Vanessa Sebastian

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Scientists Have Discovered a Material That Could Create Quantum Optical Computers

Just when you thought data couldn't get any faster.<p>When people talk about the next-generation of computers, they're usually referring to one of two …

What Happens As Decades Pass In A Whiskey Barrel?

The science of how a spirit gets better over time<p>When The Glenlivet’s 50-year-old single malt scotch whisky was freshly distilled in 1964, the new spirit would have been perfectly clear in color and have tasted cereal-rich and slightly smoky from the smoked malted barley from which it’s made; …

Whiskey

Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi has just unveiled the Pi Zero, a programmable computer that costs only $5 — about as much as a cup of coffee.<p>Available from today, the Pi Zero is the charity organization’s smallest computer ever and packs enough power and components to match up to other offerings in the Pi family. In …

Raspberry Pi

Earth May Wear An Invisible Fur Coat Made Of Dark Matter

Mysterious substance may form hairs that are hundreds of thousands of miles long<p>Regular matter--the stuff that makes up everything humans have ever seen or felt--makes up just 5 percent of the universe. The rest is made up of dark matter and dark energy.<p>Although we’ve never detected dark matter, …

Dark Matter

The Physics Of Non-Newtonian Goo Could Save Astronauts' Lives

Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets<p>There’s an experiment you may have done in high school: When you mix cornstarch with water—a concoction colloquially called oobleck—and give it a stir, it acts like a liquid. But scrape …

Engineering

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain

What Is NASA Hiding? Aliens?

Steven Tyler once sang, “Pink it’s my new obsession, pink it’s not even a question.” How wrong he was. A pink UFO was allegedly spotted hovering …

Paranormal

Pebble Time enters mass production, new updates on the way too

A couple of months ago, Pebble Time landed on Kickstarter, offering a number of improvements over its predecessor. Mass production of the new smartwatch has begun this week and watches should be landing in consumer hands before the end of the month.<p>Although production has begun one week later than …