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What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?

You’ve heard the hype: The quantum computer revolution is <i>coming</i>. Physicists say these devices will be fast enough to break every encryption method …

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

Scientists have discovered a material that might be science's biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, …

U.S. Drivers Are Distracted More Than Half the Time They're Behind the Wheel

A large and incredibly precise study finds that drivers are texting, talking, and crying on the road. That isn’t good.<p>Until sometime in the early 2000s, the U.S. had fewer traffic fatalities per mile traveled than most developed countries. That’s changed. If we’re measuring by road traffic deaths …

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

For sale: U.S. citizenship, $500,000 to $1 million

Depending on how you look at it, a federal immigration program that offers foreign investors a shortcut to naturalization is either tantamount to selling American citizenship or a shrewd tactic to draw job-creating investments from overseas. In reality, it's a bit of both, and as a key part of the …

Immigration

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Wi-Fi

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

Understanding quantum tunnelling

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …