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Quantum computing breakthrough announced

Practical quantum computers are a step closer, with IBM scientists announcing "two critical advances" in the journal <i>Nature</i>.<p>The IBM breakthroughs…show …

Three free utilities to make your computing life easier

Yesterday's post about Norton Identity Safe, the surprisingly good free password manager, got me thinking about other great freeware -- the utilities I use daily and, frankly, couldn't live without. And I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like I'm hemorrhaging money -- so I thought I'd …

Software

NASA Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Begins Construction

The NASA spacecraft that will snag pieces of a near-Earth asteroid a few years from now is starting to come together.<p>NASA's Osiris-Rex mission has …

All About the Commercial Crew Logo – Commercial Crew Program

We always get asked what our Commercial Crew logo means, so here’s a little bit of detail about the stylized swoosh and star that means so much to us …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Relationships

Ordered nanostructures from benzene could pave the way for novel nanotechnology applications

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) A way to link benzene rings together in a highly ordered three-dimensional helical structure using a straightforward polymerization …

The Wolfram Data Drop Is Live!

Where should data from the Internet of Things go? We’ve got great technology in the Wolfram Language for interpreting, visualizing, analyzing, …

From massive supercomputers come tiniest transistors

Discovery<p><b>Purdue researchers use Blue Waters supercomputer to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies</b><p>Visualizations of future …

Nanotech

A map is worth 1000 numbers with HERE Data Lens

How my class projects work: Guidelines and feedback

My <b>infographics and visualization students</b> are already working on their first project this semester.<br>This is how it works: First of all, I gave them a …

Homelessness

American Airlines passengers forced to use emergency slides after landing in Denver

Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday.<p>The plane, operated by U.S. Airways, was taxiing to the gate at Denver International Airport when smoke was reported in the …

USA TODAY's Travel blog

Did NASA SOHO Satellite Spot UFO A Million Miles From Earth? See This Strange Shape In Space

A UFO researcher spotted an odd shape in a photo from the NASA SOHO satellite earlier this week, and a video that he posted to YouTube now has alien …

Planespotting 101: MD-80/90 & Boeing 717

The good old DC9 spawned a long line of modern jets (Photo: Aero Icarus / Flickr)<p><b>Pilots, planespotters and aviation buffs can quickly recognize</b> …

Timelapse shows easyJet plane getting a makeover as company celebrates moving into its 20th year in the skies

• <b>Trademark orange has been extended from the tail fin on to the fuselage</b>• <b><br>Larger space for the easyJet logo which is 15 per cent bigger than before</b>• <b><br>New</b> …

This App Tells You The Probability Of Your Plane Crashing

'Rational expectations' is a term commonly thrown around by economists trying to work out why people do stuff. It's based on the idea that …

Civil Aviation

Stan Hanks's answer to I'm 16 years old and I want to run my own tech startup in the future. I love computer programming and I’ve been developing my own web apps for a couple of years. Should I get a degree in computer science or electrical engineering?

I can't answer for you, but can tell you what I've learned along the way.<p>When I was 16, I wanted to get a PhD in electrical engineering and an MD, …

Study: Girls outperform boys in math and science all over the world

As Silicon Valley struggles to inject diversity into the male-dominated halls of tech companies, a new study suggests that women have a natural head start.<p>In 70 percent of countries where statistics are available, the University of Missouri’s David Geary and his research team found that girls …

TI-Nspire™ Handheld with Touchpad

The TI-Nspire™ handheld is a robust, hands-on learning tool that satisfies math and science curriculum needs from middle school through …

Mathematics

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Women's Rights Class Was Taken Over By a Misogynist

The first day of my women’s human rights class was amazing. It seemed that everyone in the class agreed that women’s rights are important, even if we all had different points of view, different backgrounds, and different ideas about how best to advance those rights. I signed up for the class …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …