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At IBM, I Got A Glimpse Of What Our Quantum Future Will Look Like

Those that win in this new age will not be the ones who can do old things faster, but those who can imagine new possibilities<p>Quantum computing is the hot new thing. With Moore's Law ending, there is a mad rush to find a new avenue for advancement. To optimists, quantum computing will fit the bill …

Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis Program

The X-Files are real, y’all. No, seriously, here is some wild news for anyone who, like me, cried at the end of <i>Arrival</i>, or perhaps fears that one day …

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Josh Nussbaum Contributor<p>Joshua Nussbaum is a partner at the New York-based venture firm, Compound.<p>Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sales are all the rage right now. In the 5+ years I’ve been working in the VC industry, this is by and large the fastest I’ve seen any area of …

Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world’s most popular fruit

In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia's Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world's most popular fruit, the lowly banana.<p>Dodging the occasional crocodile, researchers will soon place into the soil …

Forestry

Quantum computing comes of age

As labs around the world create ever more powerful machines based on quantum physics, what will we end up doing with them?<p>Quantum computing has come …

A New Large Hadron Collider Discovery Adds Strangeness to the Already Strange

With so many mystifying discoveries in physics as of late, like finding brand new particles and a negative effect mass fluid, the newest data from …

Neural networks made easy

Ophir Tanz Contributor<p>Ophir Tanz is the CEO of GumGum, an artificial intelligence company with particular expertise in computer vision. GumGum applies its capabilities to a variety of industries, from advertising to professional sports across the globe. Ophir holds a B.S. and a M.S. from Carnegie …

Delta emulator brings Nintendo games to your iPhone without a jailbreak

Moments after <i>Super Mario Run</i> launched on iOS devices last week, Nintendo fans began wondering if and when the company might bring the classic 2D <i>Mario</i> …

Retrogaming

New CRISPR gene-editing tool removes cells' natural undo button

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool promises to radically change how disease is treated, with potential for tackling muscular dystrophy, HIV and …

'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.<p>Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting …

Universe

How Intel missed the iPhone revolution

Jon Stokes Contributor<p>Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state<br>• Why the NRA hates …

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough

For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated reliably storing 3 bits of data per cell using a relatively new memory technology …

Breakthroughs

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 detailed

In a special event coinciding with Dreamhack in Austin, TX, Nvidia revealed to the world the name, specs, and design of their upcoming graphics …

Supercomputers

Home Automation Hubs And Systems Guide (video)

If you have been considering setting up a home automation system within your living space and transforming your home into a smart home, you might be …

93 percent of advanced leukemia patients in remission after immunotherapy: 'Extraordinary' but short-term results from early-stage trial of engineered immune cells

'Extraordinary' but short-term results from early-stage trial of engineered immune cells<p>Twenty-seven of 29 patients with an advanced type of leukemia …

You Need to Stop Hugging Your Dog, Study Finds

Never!<p>With their sweet faces, soft fur, and huge dumb grins, dogs were basically born to be hugged. As a species, they evolved over thousands of …

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

Immunotherapy

Why Bed Bugs Are Getting Harder to Kill

Bed bugs are among the most dreaded pests we have to deal with, and they’re proving to be a formidable foe. New research suggests that bed bugs are …

High Performance Object Storage With Flash Memory

Object storage is playing a major role in the development of modern data centers. Various storage solutions with HDDs have been in the field for a while providing object storage, many for active archive applications. A new generation of flash-based products is providing flash support for high …

Computer Hardware

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nearly 40 Million People Might Not Be Able To Safely Browse The Web On Jan. 1

“We didn’t want to be hyperbolic. We wanted to be realistic. For the developing world, on average, 4 to 5% of visitors will simply be cut off.”<p>SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of Jan. 1, 2016, anyone with a cell phone more than five years old will be unable to access the encrypted web — which …

IT security

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

Physics

Watching These Videos May Make You Feel as Good as Doing Drugs

If you’ve experienced it, you know what I’m talking about, although you might not have known the name for it. It’s when a sound triggers a …

New Wi-Fi uses 10,000 times less power - Futurity

'Passive Wi-Fi' uses 10,000 times less power, says Shyam Gollakota. "We wanted to see if we could achieve Wi-Fi transmissions using almost no power …

Have scientists found a drug to stop Alzheimer's disease?

Eli Lilly is due to announce results of its latest trial into Solanezumab at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Wednesday<p>The first drug that can halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease if caught early is expected to be unveiled this week.<p>Trials have been ongoing into a new …

Dementia

Incredibly Patient AI Helps Cookie Monster with Baking

Apple partnered up with Sesame Street a while back to demonstrate it’s ‘Hey, Siri’ feature, as the AI assists Cookie Monster in baking cookies. They …

Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents

Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug.<p>Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, …

Medical Research

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …