Monday, May 23, 2022

A Magic Wand? Nope, Just Good Ol’ Fashioned Physics

What looks like magic is actually the electrostatic force in action, suspending objects in air by manipulating their electrons.

Indian scientists protest congress speakers discrediting works of Newton, Einstein

Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world's greatest physicists and...

Reforestation Is Great! But We’re Running Out of Seeds

Swift says he has a collecting area that hasn’t produced master cones in nine years. “It’s no question in my mind” that it’s a...

Your Smartphone Can Tell If You’re Drunk-Walking

The cartoon archetype of a drunk person is a disheveled mess, with droopy eyelids, an erratic gait, and bubbles coming off their head—for some...

6 Essential Numbers to Understand the Glasgow Climate Pact

The dust has settled in Glasgow and diplomats have flown back to their respective parts of the world. COP26, the long-awaited UN climate conference...

Space Photos of the Week: Venus Is the Spacecraft-Killer

It’s a star! It’s a UFO! Nope it’s probably Venus. If you’ve ever gone outside for a late walk and spotted a big gorgeous...

The Sonos Roam Is a Fun-Sized Speaker That Boasts Bold Sound

Portable speakers like Sonos’ new Roam are most fun when the world is open for exploration. They bring your favorite music to an Airbnb...

Pigeons, Curves, and the Traveling Salesperson Problem

In Mo Willems’ children’s book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, the main character—a pigeon, obvs—uses every trick in the book (literally) to...

What Is a Coronavirus?

Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.Q: What is a coronavirus?Coronaviruses are a family of hundreds of viruses that can cause...

The 19 Best Gadgets From CES 2022 You Can Buy Right Now

If you've been keeping up with CES 2022, you've likely added a slew of gadgets to your wishlist already. There's a lot that won't...

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