Miguel Betegon

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What Can We Do with a Quantum Computer?

When I was in middle school, I read a popular book about programming in BASIC (which was the most popular programming language for beginners at that …

Quantum Mechanics

The best science-fiction and fantasy books for March

Carola Dibbell’s fascinating debut, <b>The Only Ones</b> (Two Dollar Radio; paperback, $16.99), details the emotional journey of Inez Fardo, a 19-year-old who has survived terrible trauma and yet still manages to find life wondrous at times. In a time when most of the population has been wiped out by a …

The Looming Threat of Artificial Unintelligence

Stop fantasizing about super-smart A.I., and start worrying about dumb algorithms<p>Brace yourself. In these crucial weeks before the May release of <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, editors and writers are going to unleash an onslaught of think pieces about the real-life threat of artificial intelligence …

New Technicolor Dream Material Mimics Chameleon Skin

Chameleons are known for their vibrant color changes. While the old wives' tale that they change color to match their surroundings isn't true, they …

Biotech materials made simple - crystal structures altered by a single protein

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) In nacre, layer lattices of inorganic calcium carbonate alternate with layers of organic material. Chitin, collagen and various …

Nanotech

Unique Proteins Found in Heat-Loving Organisms Bind Well to Plant Matter

Unique proteins newly discovered in heat-loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose, possibly paving the way …

Brain's Light Detector Is Not So Simple After All

Neuroscientists generally think of the front end of the human visual system as a simple light detection system.<p>The patterns produced when light falls …

Neuroscience

Nasa reveals plans to produce breathable air on Mars

Science fiction came one step closer to becoming reality after scientists announced their plans to introduce oxygen to Mars’ atmosphere.<p>After sending …

Mars

Brain’s light detector is not so simple after all

Neuroscientists generally think of the front end of the human visual system as a simple light detection system.<p>The patterns produced when light falls …

Neurology

A library at your fingertips: The 100 best free Kindle books

Historical and historical fiction<p>‘The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806’ by <b>Meriwether Lewis and William Clark</b><p>Living in Portland, you can’t turn …

Books