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MIT Just Unveiled A Technique to Mass Produce Quantum Computers

Commercial Quantum Computing<p>Quantum computing is, if you are not already familiar, simply put, a type of computation that uses qubits to encode data …

Quantum Computing

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Neutrons

AlphaGo retires from competitive Go after defeating world number one 3-0

AlphaGo is going out on top. After beating Ke Jie, the world’s best player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, for the third time today at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, Google’s DeepMind unit announced that it would be the last event match the AI plays. In a statement, DeepMind co-founder …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Scientists Watch A Star Turn Into A Black Hole Before Their Very Eyes

"It went out with a whimper instead of a bang."<p>It’s not everyday that you get to witness the birth of a black hole, and yet that it precisely what …

Universe

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation …

Google Play

Teleportation Could Be Possible Using Quantum Physics

In the video below, minutephysics explain how teleportation could be theoretically possible using quantum physics. Quantum teleportation uses quantum …

The scientific breakthrough that enabled physicists to solve the puzzle of infinity

During the mid 20th century, physicists were grappling with a perplexing puzzle. It seemed that every time they applied equations to explain fundamental properties we see and experience around us — like the mass of a particle or what happens when two particles interact with each other — they always …

Physics

Our Quest to Find a One-Sided Magnet Just Took an Unexpected Turn

Why do all magnets have two poles?<p>Of the many 'white whales' that theoretical physicists are pursuing, the elusive magnetic monopole - a magnetic …

Physics

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

We've hit next-level physics.<p>For the first time ever, physicists have managed to directly detect a hydrogen bond within a single molecule - meaning …

Hydrogen

Medical studies are almost always bogus

How many times have you encountered a study — on, say, weight loss — that trumpeted one fad, only to see another study discrediting it a week …

Research

Time travel is mathematically possible, but don't expect it anytime soon

It may sit firmly in the realm of science-fiction, but time travel is a mathematical possibility, even if it won't ever be a reality.<p>Theory claims to …

Physics

Key Einstein principle survives quantum test

Particles in quantum superposition adhere to the equivalence principle in atomic test.

How leaked NSA spy tools created a hacking free-for-all

Hackers have compromised thousands of computers around the world with a government-grade spy tool.<p>A backdoor published in a trove of leaked NSA hacking tools is being loaded onto vulnerable Windows computers. The attacks demonstrate what happens when people fail to regularly update their …

Hacking

The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape

For years, NASA has talked about sending people to Mars with its gigantic new rocket, the Space Launch System, and a new spacecraft called Orion.<p>But NASA hasn't said exactly how it plans to use this hardware, which it's spending $40 billion to develop — not even with the publication of a 36-page …

Space Exploration

Watch the world's first electric VTOL jet take flight

Munich-based aeronautics firm Lilium Aviation has just achieved what has, until now, been a dream for technologists and transportation companies: it’s successfully completed a series of test flights with its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet.<p>The two-seater can travel up to 186 …

Aviation

These Are Not Photos of Black Holes

The Event Horizon Telescope, actually a network of telescopes across the world, has successfully completed its highly-anticipated ten-day-long …

Black Holes

Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers - MIT Technology Review

Computer scientists have a name for the point at which quantum computers become more powerful than ordinary computers. They call it “quantum …

Quantum Computing

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Force Acting on Nanoparticles in a Vacuum

Nanoparticles can be pushed by pure nothingness.<p>Researchers have discovered a new and unexpected force that acts on nanoparticles in a vacuum, …

Physics

A Peek at Trends in Machine Learning

Have you looked at Google Trends? It’s pretty cool — you enter some keywords and see how Google Searches of that term vary through time. I …

What makes a programming language “cool?”

There are many programming languages today vying for your consideration, especially the “hot” (or “cool!”) new languages like Ceylon, Crystal, Dart, …

Programming
Guitar

How Humanity Will Soon Interface With Machine Learning Algorithms

<i>How will the way users interact with machine learning algorithms change over the next few years? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Håkon Hapnes Strand, Machine Learning Engineer, on</b> …

Machine Learning

Is Matter Conscious? - Issue 47: Consciousness

The nature of consciousness seems to be unique among scientific puzzles. Not only do neuroscientists have no fundamental explanation for how it …

Consciousness
Earth Science

Black Hole "Images" Could Throw Modern Physics Into Disarray

What truths does Sagittarius A* hold?<p>If all things go well, we’re about to finally see what a black hole looks like, as the Event Horizon Telescope …

Black Holes

A mega-telescope is trying to take the first image ever of a black hole, hell yeah

This week, a massive international array of the most powerful radio telescopes on the planet set its sights on the most camera-shy subject of all, the black hole. Badassly known as the Event Horizon Telescope, the global web of telescopes seeks to capture the first image of the supermassive black …

Black Holes