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Tomb of Nefertiti, Egypt's mysterious ancient queen, may have been found

The apparent discovery, based on scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, could yield treasure beyond what was found in his famous resting place<p>Hidden doorways in the ancient Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun may lead to the long-lost resting place of Queen Nefertiti, a scientist has …

7 scientists who are helping us understand how the world works

From a physicist who is creating a hacker-proof way to transmit information to a mathematician developing a new type of alegbraic geometry, we've highlighted seven people who are changing the landscapes of math and physics.<p>All of these scientists also appeared on our list of groundbreaking …

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A Simple Way To Retrieve Info You Lost In A Black Hole

Just an easy quantum procedure<p>Black holes are full of conundrums. Like, what would happen if you threw a book inside one of these gravity wells? The theory of general relativity (the physics laws that govern really big things in the universe) predicts that the book would disappear forever. But …

What 'Ant-Man' Gets Wrong About The Real Quantum Realm

Last week, I was at my graduate alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park, to help run The Schrödinger Sessions, a workshop giving science fiction writers a “crash course” on quantum physics. The workshop was held at the Joint Quantum Institute, a collaboration between UMD and the …

Instead Of A Wedding, Couples Can Now Opt For Quantum Entanglement

“Marriage is such an incredibly fraught topic,” says Jonathon Keats, the experimental philosopher behind the project. “So much is invested in it. So …

How Quantum Randomness Saves Relativity

In physics, Albert Einstein is famous for two things: developing the theory of relativity, and hating quantum mechanics. Relativity is a colossal achievement, with the special theory of 1905 putting classical physics on a firmer philosophical footing, and the general theory of 1915 extending that …

Great Books For Non-Physicists Who Want To Understand Quantum Physics

A few times last week at the Schrödinger Sessions workshop, I made reference to books that I think do a good job with particular aspects of quantum physics (in addition to the one that I wrote, that is…). At the end of the workshop, some of the writers asked if I had a list of those. A couple of …

Fastest Neutrino Ever Detected Has 1,000x the Energy of the LHC — NOVA Next | PBS

It was over almost as soon as it started, but the momentary flicker was all physicists needed to make the call. The muon collision their detectors …

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

ICYMI: 3D-printed telescope, bird drone and more

Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally

Mobile market latecomer Canonical claims “latent demand” for its tardy but alternative smartphone OS has encouraged its OEM partner, BQ, to open up availability of its handsets to buyers anywhere in the world, not just in Europe.<p>The first Ubuntu-based smartphone launched in Europe this February, …

Windows 10: broken update forces some users into endless reboot loop

Mandatory automatic update for operating system causes issues as broken patch makes it reach certain percentage of installation before failing and rolling back<p>Some users of Windows 10 are reporting issues installing one of Microsoft’s first updates for the new operating system, which traps them in …

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Russia is considering blocking access to Reddit [Update: It's banned]

Russia is considering blocking access to Reddit for its citizens over complaints that the site is hosting information showing how to cultivate narcotics.<p>According to a post from Roskomnadzor (the ‘Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass …

Why Google's Alphabet shakeup makes sense

Yesterday, Google caught the tech world off-guard with a major reorganization. In the months to come, what we now know as Google will become Alphabet, with "Google" now referring to just the core businesses of Search, Android, YouTube, and a handful of others, overseen by new Google CEO Sundar …

Egyptian police killed in Sinai bomb attack

<b>At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, officials say.</b><p>Two others when injured when a device exploded as they travelled through the village of Wefaq, near the Gaza border.<p>Security forces have been carrying out an offensive in northern Sinai, …