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Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

Solar Impulse

Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven; it's a fairy story'

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the cosmologist shares his thoughts on death, M-theory, human purpose and our chance existence<p>The belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, Stephen Hawking has said.<p>In a dismissal that underlines his firm …

Apple's iWatch may sport multiple designs: WSJ | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying.<p>The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York …

Quantum computing explained: harnessing particle physics to work faster

Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol University to explain.<p><b>In a normal computer, information is stored as bits. How is it</b> …

Planet-Hunting SPHERE Detector Snaps First Images

A new instrument designed to give scientists a direct look at nearby alien worlds has seen its "first light" in Chile, astronomers announced Wednesday.<p>Called SPHERE (for Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch), the new alien planet detection tool was mounted on the European Southern …

Astronomy

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

Richard Dawkins: 'I am a secular Christian'

The prominent scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins admits his nostalgia for religion at the Hay Festival 2014<p>Richard Dawkins, the prominent atheist and scientist, has admitted that he is a “secular Christian” because he hankers after the nostalgia and traditions of the church.<p>Speaking at the Hay …

A Quantum Random-Number Generator On Your Phone

Truly random numbers are surprisingly hard to generate, and are necessary for everyday digital security.<p>You might not think that it's that hard to be random, but creating truly random numbers is quite difficult... and these digits underlie and protect almost every digital transaction we make. Most …

Quantum Mechanics

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Stanley Prusiner: 'A Nobel prize doesn't wipe the scepticism away'

The neurologist whose discovery of the agent that causes CJD reveals why his finding was greeted with disbelief<p>A scientific truth triumphs not by convincing its opponents but because its opponents eventually die, said influential physicist Max Planck. For Nobel prize-winning neurologist Stanley …

Cambridge Physicists Find Wormhole Proof

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>Physicists at the University of Cambridge have found a theoretical foundation for the existence of wormholes, which are tubes that …

Why we need more engineering students

David Landsman, the head of Tata Ltd, is on a mission to get young people studying engineering. He talks to Vincent Graff<p>‘You might say it’s thoroughly hypocritical,” says David Landsman of his efforts to get more young people to study engineering. “After all, I was a Classicist myself.”<p>If there’s …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

The Apple-Beats Deal Is Happening, But Not For Reasons You Might Think

"They want Jimmy and they want Dre," the source tells TechCrunch. "He's got fashion and culture completely locked up."<p>Jimmy Iovine is a founder of Beats and reportedly owns 25% of the company.<p>The rumor that Apple is in talks to buy Beats for $3.2 billion has had everyone scratching their heads the …

Jimmy Iovine

Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …

Why the pope is on Twitter but not Facebook

Pope Francis isn’t joining Facebook despite efforts to recruit him.<p>Facebook representatives recently visited the Vatican to argue that the leader of the world’s largest Christian church should have a profile on the world’s largest social network. But the archbishop in charge of the church’s media …

Social Media

Wormhole Time Travel: Cambridge Physicist Proposes Possibility Of Sending Messages Through Time

A Cambridge scientist has published a paper which might contain a theoretical method to send messages backwards in time.<p>But, look - before anyone …

The beauty of mathematics – in pictures

The book 50 Visions of Mathematics is a collection of 50 short essays by 50 maths writers and a foreword by Dara O Briain. Launched on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, it also contains 50 images supplied in response to an open call …

The dark iCloud of backups: Why Apple is still having trouble on the web

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Shortly after I installed iOS 7.1.1 I experienced horrible battery life with my iPad 3. My iPad would run hot and my battery …

Commander Takes a Time Out to Talk with Canadian Students

Drug-finder method coaxes more oil from algae - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — Chemists have found several compounds that can boost oil production by …

Ambigrams: The upside down art of the artist who inspired Dan Brown

I've been a bit lax with blog posts recently since I've been finishing off my next book, a follow-up to Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Here's …