By touching a door knob or a metal object, heat is transferred from one’s hand into the metal object. However, it is not the heat transfer that makes metals feel cold, otherwise wood would feel just as cold.
Radioactive carbon used in radiocarbon dating is carbon that is radioactive. Since it is active, it is unstable, and therefore tends toward stability. This is common in nature; for example, if you hold an object at a certain height, it has the potential to fall, the potential energy that is.
Making open-source hardware systems more available increases regular people’s security by giving them verifiable secure options.
If you could monetize all of the plastic trash clogging up our environment you could buy some of the world’s biggest businesses.
Nothing in the formulation of quantum mechanics that mandates that it should apply only to the very small, and not to the human scale.
The role of baseball in Japanese-U.S. diplomacy has a long and rich history after it was introduced to the Japanese people in the 1870s.
Starting from March 1st 2018, the Swiss government banned the common practice of boiling lobsters alive. They “will now have to be stunned before they are put to death” as stated in the government order.
Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.
The echoes of empire have continued to reverberate in British political life. These echoes had a strong influence on why people voted for Brexit.
From April 2019, Facebook will request ID verification for people who wish to advertise or promote political posts or ads.
While imprisoned, he made a series of pencil drawings on the back of stray sheets of paper to document the brutality of his time spent behind bars.
“The Nobel Prize has interrupted my work. I’m not sure it is a useful interruption, though it certainly is a pleasant one.” 2010 Physics laureate Andre Geim.
Facebook’s ‘transparency’ efforts hide key reasons for showing ads Why is that ad targeting you? Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.com Oana Goga, Université Grenoble Alpes Facebook’s advertising platform was not built to help social media users understand
The final baboon species, the chacma baboon from South Africa (known for raiding tourist vehicles to steal treats) is predicted the worst habitat loss.
what are the options for Remainers in the European Elections? With so many options, the vote is likely to be split across several parties.
Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes were US$1.7 billion.
Unlike Bitcoin, which is not pegged to any other currency, Facecoin will need the backing of real money to maintain its fixed price.
Complications and Quandaries in the ICT Sector – Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues Ashish Bharadwaj, Vishwas H. Devaiah, Indranath Gupta Introduction Many countries have formulated policies and re-oriented their economy to foster innovation as
Marijuana is more than just a source of cannabinoids. It is a particularly rich source of medicinal compounds that we have only begun to explore.
Despite the endless string of unpredictable digits that make up pi, it’s not a random number. And it actually contains all sorts of surprising patterns.
Baseball’s biggest problem isn’t pace of play, it’s teams tanking. The game is healthy. The league isn’t. Tanking, or intentionally losing, is endemic.
Newly declassified United States military and intelligence documents recently delivered to Argentina offer new details about the country’s brutal military.
To win the battle of artificial intelligence, the digital law has to increasingly integrate other disciplines especially computer science and cognitive psychology.
The annual cost of child poverty comes to around $1 trillion. Meanwhile, every dollar spent reducing child poverty is estimated to yield $7 in the future.
Algorithms are maximizing profits for online retailers by colluding to set prices above where they would otherwise be in a competitive market.
Can the brain’s conscious mechanisms exert a significant influence on the body’s autonomic functions? New research suggests yes.
Romantic partners are significantly more likely to kick or hit, family members more likely to stab and neighbors more likely to poison an animal.
The suit alleges these companies deceptively and illegally promoted opioids and that they failed to investigate, report, maintain effective control, and take steps to terminate suspicious orders of the highly addictive prescription drugs.
Workers timekeeping software was the focus of a study that documents how it could be used to facilitate wage theft. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Open-source approach must be adopted by medical implants’ manufacturers. This will reduce vulnerability to attacks and faulty code.
Fire managers intentionally ignite fires within a predetermined forests area to burn brush, smaller trees and other plant matter.
Between 1936 and 1966, all books published in Spain had to be submitted to Franco’s national board of censors for examination.
The story of the rise and fall of mathematics in Göttingen has been forgotten, but its legacy survives in other mathematical powerhouses around the world.
Benefits, particularly those that employees deem necessary or exceptionally valuable, enable employers to exercise surveillance over workers.
Returning to a lower dose of antidepressants and slowing down the discontinuation over a longer period may be a sensible way to go.
With three million unfilled cybersecurity posts worldwide, the only way to fill such a large job gap is to employ hackers.
Whether you’re using a phone, tablet, PC or other devices, the most useful zero-cost action you can take is to uninstall unnecessary apps and add-ons.
History shows that mathematics is much more than equations and facts. It’s a living discipline shaped, in part, by the political forces around it.
When it comes to car hacking, you should be more worried about dodgy mechanic dealers than one-off hackers with criminal intent.
Nevada bill will compensate men and women wrongfully convicted in the state for the years they spent behind bars and grant them certificates of innocence.
January 31, 2019 is the centenary of Bloody Friday 1919, in which thousands of protesting workers were attacked in Glasgow’s main civic square by police.
April 15 is the day when the five largest tobacco companies pay US$9 billion dollars to state governments, each and every year, forever.
Researchers attempted to replicate what the FBI had wanted to do on an Android phone to crack it open and found some useful results.
Mount Etna slide is caused by gravity, which makes a collapse more likely but we can’t give an indication of when or even if this will actually happen.
Software will help mathematicians solve important problems and enhance their understanding of the nature, beauty and effectiveness of mathematics.
Europe is seen more expansively and positively in the German textbooks. Unlike the English books, German materials presented clear loyalties to Europe.
CEO was the only one who knew the password to an encrypted offline cryptocurrency repository where the firm had enshrined the vast majority of clients.
Video of a former French boxer punching a group of policemen and pushing them back during the yellow vests protests in Paris.
Attackers may embed malicious software in the physical world, just waiting for unsuspecting people to scan it with a smartphone or a specialized device.
Pregnant women in low-income work often face an unappealing choice: lose their job or perform duties that endanger their health and that of their baby.
Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one.
To express their anger against the mayor, who had refused to receive them in his office, angry Algerians constructed a wall that traps him inside.
Imagine how much the player and fan experience would improve if more than 34,000 annual umpires incorrect calls vanished.
A Scientist from the University of Rochester explains a simple do-it-yourself optical cloaking device using four mirrors.
Some animals break the “rules” we’ve set for them. If the plant-eating shark was a shock, what about supposedly strict vegetarians turning to meat?
Video of a cat showing signs of possession and trying to talk to his owner in a scary way.
Evolutionary computation has been studied by researchers for over 60 years. Yet, the idea still isn’t used widely outside the research community.
Medical Marijuana industry was worth about US$7.2 billion in 2016, according to Forbes, and is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%.