Duncan McInnes

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Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>07 August 2018<p>Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p>Philip …

Quantum Physics

The 25 Pieces Of Equipment You Need In Your Home Gym

Adjustable dumbbells, no-fuss floor protection, and 23 other essentials for your home gym.<p>Keeping up a consistent gym schedule can be tough for those of us with unpredictable lifestyles, so it helps to be able to get your sweat on at home.<p>Whether you have a full-on Iron Paradise packed with state …

Exercise

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Age Of The Solar System?

Billions of years ago, in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way, a molecular cloud like many others collapsed to form new stars. One of them formed in relative isolation, collecting material in a protoplanetary disk around it, and eventually forming our Sun, the eight planets, and the rest of our …

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

Scientists Have Successfully Developed A 3-D Brain Organoid

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has called regenerative medicine the “next evolution in health care,” and scientists like Dr. Anthony Atala hope with its potential to heal, the field will revolutionize health care. “We have many challenges to meet, but are optimistic about …

Google's principles for developing AI aren't good enough

Google CEO Sundar Pichai yesterday published his company’s new rules governing the development of AI. Over the course of seven principles he lays out a broad (and useless) policy leaving more wiggle room than a pair of clown pants.<p>If you tell the story of Google’s involvement in building AI for the …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Physicists Used Atomic Clocks to Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in a 14-Year Experiment

A foundational thought experiment in Einstein’s theory of general relativity just got its most precise confirmation ever by turning the entire Earth into a laboratory.<p>Monday, physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology published the results of a 14-year experiment that used …

The AI winter is well on its way

Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so-called AI revolution for years now, and many people believed that it would take us to the world of the technological singularity. Many companies talked big in 2014, 2015, and 2016 when technologies such as Alpha Go were pushing new boundaries. For …

This 5-Move Core Workout From a Trainer Will Leave You Sore and Chiseled

There are tons of ways to shape up your midsection. Most importantly, you need to be in a healthy calorie deficit and exercising regularly. But doing a solid core workout every now and then will definitely help your abs pop. Ridge Davis, personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA, shared an exclusive …

There Are No Laws of Physics. There’s Only the Landscape.

Scientists seek a single description of reality. But modern physics allows for many different descriptions, many equivalent to one another, connected …

Physics

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

ASUS’ new motherboard is designed specifically for cryptocurrency mining

ASUS, the Taiwan-based electronic manufacturer, is making cryptocurrency mining easier for individual miners. The company announced the launch of its H370 mining master motherboard on Wednesday.<p>The motherboard has been designed specifically for mining cryptocurrencies. Among other features, the …

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

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 …

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

Optocouplers: Defending Your Microcontroller, MIDI, and a Hot Tip for Speed

Deep in the heart of your latest project lies a little silicon brain. Much like the brain inside your own bone-plated noggin, your microcontroller …

Secretive startup will use gene therapy to reverse aging in dogs—and humans are next

Advances in gene therapy are bringing us closer to immortality, and now one of the world’s most influential scientists is on the job.<p>Renowned …

Gene Therapy

What Is Spacetime?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>09 May 2018<p>Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?<p>George …

Quantum Mechanics

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

A new physics discovery could change the game for quantum computing

From tunneling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. Yet the strange properties of quantum mechanics are not mathematical quirks—they are real effects that have been seen in laboratories over and over.<p>One …

Quantum Physics

Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

Quantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons.<p>But we have managed to demonstrate one of the …

Anne Boden: big banks “won’t be able to compete” in a digital future

The Starling Bank CEO predicts that innovative fintechs like hers are well on their way to becoming the status quo.<p>In October 2008, less than a month …

Banking

Finding order in disorder demonstrates a new state of matter

Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

How To: Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone

When a photo or video is just too sensitive to leave laying around in your Photos app, you'll want to either delete it for good or hide it away in …