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Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

Do black holes reverse time?

THINK of a holographic picture.<p>It’s a flat, two-dimensional film. But it contains all the information our eyes need to perceive a three-dimensional …

Physics

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe

Goodbye Moore's Law! Intel invests $50 million into quantum computing partnership

Intel, the chip giant, has committed $50 million and engineering resources as part of a 10-year partnership with a Dutch university to advance …

Antimatter Will Surf on Plasma Waves in the Particle Colliders of the Future

The best way to study the subatomic particles that make up the most fundamental building blocks of our universe is, of course, to smash them into …

New Large Hadron Collider study may overturn Standard Model of physics

US scientists have conducted potentially revolutionary research that could force a rewrite of the Standard Model, the theory for how particles …

Plasma Rocket Technology Receives NASA Funding Boost

A potential advancement in the United States' electric propulsion capability for the future of spaceflight is being underscored by a new NASA …

Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Physics

DARPA's XS-1 spacecraft could hit speeds of Mach 10

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” buzz has already kicked off, but in the real world, the US military has taken a step closer to making advanced spacecraft a reality.<p>The XS-1 is airplane-like space vehicle that can fly to space and rapidly launch small satellites, space weapons, and more into orbit at …

MIT designs small, modular, efficient fusion power plant | Kurzweil

A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor (credit: MIT ARC team)<p>MIT plans to create a new compact version of a tokamak fusion reactor with the goal …

Rare Earth

Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet

‘Slimmed down’ Google will be largest subsidiary of parent company, whose structure is said to be similar to that of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway<p>Google is dead. Long live Alphabet.<p>The tech company announced on Monday that it would rebrand itself as Alphabet – a new holding company whose …

Google Fiber

Instead Of A Wedding, Couples Can Now Opt For Quantum Entanglement

The latest wacky Vegas wedding has couples tying the quantum physics knot–and rethinking what it means to truly be coupled.<p>A Las Vegas hotel is experimenting with a different kind of marriage ceremony: Instead of hiring a justice of the peace, you can now be married by the power of quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Instantaneous velocity in Brownian particles observed, a century after Einstein said it would be impossible

A century after Albert Einstein said we would never be able to observe the instantaneous velocity of tiny particles as they randomly shake and shimmy …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

IBM Scientists Achieve Critical Steps to Building First Practical Quantum Computer

IBM scientists today unveiled two critical advances towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. For the first time, they showed the …

What is dark energy?

We need dark energy to explain why gravity seems to be driving galaxies in our universe apart instead of pulling them together.<p>The nature of dark …