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If you've ever wondered how waves work, this handy video by the Harvard online natural science demonstration series is for you. Read on for an explanation of this seemingly complex pendulum "dance" and check out the video below:
Take this impossibly gorgeous night sky and the alien huts below and you might mistake this for a movie set. But, this otherworldly scene is actually a site of historic significance…in Nevada:
If you thought your family tree was convoluted, then just take a look at the tech industry. Giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google have inspired other companies to sprout up all over the place. And you might be surprised by some of these relationships, so take a minute to browse through the infographic below and learn a little about the interconnected world of tech.
Apple's performance is closely linked to Steve Jobs and has faced a series of ups and downs over the years. Most recently, Jobs has taken a medical leave for immune system problems, so how will Apple continue to succeed?
If you've ever wanted to see humans vs. a robotic arm brandishing a light saber, then look no further. In their Experimental Robotics class, Stanford students test robot dexterity; they play golf, draw, make hamburgers and best of all, challenge unsuspecting humans to sword fights.
Back in 2008, the number of "things" connected to the Internet surpassed the number of people on earth. By 2050, there will be 50 billion things, which range from your smartphone to cattle. Yes, that's right — wire sensors have even been hooked up to cows. So, when one is sick or pregnant, the farmer is instantly notified — that's 200 MB of data per cow per year, folks.