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Threshold Theory: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

How smart do you have to be to succeed?<p>What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces?<p>And similarly...<p>How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful entrepreneur?<br>• How good does your training program need to be to …

What Are Gravitational Waves And Why Do They Matter?

If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe<p>Physicists have been buzzing (or rather, tweeting) about the possibility that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment finally discovered gravitational waves. LIGO has been searching for these cosmic ripples …

Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

Universe

Ask Ethan: Could Dark Energy Recycle The Universe?

Our Universe is becoming colder, sparser and emptier. But is that its inevitable, ultimate fate?<p><i>“Quintessence is a dynamic, time-evolving, and</i> …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Black hole smashup generated yottawatts of power

Yottawatt \YOT-ah-wat\ n.: <br>1 million billion billion watts<p>That’s a lotta watts. And a lot more — 3.6 x 1049 watts, or 36 septillion yottawatts — …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Here's The Coolest Thing About NASA's EPIC Solar Eclipse Video

Watch the moon's shadow sweep across our planet's surface.<p>The web is brimming with photos and videos of Tuesday's total solar eclipse -- the only one this year -- but it's hard to beat the eye-popping composite video NASA just released.<p>The brief clip above lets you see the eclipse not from the …

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What Bit a Chunk Out of Pluto's Ice?

NASA's New Horizons has found an icy oddity that highlights one of the key processes that is believed to shape this dwarf planet's surprisingly young …

Why Does Earth Appear Blue From Space?

Hint: it doesn’t have anything to do with our blue skies.<p><i>“Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that</i> …

Astronomy

Why Don't Planets Hit Each Other?

<i>Why don’t planets orbiting the Sun ever hit each other?</i><p>They did! The current solar system is the stable aftermath of a fairly violent growth period, so what we see now is the result of a several-billion-years-long evolution.<p>Many of the objects in the universe didn’t begin their existence in the …

Astronomy

Keep Track of Every Mission Throughout The Solar System With This Handy Map

There’s been dozens of probes that have gone out exploring the solar system since 1959's Luna 2 probe. PopChartLab has gone and noted down each one …

Astronomy

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

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Researchers Have Built The Most Complex Light-Based Quantum Computer Chip Ever

Bring on quantum computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>In a world-first, researchers have created a quantum chip that contains four …

WATCH: The Terrifying Physics of Teleporting Humans

The Star Trek transporter was a suicide box.<p>The <i>Star Trek</i> films taught us that within that very specific sci-fi universe, transporters could teleport …

No, Science Is Not Faith-Based

Even the most well-learned scientist, working within the frameworks of the most robustly tested and verified theories, can never be certain that the next experiment or measurement will continue to provide the results that we expect. Last month, when the LIGO collaboration announced the direct …

Physics

New Mathematical Model Maps The Expansion of The Early Universe Better Than Ever Before

This is where we came from.<p>Physicists in Switzerland are using new code called 'gevolution' together with Einstein's theory of general relativity to …

New Simulation Incorporating Effect Of Gravitational Waves Could Shed Light On Dark Energy

Less than a month after gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time — were discovered, scientists have created a way to incorporate …

By 'growing' lasers, scientists open the door to lightning-fast computing

Our computers are limited in speed by their interconnects. As our electronics get quicker and more complex, the materials that we make them out of …

Next stop, Lunar City: 3D-printed space pods to form permanent ‘moon village’

Mankind could soon be living in 3D-printed moon pods, with the European Space Agency (ESA) currently exploring inventive ways to set up a permanent …

Radar Scans Beamed to Earth via Laser Can See Ships in Almost Real-Time

This grainy black-and-white image may not look like much, but it’s a record-breaker. A radar scan acquired by satellite and beamed back to Earth by …

Astronomers just saw farther back in time than they ever have before

To look through the lens of a telescope is to peer back in time.<p>The light we view through it has spent hundreds, millions, even billions of years crossing the vastness of space to reach us, carrying with it images of things that happened long ago.<p>On Thursday, astronomers at the Hubble Space …

Universe

Quantum computer factors numbers, could be scaled up

What are the prime factors, or multipliers, for the number 15? Most grade school students know the answer—3 and 5—by memory. A larger number, such as …

Physicists find extreme violation of local realism in quantum hypergraph states

(Phys.org)—Many quantum technologies rely on quantum states that violate local realism, which means that they either violate locality (such as when …

Quantum Physics

These New Quantum Dot Crystals Could Replace Silicon in Super-Fast, Next-Gen Computers

Bring it on.<p>Solid, crystalline structures of incredibly tiny particles known as quantum dots have been developed by engineers in the US, and they're …

Quantum computer revolves around just 5 atoms

It's no mean feat to find the factors of a very large number -- even a supercomputer can take years to find all the multipliers. However, MIT researchers have found a way to clear this massive hurdle. They've built a quantum computer that discovers number factors using just five atoms. Four of the …

Quantum Computing

Quantum Hacking of State Secrets Moves Closer to Reality

Scientists say they’ve built a scalable quantum computer.<p>Enigma machines, used by the Germans in World War II to encrypt communications. (Photo: …

Ultra-bright light: A new source of quantum light

A new ultra-bright source of single photons - 15 times brighter than commonly used sources and emitting photons that are 99.5% indistinguishable from …