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How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Quantum Physics

3 Clever New Ways to Store Solar Energy

Researchers struggle to find the most efficient—and least expensive—way to bring solar energy to consumers even when the sun isn't shining.<p><b>While engineers build cheaper and more efficient</b> solar panels to soak up more of the sun's rays, it's storage that needs a breakthrough so that solar energy can …

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Smart TV

AMD's R9 Fury X is a beast, but 4K gaming is still a waste

Since the rise of 3D graphics cards, the inexorable trend in PC gaming has been around getting bigger, better and faster. That led to a culture of PC gamers obsessing over frame rates and doing whatever it took to push their hardware as much as possible. But now that even relatively affordable …

Pakistan's attempt to erase all signs of its non-Islamic past runs up against popular imagination

Most people continue to call Lahore's Jain Mandar Chowk and Krishan Nagar by those names although they were officially changed.<p>After the historical …

Intel's Skylake chips: What you need to know about the next big CPU change

If it seems like only months ago that we were talking about Intel's fifth generation of processors for laptops, desktops, hybrids and tablets -- also known by the codename Broadwell -- that's because it was. Officially launched in January at CES 2015, those CPUs (the central processing units that …

Four ways to make the most of Intel's Compute Stick

Intel's Compute Stick has tablet-grade hardware, and offers steady HD streaming performance in a package not much bigger than Google's Chromecast. The hardware's inability to serve up a steady Bluetooth connection while on Wi-Fi is going to be a deal-breaker for most, but pop in the USB receiver …

Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First.

When you're making a tough decision it's easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead.<p>Leading is mostly about making decisions. Sometimes you have the wind to your back and those decisions are easy, but in most cases the wind pushes against you, making decisions anything but easy.<p>The …

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar

A series of happy accidents and analog technologies led to the weird sound effects of the 1950s and beyond. An Object Lesson.<p>There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different. Music has often …

Guitar

Next iPhone Might Understand Different Types Of Touch

Apple's new "Force Touch" technology may be coming to the next wave of iPhones, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday.<p>Force Touch lets users "click" a touchpad or screen in two different ways: a light press and a firmer press, which signal different commands depending on the …

Nasa reveals plans to produce breathable air on Mars

Science fiction came one step closer to becoming reality after scientists announced their plans to introduce oxygen to Mars’ atmosphere.<p>After sending …

FREAK: Today, Web Users Feel The Impact Of '90s Regulators' Stupidity

U.S. system to deliberately weaken encryption worked a little too well<p>The latest security vulnerability to make the rounds, aptly dubbed FREAK, shines a spotlight on why it's maybe not such a great idea to weaken the technology behind the security that we all rely on. Turns out that we're still …

Earth's Mightiest Heroes featured in new Avengers: Age of Ultron promo art

As Marvel Studios counts down to the arrival of a new trailer on March 5th with a series of character posters [see here], some new promotional …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

Why Adding These 5 Types of Lenses to Your Kit Can Make a Difference to Your Photography

We all love a lens. After all, they are, arguably, the most important part of our photographic equipment. Most people will start off with one, maybe …

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

"A visual statement"<p>"This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says. "But it is still significant because the merchant spaces on the first floor do consume energy, and being able to offset that consumption is something people can really assimilate and understand."<p>The curved, …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

50th Anniversary of ‘The Sound of Music’

Sound of Music

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

You Guys Realize The Apple Watch Is Going To Flop, Right?

I’m just saying what a lot of people are thinking.<p>Few analysts or writers will outright say it, but I will: the Apple Watch is going to flop. And I bet a lot of other people are thinking the same thing for many good reasons.<p>Apple has become a perennial hit maker, the company other companies copy. …

Minnows are crucial to cricket World Cup

Rather than cutting teams from 14 to 10 for the 2019 tournament, ICC should encourage likes of Ireland and UAE and stage event worthy of its name<p>The International Cricket Council does not believe that you were sitting on the edge of that sofa transfixed when watching Ireland versus the United Arab …

7 Things You Should Never Apologize For

Everyone makes mistakes. We're human -- we're allowed. And when we do make an error in judgment, we simply apologize and move on.<p>But the truth is, there are simply some actions we shouldn't have guilt over because our emotional and physical health depends on it. Below, find seven instances that …

These caviar-like capsules could be the answer to curbing carbon emissions

Rising seas, extreme storms, drought, heat waves, flooding, landslides—global warming’s worst incarnations sound like a list of biblical plagues. The role of carbon dioxide as the main warming culprit, has been known for 25 years. And the fight to continue to burn fossil fuels has been going on for …

Natural Gas

As the US moves closer to India, Pakistan looks to Russia

Photograph: Saul Loeb/Getty<p>US President Barack Obama speaks on US - India relations during a townhall event at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. US President Barack Obama warned last week that the world does not “stand a chance against climate change” unless developing countries such as India …

All India Bakchod is proof that India’s moral police is fighting a losing battle

A section of India’s right-wing moralists are standing up to apparently protect the country’s culture, women and youth from, well, stand-up comedians.<p>In a criminal complaint against comedy collective All India Bakchod (AIB)—and a group of Bollywood celebrities—Akhilesh Tiwari, president of Brahman …

Research says iPads and smartphones may damage toddlers' brains

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Boston University

Report: Google's Finalizing a $1 Billion Investment in SpaceX Internet

It looks like Google is going to throw a ten-figure sum into Elon Musk's space internet dream. Both The Information and <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> report …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Samsung Copies Apple Again, to the Dismay of Android Users

It's hardly shocking when Samsung copies features from Apple (or when Apple copies Samsung and Android) but it is noteworthy that the recent revelations from Samsung, at CES, indicate that their next Galaxy S6 smartphone borrows heavily from Apple's design choices. Specifically, Samsung's next …