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The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Quantum Computing

Geoengineering Earth's Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy

Potential large-scale solutions to combat the influence that humans have on Earth's rising temperatures may directly affect astronomers.<p>During one of …

These Threats From Outer Space Could End Life on Earth

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

25 animals that scientists want to bring back from extinction

Advances in science, specifically biotechnology, could enable scientists to bring some of these animals "back" from extinction, and there are a few already on the list.<p>Generally, it helps if there is a species still alive today that is genetically similar to the extinct animal, like elephants for …

Habitats

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

Literature

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Earth Science

15 Travel-friendly Headphones That Will Make Any Trip More Enjoyable

A good pair of headphones should be at the top of your list of travel essentials.<p>Whether you're hoping to listen to that album you’ve been meaning to …

Audiophile

Sundance merges VR with real life through props, AR, and vibrating suits

You can’t try this at home, even if you wanted to. Today’s premiere of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit proved there are vivid opportunities for a third kind of virtual reality beyond tethered and mobile: VR installations. Outside the headset, custom art and physical effects …

Virtual Reality

10 Geographically Remote Places to Get Away From It All

Escape tourist traps and beaten tracks with these far-flung and isolated places.<p>Luxury travelers are increasingly heading for resorts on secluded, …