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QuintessenceLabs harnesses diode 'flaw' for new quantum number generator

​Hijacking a flaw in diodes to harness quantum physics, Australia's QuintessenceLabs has built a full-entropy quantum random number generator with a …

Quantum Mechanics

Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years

<b>The Tesla car that Elon Musk launched into space is likely to stay there for tens of millions of years before crashing into the Earth or Venus.</b><p>That's the conclusion of an analysis by Czech and Canadian researchers.<p>They calculated that the roadster has a 6% chance of colliding with Earth and a 2.5% …

Tesla

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Filed Under Innovation, Cassini, Data & NASA<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft …

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Star Wars' last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science

The Force in Star Wars suggests it may be a form of quantum entanglement. Here's how.<p><i>Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, trains in the ways of the Force in</i> …

Ginger Is 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo (And Only Kills Cancer Cells), New Study Finds

Turmeric has widely been toted for its effect on cancer, but new research has shown that its cousin ginger is just as powerful. Not only that, an …

Cancer

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake

Research on immunology suggests showering daily isn't the best for you.<p>Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day. A nice, warm one where I can stay, half asleep, as I think about mostly nothing. But it turns out we all might need to rethink that part of the morning routine if we want to …

Microbiome

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Asteroid will pass Earth well inside moon's orbit, giving us a chance to practise for a collision

20-metre-wide rock will pass within 50,000 kilometres of Earth<p>Astronomers around the world will turn their eyes to the sky Thursday as a roughly …

Astronomers Have Finally Found Most of The Universe's Missing Visible Matter

Whoa.<p>In our eagerness to identity the Universe's occult phenomena of dark energy and dark matter, we often forget that most of its better defined …

Dark Matter

Researchers Have Developed Microchips That Behave Like Brain Cells

"Holy grail" of computing.<p>The human brain is used as a comparison for how computer's function. But, honestly, computers are nothing like human …

Ask Ethan: How Can Worlds That Never Get Above Freezing Have Liquid Water?

The Solar System has proved a surprising place, and perhaps one of the biggest surprises is that Earth isn’t the only world with liquid water on its surface. Sure, there’s a tiny bit that temporarily exists on Mars, but worlds like Jupiter’s moon Europa, Saturn’s Enceladus, and even ultra-distant …

Astronomy

The Asteroid That Just Came Close to Earth Is So Huge It Has Its Own Moons

That's just all kinds of amazing.<p>Asteroid Florence flew by Earth last week, skimming at a distance of 7 million kilometres (4.4 million miles). It's …

Astronomy

Voyager: Inside the world's greatest space mission

In 1977, two spacecraft started a mission that has redefined our knowledge of the Solar System – and will soon become our ambassadors on a journey into the unknown. BBC Future looks at their legacy, 40 years after launch.<p>In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban …

Space

10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies that will rule 2018

Share374<p>Tweet<p>Share2K<p>+128<p>Shares 2K<p>Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think of technology. It is radically changing the various aspects of …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet an elusive, tragic, and incredibly bizarre new species of fish

They can weigh over 5,000 pounds.<p>Sometimes nature gives you a gift. This one looks like a two-year-old tried to sculpt a fish out of clay but got distracted halfway through. Its common name is the sunfish, but the German version is more accurate: <i>Schwimmender Kopf</i>, or “swimming head.”<p>Behold the …

Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

A new study estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 percent decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated through the 21st century.<p>The study was issued by economists with the Climate Impact Lab, a consortium of experts from the …

Superluminous Supernova Brighter Than Milky Way Detected 10 Billion Light-Years Away

A massive star 10 billion light-years from Earth exploded in a supernova and its brightness was more than three times that of all the 100 billion …

Weird Quantum Discovery Says Pushing Particles Forward Can Make Them Go Backward

Quantum mechanics continues to provide brain-busting discoveries as mathematicians find that <b>quantum mechanical particles</b> can move in the opposite …

Quantum Mechanics

This One Imperfection In Nuclear Physics Allowed Earth To Exist

In order to create a rocky planet that’s teeming with life, the Universe needed to create large amounts of the heavy elements required for life’s processes. To make many of those elements, such as Tin, Iodine, Selenium, Molybdenum, Zinc, and Copper, you need supernovae to have occurred many times …

Astrophysics

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Physics

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now

When plant and animal species go extinct, it's usually a clear sign that humans have messed up. We've over-hunted, destroyed habitats, polluted …

Biodiversity

Two Galaxies Zooming Past One Another Captured in Hubble Image

An unusual double galaxy sparkles in a gorgeous photo by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The object, known as IRAS 06076-2139, consists of two galaxies …

The mystery planet that could destroy the Earth

JUST in time for movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big. It’s never before …

Astronomy

Is Dark Matter Made of Black Holes?

More than a billion years ago two black holes in the distant universe spiraled around each other in a deathly dance until they merged. This spiraling …