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Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

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Scientists just got the first close-up look at some perplexing white spots in space, and they're more mystified than ever

Last March, NASA's Dawn spacecraft made history when it became the first mission to ever orbit a dwarf planet.<p>Before Dawn, the best images we had of the dwarf planet Ceres were taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in the early 2000s from a distance of 257 million miles away. And about the only thing …

A SpaceX competitor just released plans they've been developing in secret for years that could revolutionize spaceflight

The warehouse belongs to one of Europe's leading aerospace companies, Airbus, and on June 5, the company unveiled design plans for a reusable Ariane rocket, made by the French-based company Arianespace.<p>Arianespace is a big competitor of the American company SpaceX, and SpaceX's promise for …

Chute! Parachute fails on Nasa's 'flying saucer'

Nasa is still no closer to a Mars mission as the parachute on its Low Density Supersonic Decelerator failed to inflate<p>There was an audible groan of defeat at Nasa as its <b>Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator</b> had a bumpy landing when the parachute designed to glide it back down to Earth failed to deploy.<p>…

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FORTUNE — Tens of thousands of viewers who tried to tune in for Sunday’s season finale of the HBO (TWX) hit crime drama <i>True Detective</i> may have been left without a resolution to the complex plotline.<p>It wasn’t because of a cable outage. It wasn’t because of a blackout sparked by a cable services feud …

Intel Quark is just too hot for wearable technology, says ARM

Wearable technology just keeps on making the headlines, partly thanks to Samsung’s newly announced Gear 2 and 2 Neo smartwatches. As well as software features and aesthetic designs to get right, we seem to be forgetting that we still need processors to power our wearables. The battle for who will …