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NASA creates groundbreaking new 3D visualization of atmospheric carbon dioxide

NASA just released an eye-opening new 3D visualization that shows just how long carbon dioxide sticks around in the atmosphere – and how it moves …

TSMC wants to build a new factory for 5nm and 3nm chips

WSJ<p>Samsung may be the first to mass produce the industry’s first 10nm SoC, but that doesn’t mean TSMC can’t prepare for what’s to come in the future – the Taiwanese chipmaker is apparently planning to build a new factory for future processors built on a 5nm and a 3nm design.<p>TSMC wants to make …

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

Astronomy

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Quantum computing: What is it and how will it affect security processes?

Quantum computers have the potential to perform calculations faster than ever possible before, inviting a significant rethink in how we approach …

This paper-like battery charges in one minute and lasts for 10,000 cycles

Research company ITRI has introduced an Ultrafast Rechargeable Aluminum Battery (URABat), said to be a safer and more efficient alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Developed in partnership with Stanford University, the URABat can be fully-charged in one minute for more than 10,000 cycles.<p>The …

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

For the First Time, Researchers Bridge Quantum Computers on a Single Chip

Maybe building a full-scale quantum computer is just a matter of linking a bunch of small ones.<p>Despite the rapid emergence of mobile devices and cloud computing, it's still intuitive to think of computers as relatively self-contained systems. And, as self-contained systems, they can be relied on to …

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Climate Change