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Will Einstein’s General Relativity Break Under Extreme Conditions?

Will Einstein’s General Relativity Break Under Extreme Conditions?

A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist, who had already revolutionized physics with discoveries about the relationship between space and time, developed a radical new understanding of gravity. In 1915, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described gravity as a fundamental property of space-time. He came up with a set of equations that relate the ... Read More »

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Facebook Home

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Facebook Home

It’s not a ‘Facebook Phone,’ it’s not a Facebook operating system—it’sFacebook Home. On Thursday Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team laid to rest the persistent ‘Facebook Phone’ rumors  and unveiled its new app family for Android. The app launcher, which is essentially a Facebook overlay for select Android Jelly Bean devices, brings Facebook to your lock screen, Home screen, messenger, ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain

Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain

A couple of weeks from now I will be in hospital undergoing a knee replacement. It will be the most extreme surgery I’ve ever experienced and I’m pretty scared. I’ve been told that I can expect to endure excruciating pain afterwards but I won’t be allowed to lie in bed feeling sorry for myself. In order to ensure a good ... Read More »

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Returns: 4 Things It Could Find

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Returns: 4 Things It Could Find

he world’s largest particle collider is gearing up for another run of smashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. After a two-year hiatus for upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will restart this year, and is expected to be twice as powerful as it was during its first run. In 2012, the LHC helped to find evidence of the ... Read More »

Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years

Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors to detect road signs and other vehicles, and software ... Read More »