As the year 1905 began, Albert Einstein faced life as a “failed” academic. Yet within the next twelve months, he would publish four extraordinary papers, each on a different topic, that were destined to radically transform our understanding of the universe. Larry Lagerstrom details these four groundbreaking papers.
They’ve plunged to their deaths, been irradiated and suffocated, all in the name of science. Meet the 10 Scientists who’ve killed themselves during their own experiments.
How do we smell? How many smells can we really smell? ,
Some of the best tech from CES 2015… ,
Caltrans is studying the durability and performance of its Barrier-Transfer Machines, also known as “zippers.” ,
The human eye is an amazing mechanism, able to detect anywhere from a few photons to a few quadrillion, or switch focus from the screen in front of you to the distant horizon in a third of a second. How did these complex structures evolve? Joshua Harvey details the 500 million year story of the human eye.
Fitting two pieces of wood without nails, screws or glue doesn’t sound right if it is made for houses or strong structures. But the Japanese have made an art out of it, assembling wood like puzzles and making them extremely strong. ,
Big kudos to Toyota for anti-collision system but their testing is really creepy. ,
Check out the Laser and OLED lighting technologies of BMW and Audi at CES 2015! BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights is so awesome! ,
Tom Dyckhoff explores the militarisation of urban architecture. ,
It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world – and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything about the Information Age we live in.
How did we make such a mind bending transition into the digital world? And how does it work? It turns out it’s all based on a concept that is surprisingly beautiful in its simplicity. This short video essay explores what that idea is and tells you about the man who figured it all out.
Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you’ll find out how they really work. ,
The sun sustains life on Earth, and maybe that’s not all it does. Provocative new research by scientists in Norway suggests there may be a link between solar activity at the time of your birth and how long you’re likely to live.
A glimpse of the ebove™ B\01 Real Motion bike, developed by Norwegian tech start-up Activetainment. ,
Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and electricity. In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer.