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The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language

When Gen Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive.<p>From my car window, I watched Spain transform. From Madrid in the country’s centre to the coastal north, empty land and grazing cows turned to misty green mountains and …

Language

‘Qudits’ Join the Strange Zoo of Quantum Computing

By now the sheer repetition of the term qubit has made it seem comprehensible and quantum computing not so strange. Brace yourself. Here comes the …

Quantum Computing

Atos Introduces World’s Highest-Performing Quantum Simulator

Written by AZoQuantum<p><b>Atos, an international leader in digital transformation, recently launched the world's first commercially available</b> …

Quantum Computing

Two Students Just Broke a Quantum Computing World Record

Quantum Record Broken<p>Two Ph.D. students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have successfully simulated a 45-qubit quantum …

Quantum Supremacy is Very Near

In 2016, IBM made a five-qubit quantum processor available to developers, researchers and programmers for experimentation via its cloud portal.<p>In …

Quantum Physics

Telstra just wants a quantum computer to offer as-a-service

Even though it is backing the team at UNSW to create a quantum computer, Telstra is agnostic on where it ultimately comes from.<p>Due to the changes …

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Tesla

The Quantum Computer Revolution Is Closer Than You May Think

Quantum computing will be a huge advantage to whatever nation gets it to work first.<p>Let’s make no mistake: The race for a quantum computer is the new …

The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out

When a planned rest day turns into a rest week or a nagging injury keeps you out of the game for longer than anticipated, you expect a little guilt over dropping your exercise habit. But we consulted the experts to break down what happens when workouts grind to a halt and what they have to say may …

Diabetes

The 101 Best Beers in America

It’s taken us a while to get here, but no matter where in these Unites States of America you may find yourself, there is now simply no set of …

This "Kick-Ass" Curry Will Become Your New Favorite Dinner Recipe — It's Loaded With Spices

It's slow-simmered for maximum flavor.<p><i>Top Chef</i> alum Sam Talbot didn't hesitate when asked to name his favorite recipes from his new cookbook, <i>100% …

Bravo TV

Google’s New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy - MIT Technology Review

John Martinis has given himself just a few months to reach a milestone in the history of computing.<p>He’s leader of the Google research group working …

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual Machines, in 2006, a few years after I dropped out of Bible school and stopped believing in God. I was living alone in Chicago’s southern industrial sector and working nights as a cocktail waitress. I was not well. Beyond the people I worked …

Singularity

Gerrymandering Is Illegal, but Only Mathematicians Can Prove It

Partisan gerrymandering—the practice of drawing voting districts to give one political party an unfair edge—is one of the few political issues that …

When car ownership fades, this parking garage will be ready for its next life

One of the country's biggest apartment developers is working on plans for a grand residential complex in downtown Los Angeles that includes what appears to be an ordinary garage.<p>There will be row upon row of lined stalls at street level and two floors underground to store nearly 1,000 cars of …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

This New Graphene-Based Electrode Could Boost Solar Storage by 3,000%

Hello, future.<p>Drawing inspiration from the plant world, researchers have invented a new electrode that could boost our current solar energy storage …

Tip: Do the Aipa Row

One row to build your back and biceps, boost your deadlift, and even improve your posture. Check it out.<p>The Row Iso Drag Curl (Aipa Row)<p>The row is a …

Hips

This Flower-Shaped Solar Panel Can Power Your Entire Home

The Smartflower is designed to follow the sun throughout the day, like a sunflower.<p>Solar energy is getting even more buzz lately, with Tesla's new solar shingles hitting the market this month and Route 66 scheduled for a solar panel makeover. But a new product from an Austrian company could soon …

How to taste wine like a professional in 10 easy steps

<b>(Getty/Instants)</b><p>Put that pinky down and learn the basics to modern wine tasting<p>Erin James<p>April 10, 2017 3:05am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p><b>News flash:</b> A younger generation has moved into and transformed the oft-priggish world of wine. Goodbye Boomers, you have been …

Wine

Super Rugby a 'shambles' say former stars as they lament decline in standards and confusing structure

The Super 12 was the southern hemisphere’s golden goose. Season after season, it produced rugby from the heavens. Every televised match was appointment viewing for rugby fans either side of the equator.<p>Alistair Hargreaves, the former South Africa and Saracens lock, remembers getting up at the crack …

Australia's O'Keefe sanctioned for second drunken incident | Reuters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia spinner Stephen O’Keefe has been fined A$20,000 (12,041.42 pounds) and banned from a domestic one-day tournament after making “highly inappropriate comments” while under the influence of alcohol, Cricket Australia said on Friday.<p>Cricket - India v Australia - First …

New South Wales

This Synthetic Cartilage Can Give Arthritis Sufferers a Full Range of Motion

<b>Innovator</b> David Ku<b><br>Age</b> 61<br>Professor of mechanical engineering and engineering entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech; surgeon<p><b>Form and function</b><br>Cartiva …

FDA

Blue-Collar Revenge: The Rise Of AI Will Create A New Professional Class

New, more-modern manufacturing processes, including the use of robots, have gutted the number of high-paying factory jobs in the U.S. and caused economic angst in large portions of the country. The movement of manufacturing plants overseas has compounded the problem and fueled the working class’s …

Artificial Intelligence

​'I Did This Workout to Put On 35 Pounds Of Muscle In 6 Months'

x<p>It's just one exercise, it's brutal, and it works wonders<p>I’ve wanted to be “The Big Guy” ever since I can remember. When I was a teenager, I wanted to be as muscular as Arnold. When I was wrestling, I wanted to compete in the heavyweight division.<p>My job at Gym Jones—one of the most elite gyms in …

This Infographic Shows How to Chop Weirdly-Shaped Vegetables

I’m not an ambitious cook and my culinary pursuits are limited to the familiar. I know how to peel a potato. I don’t know much else. That’s why I …

Tip: Start Leg Day With This Movement

This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts to come.<p>Lunges are one of the best …

Workouts

'Star Trek' earphones that translate foreign languages in real-time to go on sale by late 2017

Waverly Labs' Pilot earpieces can be pre-ordered now for $250.<p>Navigating new and unfamiliar places is much easier if you're able to communicate with …

Infographic: The Oxford comma debate

Communicators are passionate about many things—jargon and linguistic mistakes rank high on any list—but few things rile communicators like the Oxford …

Linguistics

You can now learn two of Africa’s most widely spoken languages on an app

Cape Town<p>Everyone’s favorite language app is now teaching Swahili, Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn announced on stage at the Design Indaba conference. Added to that, Zulu will be the next African language available, he told the cheering crowd in Cape Town.<p>Swahili launched on Friday (Mar.3) Ahn told …

Africa