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Quantum Computers Move Closer To Reality With ‘Fredkin Gate’ Breakthrough

In a major breakthrough in quantum computing, scientists from Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia announced Monday that …

'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs

Harry Potter donned his to explore Hogwarts undetected, but an invisibility cloak made by US scientists could find a far more pressing use: making beer bellies look like six-packs.<p>The ultra-thin skin developed by researchers in California can be laid over a 3D shape to make it look like a flat …

Nanotech

Stephen Hawking believes he knows how information escapes black holes

Stephen Hawking announced during a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday that he has potentially solved the Information Paradox. The paradox a conflict between the quantum mechanics and general relativity models that has vexed physicists for more than four …

Stephen Hawking

Comment on Airbnb’s pricing algorithm and Aerosolve, its open-source machine learning tool by 7 Ways Your Business Should Be Using Machine Learning Today – Jill Tool Help

[…] where machine learning can make the dynamic pricing model work. For example, both Uber and Airbnb use machine learning to help create dynamic …

Machine Learning

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

A new technology could drastically extend your phone battery — but cellphones companies don’t want to use it

The antenna in your phone is more than just a lazy strip of metal.<p>As Apple's infamous Antennagate fiasco taught us, snatching radio waves out of thin air to transmit thousands of messages a second over miles and miles is not quite that simple.<p>Just as poor antenna design (or an errant hand) can ruin …

These are the research projects Elon Musk is funding to ensure A.I. doesn’t turn out evil

A group of scientists just got awarded $7 million to find ways to ensure artificial intelligence doesn't turn out evil.<p>The Boston-based Future of Life Institute (FLI), a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating existential risks to humanity, announced last week that 37 teams were being funded with the …

Neutrinos may not be faster than light, but they can shapeshift

About four years ago, CERN made a claim that sent shockwaves through the scientific community. During the course of an experiment, CERN scientists apparently discovered that neutrinos -- tiny subatomic particles that travel near light speed -- could possibly accelerate <i>faster</i> <i>than light</i>. That, …

Physics

DNA Assembly Tech is Making The World’s Smallest Data Storage

Storing information on microscopic media<p>Researchers at France's Institut Charles Sadron and Aix-Marseille Universite have built binary data into a strand of synthetic polymer, a minuscule chain of chemical information about 60,000 times thinner than a strand of hair.<p>This technology promises to take …

Google partners with Levi's to create interactive clothing

SAN FRANCISCO — Google's Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) division announced it is partnering with Levi's to create "interactive textiles" — …

Wearable Tech

The day when roads will harness solar energy is drawing near

There are some 60 million kilometers (37.3 million miles) of roadways in the world, just sitting there. But adapting these surfaces to do anything besides passively carry traffic has proved difficult and prohibitively expensive.<p>Past attempts include trying to convert the vibrations on roads into …

Clean Energy

Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that …

Moth eyes inspire scientists to cut reflection on solar panels

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel<p>The eyes of the common moth have led to a novel discovery that could boost …

This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

Finally, a better method for making the material of the future<p>Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s.<p>Cooking up graphene<p>…

Graphene

Ex-Skypers Launch Virtual Whiteboard Deekit

Although seriously long in the tooth and being disrupted by a plethora of startups, for many years Skype has existed as an almost ubiquitous app in any remote team’s toolkit.<p>So it seems apt that a new startup founded by a team of ex-Skype employees is set to tackle another aspect of online …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Javascript is the new Java

“<i>Write once, run everywhere!</i>”.<p>That’s the tag line that sold Java to developers since day 1.<p>Regardless computer architecture or platform your app …

JavaScript

Noteslate Shiro ePaper Writing Tablet Now Available To Pre-Order For $199 (video)

Noteslate have this week announced they will finally be launching their ePaper writing tablet later this year as the Noteslate SHIRO, and have now …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

Graphene

NASA says wispy green objects in space are tens of thousands of light years long

NASA seems to always be taking images of some spectacular sights in the universe around us. A series of objects were photographed in deep space that …

Put a spring in your step...with an exoskeleton

Telegraph View: Imagine leaping across the springtime hills like London's very own airborne terror. It could soon be possible<p>The surprising thing about Spring-Heeled Jack, who terrorised London in 1838, is not that he did not exist, but that he was taken so seriously.<p>Housemaids lost their senses …

Carnegie Mellon University

Dark Matter is Darker Than Once Thought

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when …

The universe is going to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’

The universe is about to collapse in on itself ‘imminently’ scientists warn – and the signs of ‘impending doom’ are already here.<p>We should point out …

Universe

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Amazon Can Now Legally Experiment With Drone Delivery

A big hurdle has been overcome by Amazon today for a future where everything’s delivered by drones; the FAA has granted the company an experimental airworthiness certificate for its delivery drones.<p>The company is allowed to use the drones during daylight, below 400 feets in “visual meteorological …

Stanford scientists make leukemia 'grow up' and eat itself

A team at Stanford's School of Medicine has reportedly uncovered a potent new treatment method for combating one of leukemia's most aggressive forms -- and they did it pretty much by accident. While survival rates for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a particularly nasty form of white blood …

Immunotherapy

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world around us.<p>It’s about rivers. Or more precisely, the bendiness of rivers.<p>As you will know, some rivers are relatively straight while other rivers twist and turn …

Mathematics

Rayton Solar Using Particle Accelerators To Create Solar Panels That Are “60% Cheaper + 25% More Efficient Than Industry Standard”

<b>Published on</b> March 5th, 2015 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>20<p>Rayton Solar Using Particle Accelerators To Create Solar Panels That Are “60% Cheaper + 25% More …

Solar Power