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Quantum computing: Speed tested in cloud of cold atoms - Futurity

GEORGIA TECH (US) — Physicists are using clouds of ultra-cold atoms to establish the top …

Quantum Computing

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Leonhard Euler: longitude winner

I was delighted to spot today's Google doodle, celebrating the Swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler. The Guardian's brief piece today states …

Scientists organize groundbreaking Saturn observational campaign

Planetary scientists have collaborated with an international team of researchers to organize the largest ever observational campaign of Saturn’s …

Astronomy

Dark matter experiment CDMS sees three tentative clues

<b>Researchers have revealed the first potential hints of the elusive material called dark matter at an underground laboratory in the US.</b><p>Though it is believed to make up a quarter of our Universe, dark matter - true to its name - has never been seen.<p>Scientists at the American Physical Society meeting …

Dark Matter

Leonhard Euler honoured by Google doodle on 306th birthday

The birth of the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler has been celebrated by Google with the publishing of an interactive Google doodle.<p>Euler was …

4,500-year-old harbor structures and papyrus texts unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have stumbled upon what is thought to be the most ancient harbor ever found in Egypt, along with the country's oldest collection of papyrus documents, Egyptian authorities say.<p>The harbor goes back 4,500 years, to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) in the Fourth Dynasty, the Egypt …

Blazar Markarian 421's flare-up is cosmic coincidence

Active galaxies and the supermassive black holes they host remain mysterious to physicists<p><b>The skies are currently being flooded with the brightest display of gamma rays - the Universe's highest-energy light - ever seen by astronomers.</b><p>The culprit is a staggering flare-up of Markarian 421, a "blazar" …

Universe

Major earthquake strikes south-east Iran

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/970000/970611_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524667298_4d1c2a5f7af536c2467ecfc11fb77ee3<p><b>Iran has been struck by its most powerful earthquake for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East.</b><p>The epicentre …

Natural Disasters

Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Google’s Glass Explorer Edition headsets will come with a set of usage, tech, and app limitations at odds with the freedom Android developers are …

Wearable Tech

Man Pleads Guilty To Spending $1 Billion On Apple Stock & Bringing Down His Company

Securities trader David Miller has pleaded guilty to fraud after buying $1 billion of Apple stock without permission and bringing down his company. The 40-year-old purchased 1.625 million Apple shares on the day the Cupertino company reported its third-quarter results in October 2012, hoping that …

Corruption

Boston bombs: FBI probes deadly marathon 'terror' blasts

<b>An investigation is under way after two explosions near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon left three people dead and at least 140 injured.</b><p>The FBI has taken over co-ordination of what it described as a "potential terrorist inquiry".<p>Boston police say their officers are working around the …

Marathons

World athletics chief mourns victims of Boston Marathon explosions

Lamine Diack, the president of world athletics, has expressed his outrage in the wake of Monday's horrific scenes at the Boston Marathon, where …

The man in the hat at Boston Marathon finish line: Carlos Arredondo didn't set out to be hero

It’s an iconic image that captures a moment when one Boston Marathon bystander became much more.<p>With blood-soaked hands and wearing a cowboy hat, Carlos Arredondo helps rush a young man in a wheelchair to safety after explosions turned Monday’s race into a disaster scene.<p>He appears to be pinching …

Boston Blasts Lead To Heightened Security Elsewhere

Monday's explosions in Boston have led to heightened security elsewhere, with New York, Washington and Los Angeles among the cities taking action within hours of the blasts.<p>"We're stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD's critical …

London Marathon will go ahead as planned, sports minister says

This Sunday's London Marathon will go ahead as planned despite two large explosions at Monday's equivalent event in Boston, killing three people, the …

US military helicopter crashes near North Korea

A US military helicopter crashed near the North Korean border on Tuesday, as Pyongyang continued its verbal offensive by threatening to launch “powerful sledge-hammer blows” against Seoul.<p>The helicopter – which was carrying 21 members of the US military - crashed onto a military shooting range in …

North Korea

Collection of Movie Poster Clichés

NN House / Kozo Yamamoto

This single-family house is located on a site in a commercial area near a main road in Tokyo. Height restriction of the area is not strict therefore …

Architecture

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …