Alex G.

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Stephen Hawking’s Most Profound Gift to Physics

Stephen Hawking is gone, but he has left behind something incredibly precious: a knotty, frustrating puzzle, one that scientists will be wrestling with for years to come. Dr. Hawking’s puzzle is an important piece of perhaps the biggest question in physics today: How can we reconcile gravity with …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Found a Trick to Solve an ‘Impossible’ Puzzle of Gravity

The experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force.<p>In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet physicist named Matvei Bronstein, just 28 himself, made the first detailed study of the problem of reconciling the …

Quantum Mechanics

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Recruitment

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Physics

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

This Evernote cofounder says Silicon Valley's favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here's his routine

Phil Libin, who helped create the popular productivity app Evernote in 2007 and led the company as CEO until 2015, was melancholy for a long time. His work didn't excite him.<p>Eventually he pinpointed the source. "It was the carbs," he said.<p>The fall of 2017 marks one year since Libin, who now runs an …

Silicon Valley

Windows 10 uses your bandwidth to update other PCs on or off your Network. Here’s how to stop it.

One of Windows 10’s new features is its optimized update delivery system. If Microsoft’s servers are busy, Windows 10 can grab updates for the …

10 completely different IDEs and methods for making Android apps

So you want to make an Android app? Great, all you need to do is to download Android Studio and learn some basic Java. Then again, you may be better off downloading Unity and learn some C# if you want to make a game. Or if you don’t like Java or C#, you could decide to make your app with Python, or …

Game Development

Have Kids at *This* Age and Science Says They’ll Be the Smartest

Just about any new mom or dad will likely tell you that their child is absolutely <i>perfect.</i> Whether they have a head full of locks or they’re the chillest baby at the music festival, every newborn baby comes equipped with his or her own uniquely awesome qualities for Mom and Dad to brag about until …

Pregnancy

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sells Seattle-area home for $2.775 million

Microsoft Chief Executive<p>Satya Nadellahas sold his home in the Seattle-area for $2.775 million, about double what he paid for the property more than a decade ago.<p>The 1960s home in the Clyde Hill area came to market in January for $3.488 million, offering a glimpse inside the renovated residence …

10 Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument | Inc.com

I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's <i>losing</i> a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner.<p>With that in mind, I'm here to help. Before I became an author, I was a trial and appellate lawyer. (My dad is, too.) I was …

Bernie Sanders

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

University of Oxford

Messaging with RabbitMQ + Python

Today I'm gonna write about messaging with RabbitMQ and python. I've worked in some projects using ActiveMQ interacting with Java, C# and F#, but …

Getting Started With ReactiveX on Android

IntroductionDeveloping a complex Android app that has lots of network connections, user interactions, and animations often means writing code that is …

JavaScript

Coder wins a thousand Twitter contests using a bot

You've probably seen "retweet to win" contests on Twitter, and maybe even won a t-shirt, concert tickets or marshmallows. But computer engineer Hunter Scott completely automated the idea and created a bot that entered every Twitter contest it could find -- 165,000 in total. As a result, he claims …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Arriving In August To Beat New iPhone Launch, Says Report

Samsung is reportedly planning to move up the launch of its new Galaxy Note line to the middle of August, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal cites a source that is “familiar with the matter.” By moving up the launch, Samsung would likely beat the new Apple iPhone …

Galaxy Note

Carnegie Mellon's Lego-like Modular Snake Robots

Like Voltron, but more slithery<p>Longtime Core77 readers know that I hate robots and hate snakes, but I fully support the idea of robot snakes. And …

Robotics

33 ridiculously cool buildings of the future

The future of architecture is in for some spectacularly cool buildings.<p>The World Architecture Festival (WAF) recently announced the 338 projects that are on its annual design awards shortlist. In addition to new buildings that went up in the past year, there's a whole category devoted to structures …

Architecture