyu-choi noticed devices were getting lighter all the time yet the bulky three-pin plug had not evolved in decades<p>It was when he found a long scratch on the cover of his white MacBook that Min Kyu-choi discovered the problem. What could he do with the plug, which had caused the damage? …

Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

Curated food delivery startup Caviar is in talks to be acquired by Square in a deal that could be worth at least $100 million, according to several sources. While we’ve heard the deal is slated to take place over the next couple of weeks, these things could always fall apart.<p>Caviar is one of many …

Sweat sensor could make iWatch most personal device ever

Apple is on a quest to curate as much of your biometric data as possible.<p>“iWatch could quickly become your biometric key to the entire Apple ecosystem”

Google Begins Testing Domain Registrations

Google today revealed that it is building a domain registration service called Google Domains. The product is still an early work in progress, so it’s in invite-only beta for now.<p>Google’s small business-facing division decided to build the product because, according to its research, 55 percent of …

HoverSkate: 'It makes me feel like I am flying like Ironman'

An inventor's mini-hoverboard with skateboard wheels may be as close to "Back to the Future" as we'll ever get.<p>Jim Pitts is one of the most determined tinkerers you'll every come across. He's the mind behind the HoverSkater, an unusual Kickstarter project that aims to fund the production of a …

Skateboarding