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This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Remains of Ancient Extraterrestrial Laboratory Discovered in China

<b>Thirteen years ago, a group of Chinese researchers located and explored an ancient structure so unusual that an extraterrestrial hypothesis was</b> …

Move over, CRISPR: MAGESTIC makes for gentler gene-editing

Allowing scientists to make cut-and-paste edits to an organism's genome, the CRISPR gene-editing tool may be powerful, but it's still a bit clumsy. …

Genetics

Equifax Now Says Over 56,000 Driver's Licenses, Passports, and Other IDs Were Stolen, Too

Credit-reporting agency Equifax has revealed new details this week about the personal data of customers exposed in last year’s data breach.<p>In …

Stem cell biological BREAKTHROUGH as scientists craft embryo without egg or sperm

Scientists have announced a biological breakthrough by growing an embryo without either a sperm or an egg.<p>Using two different types of stem cells, a …

A Remote Hack Hijacks Android Phones Via Electric Leaks in Their Memory

Nearly four years have passed since researchers began to experiment with a hacking technique known as "Rowhammer," which breaks practically every …

25 years ago today, the web opened up and the world changed

On April 30, 1993, CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—announced that it was <b>putting a piece of software developed by one of its researchers, Tim Berners-Lee, into the public domain</b>. That software was a “global computer networked information system” called the World Wide Web, and …

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms

From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. …

5 CAMERA HACKS In 95 Seconds you MUST try!

How to be more creative with 5 camera hacks - photography tips & tricks you can use anytime! It's not easy to be creative every day - hope those …

Hacking

Five Hacks for Video With a Smartphone

The video quality a smartphone is able to produce these days is so good that you can use it for a lot more than just vacation memories. If you want …

Mobile Photography

Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atoms

Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna, Austria) and the USA have provided proof for a new state of matter: an electron orbits a nucleus at a great …

Quantum Physics

Hackers found a brand new Flash zero-day vulnerability – here’s what you need to know

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but hackers found a way to attack you via Adobe’s Flash Player, a content platform that just refuses to die.<p>The …

Information Security

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

We Could Soon Get Lasers Powerful Enough to Literally Rip Emptiness Apart

This is intense.<p>Lasers powerful enough to tear the fabric of matter itself are being developed in a special laboratory in China, potentially giving …

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a …

This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

This map shows how the huge, complicated network of undersea cables which keep the internet running is spread around the world.<p>The map, by telecom analytics company TeleGeography, uses coloured lines to show how there are many hundreds of fibre optic cables running under the world's oceans.<p>It shows …

9 habits of unsuccessful people

<b>• Nobody's perfect — most of us have picked up a bad habit or two at some point.</b><p><b>• Most of the time, a bad habit won't wreck your whole life.</b><p><b>• Still, it's probably best to avoid these success-sabotaging tendencies.</b><p>Bad habits may not seem like a big deal on their own, but sometimes they can seriously …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Intel is one step closer to mass production of quantum processors

Quantum computing is far from fiction but it is also out of reach for consumers and businesses with limited budgets. Intel has announced that it has …

North Korean Hack of U.S. War Plans Shows Off Cyber Skills

The techno soldiers of Kim Jong Un are growing more aggressive in defending North Korea’s supreme leader against threats from Donald Trump and South …

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Hackers have leaked the user database of a Tor web host popular with child pornographers

Two days ago, a hacker group affiliated with Anonymous broke into the servers of Freedom Hosting II — a popular underground web host that, according to The Verge, contained one-fifth of the dark web — and shut it down.<p>Predictably, the hackers weren’t content with replacing 10,613 websites with a …

PHP

Hack knocks out a fifth of the Dark Web

A self-styled vigilante attacked a less-than-scrupulous web host.<p>The Dark Web is having a rough time right now... although the victims in this case won't earn too much sympathy. An Anonymous-linked hacker speaking to <i>Motherboard</i> brought down about a fifth of the Tor network's 'secret' websites (over …

Dark Web

How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords

Your reason for cracking a Wi-Fi password are no doubt noble (we trust you); here's how.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Cry Ransomware Uses Google Maps to Find Victim Locations

<b>Cry Ransomware Hosts Victims’ Info on Public Sites</b><p><b>A new piece of ransomware has been using public sites to host information about its victims, along</b> …

DEF CON Researchers Find Major IoT Security Problems During Hackathon

DEF CON is the biggest annual home of security nightmares for the IT and, now, IoT industries. This was the 24th event and the second annual IoT …

Hacker Releases Code That Powered Record-Breaking Botnet Attack

The Internet of Things-infecting malware that launched a historic DDoS attack is now free for anyone to use.<p>It's only been a few weeks since hackers hijacked more than 1 million Internet of Things devices to launch a record-breaking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the website of …