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The Real Reason Star Wars Will Never Let Go of Darth Vader

Despite the unpopular prequels, Anakin still has a choke hold on our biggest geek franchise.<p>Even before fans thought they heard the whisper of Darth Vader’s asthmatic breathing in the <i>Rogue One</i> trailer, there were rumors that the Skywalker villain would make an appearance in the next <i>Star Wars</i> film. …

Star Wars

It's all in the brain! Scientists slow down ageing in mice

An almond-sized structure in the brain may hold the key to slowing down the rate of ageing throughout the entire body, a study suggests.<p>Scientists …

Faster than a speeding atom

Their results are published in the journal <i>Nature.</i><p>A qubit encodes information onto an atom using its magnetic field, known as its spin, which can be …

Quantum Computing

Alien-Looking Skeleton Poses Medical Mystery

A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins, but the remains, found in the Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for …

Anthropology

Building a Quantum Computer

We are changing the way we build machines, so we may soon be able to build machines that are more like us. In the movie Prometheus, a work set in the …

Singularity

Casimir effect theoretically could stabilize and manipulate higher dimensions for warp drive

<b>Chapters of 120 page dissertation on Casimir effect</b><p>1. we review the nature of the quantum vacuum and discuss the diff erent contributions to the …

One giant leap for mankind: £13bn Iter project makes breakthrough in quest for nuclear fusion, a solution to climate change and an age of clean, unlimited energy. See the picture for a diagram of how nuclear fusion might work and read more at http://ind.pn/181VHYY

Dark Matter --"The Tip of an Iceberg of Another World Unrelated to Ours" http://tinyurl.com/coom2z9

Physicists believe it's possible to build a perpetual motion machine

All bets are off. A prominent physicist has just announced that he's developed a proof for "time crystals" that can move thanks to a break in the …

Physics

Physicist Proposes New Way To Think About Intelligence

(ISNS) -- A single equation grounded in basic physics principles could describe intelligence and stimulate new insights in fields as diverse as …

Moore's Law predicts life originated billions of years before Earth

A new study co-authored by a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health concludes that life originated elsewhere in the Universe around 9.8 …

Singularity

Is there a "shadow biosphere" on Earth?

There are a couple of bizarre mysteries on Earth that some scientists believe can only be explained by a "shadow biosphere" full of bizarre, …

3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

Scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make a synthetic tissue that could have a variety of applications — including the ability to transmit long-distance electric signals much like nerves. The process, published in <i>Science</i> by an Oxford University team led by Hagan Bayley, prints a network …

Carbon’s role in atmosphere formation

A new study suggests that the way carbon moves from within a planet to the surface plays a big role in the evolution of a planet’s atmosphere. If …

Research

Fusion rocket researchers envision 30-day trip to Mars

Will rockets powered by fusion eventually make interplanetary travel commonplace?<p>Human travel to another planet is a long-held dream. But, even in …

Space Travel

Astronomers estimate 100 billion habitable Earth-like planets

Astronomers at the University of Auckland claim that there are actually around 100 billion habitable, Earth-like planets in the Milky Way — …

Taylor Wilson, Teenage Nuclear Scientist, Redesigns Nuclear Power

Taylor Wilson, the teenager who built a working nuclear fusion reactor, started thinking about fission–he is a teenage boy after all. “Is fission played out?” he wondered. “Or is there something left to innovate here?”<p>It turns out there is a lot to innovate there, and today at TED Wilson showed off …

Spooky Experiment on ISS Could Pioneer New Quantum Communications Network

With its 180 degree views of Earth and space, the ISS’s cupola is the perfect place for photography. But Austrian researchers want to use the unique …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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Scientists await new worlds as CERN collider is refitted | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - As two yellow-helmeted electricians rise slowly on a hoist from the cavern floor to check cabling on a huge red magnet, CERN scientist Marc Goulette makes clear he sees cosmic significance in their task.<p>CERN staff speak in the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tunnel during a visit at …

Why are insect and human brains so similar? - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) / KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — Decision-making centers in the brains of …

King's College London

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Submerged Stone Structure Found in the Sea of Galilee

Researchers have found a submerged stone structure in the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake in Israel. The finding was reported here in the</i> …

Life on Earth… but not as we know it

Across the world's great deserts, a mysterious sheen has been found on boulders and rock faces. These layers of manganese, arsenic and silica are …