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Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing

On 2022 We Might See a Supernova With Our Naked Eye

Scientists have predicted an event that will be the first of its kind and will happen in just five years time. In 2022, two binary stars (stars that …

'My wife died months before our trip - but still no refund'

Firms that refuse to refund payments for cruises and other travel arrangements which have to be cancelled could be breaking the law, Britain’s consumer watchdog has warned.<p>The Competition and Markets Authority has said that even airlines could be acting illegally when – as is currently commonplace …

CLINTON: Trump is 'making up lies' about FBI's renewed investigation into my emails

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump on Saturday of intentionally deceiving voters about the FBI's renewed investigation into her use of a private email server.<p>"Donald Trump is already making up lies about this," she said at a rally in Daytona Beach, Florida. "He is doing his best to confuse, …

How to Pack Lighter When You Go Hiking and Camping

Don't carry stuff you don't need. Your back will thank you.<p>Finding ways to cut weight from your pack is an essential part of the pre-hike process. Lightening the load allows you to move faster in the backcountry and staves off fatigue as you carry your pack over longer distances. Still, it's hard …

Backpacking

Clinton Slams FBI Chief James Comey’s Email Probe as ‘Deeply Troubling’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hillary Clinton on Saturday escalated her campaign’s forceful pushback of FBI Director James Comey, saying his letter disclosing further investigation of linked emails to her was "unprecedented and ... deeply troubling."<p>Speaking at a campaign event in Daytona Beach, Clinton …

10 of the Most Ancient Temples in the World (and What They Look Like Now) Photos

Photo: Mark Daffey/Getty Images<p>Of the buildings that still remain today from the early years of civilization, many of the most spectacular are the ancient temples. Given the importance of religion in ancient civilizations, it's not surprising that these spiritual sites were built using the latest …

Tesla, Solar City launch groundbreaking new solar roof product

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated …

First self-driving cars will be unmarked so that other drivers don’t try to bully them

Volvo fears that other road users could drive erratically in order to take advantage<p>The first self-driving cars to be operated by ordinary British drivers will be left deliberately unmarked so that other drivers will not be tempted to “take them on”, a senior car industry executive has revealed.<p>One …

Autonomous Cars

Clinton campaign wages new war against James Comey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton on Saturday questioned FBI Director James Comey's decision to write to congressional leaders about emails uncovered in the bureau's probe into Anthony Weiner, saying the timing of such a move was "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling."<p>"It's pretty strange to put something …

Government

The 20 best architecture photographs of the year

Get ready for the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2016<p>Photographing buildings, interiors, or any built environment is no easy task—as anyone who’s struggled to snap an artful architecture Instagram will know—so it’s best left to the pros to create images that do more than document …

How Lincoln returned from near death and restored Ford's luxury brand

Galhotra runs Lincoln, Ford's luxury brand. Since roughly 2013, the brand has been attempting to stage a comeback, with billions in funding from the mothership in Dearborn, Michigan.<p>Born in India, Galhotra — who has a degree in engineering from the University of Michigan — came to Ford in 1988 and …

Luxury Lifestyle

The Latest: Clinton joins Lopez, urges voters to 'get loud'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):<p>9 p.m.<p>Hillary Clinton is turning to singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc …

Associated Press News

Electric-car maker Tesla plans to sell solar roof tiles too

Further broadening its reach beyond electric cars, Tesla Motors says it's going to sell solar roof tiles that are customizable and meant to look like …

Tesla

A look at FBI chief Comey's decisions in Clinton email case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's announcement that it recently came upon new emails possibly pertinent to the Hillary Clinton email investigation raised …

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

Housing

Inhabitat's Week in Green: A modular airplane, and more!

Is the age of the solar-powered car upon us? Hanergy thinks so. The Chinese company just debuted four new vehicles that source all of their energy from the sun. Meanwhile, Clip-Air announced plans to test a crazy modular airplane that carries passengers and cargo in detachable pods. Eleven electric …

Off-grid

Kansas Cop Fired After Threatening Dallas Woman on Facebook

A Kansas police officer was fired Sunday after threatening a Dallas woman and her 5-year-old daughter on Facebook, authorities said.<p>The threat came after a sniper opened fire on a protest in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding seven more.<p>In a statement, Overland Park Police Chief …