The History Of Zero

What is Zero? Getting Something from Nothing

Is zero really a number? How did it come about? Hannah Fry tells the story of how zero went from nothing to something. Even though we can’t divide by it, zero is probably the single most important number in the history of math.

The Royal Institution

Are We Safer With Mass Surveillance

Has all this mass surveillance made us safer?

New video from Kurzgesagt assisting the potential effect of surveillance measures.

Watch SpaceX Successfully Land A Rocket On A Floating Drone Ship For The First Time

It’s absolutely incredible to watch

SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea:

(I recommend that you watch the whole video of this mission) SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched a cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, but most important part is the fact that after several failed attempts, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of the rocket on an ocean barge. All previous SpaceX’s attempts to land the rocket on a floating drone ship crashed.

[Few days ago, Blue Origin successfully launched and landed their rocket. Watch it here]

Beautiful drone footage of salmon migration

Fly high above Lake Iliamna, Alaska, following the crew of the Alaska Salmon Program as they conduct sockeye salmon surveys during one of the largest migrations in recent history.

Octopus-Inspired Robots Can Grasp, Crawl, and Swim

Could It Be The Future Of Biotechnology?

Biomimicry, soft electronics and smart control mechanisms help these robots get a better grip on a complex world.

IEEE Spectrum

See Blue Origin’s Third Rocket Launch, Flight And Landing

Last Saturday, Blue Origin successfully launched and landed another rocket. The rocket deployed its landing thrusters just 1097 meter (3,600 feet) above the ground. Amazing!

What Happens To A Bowling Ball Under A Hydraulic Press

Hydraulic Press Channel is back again with one of his ‘fun’ tests

This time, he tested a bowling ball (and a less interesting bowling pin) with his hydraulic press machine. Watch the glorious explosion:

Don’t miss to watch if you can fold a paper more than 7 times with hydraulic press.

Plane Lands On Moving Truck

Air Show Stunt

Kent Pietsch pilots the Jelly Bean plane, landing it on a moving truck at the Thunder And Lightning Over Arizona air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on March 17, 2016.

The World’s First Ever Wireless Hack Was Over Radio

But it was not called “hacking” back then: it was called “scientific hooliganism”.

It is 1903 and it’s all about Marconi, Nevil Maskelyne, and a demonstration that didn’t go as planned.

Marconi’s invention posed a threat to the wired-telegraph industry. In response, the Eastern Telegraph Co. hired John Nevil Maskelyne, a British magician and inventor who had experimented with wireless technologies, to monitor Marconi’s work. According to an article in New Scientist, Maskelyne was able to build broadband receivers capable of intercepting Marconi’s so-called secure transmissions without knowing their frequencies.

In June 1903 Marconi held a public demonstration in London to show how his device could receive a message from a station nearly 500 kilometers away. But before he could receive the message, an intruder delivered this to Marconi’s receiver:

Rats rats rats rats.

There was a young fellow of Italy,

who diddled the public quite prettily.

The message went on to further mock and insult Marconi.

Source: A History of Hacking

Scientists Have A Crazy Plan To Halt Global Warming

With giant problems come giant solutions. But, pumping a vast volume of seawater to Antarctica to freeze it is insane.

Source: Earth System Dynamics

Wearable Music

A new glove will turn even the most deficient in musical talent into rockstars.

A new glove will turn even the most deficient in musical talent into rockstars.

Remidi’s T8 gloves essentially turn your hands into a musical instrument, and your every movement into a musical note. The end result looks a little dorky, but it sounds awesome.

You can currently pre-order it on their website.

‘Emirates and Flydubai crews extremely fatigued’: Exhausted pilots tell RT

Following the Flydubai scandal, pilots with Emirates Airline, the largest in the Middle East, told RT that the company is allegedly cheating on pilot schedules by illegally prolonging work hours and intimidating them from reporting feeling sick or tired.