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Researchers encode a movie onto living bacteria

Forget USB drives and the cloud -- what if you could carry every bit of data you've ever used on your skin? That's the long-term goal of researchers at Harvard Medical School, who have stored a video in the DNA of bacteria. It's the first time a video has been recorded into living cells, as opposed …

E.coli

Quantum computing moves one step closer with spintronics material creation

Researchers have developed a new material called bismuthene, which could make the concept of spintronic information transmission far more viable, as …

Nanotech

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Quantum Mechanics

"Was God a Hacker That Put Us All Together?"

How certain are you that your fellow humans are conscious?<p>The best artificial intelligences today can perform narrow tasks pretty well. If we want to …

Consciousness

For the First Time, Researchers Bridge Quantum Computers on a Single Chip

Maybe building a full-scale quantum computer is just a matter of linking a bunch of small ones.<p>Despite the rapid emergence of mobile devices and cloud computing, it's still intuitive to think of computers as relatively self-contained systems. And, as self-contained systems, they can be relied on to …

Quantum Computing

Are you smart enough to understand this physicist explain string theory?

Renowned theoretical physicist, Brian Greene, explains string theory as if he's talking to a graduate student of physics and then he boils it down for the rest of us.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series …

Physics

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal

Time crystals were first predicted in 2012. Now researchers have created time crystals for the first time and say they could one day be used as …

Using Markov Chains with Backoff to Generate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Quotes

Hi, my name is Jean-Yves, and I joined Dataiku as a Data Scientist this past July. With the US election around the corner, I thought it would be both …

Natural Language Processing

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Quantum Mechanics

How Quantum Computing Will Change Your Life

The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics kicked off a new season of live-streamed public lectures featuring quantum information expert Michele …

Google Wifi: 5 reasons to be excited about a wireless router (yes, really)

Google's white wireless wonderpuck is the answer to your wildest Wi-Fi dreams<p>We know what it’s like. You get home after a hard day, slump on the sofa …

Wi-Fi

Bayesian Regularization for #NeuralNetworks

If you are a science or math nerd, there is no way in hell you would have not heard of Bayes’s Theorem. It’s pervasive and quite a powerful inference …

Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson talks about math, nuclear rockets, and astounding things about the universe

<i>Today, Dyson frequently writes about science and technology's relationship to ethics and social issues. Business Insider sat down with him and talked about math, war, the human brain, the education system, and the Orion Project.</i><p><i>This interview has been edited for clarity and length. It was</i> …

Mathematics

Ion Trap Makes Programmable Quantum Computer

The Joint Quantum Institute published a recent paper detailing a quantum computer constructed with five qubits formed from trapped ions. The novel …

Quantum Computing

How Qantas' free, fast Wi-Fi might ease turbulence

Then there's maintenance. Modern aircraft generate huge amounts of data. A single hour of flying can create several gigabytes of information from …

Wi-Fi

The Perfection of the Continuity Equation, Key to the Foundations of Reality

Physics at its best brings the world together. Its power is that a single simple framework can describe wildly different systems. But even the …

Can We Mathematically Prove Aliens Exist?

What is our probability of finding aliens and how close are we to encountering them?? The answer lies somewhere in these 2 equations.<p>When searching …

The LHC “nightmare scenario” has come true.

The recently deceased diphoton<br>bump. Img Src: Matt Strassler.I finished high school in 1995. It was the year the top quark was discovered, a …

Physics

Many Businesses Using AI Without Realizing It

Millennials know exactly what they want and expectations are high - very high. They are empowered<p>Businesses see AI as a future investment, even …

A Bar Owner in The UK Has Built a Faraday Cage to Stop Customers Using Their Phones

Commitment.<p>The owner of a cocktail bar in the UK has turned to physics in an attempt to force his customers to actually talk to other instead of just …

Electromagnetism
Quantum Mechanics

Scientists crack programmable quantum computer challenge

Researchers have created the first programmable quantum computer using a technique called ion trapping.<p>Researchers have developed a small quantum …

Quantum Computing

Engineers just created a programmable quantum computer

Computer scientists have created a small programmable quantum computer that can run a number of quantum algorithms.<p>Quantum computers have the …

AT&T and Union For Wireless Workers Have New Proposed Benefits Deal

AT&T and negotiators for 42,000 unionized workers in its mobile business said they reached a new deal on a benefits contract after a prior agreement …

Health Care

Google’s Instant Articles competitor is about to take over mobile search

The web is fragmenting again<p>Google's "Accelerated Mobile Pages," more commonly known as AMP, are meant to be a reboot of the mobile web. Designed to fix mobile webpages that suck because they're too slow, they have been available in a specialized carousel at the top of search results since …

Personalized News

The Race for Quantum Levitation

Imagine how fast race cars would be if there was no rolling resistance with wheels against the pavement? The speed and maneuverability would be …

Intel really wants to move away from the dying PC business

And for a company like Intel, who's historically made most of its money off PC chips, that's bad news.<p>In order to survive the PCs' decline, Intel has been desperately trying to shift away from it, reshaping the company to focus on chips for data centers and connected devices instead.<p>That renewed …

Internet of Things

A Unified Theory of Randomness

Researchers have uncovered deep connections among different types of random objects, illuminating hidden geometric structures.<p>Standard geometric …

Black Holes Can Actually Destroy Us From Light-Years Away

Something to look forward to.<p>The Universe is a beautiful, awe-inspiring place... until you remember that most things in it could end life on Earth. A …

Physics

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