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Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future

With their insensitivity to decoherence, Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of quantum computers. The problem is that they only …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

<b>Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon.</b><p>The team used microwave energy to align two electron particles suspended in silicon, then used them to perform a set of test calculations.<p>By using silicon, the scientists hope that …

Quantum Computing

6 Heart Health Numbers to Know

You know many important numbers, such as your age, your birth date, and your phone number. But do you know your blood pressure, low-density …

Diabetes

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Mechanics

Anxiety Could Be an Early Manifestation of Alzheimer's, Says Study

This is important.<p>Symptoms of increasing anxiety may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease years before cognitive impairment is evident, a …

The Milky Way ate 11 other galaxies - Futurity

In a quest to discover the mysterious nature of dark energy, astronomers found something else: evidence of our galaxy's violent past.

How I became Christian again: my long journey to find faith again

After experiencing the horrors of war, Bryan Mealer lost his faith. Morning runs with a priest – and a visit to a more welcoming church – helped restore it<p>A few mornings a week, I go running with a priest.<p>We meet at 5.30 under a streetlamp in central Austin and make our way down to the state …

31 Book Passages That Made Us Cry In 2017

"We are a feather falling from the wing of a bird."<p>—John Green, <i>Turtles All the Way Down</i><p>—Elizabeth Strout, <i>Anything Is Possible</i><p>—Patricia Lockwood, <i>Priestdaddy</i><p>—Jesmyn Ward, <i>Sing, Unburied, Sing</i><p>—Angie Thomas, <i>The Hate U Give</i><p>—Mohsin Hamid, <i>Exit West</i><p>—Kamila Shamsie, <i>Home Fire</i><p>—Naomi Alderman, <i>The Power</i><p>—Victor …

Price of 40-year-old cancer drug raised from $50 to $768 a pill

The cost of lomustine, a veteran cancer drug, have skyrocketed after a startup bought the rights to it and hiked prices 1,400 percent.<p>According to …

Do People Need Less Sleep As They Age?

Sleep Disorders<p>4 Comments<p>Follow Comments<p>Article<p>https://www.agingcare.com/articles/sleep-and-aging-133153.htm<p>Sleep needs change over a person's …

Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

A Silver Lake Home Built in 1939 Is Renovated From Top to Bottom

A prewar house in Los Angeles is extensively renovated to enhance lakeside views and create a fresh, modern aesthetic.<p>The final result of Alex and Greg's light-filled home began with a few "overly ambitious" renovation concepts, followed by extensive planning alongside architect Jai Pal S. Khalsa, …

Architecture

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Energy

Biblical and Rabbinic Responses to Suffering

The biblical authors and the talmudic Rabbis, unlike the later Jewish philosophers, do not consider the general problem of evil in the universe, of …

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Makeup

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ll be questioning whether some of our favorite habits and</i> …

The Barn Gallery

A waterfront guest house, showcasing sustainable design; designed to inspire and educate others to follow a sustainable design path. The Barn Gallery is a place for us to promote our ideas, network with like-minded professionals, and to showcase and enjoy local artists. During the summer season …

Sustainability

The Book Loft

A contemporary new home on Beacon Hill with an open floor plan that features a light filled core wrapped by a series of reading and study lofts.

Boston

Lichtenstein Studio

This backyard cottage is a compact 550 square-foot, two-story studio that includes a loft-bedroom, full kitchen, and bathroom. Use of a standing-seam metal roof, energy efficient lighting, super insulated building envelope and efficient heating make long-term sustainability a design focus. Recycled …

Architecture

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Comprised of a pair of cedar-clad structures, Big Cabin | Little Cabin reimagines the vernacular architecture of Colorado's Rocky Mountain region. …

There's Now "Very Strong Evidence" That Alcohol Can Directly Damage DNA

Well, crap.<p>There is an increasing body of evidence linking alcohol consumption to an increased cancer risk - and now scientists in the UK believe …

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Computer Science

Cheap Home Stuff from Amazon That Looks Wayyy More Expensive

No one will ever know the difference, promise<p>We all want our apartments to look like a thousand bucks, but the reality is, you probably only have a couple hundred to spend. Amazon, to the rescue. We went down a shopping rabbit-hole (not gonna lie, one of our favorite activities) to find the best …

Alaska Surf Shack

This modest 1,725 sf cabin is home to an outdoor enthusiast and local mariner and is located on the north shore of Resurrection Bay just south of Seward, Alaska. (Yes, the homeowner goes surfing in Alaska!) The home is designed with a 24×30 footprint to maximize efficiency of the form and is …

Outdoors

‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person's guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it<p>• Yoga for lazy people<p>I am lying on a mat, looking up at the bright blue of the skylight above me. I exhale purposefully, then let my lungs reinflate of their own accord. I am trying …

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The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

Equality

Researchers claim they just invented the "ultimate" method for quantum computing

Around and Around<p>Today’s working quantum computers are already more powerful than their traditional computing counterparts, but a pair of researchers …

Quantum Computing

"Holy grail" microchip might surpass the power of the human brain

Photonic Synapses<p>Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a landmark breakthrough in the quest for the “holy grail” of computing: …

Singularity