James Elder

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The Director of Game of Thrones' Season 7 Finale Just Weighed in on That Cryptic Tyrion Scene

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>As Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen consummated their relationship in <i>Game of</i> …

Blind quantum computing for everyone

(Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that clients who possess only classical computers—and no quantum devices—can outsource …

Quantum Mechanics

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live.

Today, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you <i>will</i> be able to see it. Even though the “totality” — the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon — is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial …

Solar Eclipse

What Things Should Every Physics Major Know?

Over the weekend, cosmologist and author Sean Carroll tweeted about what physics majors should know, namely that “the Standard Model is an SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) gauge theory, and know informally what that means.” My immediate reaction to this was pretty much in line with Brian Skinner’s, namely that …

Physics

A Hacker Just Proved That Apple May Have Been Right About the F.B.I.

A major security breach reveals that phone-hacking company Cellebrite’s clientele ranges from the F.B.I. to the Kremlin—and that Tim Cook was right to worry about creating a backdoor to the iPhone.<p>Last year, when the F.B.I procured a court order forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of …

Privacy

PlayStation VR price leaked online, to cost less than HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

The actual price of PlayStation VR has reportedly been leaked by a Czech retailer.<p>As the industry gears up for a new VR (virtual reality) war, the …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

Sleep