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Understanding quantum tunnelling | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

North, South Korea Border Guards Exchange Gunfire

SEOUL, South Korea - Border guards of the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. The shootout occurred after South Korean soldiers broadcast a warning and fired warning shots against …

20 Apps You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Photo: Getty Images<p><b>1. KillSwitch:</b> This app discretely removes all traces of your ex from your Facebook profile.<p><b>2. Sleep Cycle:</b> This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase so you feel refreshed instead of groggy.<p><b>3. CardMunch:</b> This app quickly …

These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

Tourists back in Texas from cruise ship carrying woman monitored for Ebola

Holidaymakers often feel regret at the end of a vacation, but the prevailing sentiment was more like relief among many of the passengers who stepped off the Carnival Magic after an Ebola scare prompted a tense climax to their cruise.<p>The ship docked as normal in Galveston early on Sunday after a …