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Researchers build new fermion microscope

Fermions are the building blocks of matter, interacting in a multitude of permutations to give rise to the elements of the periodic table. Without …

Quantum Mechanics

Astronomical Jackpot: Quasar Quartet Is Spotted for First Time

The center of every galaxy boasts a supermassive black hole millions of times the mass of the sun. Material swirling around the rim of the black hole travels near the speed of light, emitting an enormous amount of energy before it is consumed. If the supply is large enough, it enters the quasar …

Universe

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Weird

How Tornadoes Form and Why They’re so Unpredictable

A look at storm science after severe weather kills in the Midwest.<p>More than 70 tornadoes were reported over the weekend in the Midwest and Great Plains of the United States, killing at least three people, with at least ten more still missing and significant damage in Arkansas and Texas.<p>More …

Genie transforms food pods into meals in 30 seconds

If you've seen an episode of <i>Star Trek</i>, you're likely familiar with the Replicator device on board the USS Enterprise that synthesized meals and beverages on demand. Well, a company in Israel created the modern-day equivalent to that appliance with Genie. The counter-top gadget uses food pods to …

Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century.<p>The satellite, …

Space Travel

I'm an MIT computer scientist and recent TED speaker who can hear your conversations by watching a potato-chip bag. AMA!

Hi! My name is Abe Davis and I’m a PhD student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), where I study computer vision and …

Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new “whispering gallery” effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene — making it possible to precisely …

Nanotech

Object recognition for free

Object recognition — determining what objects are where in a digital image — is a central research topic in computer vision.But a person looking at …

Machine Learning

MIT’s new defect sealing technique may enable faster, more durable water filters – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

Engineers at MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) have successfully sealed leaks in …

Why Windows 10 is the 'last' version of Windows

Microsoft just said in plain English what it's been talking about for months: Windows 10 will be the last major launch for the Windows …