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A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

<b>The Future is Predictable ...If You Follow This Advice</b> | Inc.com

I recently sat down with futurist Faith Popcorn and had an intriguing conversation with her- on topics such as microchips embedded in humans, intestinal health and all female office floors. Faith is a pioneer who brought foresight work into a more prominent place in strategy. She is the author of …

Innovation

Thirty years of Atlantic hurricanes

This is a history of every Atlantic storm tracked by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 1987.<p>Note: The Atlantic storm season …

Weather

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

AI is about to drastically change

Artificial Intelligence<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) and its corresponding technology all hinge on our human understanding of what intelligence is. …

Artificial Intelligence

New report claims UBI would grow the U.S. economy by $2.5 trillion

Universal Boom<p>The premise for a universal basic income (UBI) is simple. Every citizen of a country receives a fixed monthly or yearly income from the …

Three ideas about time that will bend your mind - Science News - ABC News

According to some of the latest physics, time isn't exactly what we think it is. In fact, it may not even exist at all!<p>When our best scientific …

Physics

In a surprise discovery, researchers used a laser beam to create a stream of liquid

A Force of Light<p>They’re calling it laser streaming. No, it’s not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it’s a new observable phenomenon …

Nanotech

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories – and How to Change Their Minds

Alternative Facts<p>I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the …

Critical Thinking

Elon Musk is right: we should all be worried about killer robots

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, along with 115 other artificial intelligence and robotics specialists, has signed an open letter to urge the United Nations to recognize the dangers of lethal autonomous weapons and to ban their use internationally.<p>The letter was released at the International Joint …

Researchers May Have Just Discovered an Entirely New State of Matter

Altered States<p>In a new study published in <i>Nature</i>, researchers lead by a team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) reveal that they may have …

Chemistry

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Learn About Null Hypothesis and Alternative Hypothesis

Hypothesis testing involves the careful construction of two statements: the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis. These hypotheses can look …

Study Skills

This Handheld Detector Spotted A Never-Before-Seen Physics Phenomenon

The Wallflower Particle<p>It sounds like the setup to a nerdy joke: “What did the physicists say when they saw a neutrino bump into a nucleus? …

Physics

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

4 ways to resist distraction and focus at work

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize, dies at age 40 | The Star

STANFORD, CALIF.—Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in …

Mathematics

Twelve Jobs That Robots Cannot Do

The Hadrian X robot is made by Fastbrick Robotics from Australia. It can lay 1000 house bricks in an hour. The average bricklayer lays around 500 …

Robotics

Humans have caused surprising changes to the planet that will be visible billions of years from now

We've reshaped the landscape by clearing forests and building new islands, altered the makeup of the atmosphere by driving cars and running factories, and even modified the types of rocks that will be found millions of years from now.<p>According to a recent study, our impact has been so extreme that …

Geophysics

India Is About to Be The Second Country to Ever Use This New Nuclear Technology

It won't even use uranium.<p>As a country with a huge demand for electricity, India is wise to step up its renewable energy game. The country recently …

Energy

German Researchers Just Created the World's Sharpest Laser

How to Create the World’s Sharpest Laser<p>Researchers from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), which is the national metrology institute …

Nanotech

Physicists May Have Discovered One of the Missing Pieces of Quantum Theory

An Alternative to Quantum Entanglement<p>The quantum world is full of phenomena scientists are still largely grappling with on a theoretical level. One …

Quantum Mechanics

Ethereum Lost $4 Billion in Market Value Due to Fake "Fatal Car Crash"

Power of Fake News<p>On Sunday, 4Chan, the trolls’ paradise, was used to post a photo of Ethereum (ETH) founder Vitalik Buterin along with a story of …

Cryptocurrency

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

Physics

A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language

The Future of Language<p>A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a glimpse into the future of language.<p>…

Stanford Scientists Are Making Wireless Electricity Transmission a Reality

Charge As You Drive<p>Nikola Tesla envisioned supplying power to the world without the need for a tangle of wires strung everywhere. The closest he ever …

Engineering

Scientists Discover That Our Brains Can Process the World in 11 Dimensions

Seeing Like Never Before<p>Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains. What …

The Brain

Is Our Galaxy in a Backwater of the Universe?

In the 1990s, astronomers discovered that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. Yet, the exact rate is unclear. We have two calculations …

One of Europe's most influential investors gave a brutal example of how AI could wipe out white-collar jobs

Fred Destin, former general partner at Accel and currently raising his own seed fund, predicted that automation will wipe out up to 70% of white-collar roles, pointing to legal and insurance firms in particular.<p>"The next wave will destroy white-collar jobs at speed and at scale," he said, speaking …

Investing