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New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

by Chelsea Gohd January 29, 2018 Hard Science 65290<p>Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly …

Consciousness

Researchers Discover Excitonium - a Weird New Form of Matter

Excitonium, a strange form of matter that was first theorized almost 50 years ago, has now been discovered by researchers.<p>What is excitonium? It is a …

University of Illinois

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be …

Nanotech

How toxic is your car exhaust?

It's not easy to find out<p>By Tom de Castella<p>I own an old banger. My dad has a 2009 diesel. Should either of us scrap our cars for the sake of clean air?<p>I had them tested to find out which was worse. Along the way, I discovered just how dirty some new cars are.<p>I own an old banger. My dad has a 2009 …

Knowledge Management

Ride around in style on the URB-E, a fast and compact new electric scooter

URBAN626, a Pasadena-based startup that was primarily funded by local investors has recently launched their URB-E line of electronic scooters. The URB-E weighs in at around 30-35lbs, giving you the ability to drive up to 20 miles, and can reach speeds of up to 18 MPH. This new electronic scooter …

Intel Begins Making Chips That Resemble The Brain

Intel is beginning to experiment with so-called neuromorphic chips that attempt to more closely resemble how a real brain functions.<p>Coming out of the chip giant’s research lab, the new chip, dubbed the Intel Loihi test chip, consists of 128 computing cores. Each core has 1,024 artificial neurons, …

Deep Learning

Your face could be your ticket at the Tube station of the future

At the train station of the future, your face could be your ticket and gates could be invisible.<p>Cubic Transportation Systems, the US company behind …

Scanners

Hidden Dangers Could Lurk in Your Next Meal

The medicines that stave off infections in people are wreaking havoc on our food supply.<p>Each year, an estimated 600 million people, or nearly 1 in 10 of us, fall ill due to foodborne illnesses from E. coli and salmonella. The death rate is particularly high among children under five. Most of these …

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Cancer Cells

Porsche installs its first high-speed electric car chargers

It's preparing for a future where many EVs charge in minutes, not hours.<p>Porsche knows that electric vehicles are the future, and it just took a big step to prepare for that future. The performance car brand just opened a new office in Berlin, and the new facility includes the company's first two …

Electric Vehicles

Earth undergoing sixth 'mass extinction' as humans spur 'biological annihilation' of wildlife

The Earth is undergoing a sixth mass extinction, with scientists warning that the “biological annihilation” of wildlife is "more severe than perceived".<p>Blaming the overpopulation and over-consumption of humans, the researchers said the world had a window of about 20-30 years at most to tackle the …

Ecology

Drinking a cup of coffee may add nine minutes per day to your life

It has become a national pastime but our obsession with drinking coffee could be having unexpected health benefits and even increasing our lifespan by up to nine minutes a day, new research suggests.<p>Two new studies, including the largest ever conducted into coffee drinking, have found that imbibing …

China uses bizarre 'quantum entanglement' to send messages using satellite

A chinese quantum satellite has sent 'spooky' messages over a huge distance, potentially signalling the future of the internet.<p>It harnesses the …

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17

New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves protect sites across the world, while the U.S. and Bulgaria withdraw sites from the well-known program.<p>A major list of the world’s wildest natural treasures was just expanded—although a number of sites were also removed.<p>The International Coordinating Council of the Man …

Limitless Lab-Grown Blood Is ‘Tantalizingly Close’ After 20 Years

Blood stem cells are things of wonder: hidden inside each single cell is the power to reconstitute an entire blood system, like a sort of biological …

For The First Time Ever, Lightning Striking a Building is Caught in High Speed

There's still a lot we don't know about how to protect buildings from lightning.<p>It's hard to believe, but until recently, scientists had never filmed lightning striking a building in high speed. That changed when a team led by physicist Marcelo Saba at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research …

New Map Reveals Ships Buried Below San Francisco

Dozens of vessels that brought gold-crazed prospectors to the city in the 19th century still lie beneath the streets.<p>Every day thousands of passengers on underground streetcars in San Francisco pass through the hull of a 19th-century ship without knowing it. Likewise, thousands of pedestrians walk …

Flight of the Blackbird: The how, what and why of the incredible SR-71

Birth of the Blackbird<p>Developed by Lockheed at its famously secretive Skunk Works in Burbank, California, the SR-71 was a derivative of the A-12 …

Researchers create new ransomware to target industrial systems

Without too much trouble, the ransomware was quickly able to hijack simulated water treatment plants.<p>Ransomware is already a concern for the …

Metallic hydrogen has been created for the first time

Scientists have long suspected that hydrogen could exist as a metal in certain parts of the Universe, but this is the first time metallic hydrogen has ever been created on Earth, and the material is even stranger and more fascinating than scientists imagined.<p>"This is the holy grail of high-pressure …

Hydrogen

Dutch scientists' artificial leaf can create medicine anywhere

Even future Mars residents could use it to make medicine on the red planet.<p>Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to concoct medicine anywhere the sun shines, even if it's on another planet? A team of Dutch scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology have developed an artificial leaf-like …

Chemistry

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

How an Australian College Student Did What NASA Couldn't

Paddy Neumann's final project—which proposes using junk metal as rocket fuel—could change space travel forever.<p>Paddy Neumann kind of looks like someone who's really into brewing beer. But back when he was a third year student at the University of Sydney, the now Dr. Neumann started on a course of …

Set Sail in Greece: 5 Hidden Gems to Add to Your Itinerary

Sailing blissfully through the plethora of Greek islands is a magical experience that sits high on the bucket lists of many.<p>As you drift through …

Rare Aerial Footage Reveals a Pod of Whales Chasing Down a Shark

Nature is brutal.<p>It's a tough world out there. One day you're the top of the food chain, striking fear in the hearts of all those who behold you. The …

The six countries in the world with the most 'convinced atheists'

Religion around the world is on the decline.<p>For the first time ever, Norway now has more people who do not believe in God than do - with 39 per cent …

This River Kills Everything That Falls Into It

Legend or fact? A young explorer traveled deep into a remote jungle to find out.<p>It sounds like a Jules Verne tale: a boiling river that seems to flow from the center of the earth and kills anything that falls into it. Andrés Ruzo, a National Geographic Young Explorer, first heard about it from his …

Procedures to repair knee cartilage show promise in treating patients over 40

Cartilage restoration procedures are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old who have cartilage damage in their knees, a new study …

University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2016) – A new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene and advance digital technology …