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Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis

One of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics may have been solved, retired mathematician Michael Atiyah is set to claim on Monday. In a …

Mathematics

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Riemann's prime power counting function

The prime number theorem says that π(<i>x</i>), the number of primes less than or equal to <i>x</i>, is asymptotically <i>x</i> / log <i>x</i>. So it’s easy to estimate the number …

Mathematics

This Mad New Quantum Experiment Breaks The Idea of 'Before' And 'After'

The ultimate chicken-and-egg situation.<p>For around a century it's been thought that particles don't have defined properties until we nail them down …

Quantum Physics

Elizabeth Warren Put a Stake in the Ground. We Should Pay Close Attention.

If corporations want to be treated like people then they should be punished like them, too.<p>It is not often that you see a politician put a stake in the ground, run a big bright flag up it, and declare that this is where I stand, dammit. This is what Senator Professor Warren, a daughter of Oklahoma, …

Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanics

Paul Dirac (1902 – 1984)<p>On August 8, 1902, English theoretical physicist <b>Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac</b> was born. Dirac is best known for his fundamental …

Thousands of Exotic "Topological" Materials Discovered through Sweeping Search

The already buzzing field of topological physics could be about to explode. For the first time, researchers have systematically scoured through …

Erwin Schrödinger and his Famous Thought Experiment

Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961)<p>On August 12, 1887, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate <b>Erwin Schrödinger</b> was born. Schrödinger developed a number of …

How hot is Schrodinger's coffee?

A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered at the University …

Is Gravity Quantum?

All the fundamental forces of the universe are known to follow the laws of quantum mechanics, save one: gravity. Finding a way to fit gravity into …

Universal Method to Sort Complex Information Found

The nearest neighbor problem asks where a new point fits into an existing data set. A few researchers set out to prove that there was no universal …

Mathematics

How to find and delete where Google knows you've been

Even if "Location History" is off on your phone, Google often still stores your precise location .<p>Here are some things you can do to delete those markers and keep your location as private as possible. But there's no panacea, because simply connecting to the internet on any device flags an IP …

Google Maps

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Potential new MS drug could regenerate myelin

New research could lead to treatments for multiple sclerosis that regenerate myelin, the fatty coating that insulates nerve fibers and protects …

Reversing cause and effect is no trouble for quantum computers: Modelling data in reverse offers hints for how the arrow of time emerges

Modelling data in reverse offers hints for how the arrow of time emerges<p>Scientists show that a quantum computer is less in thrall to the arrow of …

National University of Singapore

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Supreme Court Says Foreign Nationals Have No Due Process Rights Here

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These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Harvard researchers studied the lives of 123,219 men and women over 3 decades, to learn exactly how much extra time good habits can add to your life.<p>They say there's no fountain of youth. But a comprehensive new Harvard University study is the latest report to break down exactly how much extra time …

Burst of Brain Activity Linked to Memory Reactivation

Researchers shed light on how sleep spindles help secure memory storage and reactivation.

The Brain

How Much Water Should I Drink?

What experts think about the ‘8 glasses a day' rule.<p>Water is having its moment as a panacea. We’re told that by drinking at least eight glasses (or half a gallon) a day—or, another version goes, enough ounces to equal half our weight—we’ll moisturize our skin, flush toxins from our bodies, lose …

Alan Turing’s chemistry hypothesis turned into a desalination filter

A chemical reaction he suggested can now be done, and it makes a great membrane.<p>Alan Turing is rightly famed for his contributions to computer …

Czech Brewer Mocks #MeToo, Calling It a ‘Pathological Campaign’

A social media posting by a major Czech brewery that appeared to mock the #MeToo movement has prompted strong reactions, drawing praise, criticism and some soul-searching on sexism in this former communist republic.<p>The Facebook post by the Bernard Brewery in Humpolec, about an hour’s journey from …

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper

Sila Nanotechnologies has pulled off double-digit performance gains for lithium-ion batteries, promising to lower costs or add capabilities for cars …

Batteries

Memory-boosting brain prosthesis shows impressive results in human trials

A DARPA-funded study has raised the possibility of memory-enhancing brain prostheses. Following animal research that had returned successful results, …

Finding order in disorder demonstrates a new state of matter

Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018

Dueling neural networks. Artificial embryos. AI in the cloud. Welcome to our annual list of the 10 technology advances we think will shape the way we …

Natural Gas

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

A Promising Backup to the Honeybee Is Shut Down

The almond industry contributes an estimated $21 billion annually to California’s economy and it is completely dependent on honeybees for its …

High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health

A study of older people has found that having a total cholesterol level higher than it was in midlife is tied to a lower risk of marked cognitive …