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What just happened? Experts break it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNN Opinion asked a group of expert commentators to weigh in with their reactions to the historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. The views expressed here are solely theirs.<p>S. Nathan Park: At least we're not on the path to nuclear war<p>It would be wise to focus on the big …

North Korea

Voyager 1 Just Fired Up Its Backup Thrusters for the First Time in 37 Years

Voyager 1, the probe which became the first man-made object to leave the solar system in 2012, has been away from home for a long, long …

Researchers create a quantum entanglement between two physically separated ultra-cold atomic clouds

Members of the Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Science and Technology together with researchers …

Quantum Physics

May 9, 2018

After 25 Years, the US Congress May Help Fund SETI Research<p>SETI research has persevered despite financial constraints, often depending solely on …

What Is Spacetime?

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?

Quantum Mechanics

Stephen Hawking's Memorial Might Have Time Travelers in Attendance

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who died March 14 at age 76, will be remembered primarily for his pioneering work in studying black holes and describing …

Stephen Hawking

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

Should the search for alien life in our universe come up empty-handed, it might be worth checking in on a neighboring universe instead.<p>According to a …

Could a multiverse be hospitable to life?

A Multiverse—where our Universe is only one of many—might not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought, according to new research.

This 'Glue-Gun-Like' Device Prints Skin to Heal Wounds

A new device that resembles a glue gun is 3D printing skin, and researchers hope that it can one day be used to heal very deep wounds.<p>The device — …

Google I/O 2018: The biggest news stories about Android, Maps, Photos, Assistant, and more

Google recently held the Google I/O 2018, the search giant’s annual developer event to present the present what lies ahead for the company. In this …

Supersonic Flight Prepares for Takeoff (Again)

It has been 15 years since the Concorde was grounded and commercial flight slowed to subsonic rates. But a new wave of aviation startups is gunning to break the sound barrier as soon as 2023<p>The first commercial supersonic era, from 1969 to 2003, had some well-documented issues. There was the tragic …

Aviation

Dutch astronomers photograph possible toddler planet by chance

An international team of astronomers headed by Dutch researchers from Leiden University has coincidently found a small companion around the young …

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. On …

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Even by the standards of the bat sh<b>X</b>t crazy things that Catholics believe, this one would no doubt prove difficult for anyone with barely even the …

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

Six years after last landing on Mars, NASA is sending a robotic geologist to dig deeper than ever before to take the planet's temperature.

Exploding Ants Kill Foes, and Themselves, with a Blast of Toxic Goo

Treetop-dwelling ants from Southeast Asia have an explosive defensive move: The insects take down their foes by blowing themselves up. If that sounds …

We think we're the first advanced earthlings—but how do we really know?

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of …

Circumbinary castaways: Short-period binary systems can eject orbiting worlds

Planets orbiting "short-period" binary stars, or stars locked in close orbital embrace, can be ejected off into space as a consequence of their host …

‘Invisibility cloak’ metamaterials make their way into products

Metamaterials first captured the public imagination in 2006, when John Pendry of Imperial College published two papers showing how to create a Harry …

Dark matter 'missing' in a galaxy far, far away

Galaxies and dark matter go hand in hand; you typically don't find one without the other. So when researchers uncovered a galaxy, known as …

Ancient Oceans on Mars May Have Been Older and Shallower Than Thought

The rise of the largest volcanoes in the solar system may have led Mars to possess oceans hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously …

Instagram to bring this flagship feature to all smartphones

In the latest Android APK development file, a .png file seems to indicate that Instagram is working on a portrait mode, like the ones currently being …

Mobile Photography

Android Wear needs more than a new name to fight Apple Watch

Google just rebranded its Android Wear watch platform with a new name: Wear OS. This news arrives less than two months before Google I/O, the annual developer conference in which Google announces its new initiatives and software broad strokes. New Google hardware generally (though not always) hits …

Wear OS

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A stellar system with three super-Earths

Over 3500 extra-solar planets have been confirmed to date. Most of them were discovered using the transit method, and astronomers can combine the …

Universe

Image: Hubble finds the calm after the galactic storm

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope caught sight of a soft, diffuse-looking galaxy that is probably the aftermath of a long-ago galactic collision. …

Researchers successfully reverse Alzheimer's disease in mouse model

A team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely …