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6 overlooked sci-fi movies you need to stream

While the movie selection on the streaming services can be hit or miss, there are a lot of small gems to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. …

Physicists, the Brain is Calling You

<b>By Gabriel Popkin</b><p>Wiring diagram of a human brain created by tracking the movement of water molecules with magnetic resonance imaging.<p><b>APS March</b> …

Physics

Newly Discovered State of Matter Could Be a Breakthrough for Quantum Computing

Quantum spin liquids seem to defy the laws of nature.<p>Physicists have finally detected the existence of a mysterious new state of matter known as quantum spin liquid in a real material.<p>This new discovery is not only exciting in its own right, it presents vast possibilities for the future of quantum …

Understanding the basics of quantum computing [Q&A]

Computers have been growing more and more powerful for some time now and, as processors become faster and memory more plentiful, we’re reaching the …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physics genius, but the mystery he finds most intriguing is women

Hawking has been outspoken about the dangers of AI, which he has warned "could spell the end of the human race."<p>He himself uses a primitive form of AI to produce his characteristic robotic speech, since he suffers from a motor-neuron disease similar to ALS.<p>Here are a few of the best questions and …

Singularity

Are Humans Really Part Of A Game For Robots? Scientists Claim The Universe Could Be FAKE

<i>(Flickr)</i><p>Everything you know may just be part of a Matrix-style simulation, according to physicists who claim that we could all be part of a giant …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Massless Particles, And They Could Revolutionise Electronics

They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons.<p>After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence …

That Physicist in Omaha Is Still Working on a Warp Drive in His Garage

And he's filed for a patent.<p>When David Pares works in his garage at night, he has to do it by flashlight. That's because he just doesn't have the power for lights with what he says he's building in there: the first-ever working warp motor, the holy grail of sci-fi technology.<p>Even as bold claims go, …

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

What a cluster: When dark matter collides, things get weird

Dark matter just got a shade more mysterious. Scientists studying a smashup between giant clusters of galaxies have watched how each cluster's dark matter passes through the collision – and found that it seems to contradict certain theories of how dark matter behaves.<p>The findings, published in the …

Dark Matter

Why Do People Talk In Their Sleep?

<i>By Stephanie Steinberg for U.S. News</i><p><i>Sure, you can have my phone number. It's like having a direct line to God. But better, because I answer.</i><p><i>Hold me. I want you to feel greatness.</i><p><i>I'm like medicine. Take me twice before going to bed. Warning: I will cause sexiness.</i><p><i>I'm not fat. It's just my</i> …

光速并非宇宙速度上限?空间膨胀可超光速

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

Medicine

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

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【天文物理】愛因斯坦原來曾經這樣想

<b>■大名鼎鼎的愛因斯坦在1931年就有穩恆態宇宙的想法。</b><p><b>作者|</b>Davide Castelvecchi <b><br>編譯|</b>陳冠吟<p>  宇宙的起源一直是科學家欲解的謎,其中有「大爆炸理論」(Big Bang theory)和「穩恆態宇宙論」(steady state theory)兩種。在1920年代,美國天文學家愛德溫 …