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This Is Why You Should Never Hold in a Sneeze

A recently released case report, courtesy of the <i>BMJ,</i> reaffirms one of life’s important lessons: Don’t try to hold back a sneeze. Especially, don’t do …

4D World: Light Moving In Fourth Dimension Observed During Quantum Hall Experiment

We can only experience life in three spatial dimensions, but there could still be countless others out there, existing outside the range of our …

A Brutal 500-Page Math Proof Even Experts Can't Understand Is About to Be Published

WTF?<p>His name is Shinichi Mochizuki, and depending on how fluent you are in the fringes of number theory, he's either a peerless mathematical …

Mathematics

Physicists Just Invented an Essential Component Needed For Quantum Computers

They're using a new state of matter for this.<p>In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their work on superconductors …

Stable plasma ring created in open air for the first time

Plasma is one of the more mysterious phases of matter, only existing on Earth fleetingly in the form of lightning or contained inside neon signs. Now …

Should Probabilistic Inference be Thrown Under the Bus?

So, what’s Yann LeCun talking about when he says “he’s ready to throw Probability Theory under the bus”?<p>LeCun spoke these words to get a reaction out …

Machine Learning

IBM scientists say radical new ‘in-memory’ computing architecture will speed up computers by 200 times

(Left) Schematic of conventional von Neumann computer architecture, where the memory and computing units are physically separated. To perform a …

Machine Learning

Finding The Shortest Path, With A Little Help From Dijkstra

If you spend enough time reading about programming or computer science, there’s a good chance that you’ll encounter the same ideas, terms, concepts, …

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch …

Xiaomi

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

Quantum Mechanics

Electrons flowing like liquid in graphene start a new wave of physics

A new understanding of the physics of conductive materials has been uncovered by scientists observing the unusual movement of electrons in graphene.

Nanotech

A New Quantum Theory Predicts That the Future Could Be Influencing the Past

Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures …

Quantum Mechanics

"Mind reading" technology can now decode complex thoughts

In the past, "mind reading" systems have been able to guess what single-digit number a person might be thinking of, but deeper thoughts have been …

Machine Learning

How to see past your own perspective and find truth

The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. It's as if we know more but …

APIs

Google Reveals Automatic Machine Learning: A.I. Can Create Itself

This month Google revealed a major new approach to A.I. development that seems to call out to the most sensational and apocalyptic predictions in all …

Machine Learning

New 2D Quantum Material Can Conduct Electricity at Nearly the Speed of Light

As useful as graphene has proved to be over the past few years, it may be about to be overtaken by a new 2D quantum material in the race to be the …

MIT Physicists Have Found a Brand New Way to Unleash Graphene's Superconductive Power

Unstoppable.<p>In case it wasn't already awesome enough, physicists have found a new way to turn 'wonder material' graphene into a ridiculously powerful …

Nanotech

4 Innovation Lessons From Albert Einstein | Inc.com

When we think of Albert Einstein, we inevitably conjure up images of the icon rather than the man. We see Einstein with his wild hair and his tongue sticking out or Einstein as a playful old man, riding a bicycle. We remember his cheerful confidence and his easy comfort with his own genius. He …

Physics

Tiny thermophotovoltaic device harvests energy from infrared wavelengths

Waste heat could be a valuable source of energy – if only we could find a way to capture it efficiently. Now two Duke University researchers have a …

Clean Energy

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

This is crazy.<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human brain …

Artificial Intelligence

This Startup Plans to Revolutionize Quantum Computing Technology Faster Than Ever

Investor Interest<p>Since Rigetti Computing launched three years ago, the Berekely and Fremont-based startup has attracted a host of investors — …

Quantum Computing

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves &Amp; Axions to Find New Physics

We haven't seen physicists this excited for a while.<p>Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the …

Physics

Travel To Mars? A New Rocket Can Make Fast Human Trips Possible, Researcher Says

Human space travel to Mars is largely considered a far off moonshot – though not entirely impossible – to the international scientific community, …

A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity

Sharon Glotzer has made a number of career-shifting discoveries, each one the kind “that completely changes the way you look at the world,” she said, …

NVIDIA and Bosch team up for AI-powered autonomous cars

NVIDIA lined up quite a few partners at CES this year, including Audi and Mercedes, to use its powerful upcoming Xavier chip in autonomous vehicles. But days ago, Intel bought MobilEye for $15 billion to develop self-driving software and hardware to use across auto brands. To compete, automotive …

Futuracha Pro, a font that "evolves" as you type

Futuracha Pro is a typeface designed to take excessive advantage of alternatives, ligatures and other features of modern fonts, so much so that as …

Typography

MIT And Harvard Use Algorithm To Take Real Snapshots From Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Most of us have seen quite a lot of celestial bodies, stars, almost any kind of interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases… …

Atomic Hard Drive: IBM Researchers Store Single Bit Of Data On World's Smallest Magnet — One Atom Of Holmium

There’s only so much data that can be stored on silicon-based integrated circuits (as predicted by the so-called “Moore’s law”). That is why, …