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We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

Quantum Mechanics

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5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

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How to master computer science, minus the student loans

These days, you don't need to spend a fortune on college tuition to gain valuable professional skills. The Complete Computer Science Bundle gives students a full programming education without having to spend the next ten years of your life in debt. Right now, Engadget readers can get this 8-course …

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"Costa Rica hasn't needed to rely on fossil fuels for electricity since June 16."

Clean power superstar Costa Rica has hit another renewable energy milestone. The Central American country's electric grid has been powered entirely …

We’re Sending 26 Billion Pounds of Reusable Textiles to the Landfill Every Year

Eco Fashion

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MIT Researchers Radically Boost Wi-Fi With Smart Routers That Talk To Each Other

Tech lets wireless access points cancel out interference, providing a speed boost for crowded venues. It might help cellphone towers, too.<p>Look at the night sky on a camping trip and the stars are everywhere. Look from a city full of lights and you barely see any. The disappointment is similar when …

Scientists install 'memories' in DNA of human cells

Scientists have managed to record histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to recall past “memories.” The advancement could prove vital for …

Forest restoration can turn the clock back

<b>Halting tree-felling and land clearance is not enough to save tropical rainforests without programmes of forest restoration in degraded areas,</b> …

Biodiversity

Self-healing clothes? It could be a possibility thanks to a squid protein

Who needs a sewing kit when you’ve got a squid on hand? Proving once again that Mother Nature really does know best, scientists have discovered the …

Second layer of information in DNA confirmed

Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and …

Researchers orbit a muon around an atom, confirm physics is broken

The proton's charge radius shouldn't change, and yet it appears to.<p>Although tiny, a proton takes up a finite amount of space, enough to fit three …

Physics

If you want to have a lucrative career in tech, learning this top programming language is a good place to start

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>ShutterStock / Timofey_123 Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It's helped build some of the most …

Java

How Humans Could Go Interstellar, Without Warp Drive

The field equations of Einstein’s General Relativity theory say that faster-than-light (FTL) travel is possible, so a handful of researchers are …

Space Travel

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

By David Nield<p>If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. …

Quantum Computing

Cornell scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ITHACA, N.Y. – While the human race will always leave its carbon footprint on the Earth, it must continue to find ways to lessen the impact of its …

Engineers just created a programmable quantum computer

Computer scientists have created a small programmable quantum computer that can run a number of quantum algorithms.<p>Quantum computers have the …

MIT Found a Way to Make Virtual Characters Interact With Background Video

One of the obvious tells that a computer-generated character isn’t real is the lack of interaction with the background they’ve been added to. It’s …

California Engineer Is Building A Gyrocopter-Inspired Flying Car

Escape from the desert into the sky<p>What will it take to get flying cars off the ground? Not a lack of interest: as long as there have been cars and flying machines, people have been interested in combining the two. Last month, the FAA even approved a flying car prototype as a light airplane, …

Flying Car

Bubble cities could come to offer a solution to our crammed urban living

PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by pioneers at well known and new companies.<p>…

New York City

SuperMeat seeks to replace slaughterhouses with science

Ever since the UN released its 2006 <i>Livestock's Long Shadow</i> report on the impact animal agriculture has on climate change, the environmental case for …

Scientists Built a Giant Molecule That Could Fight Nearly Any Viral Infection — NOVA Next | PBS

Viruses have eluded our best efforts to fight them off. They mutate much more quickly than bacteria, and most anti-viral drugs that do keep symptoms …

Viruses

Scientists Have Performed The First Trials of a 'Universal Cancer Vaccine'

It's really happening.<p>Scientists just took a big, "very positive" step towards developing what could be the first 'universal cancer vaccine'.<p>The …

We're in the middle of a cancer-treatment revolution — here's what's keeping us from beating the disease

With success stories like President Jimmy Carter, who declared he was cancer-free only a few months after sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, new immunotherapy treatments like the one he used are creating a sea change in the way cancer is treated.<p>While success stories abound, …

Cancer

How New York Could Save the Nuclear Power Industry in the U.S.

Plants could earn zero-emissions credits to subsidize their operations.<p>New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state …