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Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI - MIT Technology Review

One of the curious features of the deep neural networks behind machine learning is that they are surprisingly different from the neural networks in …

TAE Technologies pushes plasma machine to a new high on the nuclear fusion frontier

TAE Technologies, the California-based fusion company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, said its latest and greatest plasma generator has …

This New Proof of Majorana Fermions Is Going to Be Massive For Quantum Devices

Matter that behaves like its own antimatter.<p>Quantum computers based on the twisting pathways of moving particles have so far lived only in theory – …

‘Safer’ thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power

A Dutch nuclear research institute is conducting the first experiment in close to five decades on molten-salt nuclear reactors based on thorium. Long hailed as a potential "safer" nuclear power, thorium reactor research could provide clean, affordable and "large-scale energy production." That's …

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Thorium salt reactor experiments resume after 40 years

Scientists at the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) the Netherlands, are looking back to the 1970s to meet the energy needs of the future. …

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Physicists explore a new recipe for heating plasma

In the quest for fusion energy, scientists have spent decades experimenting with ways to make plasma fuel hot and dense enough to generate …

'Cyborg' bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

<b>Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.</b><p>The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that can then be turned into fuel and plastic.<p>In lab experiments, the bacteria proved much more …

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