A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colourful kaleidoscope of dancing patterns and waves of sound; a sip of that, and the muscles in your body relax like jelly.
Researchers have developed a new way to capture images of the 3D structures of nanocrystals, tiny particles which hold the promise of fighting cancer and collecting renewable energy.
The explanation is something called the Magnus effect, after physicist Gustav Magnus, who described how it works in 1852.
Peter Thiel hardly needs an introduction; his name has been tied to some of the most successful companies of our time (disclosure: he’s an investor in Asana). Over the span of his career, he’s had the opportunity to watch companies make it and break it; in 2012, he taught a class at Stanford University covering everything he knew about startups.The class, which was developed out of Founders Fund — and specifically, notes taken by a student — led to the publication of his book, Zero to One, and distills his knowledge into a series of contrarian questions that point to certain conclusions about what successful startups look like.
Correct: You’d die. But aside from that, what would happen if a black hole the size of a nickel suddenly appeared on Earth? A new video explains.