Nanne Kroese

The Delusion of Scientific Omniscience

As time passes, the claim that science can comprehend everything looks increasingly nutty Does anyone still believe that science can…

PHYSICS Trapping the Tiniest Sound

Controlling the smallest unit of sound could have applications in quantum information Researchers have gained control of the elusive “particle”…

Which Weighs More, a Pound of Stone or a Pound of Styrofoam?

It’s not a trick question: your brain answers differently depending on whether they’re part of…

Our favorite affordable lip balms (Gadget)

Expensive chap sticks are so unnecessary. If you’ve passed a winter without experiencing uncomfortable chapped, cracked, peeling lips, consider yourself…

How elite drivers train to endure the punishing conditions of pro racing

An F1 trainer explains how athletes survive the heat, stress, and g-forces during a race.

Does Hyundai’s rooftop solar panel change the fuel-economy equation?

Solar panels on cars make more sense than a decade ago The new hybrid Hyundai Sonata…

The Bose 700 headphones have the strongest noise-cancelling around

They’re not made for heavy metal concerts, but we took them there anyway. There…

Apple just made it easier to get your old iPhone fixed

You’re still out of luck if you ‘re hoping to fix it on your own, though. Apple has a long…

Robotic shorts could help you run and walk more efficiently

Sportswear is getting a robotic upgrade. A new exosuit, which is worn like a pair of bike shorts, makes…

A smartphone app can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water

A smartphone app can detect signs of norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Jeong-Yeol Yoon and his colleagues at the University…