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The Post gets entangled in quantum entanglement

C.L. Max Nikias’s May 13 Sunday Opinion essay, “ The U.S. is facing a new ‘Sputnik moment,’ ” said that “the bits in quantum computers can exist in more than one state at a time, can influence each other instantaneously from great distances, and can act as particles and waves simultaneously.” I …

Quantum Mechanics

How the nature of cause and effect will determine the future of quantum technology

Here’s a curious question: Do certain physical events have no cause, or is there a reason behind every action?<p>This conundrum lies at the heart of one …

Quantum Physics

NASA will create coldest place in the universe to study quantum physics

It's hard to study quantum behavior on Earth. You can amplify the effects of quantum mechanics by zapping groups of specific atoms (Bose-Einstein condensates) with lasers that drop their temperature to near absolute zero, but that only works for fractions of a second before gravity invariably takes …

Quantum Physics

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea …

Cancer

Microsoft wants to revolutionize MRIs with quantum-inspired algorithms and HoloLens

Microsoft gained some ground in the quantum computing race today by announcing it was using its technology to advance medical imaging beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.<p>The Redmond company, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will bring HoloLens technology …

Quantum Computing

New quantum probability rule offers novel perspective of wave function collapse

Quantum theory is based heavily on probabilities, since measuring a quantum system doesn't produce the same outcome every time, but instead yields …

Quantum Mechanics

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

Quantum Computing

An Experiment With 100,000 Gamers Just Proved Einstein Got It Wrong About 'Spooky Action'

Sorry, Albert.<p>A new study involving more than 100,000 volunteer gamers is the latest to show that quantum entanglement works. It's a phenomenon …

Quantum Mechanics

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Quantum Physics

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

Spec

Getting Started<p>Code > Mockups<p>Design apps and prototyping tools allow you to create fantastical visions of what UI <i>could</i> look like. But when it comes …

Typography

Why London, Ontario is the perfect test market

Last summer, Pulp & Press Juice Co., a small raw-juice company in London, Ont., hit up its social media followers with a request: Send in recipes with product names and the best one would eventually hit store shelves.<p>Soon, John Parlow, company co-founder and vice-president of marketing and sales, …

FBI says this hacker took over a plane through its in-flight entertainment system

Security researcher Chris Roberts got kicked off a United flight last month for tweeting a joke about hacking into its electronic control systems.<p>Now the FBI alleges, in an affidavit for a search warrant, it was no joke. In fact, the FBI claims, Roberts actually did such a thing, causing a plane he …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Still killing trees at the copier? Step up with something greener

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>Minto Roy didn’t start out trying to save the world. Five years after co-founding Social Print Paper, which produces copier paper predominantly from waste wheat straw instead of traditional wood fibre, he …

How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

iOS Apps

Tesla's $13,000 battery could keep your home online in a blackout

Elon Musk is a man who likes to make waves. Whether it’s privatizing space exploration or shaking up commuting with the Hyperloop high speed transport system, the billionaire technocrat aims big. Now his electric car company, Tesla, is planning to change the way people power their homes.<p>In a tweet …

Tesla

The charts every Canadian should be watching

<i>At the end of 2014,</i> Maclean’s <i>asked 35 of Canada’s leading economists, analysts, investors and financial bloggers to send us what they thought would</i> …

Our Canadian CEO of the year you’ve probably never heard of

Tobi Lütke wears his pink hard hat with pride. "I like it," he says. "I'm the only person with a pink hard hat in the entire house."<p>By "house" he means "building." Lütke moved to Canada from Germany 12 years ago, at 22, and he will, to his chagrin, misplay a word now and then. In fact, at this …

Amazon's web services are smart enough to make predictions

You no longer have to run a tech giant (or work in a lab) to take advantage of learning computers. Amazon has launched a machine learning feature for Web Services that lets any developer use this computer intelligence to make predictions. Instead of having to sift through data yourself and spend …

Asbestos imports rising in Canada despite health warnings

Despite rising fears of asbestos-related illnesses, imports of products containing asbestos show little sign of slowing.<p>According to Statistics Canada figures, imports of asbestos-related items rose to $6-million last year from $4.9-million in 2013. The bulk of these goods consisted of asbestos …

Asbestos

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.<p>No one will believe you are going to Middle Earth. Most visitors arrive in Zurich ready to shop on Bahnhofstrasse and sightsee in the Niederdorf …

Literature

Gender Is Actually Very Relevant In Tech, Despite What Marissa Mayer Says

Gender isn’t an issue in the tech industry, according to one of the top women in the tech industry. However, there's quite a bit of evidence to the contrary.<p>“There are probably industries where gender is more of an issue,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said in a recent interview with Backchannel, …

Harvest Useful Parts From Old Electronics [Video]

One man's scrap heap is another man's hardware store<p>Everyone has junk sitting around. But you can turn those cathode-ray television sets, obsolete camcorders, and dusty rotary phones into brand-new projects. The first step is to take everything apart.<p>In the latest episode of the Rebuild video …

What to try in Canada if you’re in your 20s

Do it now, while you’re still okay with occasionally having to sleep in your back seat or taking a piss in the bushes. Plus you’ll get to see some …

Canada

How much cash do you need to visit Europe? Check out this list

Priceoftravel.com has released its annual list of what it costs to spend a day in a whack of European cities. There's a real science to it, as they look for cheap three-star hotels that have mostly positive online reviews and tally up the cost of one night's stay (based on double occupancy). Then …

How to hire a tech employee when you don’t know tech

Finding employees is a fairly standard process. Unfortunately, when seeking tech talent with specialized training – such as back-end and front-end development skills for websites, mobile apps and other technical products and services – the process becomes anything but standard.<p>For starters, many …

Engineers have created a smartphone HIV test that costs $35 to make

Image copyright Samiksha Nayak for Columbia Engineering.Let’s be honest: Smartphones aren’t necessarily thought of as devices that help to slow the …

Pew Research Center

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security

It's some real Ocean's Eleven s***<p>A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. The report claims that the NSA and GCHQ successfully hacked the network of …