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Electrons Cooled Close to Absolute Zero Reveal Their Quantum Nature

We can finally see things more clearly.<p>Scientists have discovered that electrons cooled close to absolute zero slow down so much that they can be …

The Mystery Of Ancient Vimana – Flying Machines That Were On Earth 6000 Years Ago

If we go back to Ancient Indian history, their sacred texts – Vedas talk about amazing flying ships that came to Earth around 6000 years ago – …

Ancient Civilization

​The Story of the AC Adapter, Thomas Edison's Revenge on the Power Grid

They’re big, clunky, and annoying, but AC adapters are a fact of life in consumer electronics. Why? Let’s just say Thomas Edison’s getting his comeuppance.<p><i>A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.</i><p>Power outlets are …

Home Automation

Codex Gigas, also known as The Devil’s Bible is the Largest Medieval Manuscript in the World

The Codex Gigas or The Devil’s Bible is the largest 13th-century manuscript in the world. It is also one of the strangest manuscripts because it …

Maya Grolier Codex is the real thing - Futurity

The Grolier Codex, long regarded with skepticism, is not only genuine, but probably the oldest of all surviving manuscripts from ancient America.

Archaeology

Egyptian statuette recovered from Mexico is authentic: Antiquities ministry - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

After a week of studies and analysis, the Ministry of Antiquities has confirmed the authenticity of an Ancient Egyptian Ushabti figurine newly …

Archaeologists discover secret tunnel in ruins of Hittite capital

Archaeologists working on excavations in the capital of the former Hittite Empire in Alacahöyük, Turkey, have discovered a secret 2,300-year-old …

Archaeology

Two massive asteroids are headed in our direction

A pair of massive asteroids are headed in Earth’s direction.<p>Thankfully they’ll just miss us so don’t go planning your end of world party yet.<p>The …

3tags.org

Unmodified USB Devices Allow Data Theft From Air-Gapped Systems

<b>Researchers have demonstrated how an unmodified USB device can be turned into a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and leveraged to exfiltrate</b> …

Code Your Own AI Assistant Using Python

<b>Code Your Own AI Assistant Using Python Language with Easy Steps, An AI Like JARVIS</b><p>As his 2016’s challenge, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark …

UFO hunters have spotted a secret cave with a ‘lid’ which rotates to let aliens out

Is there a secret island in South America, where the lid rotates off – and armadas of alien spacecraft fly out?<p>Yes, according to UFO maniacs – and …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Boeing patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

Boeing's new jet engine works by firing high-power lasers at radioactive material, such as deuterium and tritium.<p>The lasers vaporise the radioactive …

Why you need to look where capital is scarce, an infrastructure stock worth examining, and how the humans are beating the investing robots

"Returns are best where capital is scarce" is one of my favourite bits of investing advice. The idea was popularized by Richard Bernstein, former chief quantitative strategist at Merrill Lynch and founder of RB Advisors. Rarely has so much investing knowledge been packed into seven words.<p>The …

Investing

Shop-built Inspection Camera Lends Optical Help on a Budget

As your builds get smaller and your eyes get older, you might appreciate a little optical assistance around the shop. Stereo microscopes and …

Hacking

Live Online Training

eLearning

3tags.org

Simple free app enables Android 7.0’s hidden Night Mode

Truth be told, no one really knows whether or not features like “Night Mode” actually help you sleep better at night. Although the jury is still out, …

Stingray documents offer rare insight into police and FBI surveillance

Court documents ordered released by a judge in Oakland, California, have revealed rare insights into how local police and the FBI use a sophisticated surveillance device known as Stingray.<p>Stingray, manufactured by the Delaware-based Harris Corporation, is one of a class of devices known as “cell …

Surveillance

5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Whether they identify as white hats, black hats or something in-between, a majority of hackers agree that no password is safe from them — or the …

How Time Dilation Explains the "Twin Paradox"

If you travel in a spaceship and come back, you'll have aged less than the people who stayed. But why?<p>Last week's lesson was time dilation, and you hopefully understand the basics of how it works. Cliff notes: According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the faster you travel, the slower time …

Synchronized virtual reality heartbeat triggers out-of-body experiences

New research demonstrates that triggering an out-of-body experience (OBE) could be as simple as getting a person to watch a video of themselves with …

Nat Geo’s New Website Lets You Print Topo Maps — for Free

Those giant maps gathering dust in the corner of your favorite outdoor store have finally been brought into the 21st century. <i>National Geographic</i>‘s …

Maps

Scientists believe they have discovered the fifth force of nature

Scientists think they have found a fifth force of nature. No, Star Wars fans, not that force.<p>Researchers at University of California, Irvine have found theoretical evidence that supports the existence of a fifth force of nature.<p>The California researchers built their discovery based on experiments …

Physics

Archaeology Discovery: First Century Synagogue Confirms New Testament Accounts of Jesus Christ

The recently discovered ruins of a first century synagogue in the modern state of Israel confirm a historic claim made within the pages of the New …

New Testament