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Universal Method to Sort Complex Information Found

The nearest neighbor problem asks where a new point fits in to an existing data set. A few researchers set out to prove that there was no universal …

Mathematics

New 'artificial intelligence' device will now identify objects at the speed of light

Scientists have created a 3D printed artificial neural network - a device modelled on how the human brain works - that can analyse large volumes of …

Artificial Intelligence

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

18-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result …

Quantum Computing

Hong Kong Subway Study Shows How Quickly Bacteria Travel Across a City

If you’re one of the billions of people worldwide to use mass public transit regularly, you’re sharing a lot more than a commute with your fellow …

Hong Kong

The Biggest Thing To Happen In Blockchain Since Bitcoin

There is no doubt that Blockchain is evolving, right now hundreds of ICOs are currently vying for your investment ready to launch that great new project.<p>But to find the best thing since Bitcoin, you need to look at why Blockchain was created in the first place—for transparency and accountability. …

Blockchain

These Windows Can Generate Electricity And Provide Insulation

By Marlene Cimons<p>The windows of many cars and buildings often are tinted with a film that shuts out unnecessary sunlight, an energy efficiency …

Clean Energy

All-Optical Computing Gets Another Arrow in Its Quiver

Nanowire networks produce all-optical logic gatesAll-optical computing promises to replace sluggish electrons with photons zipping along at light …

Nanotech

Sweet Super-Puffs: These 2 Exoplanets Have the Density of Cotton Candy

It turns out, exoplanets can be as sweet as a trip to the state fair: Two worlds discovered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have about the same …

Universe

Record-breaking solid state memory stores data at 100 times the density of Blu-ray

Scientists at the University of Alberta have demonstrated a new data storage technique that stores zeroes and ones by the presence (or absence) of …

Nature Communications

This Battery Breakthrough Could Change Everything

<b>As technology tries to maintain</b> its dizzying ascent, one dead weight has kept its altitude in check: the battery. Our chips keep getting faster and …

Clean Energy

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don’t have intrinsic properties, three experimental …

Quantum Physics

Why Our Intuition About Sea-Level Rise Is Wrong - Issue 62: Systems

Jerry Mitrovica has been overturning accepted wisdom for decades. A solid Earth geophysicist at Harvard, he studies the internal structure and …

Sea Level

How to make YouTube five times faster if you don’t use Chrome

Google launched a new YouTube design nearly a year ago, but if you’ve been using Edge, Safari, or Firefox then you’ve probably wondered why YouTube is loading so slowly. Mozilla program manager Chris Peterson has highlighted the issue this week, and it’s not your alternative browser that’s to …

Software

Parasite spread by cats drives entrepreneurial brilliance in humans

A parasite spread by cats could be the key to being a successful entrepreneur, scientists have concluded.<p>The discovery suggests there may be a bizarre advantage to being infected by the organism, Toxoplasma gondii.<p>According to the findings, the single-celled parasite worms its way into the brain …

Entrepreneurship

Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study

New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link …

Quantum Physics

New Technology Allows Ground Telescope to Take Sharper Images Than Hubble

Adaptive optics is the future of astronomy.<p>In 1610, Galileo used a telescope to discover the four largest moons of Jupiter, and for more than two hundred years the only way to get a better look at the night sky was to build a bigger telescope. In the 19th century, astronomers began hauling …

Universe

NASA’s New Vasimr Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars In Less Than 6 Weeks

NASA recently delivered $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse …

SiliconX: Scientists hail new alloy as missing ingredient for next-gen batteries

For years, scientists have seen silicon as a hugely promising material in the world of lithium-ion batteries. The primary reason for this is that …

Make Money While You Sleep: OTOY Wants To Rent Your Idle Computer

Otoy announced today the opening of RNDR, a crowdsourced cloud based on blockchain, to the public. RNDR will reduce the costs of producing games and movies while putting Ethereum-based cryptocurrency in the wallets of those who lend the network their idle computer. RNDR’s peer to peer platform now …

Los Angeles

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

Rare Green Comet Twice As Wide As Jupiter Could Be Visible To The Naked Eye In August

Comet PANSTARRS (C/2017 S3) is on what looks like its first visit to our solar system and will be making its closest approach to the sun on August 16.<p>…

New website format is so revolutionary its creator doesn't know its potential

<b>A new web tool has made it possible to format an entire website as a URL string, but it’s such a different way of making websites that even its</b> …

This Foundation Is Rewriting the Internet (and Will Pay You to Participate)

Say goodbye to the centralized approach to the web.<p>If money makes the world go 'round, the Internet makes businesses workable in the digital age. But after today, that Internet might never be the same, assuming the Decentralized Architecture for a Democratic Internet (DADI) Foundation has its …

The Earliest Mammals Kept Their Cool With Descended Testicles

Most male mammals carry precious cargo in an awfully precarious package. External testicles—which swing delicately outside the abdominal cavity in an …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p><b>A startup called Noveto has come up with technology to deliver sound right to your ears without your wearing any</b> …

Headphones

Scientists Discover Dolphins Call Each Other by Name

“This is the coolest thing ever."<p>Video shot in Shark Bay, Australia, shows something incredible: dolphins are calling each other <i>by name</i>.<p>The video is …

Google simplifies its advertising products to Google Ads, Marketing Platform, & Ad Manager

Google this evening announced a big revamp to its suite of key profit-making advertising products. Launched 18 years ago, AdWords is being rebranded to Google Ads, while the new Google Marketing Platform and Google Ad Manager are the result of several key product mergers.<p>From small businesses to …

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

It turns out Albert Einstein was pretty smart after all

<b>(CNN) —</b> Albert Einstein is universally regarded to be a pretty smart guy. His theory of special relativity taught us about counterintuitive truths of nature, such as how stationary and moving clocks tick at different speeds and the inability to travel faster than light. And his theory of general …

Physics