Bill Nye has always and will always be that spokesperson for science who can engage people who know nothing about science. He is erudite, eloquent and passionate - all great attributes in an author. Bill read this audiobook himself and has a voice that engages... Read More »
The Tesla Motors co-founder called the fast train a cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table at the D11 Conference earlier this year. The pneumatic tube train system will be “twice as fast as what an average aircraft can do.” Once constru... Read More »
VantaBlack - What the funk is it? - Its name comes from the term Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays. There is nothing blacker, not even a band from Norway stands a chance at being blacker than this. What's the point of this shit? Vanta EATS LIGHT, n... Read More »
Remove this rusted metal cap and the world's deepest hole tunnels miles into the Earth. However, we know more about certain distant galaxies than we do about what lies miles beneath our very own feet. For that reason, Soviet scientists in the 1970s decided to... Read More »
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on a... Read More »
Neural adaptation or sensory adaptation is a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus. It is usually experienced as a change in the stimulus. For example, if one rests one's hand on a table, one immediately feels the... Read More »
In thermodynamics, entropy (usual symbol S) is a measure of the number of specific ways in which a thermodynamic system may be arranged, commonly understood as a measure of disorder.