Ashan Arachchige

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Quantum Computing Update: Researchers Test Technique To Extend Lifespan Of Superconducting Qubits

The world of subatomic particles, governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, is an extremely weird one. In the quantum realm, at least insofar as we …

Here's one more surprising way that sex benefits your health

Sex is known to help with all sorts of things, from better sleep to improved moods – but what if we told you getting freaky also helped you <i>remember</i> …

This Material Could Reveal the Link Between Classical Physics and the Quantum Realm

Two Worlds in One?<p>It’s no surprise that quantum physics can be disorienting to the casual observer; after all, it does follow its own set of rules …

Quantum Physics

A Brief Explanation of Black Hole Physics

Black holes, the Event Horizon, and what happens when you find yourself inside one.<p>What happens when you enter a black hole is the biggest bong-rip question of astrophysics. As you'd expect, the answer is complicated. Here, PBS's Space Time attempts to tackle this confusing topic in as accessible a …

How Much Of Your Personality Is Genetic? A Lot, New Science Says

Have you ever wondered how much of your personality is genetic? It can be a sensitive topic; but a new meta-analysis of a bunch of genetic and …

Couples With the Best Sex Lives Have This in Common, Says Science

Contrary to what movies, TV shows, and the media in general have conditioned us to believe, couples don't have to be sexually adventurous in order to …

'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion …

Putting The Connected In Connected Homes: Eero's Powerful WiFi

The way we use the internet in our homes today is exponentially more advanced than it was even 5 years ago. We stream content in multiple rooms from a variety of devices, appliances are increasingly internet-connected, and yet we demand a strong signal throughout the home. The single-router model …

Hate Your MacBook Pro? Fall In Love With These Seductive Laptop Alternatives

The MacBook Pro might be the best selling laptop, it might have proven to be a wonderful device for the geekerati, but there are alternatives that are just as good as Apple’s laptop. Depending on what you need from a laptop, there are options that are more suitable than 2016′s latest MacBook Pro.<p>As …

The spooky history of how cats bewitched us

Witches have always liked cats. Sure, they’ve been known to hang out with a wide variety of creatures, including lambs, hornets and crabs. But felines are their favorite consorts, according to an academic analysis that tallied up animal “familiars” from 200 historic English witch trials.<p>Is anybody …

Pets

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with …

Shopping

Light Up Your Life! Panta Rei Light Cube

Looking to add some light to your life? Well today we get a unique and rather futuristic way to do just that. Today we get a look at the interesting …

Design

What not to do on a first date

The nonverbal mating cues have been sent out, the first conversation went well, and you've asked her out on a date—now what? Dating is another way to …

Here’s Why Belize Deserves To Be On Top Of Your Travel Bucket List

The reasons to visit Belize total far more than 10 and narrowing it down wasn’t easy. From afar, Belize’s appeal is all about the warm and clear blue waters of the Caribbean and the dense, wild jungles that draw you in. Once there, you start to pick up on more detail: the heart-pounding land and …

These Apps Will Make You Enjoy Traveling Even More

For the last 20 months, I have been traveling and working as a digital nomad. I’m extremely grateful for the technology and apps that make my everyday life so much easier and my journey more enjoyable.<p>Today I’d like to share with you 10 great apps that will make you enjoy traveling even more. …

The best headphones for under $50

The Winner<p>Panasonic RP-TCM125<p>If you’re looking for the best cheap headphones to replace your EarPods or other included headphones, look no further than Panasonic’s TCM125. These cheap headphones have a simple design, are super lightweight, are comfortable to wear, and most importantly, sound …

Samsung bets big on curved TV, shows off 105-inch UHD bendable model

BERLIN -- Not everyone is convinced that curved TVs are the future of entertainment, but nevertheless Samsung is betting big on the swooping-screen tech, expanding its lineup of curved televisions, and showing off a bendable 105-inch ultra high-definition monster here at IFA.<p>"We have tripled our …

Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time

Humans just got a step closer to being able to think a message into someone else's brain on the other side of the world: in a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans.<p>The team, comprising …

The Brain

A Stunning New Map Reveals For The First Time Where Our Galaxy Fits Into The Universe

Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe.<p>The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously …

7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings — for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now!<p>Blame your hunger …

Holistic Medicine

The best new Android apps of August 2014

If you're itching for some fresh downloads this Labor Day weekend, we've gathered together the five best app releases this month in the Google Play …

Supersize Your DIY Computing With Tiny Titan

Mmm, cores of Raspberry Pis.<p>Oak Ridge National Laboratory is most famously home to the Titan supercomputer, capable of performing more than 20 quadrillion calculations every second. But the lab also houses the lesser known “Tiny Titan,” whose nine processing units, or “cores,” are made from …

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition)

The world has changed radically, but some of the habits that led to success in the 1960s have timeless application today.<p>Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and …

Mad Men

GeckoEye Solar Powered Security Camera

Forget cables and outlets, GeckoEye will bring you a more free way to monitor your house. Curious? Let’s go on checking the solar powered <b>security</b> …

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse …

Time-lapse Photography

Click Your Way To Discovery In CERN's 'Particle Clicker' Game

The discovery: It's amazing how much time one can spend clicking.<p>The only thing holding back scientific research at my virtual lab was not enough free beer. Thanks to a new game by a group of scientists at CERN, scientific discovery is reduced down to its most basic element: Doing the same …

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

The future is now, y'all.

'World's Smallest High-End Desktop PC' from Silent Power Cooled By Copper Foam Not Fans

A German start-up says that it has invented the world's smallest high-end desktop PC, which uses a block of exposed copper foam at the top of the …

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.<p>Imagine almost any situation where two or …

Turn Your Disposable Lighter Into a Pocket Torch

You know those cheap lighters you pick up from the register at the gas station? Well, they can do more than just light up a few Marlboros. With the …