Physicists have created a quantum version of a famous thought experiment: the so-called Hilbert Hotel, which is always full and yet a vacancy can always be found for additional unexpected guests.
According to the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics, we live in an infinite web of alternate timelines. It's a serious claim that carries some rather serious scientific, philosophical, and existential baggage. And here are the nine weirdest possible implications.
The always-excellent Vi Hart (previously) gives one of the most engaging explanations of multiple infinities we've come across in some time.
Here's a fun little brain wrinkle pinch for all you non-math people out there (that should be everyone in the world*): the sum of all natural numbers, from one to infinity, is not a ridiculously big number like you would expect but actually just -1/12. Yes, the sum of every number from one to infinity is some weird…
It's Monday morning and the work week ahead seems infinite. It's not though, and you should be glad because infinity isn't just long, it's also confusing. Take for instance this quartet of infinite paradoxes that will blow your groggy mind.
Mirrors can be for so much more than just gawking at your slack-jawed mug first thing in the morning. They can, for example, be used to give the illusion that towering designs made of light reach out past you, to an indeterminable vanishing point seemingly so distant as to be infinitely far. That second one is what…
It's probably time to fire up that second cup of coffee; the journey that TED-ED lecturer Dennis Wildfogel is about to take you on is one of infinite infinities. In other words, it's going to make your brain hurt. But it also just might make you smarter.
There are probably more theories floating around to explain the birth, life and death of the universe than for any other scientific concept. Some scientists champion the idea of the Big Bang that created everything around us, others postulate that that we live in a steady state universe with no beginning or end. Now,…
Well, it's finally here, Apple's new hotness. But how does it compare to the new hotness from Asus, Samsung, Amazon, BlackBerry, or heck, the iPad 2? We've got you covered with this head-to-head spec sheet.
Asus is on a roll with its rebranded ‘Transformer Pads' tablet line, pushing out yet another version. The Infinity series takes the Prime and runs with it, packing either a Tegra 3 or a Snapdragon S4 and a 10.1-inch full-HD screen.
Infinity. It's an idea too large for our consciousness, and how can you see that which cannot be contemplated? These 30 photos from this week's Shooting Challenge answer that question, giving us the faintest glimpse of the limitless.
The notion of infinity is fundamentally beyond the human ability to comprehend, but that hasn't stopped mathematicians from trying. So just what is infinity, and why is there more than one of them? And just what is infinity plus one?
Infinity is the idea of something going on, extending, without measure. But how can you conceptualize something without end, let alone SEE it? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to figure that out.
The Infinity Cocktail Table uses mirrors and LED lights to create the illusion of an infinite hole going down your home's floor, all the way down to Earth's magma core. It's like a fancy door to Hell's most exclusive club.
Having just a shower in NYC, I miss my large Spanish bath and the tsunamis that sometimes ensued inside. Maybe that's why I got all glassy-eyed when I saw this beautiful Infinity Bath and its custom water-proof touchscreen.
Consider it an IQ test for potential new friends: Those who think you're wearing an infinity watch pass; those who just see an "8"...well, we're sure they're still very nice (*ahem* Matt Buchanan *ahem*).
Both Infinity and JBL have just dropped two wireless subwoofers. The subs function utilizing a 2.4GHz transmitter/receiver setup and there are four selectable channels to allow you to pick the best possible reception.
It's hard to get excited about projector screens, but dnp's new Supernova Infinity is making us weak in the knees. It's the first front-projection screen that keeps a sharp image at all times, regardless of how much light is in your room. dnp claims the screen delivers a contrast ratio 10x better than what's out now.…
When you design a gadget that tries to do everything under the sun, it invariably both sucks and blows. At the very least, this 3D render of the Infinity doesn't hurt our eyes. To the contrary, it soothes them. The wristwatch has a display on the front that you can use to show off digital photos and video clips. That,…
Now this is where wireless routers are going. Besides its speedy wireless -N connectivity, Buffalo says this AirStation Wireless-N Infinity Dual Band Router is the first to receive the stamp of approval for Windows Vista. You can tell by those serious- looking antennas that this baby is a juggler, handling four…