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Russia aims to develop 'teleportation' in 20 years

It’s a question that physicists, philosophers, and science fiction writers have pondered for decades: how to travel from one place to another without travelling through the space in between.<p>Now a Kremlin-backed research program is seeking to make the teleportation technology behind Captain Kirk’s …

Scientists May Have Just Figured Out Why Time Moves Forward, Not Backwards

Griffith University Associate Professor Joan Vaccaro has put forward a suggestion on why there’s a difference between the future and the past. …

Intel goes 'extreme' with first 10-core processor, puts tick-tock tactics on hold

Dual-core. Quad-core. Octa-core.<p>Chipset manufacturers have been boosting processing power by leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, Intel is going one better with the next-generation Broadwell-E chip family, its first ever 10-core desktop processor.<p>You heard that right: Intel is going for "10-core" …

Computer Hardware

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

This mysterious startup wants to kill computers for good

A startup called Magic Leap is working on a headset that displays augmented reality (AR), which means overlaying virtual images on top of the real world. And if all goes according to plan, it'll be able replace all the screens in your life.<p>In fact, according to a new profile on Magic Leap in Wired, …

Virtual Desktop for VR is a glimpse at a future without monitors

I can trace my computing history along a path of display milestones. The 10-inch VGA monitor that came with my Packard Bell desktop in the '90s was a huge leap forward from the low-res Apple II displays I used in school. Then there was the 20-inch Sony Trinitron flat CRT that I brought to college …

Virtual Reality

WATCH: Does Infinity Exist in The Real World?

Don't even get us started on infinity plus one.<p>We learn about the concept of infinity pretty early on in life. It's the best way to get a one-up on …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

The Mind-Bending Thought Experiment Reveals How We Can Manipulate Time

Space-time is a very weird thing. The idea that time – something so seemingly constant – can be bent and manipulated is a lot to get our mere mortal …

12 Ways Humanity Could Destroy The Entire Solar System

We humans are doing a bang-up job of messing up our home planet. But who’s to say we can’t go on to screw things up elsewhere? Here, not listed in …

Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio for free, will open source Xamarin runtime

Microsoft today announced that Xamarin is now available for free for every Visual Studio user. This includes all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Visual Studio Community Edition, Visual Studio Professional, and Visual Studio Enterprise.<p>Furthermore, Xamarin Studio for OS X is being made …

'2001: A Space Odyssey' as 569 GIFs tests fair use limits

If there was a grand prize for "Most Work Done to Prove a Point" (and "Fanciest Name Ever") Jean-Baptiste Henri Franck Cyrille Marie Le Divelec would be a contender. For<i>2001: A Gif Odyssey</i>, the ad agency creator painstakingly chopped Stanley Kubrick's <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> into 569 tiny GIFs to find …

A 'Star Trek' Holodeck in Steam VR was inevitable

Let's face it: if you grew up watching <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, you probably see virtual reality as just a stepping stone toward the Holy Grail of simulation, the Holodeck. It's no surprise, then, that Reddit users illogical_cpt and Bradllez have found a way to bring the Holodeck <i>to</i> VR. Thanks …

Virtual Reality