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If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems …

Mathematics

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NewsRadio

Former Facebook and Google employees start a cryptocurrency index fund

The explosion of cryptocurrency has brought with it an enormous amount of interest in investing. However, purchasing, setting up, and operating a …

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Phenomenon in the Creation of Light Particles

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered that when photons are created in pairs, these fundamental light particles can …

There's a theory that a hypermassive black hole spawned our universe

The most accepted theory of the origin of the universe is still the Big Bang. The theory proposes the universe started from a small singularity (the gravitational kind), then began to expand over the succeeding 13.8 billion years. Although this expansion has its own issues, a bigger question …

Physics

Scientists reverse aging in mice — and human trials could be on the horizon within 10 years

Print<p>Scientists have shown it is possible to reverse aging — in animals, at least.<p>The technique takes adult cells back to their embryonic form. U.S. …

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Neuroscientists figured out how to change the way you feel about someone's face

One of the first would be that you don't speak the language — and likely lack the tools to decode it, the way you might be able to do with a human tongue.<p>But over time you might notice patterns in their mysterious gestures and noises. They might sound like angry hornets before they bring you food, …

The Brain

Part microbe, part machine: Bionic leaf sucks up carbon dioxide as it makes liquid fuel

A team of scientists at Harvard University says it has come up with a bionic leaf — a system that could use solar power and hydrogen-eating bacteria to generate liquid fuel. The findings, described in the journal Science, offer an alternative path to making carbon-neutral solar fuels.<p>Part microbe …

3tags.org

Chocolate Cake For Breakfast Would Boost Your Brain And Health, Science Says

You may have heard the idea that chocolate actually helps one think. For me, it was always from my dad who would tell me to eat a chocolate bar …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

Kung Fu

Correlation Between DNA Methylation of TRPA1 and Chronic Pain States in Human Whole Blood Cells. - PubMed

OBJECTIVES:<p>Neuro-immune interactions with functional changes in the peripheral blood cells including changes in the transient receptor potential …

Methylation

11 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to intern at SpaceX

So it follows that you're going to have to answer some tough interview questions to get the gig.<p>Each year, more than 700 interns join SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, for 80-hour workweeks at about $22/hour in departments like avionics, dynamics, launch operations, manufacturing, and …

Space Travel

How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

Universe

Honda's upgraded ASIMO robot is faster and smarter but still won't scare Sarah Connor

Honda's been working on its ASIMO robot for the better part of two decades, but only now is it finally beginning to look like a useful project. The latest version of the droid, similar to the one we saw two years ago, comes with a raft of physical improvements, including new legs that'll cope with …

IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude

Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM's Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial …

Dwave Systems 1000+ qubit system available, faster than regular computers with 15-600 times speed up over classical solvers

Dwave announced the general availability of the latest generation of D-Wave quantum computers, the D-Wave 2X™ system. With 1000+ qubits and many …

The Shadow of a Black Hole

The invisible manifests itself through the visible: so say many of the great works of philosophy, poetry, and religion. It’s also true in physics: we …

Black Holes

Dark Energy 'Chameleon Fields' Could Explain What Universe Is Made Of

Dark energy -- the mysterious force that is accelerating the expansion of our universe and pulling galaxies apart -- has long baffled scientists. …

Scientists created a magnetic wormhole that could transform the way we use MRI machines

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>The idea of a wormhole comes from Albert Einstein's theories. In 1935, Einstein and colleague Nathan Rosen realized that the general theory of relativity allowed for the existence …

Physics

Fusion Power Is a Bit Closer, Claims Mysterious Energy Startup

We are still a ways away from proper, useful fusion, but this seems to be a tantalizing taste.<p>In an unassuming building in an unassuming industrial park south of Los Angeles, nuclear physicists are smashing together rings of plasma at one million kilometers per hour, producing temperatures on the …

Physics

How Quantum Symmetry Makes Solid Matter Possible

Physicists are forever dividing the universe into two classes of things– ordinary matter and dark matter, quarks and leptons, conductors and insulators. Some of these definitions are just matters of convenience, but others are fundamental to the structure of the universe. One of the most …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Craft Single-Photon Quantum Logic Gates

This could be big news for quantum computing.<p>Physicists from the University of Toronto have succeeded in constructing logic gates from single particles of pure light, according to research published in this week's <i>Nature Physics</i>. It's an accomplishment that not only offers insight into the still …

Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics

Has Stephen Hawking solved a huge black hole mystery?

Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the "information paradox."<p>Einstein's theory of general relativity …

Dark matter scaffolding of universe detected for the first time

Scientists have, for the first time, directly detected part of the invisible dark matter skeleton of the universe, where more than half of all matter …

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Dark Matter