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How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Proxima Centauri just released a flare so powerful it was visible to the unaided eye

Since its discovery was announced in August of 2016, Proxima b has been an endless source of wonder and the target of many scientific studies. In …

Universe

Using laser tweezers, chemists nudged two atoms to bond

For the first time, researchers have played matchmaker between two specific atoms, joining them together to form a molecule.Typically, chemists make …

Chemistry

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

Archaeology

Acclaimed astrophysicist talks global warming April 5, 6

Is human-induced global warming real or a hoax?<p>Acclaimed astrophysicist, educator and author Jeffrey Bennett will host a talk titled “Global Warming …

Climate Change

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

Robot bees could be deployed if natural population continues to collapse

Fleets of robobees could now be deployed if natural populations continue to collapse.<p>A leading expert told the world’s biggest science conference the …

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn't it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

Universe

Woman gets equipped with bionic hand that can actually feel

Prosthetics have improved my leaps and bounds over the past century and we’ve reached a point where someone with an artificial limb is often just as …

Singularity

We've Entered a New Era of Quantum Computing

Quantum computing might be nascent, but recent advancements have brought us into a new age. And every new era needs a name. So when future computing …

Quantum Computing

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Quantum Mechanics

Strange Sea Swirls: What's Behind Speedy 'Smoke Ring' Vortices?

Typically, ocean waters flow gently westward, in part driven by the massive, slow waves generated by the Earth's spin. Even when whirlpools or eddies …

SpaceX launches first reusable capsule and rocket

SpaceX is attempting its first launch of a used Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket today.<p>Elon Musk's private space company SpaceX is attempting to launch a reusable rocket on Friday. If everything goes as planned, this will mark the company's first successful attempt to reuse a rocket, as well as …

Space Travel

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Computing

The Public’s Distrust of Biotech Is Deepening. Commercialization May Be to Blame.

A cutting-edge study foreshadows what genetic science might bestow to human health, but the public is rightfully wary.<p>Harvard medical geneticist …

Molecular Biology

This CRISPR Bioethicist Says We Worry Too Much About A Dystopian Future

Can we expect a future filled with designer babies? Probably not, says bioethicist Alta Charo, who reminds us that society has long harbored such fears.<p>CRISPR, the gene-editing technique revolutionizing biological research, has been welcomed as much as it has been feared by the scientific …

Genetics

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

These people never existed. They were made by an AI.

Better Than Doodles<p>Back in June, an image generator that could turn even the crudest doodle of a face into a more realistic looking image made the …

Artificial Intelligence

Amateur archaeologists unearth 1,600-year-old Roman mosaic

Archaeologists in Great Britain have uncovered an intricate, 20-foot-long mosaic in the ruins of a Roman villa that are thought to depict the Roman gods Hercules and Cupid and the mythological hero Bellerophon.<p>The discovery caps a three-year exploration of three Roman sites near the West Berkshire …

Archaeology

Scientists Are Investigating Warm Caves Under Antarctica Which Could Support Secret Life

"You could wear a T-shirt in there and be pretty comfortable."<p>Australian scientists investigating ice caves under Antarctica's glaciers say they are …

Scientists discover a new way the brain forms memories

A team of scientists announced Thursday they have discovered a new way the brain learns and stores information that may explain why people remember …

UC San Diego

Physicists Have Captured the First Spectral Fingerprints of Antimatter

Antihydrogen<p>It’s been about nine months since a team of CERN researchers succeeded in their goal of measuring the spectrum of light emitted from …

Physics

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

Orange County

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

Ingenious AI Converts Images of Food Into a List of Ingredients

Researchers at MIT have developed deep-learning algorithm that can compile a list of ingredients and even recommend recipes after looking at photos …

Top Science Organization Cautiously Supports Genetically Engineering Humans

New gene editing methods like CRISPR/Cas9 have given scientists unprecedented potential to edit human DNA. But how should researchers in the field …

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