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Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

Dark Matter

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Cell Biology

Physicists make "unprecedented" qubit breakthrough in the race to build quantum computers

Researchers have created quantum simulators consisting of 53 qubits. Previous versions modelled just two dozen qubits<p>It may seem as if we’ve been on …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Discover 'Miracle' Mineral That Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster

A rare mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830′s could hold the key to boosting internet speeds 1,000 times faster than today. The mineral, perovskite, has a number of incredible properties, many of which scientists are now realizing.<p>Perovskite (CaTiO3) is a calcium titanium oxide mineral, but the …

Perovskite

This tiny implant could get paralyzed patients moving again

Imagine if a matchstick-sized brain implant could circumvent damaged spinal cords and help paralyzed people become mobile.

Scientists Have Built a 'Hallucination Machine' For a Drug-Free Brain Trip

Is this real life?<p>Using some deep Google AI trickery and a virtual reality headset, scientists have built a device they're calling the Hallucination …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Researchers develop milestone for ultra-fast communications and computing

A mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830s known as a perovskite holds a key to the next step in ultra-high-speed communications and …

Heard of the element erbium? It could pave the way to a quantum internet

If you were to try reciting the periodic table, you might stumble before you got to the rare earth elements.<p>Comprising yttrium (element 39) and …

Quantum Physics

Here’s how to watch the epic USA vs. Japan giant robot battle to the death

It’s been years in the making, but the big event has finally arrived. The Giant Robot Duel between Eagle Prime and Kuratas will erupt on October 17, …

Researchers may have discovered a way to reverse blindness

Giving Sight to the Blind<p>Visual impairment is still rather rampant, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Some 285 million people …

National Academy of Sciences

Experiment reveals evidence for a previously unseen behaviour of light

Beams of light do not, generally speaking, bounce off each other like snooker balls. But at the high energies in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN they have just been observed doing exactly that<p>Light is useful, versatile and perplexing. We see with it - that is, we make sense of our surroundings …

Physics

Astronomers create best ever image of star outside our Solar System

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer astronomers have constructed this image of the red supergiant star Antares. This is the most detailed …

Astronomy

Mathematicians Tame Rogue Waves, Lighting Up Future of LEDs

The mathematician Svitlana Mayboroda and collaborators have figured out how to predict the behavior of electrons — a mathematical discovery that …

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

<b>Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.</b><p>The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic.<p>In lab experiments, the bacteria proved much more …

University of California

A New Quantum Understanding is About to Turn Chemistry on Its Head

Entirely New Discoveries<p>In a world of quantum oddities, the phenomenon of indistinguishability, the impossibility of distinguishing between two …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Astronomy

Single molecular layer and thin silicon beam enable nanolaser operation at room temperature

For the first time, researchers have built a nanolaser that uses only a single molecular layer, placed on a thin silicon beam, which operates at room …

RED announces modular Hydrogen phone aimed at 3D content with ‘holographic’ display

RED, a company that produces high-end cinema cameras that are used to shoot major motion pictures, has just announced a new smartphone running Android. Aiming to ship early next year, the biggest issue with the Hydrogen One phone is that its press release is filled with a bunch of marketing speak …

World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Creates Molecular 'Black Hole'

The world's most powerful X-ray laser has created a molecular "black hole."<p>The black hole is not a tiny version of the supermassive celestial object …

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Teaching Individual Neurons<p>The Neurophysiology department at the University of Lund has discovered that individual neurons can be taught patterns …

Artificial Intelligence

Break The Standard Model? An Ultra-Rare Decay Threatens To Do What The LHC Can't

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), physicists accelerate particles to the highest energies and in the greatest numbers that humanity has ever achieved. We smash them together at greater than 99.999999% the speed of light, attempting to create new, never-before-seen particles and solve the …

Physics

What Things Should Every Physics Major Know?

Over the weekend, cosmologist and author Sean Carroll tweeted about what physics majors should know, namely that “the Standard Model is an SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) gauge theory, and know informally what that means.” My immediate reaction to this was pretty much in line with Brian Skinner’s, namely that …

Physics

Nuclear Physics Might Hold The Key To Cracking Open The Standard Model

If you want to discover new secrets and mysteries about the fundamental Universe, you collide particles at higher and higher energies to crack open what lies inside. At least, that’s been the most successful method so far! But there’s another approach: to look at how these fundamental particles …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Quantum Physics

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?

An outstanding conundrum on what happens to the laser energy after beams are fired into plasma has been solved in newly-published research at the …

Symmetry's ABCs of Particle Physics: E-H

ABCs of<p>particle physics<p>is for galaxies -<p>see how they turn!<p>Galaxies are huge collections of stars, all held together by gravity. By some estimates, …