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Quantum Or Not, New Supercomputer Is Certainly Something Else

It's exactly the sort of futuristic thinking you'd expect from Google and NASA: Late last week, the organizations announced a partnership to build a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA's Ames Research Center.<p>But questions surround the new type of computer at the lab's core. D-Wave systems, …

How a German physicist fooled Albert Einstein

For his work on canal ray sources in the 1920s, German physicist Emil Rupp was regarded as one of the most important figures in his field. His research captured the interest of Albert Einstein, resulting in a collaboration that probed the wave and particle natures of light. Despite flaws and …

Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB in lab tests

<b>Vitamin C can kill multidrug-resistant TB in the lab, scientists have found.</b><p>The surprise discovery may point to a new way of tackling this increasingly hard-to-treat infection, the US study authors from Yeshiva University say in Nature Communications.<p>An estimated 650,000 people worldwide have …

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Don't Flush: Lifting the Lid on the Science of Poo and Wee by Richard Mary Platt | Book Review

After relocating to Germany, I was initially intrigued, then amused, by The Shelf that is built into many German toilets. This shelf is designed so …

Camera Traps Capture Rare and Beautiful Javan Leopards

Camera traps placed in the Javan rainforest have captured striking images of beautiful and critically endangered Javan leopards. While resting, …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …