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Black holes aren't totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking work

Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum …


Final 'Avengers: Infinity War' Trailer Is Here to Destroy the World (Video)

Only six more weeks until you can finally experience the biggest superhero movie of this or any other year<p>Disney has released the final trailer for …

Marvel Universe

Microsoft Is Working on a Netflix for Video Games

Microsoft has a plan for getting 2 billion gamers around the world to use its service.<p>In an interview with The Verge, a Microsoft Xbox team member …


Plattsburgh has become the first city in the US to ban cryptocurrency mining

The mayor says the city has the cheapest rates of electricity in the world, leading cryptocurrency miners to use it as a base<p>Plattsburgh, New York, has become the first city in the US to ban cryptocurrency mining in the city for the next 18 months<i>.</i> The city council unanimously voted to impose the …


Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Quantum Computing

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe<p>Stephen Hawking dies aged 76<p>The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the …


Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

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Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Stephen Hawking

Quantum Physicists Double the 'Bandwidth' of the Universe

There’s a limit to how fast information can move through the universe, just like there’s a limit to how fast everything else can move through the …

Quantum Mechanics

50 Engineers Spent Six Months Designing a Fidget Spinner That Set a New World Record

Just when you thought that the fidget spinner fad had gone the way of the dodo bird, hoverboards, and 3D TVs, a Japanese company, MinebeaMitsumi …

Cool Stuff

Could the Weirdness of Quantum Physics Produce a New Kind of Star?

It would be silly to think that scientists and astronomers have spotted all of the different kinds of weird things that exist in space. After all, …

Quantum Mechanics

Feature: The Tragic Story Behind The Man Who Helped Create Tetris

"I've been eaten alive"


Humanity's next challenge? Creating IRL avatars (Yes, really)

One day in the not-so-distant future, search and rescue workers could rush into disaster areas not on foot or in traditional rescue vehicles, but via …

Peter Diamandis

We probably won’t hear from aliens. But by the time we do, they’ll be dead.

If signals from an alien civilization ever reach Earth, odds are the aliens will already be dead.In an effort to update the 1961 Drake Equation, …


Carolyn Hall

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A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …


Can You Get Internet on the Moon?

Whenever you open up your laptop in a cafe, or scan the nearby area for WiFi spots with your smartphone, dozens of options seem available. There are …


Android beats iOS in smartphone loyalty, study finds

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung’s implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji. But that’s not going to matter much to Samsung device owners — not only because the S9 is a good smartphone overall, but because Android …

Apple Pay

We Finally Know What The Interior Of Jupiter Looks Like

When you spend more than $1 billion on a spacecraft, it can be a nervous wait to see if everything pays off. But if and when it does, the results can …


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How Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Saw Into the Future

Now 50 years old, the famously opaque science-fiction classic anticipated flat-screen technology and artificial intelligence (but no, HAL was not a spoof of IBM).<p>Fifty years ago next month, invitation-only audiences gathered in specially equipped Cinerama theaters in Washington, New York and Los …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon is fixing a bug that causes Alexa to literally LOL at random

As if it isn’t creepy enough to have an internet-connected microphone listening in on everything that goes on in your living room, Amazon’s Alexa assistant has been randomly bursting into laughter, according to some owners of Echo speakers and other Alexa-equipped gadgets.<p>Yeah, if I didn’t read …

Smart Homes

Facebook’s data-collecting VPN company has found a way to collect even more data

Facebook’s analytics company released a new app this week, which like many of their products, exists mainly to collect user data and package it up for Facebook.<p>The app is called Bolt App Lock (currently available for free in the Google Play store) and it’s made by the same company behind the …


MIT just had a nuclear fusion breakthrough.

Since the 1950s, we’ve been hearing that fusion was just 20 years away. But there is something genuinely novel about a collaboration project between …

Nuclear Energy

Dune reboot will span two movies, take at least two years, says Denis Villeneuve

We’ve known for a while that Denis Villeneuve is working on a reboot for <i>Dune</i>, Frank Herbert’s landmark sci-fi novel famously adapted for the big …

Science Fiction

Fundamental Equation of Quantum Physics Also Describes Rings and Disks in Space

Physicists’ main goal is to be able to predict what will happen in the future based on patterns they’ve already observed, whether in massive systems …

Quantum Mechanics

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop <b></b>artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a …

Artificial Intelligence

Soothing Spaceship Engine White Noise Is This U.S.S. Enterprise Bluetooth Speaker's Best Feature

Despite conflicting reports, the U.S.S. Enterprise from <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> is obviously the best starship that Starfleet has ever built. …

Star Trek