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IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

Quantum Computing

Proof we landed on the Moon is in the dust

A less common reply against Moon hoax theorists: the way dust behaves in Apollo videos is proof we landed on the Moon.<p>On every anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing, the Moon hoax theorists are out in full force. And while scientists have refuted the hoaxers most common arguments like how the …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Rosetta Spacecraft Readies For Rendezvous With Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft hibernated for 31 months while its orbit took it too far away from the sun for its solar arrays to keep it operational. It's ready for a rendezvous with a comet Aug. 6.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Next month, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe will catch up with …

Shelter on the Moon could be the pits

Moving into a new neighborhood means finding a place to live, and 45 years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, our largest satellite is still …