Is The Universe A Simulation

We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

By on August 27, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

We are about to find out if our universe really is a hologram

What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just an illusion. Do we actually live on a 2D plane, as a holographic projection? There is a well-established theory that states we are indeed living in a hologram, with a pixel size of about 10 trillion trillion times smaller than an atom. This has certain implications, some of which are quite sinister, even unspeakably horrific. More →

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Why Should Pot Be Legal

Science just gave us another great reason to legalize pot

By on August 26, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Science just gave us another great reason to legalize pot

We’ve learned about a couple of good medical benefits to marijuana this year and now it seems there’s another one: Using medicinal marijuana makes it less likely that you’ll become hooked on painkillers. CNN reports that a new study published this in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds that states that have legalized medicinal marijuana have significantly fewer deaths from painkiller overdoses. More →

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Cutest Animal Pictures Insects

Not all insects are revolting – in fact, these pictures show some of them are downright cute

By on August 25, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Not all insects are revolting – in fact, these pictures show some of them are downright cute

As part of our mission to occasionally take a break from tech and inform you about the wonders of science and nature, we direct your attention to a new photo gallery posted over at Dose that shows some of the world’s most adorable looking insects… or at the very least, insects that just happen to look adorable when photographed at certain angles and under certain lighting conditions. More →

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Why Do Jellyfish Stings Hurt

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

By on August 18, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Amazing microscopic slow-motion video shows you exactly why jellyfish hurt so much

Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish and wondered to yourself how a mindless blob of tentacled sea goo possibly hurt you that much? A new video posted by SmarterEveryDay explains how jellyfishes’ tentacles are equipped with organelles called nematocysts that extend whenever they come into contact with something else and inject venom directly into it. More →

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Amazing X-ray GIFs

Human skeletons come to life in these amazing X-ray GIFs

By on August 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Human skeletons come to life in these amazing X-ray GIFs

As doctors transition into the digital age, they are finding new ways to communicate with their patients. One project, commissioned by Dr. Noah Weiss, had designer Cameron Drake take raw X-ray video footage and create GIFs that the doctor could use on his website. If you visit Weiss Orthopaedics online, you will see a drop-down menu labeled “Hurt?” There are five different options: shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, knee and foot & ankle. Each page contains an enormous X-ray GIF of the body part in motion. More →

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How To Save Smartphone Battery

Ingenious new smartphone prototype can be charged using only sound waves

By on August 14, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

Ingenious new smartphone prototype can be charged using only sound waves

Tired of being on the go and having to search for an outlet you can use to recharge your phone? If researchers at Nokia and at the Queen Mary University of London are successful in their new joint endeavor, you might never have to think of hugging the wall while charging your phone ever again. More →

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Supermoon Best Pictures Gallery

You need to check out these beautiful pictures of last night’s incredible ‘supermoon’

By on August 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

You need to check out these beautiful pictures of last night’s incredible ‘supermoon’

We’re due to get one more “blood moon” occurrence later this year but last night we were treated to a lunar phenomenon that doesn’t look quite so apocalyptic. The so-called “supermoon,” which occurs when the moon comes closest to the Earth during its regular orbit, lit up night skies around the world on Sunday evening and the BBC has collected a series of pictures from across the globe that show off just how amazing this astronomical phenomena looked. More →

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World's Coolest Robots Folding

These amazing self-folding robots are the closest thing to Transformers we’ve ever seen

By on August 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

These amazing self-folding robots are the closest thing to Transformers we’ve ever seen

Who says Transformers will never be real? Researchers from Harvard and MIT have developed some incredible robots that are capable of folding themselves up until they’re nearly flat and then unfolding themselves into their full three-dimensional forms. More →

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George Takei Smartphone Physical Video

George Takei shows how to give yourself a physical with your smartphone

By on August 7, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

George Takei shows how to give yourself a physical with your smartphone

Oh myyy: George Takei, the famous Star Trek actor and social media icon, has just released a sweet new video in which he talks with representatives from several biotech companies who show off new apps and accessories that could help you give yourself a physical using your smartphone. More →

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How To Fight Internet Trolls

A 13-year old just came up with the perfect anti-trolling weapon

By on August 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

A 13-year old just came up with the perfect anti-trolling weapon

The Internet is filled with many trolls, and one young scientist has figured out how to stop them… some of the time, at least. Trisha Prabhu is just 13 years old, but she already has a study that got her a spot in Google’s 15 Global Science Fair finalists, and it’s quite an interesting one. Prabhu wants to put a stop to cyber-bullying by making teens and tweens rethink the things they want to post online that may be hurtful to others. In short, she’s appealing to their conscience to prevent annoying messages from being posted online. More →

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MIT Video Recording Audio Vibrations

Future spies might not need to hear you to understand what you’re saying

By on August 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Future spies might not need to hear you to understand what you’re saying

Being able to extract audio from a soundless visual recording is something that intelligence agencies will likely one day use – if they don’t already do it – for their operations. Researchers from MIT, Microsoft and Adobe have managed to create an algorithm that can reconstruct audio “by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video,” like bags of chips found in the same room with a target, as well as other objects including aluminum foil, the surface of a glass of water, and the leaves of a plant. More →

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South Korean Baseball Robot Fans

Korea’s worst baseball team builds robot fans to cheer demoralized players

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Korea’s worst baseball team builds robot fans to cheer demoralized players

When a baseball team hits a slump, it can feel insurmountable at times. It doesn’t help when the fan base isn’t there to support the team either, which was the case for the Hanwha Eagles, a South Korean team which has lost more than 400 times in the last five season, consistently coming in last in their league, reports ABC News. Now that the fans have all but given up on their hometown Eagles, the team is making it easier than ever to show support without actually having to sit through another tragic loss with an ingenious solution: robot fans. More →

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