How Particle Accelerator Math Helped Me Fix My Wi-Fi
Signal strength of wi-fi
March 29th, 2015
Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world.
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Best Fitness Trackers for Swimmers: 2015 Guide
Our four top picks for swim trackers.
March 26th, 2015
Here are the best fitness trackers, GPS watches and smartwatches for swimmers. We tested 16 waterproof wearables in a variety of conditions.
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Garmin Swim Review: Swim-Tracker Watch
The Garmin Swim watch.
March 26th, 2015
The Garmin Swim's best features include its ability to track every part of a swim workout, even drills that don’t require you to take strokes.
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Nanoscale Super-Sponges Boost Boiling (Gallery)
Fast and hot surface
March 27th, 2015
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Review: Multisport GPS Watch
The Suunto Ambit3.
March 26th, 2015
The Suunto Ambit3 has advanced swim features beyond most GPS watches, but its app is only compatible with iOS devices and wireless pairing options are limited.
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Birds' Foldable Wings Could Inspire Nimble Drones
Bird-Inspired Robotic Wings
March 26th, 2015
A drone that mimics the way birds fold and flap their wings could improve the design of future unmanned autonomous vehicles, and could even help the machines withstand midair collisions.
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Sci-Fi Cloaking Device Could Protect Soldiers from Shock Waves
Plasma ball sphere of glowing lightning energy.
March 24th, 2015
A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions. The device would stop shock waves with a veil of heated, ionized air.
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Virus-Crafted Metal Nano-Sponges Boost Boiling
Drexel University lab's virus-templated nickel nanostructures
March 27th, 2015
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
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Swimovate PoolMate Live Review: Swim Tracker
The Swimovate PoolMate Live.
March 26th, 2015
The Swimovate PoolMate Live has a bright display that can be read underwater, but it suffers from a bulky design and doesn’t sync wirelessly.
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