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Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits

Tuning in and individually controlling qubits within a 2 qubit system is a precursor to demonstrating the entangled states that are necessary for a …

Quantum Physics

These Maps Show How Millions of People Are Vulnerable to Deadly Snakebites

"Snakebites are a global problem."<p>For most people in the United States, venomous snakes rank pretty low on the list of things to worry about on a …

Public Health

Let there be light: 'ghost' particle found a mile beneath Antarctica holds key to breakthrough in physics

The secrets of the origins of light are set to be unlocked by the discovery of an elusive “ghost” particle a mile beneath Antarctica, scientists have announced.<p>Astronomers have for the first time identified the source of a high-energy neutrino which shot through a solid ice laboratory at the South …

Physics

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

Quantum physicists just smashed the entanglement record, paving the way for faster quantum computers

The breakthrough could revolutionise the future of quantum computing<p>Scientists in Germany and Austria have just made an enormous breakthrough in the …

Atos Announces World s First in Quantum Computing

Following on from the fourth meeting of the Atos Quantum Scientific Council at its headquarters, Atos has announced unprecedented simulation features …

How modern data analytics gives us the freedom to transform

<i>Transformation of any kind introduces risks and challenges. Visual analytics can help you overcome them, and deliver the best possible transformation</i> …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

NASA’s 3D flyover of Jupiter’s North Pole is absolutely terrifying

Back in early March, NASA released some really stunning images that the Juno probe captured of Jupiter’s poles. The pictures were created using the …

A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a …

Rare Earth

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

A man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with more than he bargained for when he took on the hottest pepper in the world.<p>After eating a Carolina Reaper pepper, the 34-year-old started dry heaving before developing a pain in his neck that turned into a series of thunderclap …

New York State

Small-Scale Nuclear Fusion Experiment Produces Record Efficiencies

Nanowire nuclear fusion is highly efficient, opening up avenues for materials science and particle physics research.<p>A research team at Colorado State University has successfully sparked laser-driven nuclear fusion on a micro scale. Using small, powerful lasers built in the CSU lab, the researchers …

Putin plans to put Russians on Mars in 2019

It’s the 21st century, yet these days it’s feeling an awful lot like the frosty bite of the Cold War is, somehow, back from the dead. We’ve got …

Space Exploration

10 Dinners You'll Also Want to Eat for Breakfast

Consider this a gentle reminder that, while we don't often cook dinner with leftovers for breakfast in mind, that practice can be a smart way to …

Google thinks it’s close to “quantum supremacy.” Here’s what that really means. - MIT Technology Review

Seventy-two may not be a large number, but in quantum computing terms, it’s massive. This week Google unveiled Bristlecone, a new quantum computing …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

Superpowered Chinese Lasers Could Soon Rip Open Raw Vacuum

Physicists are getting close to building lasers powerful enough to rip matter out of a vacuum.<p>According to a report published Jan. 24 in the journal …

Kids who eat fish have higher IQs

Eating fish can boost your brain power — for reel!<p>Kids who chow down on the sea creatures frequently have higher IQs than ones who don’t, a new study …

University of Pennsylvania

2 Bizarre Ancient Galaxies Found in a Colossal Sea of Dark Matter

Two enormous galaxies seen merging in the distant universe have astronomers rethinking the leading theory of how galaxies form.<p>When the universe was …

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

The biggest roadblock to AI adoption is a lack of skilled workers

While there is nearly universal agreement that artificial intelligence offers the promise of revolutionary benefits, recent survey findings from Gartner reveal almost 60 percent of organizations surveyed have yet to take advantage of the benefits of AI. Perhaps even more surprisingly, only a little …

AI and quantum algorithms together can compute a better world

We are in a race for quantum supremacy. Google, IBM, and researchers across the globe are working on solving the most complex of computations, computations that could only be solved by the most advanced quantum computers.<p>Quantum computers are very similar to the computers in households today — only …

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt stripped down to try this new kind of shower head and wound up investing

You might spend $699 on a new iPhone 8, but would you shell out that much for a shower?<p>Nebia, a startup based in San Francisco, wants to disrupt the most intimate part of your morning routine. Its debut product, the Spa Shower System, surrounds users in a warm cloud of mist and uses up to 70% less …

BREAKING: Physicists Just Smashed a Quantum Light Measurement Limit

An achievement decades in the making.<p>Scientists have set a new record in optical measurements using photons, achieving a level of precision that …

BREAKING: Astronomers Just Set a New Record For Measuring Distances Across Our Galaxy

To boldly measure where no man has measured before.<p>Being unable to see the wood for the trees is a fairly common idiom, though we could just as …

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …