Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…
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What If The Big Bang Was A 4D Black Hole Instead?

The Big Bang has a lot of problems. For one, the usual laws of physics break down in a singularity. It’s bizarre and chaotic; anything could happen. Which makes cosmologists wonder why it would evolve into something as well-ordered as the universe…

This Piece Of Paper Folds Itself Into A Robot

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Sam Felton, a graduate student at Harvard University, and his colleagues from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, created a self-folding robot inspired by the complex 3-D shapes constructable…

How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbor’s Wi-Fi

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Late last month, a Siamese cat named Coco went wandering in his suburban Washington, DC neighborhood. He spent three hours exploring nearby backyards. He killed a mouse, whose carcass he thoughtfully brought home to his octogenarian owner, Nancy.…

wayfindr tech guides the blind through London Underground using Bluetooth beacons

In the case of wayfindr, the app picks up the signals of the three closest beacons, the physical locations of which are already pre-programmed into the software as waypoints. By comparing the strength of those signals, the app is able to triangulate…

Bugatti to replace the Veyron with an even faster hypercar hybrid

Stealing a bit of the supercar spotlight back from Hennessey and its Venom F5, Bugatti insiders have gotten to talking about the successor to the legendary Veyron. The car will reportedly use a hybrid powertrain to make it quicker and faster…

McLaren to show "Special Operations" cars at Pebble Beach

McLaren is bringing its A-game to Pebble Beach this year. As well as its hardcore P1 GTR, the British manufacturer is planning to show two one off "McLaren Special Operations" (MSO) cars to the 2014 Concours crowd – a 650S Spider and a P1. Limited…