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Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Quantum Mechanics

How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

As the U.S. military increases its use of drones in surveillance and combat overseas, the danger posed by a threat back at home grows. Many drone …

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

<b>Queen's University Belfast scientists have designed a new flexible organic battery that could revolutionise how medical implants are powered.</b><p>Devices such as pacemakers are currently fitted with rigid metal based batteries, which can cause discomfort.<p>The charge in the batteries is set to last three …

Nanotech
Tesla

Russia launches Zapad war games in Belarus

<b>Russia and Belarus have launched a large-scale joint military exercise, called Zapad-2017, which has made nearby Nato countries nervous.</b><p>It is one of Russia's biggest military exercises since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.<p>Russia's defence ministry says about 12,700 troops are …

Russia

Nearly 3 weeks into Rohingya crisis, refugees still fleeing

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, thousands were still flooding across the border in search of help and safety in teeming refugee settlements in Bangladesh.<p>The crisis has drawn global condemnation, with U.N. …

North Africa

Israel becomes first state to back an independent Kurdistan

Israel supports the establishment of a Kurdish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, as Kurds in Iraq gear up for a referendum on independence that lawmakers in Baghdad oppose.<p>Israel has maintained discreet military, intelligence and business ties with the Kurds since the …

Hackers Can Take Over Billions of Android and Linux Devices via Bluetooth

Security researchers have discovered a set of severe vulnerabilities affecting devices that connect via Bluetooth.<p>The eight security holes—three of …

Wireless

New Telescope Could Solve Mystery Of Deep-Space Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

A unique new Canadian radio-telescope could solve the mystery behind so-called ‘fast radio bursts’ (FRBs) from deep space.<p>Such one-off millisecond bursts have puzzled astrophysicists for a decade now and have been proposed as being the result of everything from merging neutron stars to interstellar …

British Columbia

Critical Bluetooth Flaws Put Over 5 Billion Devices At Risk Of Hacking

Bluetooth is one of the most popular short-range wireless communications technologies in use today and is built into many types of devices, from phones, smartwatches and TVs to medical equipment and car infotainment systems. Many of those devices are now at risk of being hacked due to critical …

Information Security

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Fossil Fuels

An entirely renewable energy future is possible, a new study says

A new study finds that countries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, by the year 2050.<p>The researchers map out the blend of energy sources that each of 139 countries would need to completely switch their energy to …

Renewable Energy

Saturn's Icy Moons Are a Little Less Mysterious Thanks to Cassini's Long Mission

The Cassini spacecraft will take a death plunge into Saturn next on September 15 after more than a decade observing the planet and its moons. Perhaps …

Astronomy

Like Sci-Fi and NPR? Try These Podcasts

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.09.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

‘A disaster in the making’: Pakistan’s population surges to 207.7 million

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — For years, Pakistan's soaring population growth has been evident in increasingly crowded schools, clinics and poor communities across this vast, Muslim-majority nation. But until two weeks ago, no one knew just how serious the problem was. Now they do.<p>Preliminary results from …

Geography

RIP Jerry Pournelle, the first author to write a novel on a computer

Early adopter<p>Science fiction author Jerry Pournelle passed away earlier this week after a sudden illness at the age of 84. He helped popularize the military science fiction genre with novels such as <i>Janissaries</i> and <i>The Mercenary</i>, but is also credited with a major milestone: the first author to write …

Apollo Missions

We Now Have an Equation That Explains How The Hell Quantum Chaos Behaves

Even chaos can be predicted.<p>While physicists have managed to wrap their minds around chaos theory in the macroscopic world, chaos also has its way at …

Quantum Mechanics

All the relief money in the world won't rebuild Houston. Undocumented workers will.

Texas leaders need to realize that.<p>As the waters recede, Houston families and insurance agents are surveying the damage to the city: water-logged homes, ruined appliances, sagging roofs, and streets littered with debris.<p>Now the city faces this question: Who is going to rebuild the nation’s …

Immigration

Tesla bull: Elon Musk's new semi-truck may ignite a commercial war

Wall Street's most prominent Tesla bull says an electric semi-truck that the company plans to unveil later this month might be 70% cheaper to operate …

Tesla

Investors including Google Ventures poured $93 million into a company that's building personalized cancer vaccines

A biotech company that's developing personalized cancer treatments just raised $93 million to get their drugs into human trials.<p>Gritstone Oncology is working on a type of cancer immunotherapy called cancer vaccines that seeks to help amplify the body's immune system to fight off cancer cells. The …

Startups

U.S. Trust Focuses on Impact Investing

A primer, a web page and more — all designed to help you on your journey to doing good while doing well.<p>Investing for impact has long been a top priority at U.S. Trust. For years we’ve offered investment approaches that seek to make beneficial social and environmental changes without sacrificing …

EPA attacks news agency, reporter for coverage of flooded Texas hazardous waste sites

Scott Pruitt's team cites Breitbart article to support accusations.<p>A day after their boss essentially called reporters cowards for their coverage of …

Soon, broken bones could be fixed using gene therapy and microbubbles

Better Than Bone Grafts<p>Fixing broken limb bones after serious injuries can challenge even the most skilled orthopedic surgeons. Too much bone loss …

Gene Therapy
Donald Trump

New camera can see through human body

<b>Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.</b><p>The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.<p>Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress.<p>The new camera …

Medical Technology

When two disasters saved Earth from a worse one

Hydrogen chloride from Mount Pinatubo could have caused serious damage to the ozone layer. We were saved by a typhoon<p>In June 1991 the Philippine volcano, Mount Pinatubo, blew its top in spectacular fashion, producing one of the greatest volcanic eruptions in the 20th Century. It is well known that …

Climate Change

Wisconsin Sends 17,000 Pounds Of Cheese To Texas For Hurricane Harvey Victims

This Hurricane Harvey donation is majorly cheesy — but in the best way possible.<p>Farmers and cheesemakers in Wisconsin have sent 17,000 pounds of cheese to Texas to be distributed to those affected by the devastating storm. A delivery truck was filled to the brim with string cheese, cheese curds, …

Extreme Weather

The Housing Market Is About to Crash Again, Cautions a Top Forecaster

Even though the Federal Reserve has been telegraphing a September start date for the unwinding of its massive $4.5 trillion balance sheet, one …

Stock Markets

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years.<p>The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to …

Cancer

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation'

The former vice president calls on Americans to do what President Trump has not.<p>In January of 2009, I stood waiting in Wilmington, Delaware, for a train carrying the first African American elected president of the United States. I was there to join him as vice president on the way to a historic …

Rights & Freedoms