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We must become a multi-planet species

The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in our lifetime is former astronaut Jeff Hoffman. The technology to reach nearby planets is …

Carbon Dioxide

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Scientists release plans for new largest particle accelerator, designed to find dark matter

One of the biggest science projects in human history is ready to begin. Scientists from around the world announced today that they have completed the final design specs for what will become the largest particle accelerator ever built, the International Linear Collider, a planned 19.3-mile-long (31 …

Mysterious Subatomic Particle May Represent Exotic New Form of Matter

In the course of exploring the properties of a strange subatomic particle, physicists may have stumbled upon something even stranger: a mysterious …

A Magnetic Trick to Define Consciousness

Consciousness isn’t easy to define, but we know it when we experience it. It’s not so simple to decide when someone else is conscious, however, as …

First traces of particles linked to dark matter found aboard International Space Station

All of the stars and planets and other visible matter in the universe only make up about five percent of its mass. Another 20 percent is thought to be mysterious dark matter and the remaining 75 percent to be dark energy, neither of which emit light, nor have ever been conclusively detected by …

'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

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A 6 Step Guide To Inducing An Out Of Body Experience

An out of body experience (commonly referred to as a OBE) is the experience that some people have had of leaving their bodies, typically during sleep …

NASA to create the coldest spot in the universe aboard the ISS

The researchers plan to study matter at 100 pico-Kelvin. At such low temperatures, ordinary concepts of solid, liquid and gas are no longer …

Why I'm Over Dabbing

In itself, dabbing is a pretty innovative way of ingesting cannabis, and it gets you high as absolute fuck. I’m glad that it exists as an option, but its half-baked delivery systems make me think twice about making it a habit.<p>I discovered dabbing about a year ago, and since then I’ve seen the …

Cannabis

Arcam's miniBlink: A Great New Way To Stream Your Music To A High-End Stereo

Those of us who grew up in the age of analog hi-fi are perhaps still a little uncomfortable with the concept of having all our music held in digital format. It may be convenient to have all your music on one small device, but nothing beats the pleasure and ceremony of putting a vinyl album on the …

Cannabis and memory loss: dude, where's my CBD?

Legalisation presents an opportunity to promote cannabis rich in a chemical that protects against its negative effects<p>It isn't often that science and pop culture overlap, but the two fields are in agreement when it comes to the familiar trope of the forgetful stoner.<p>A recent study published in …

Teen marijuana use linked with schizophrenia - Futurity

Heavy marijuana use as a teenager may cause changes in brain structure that resemble schizophrenia, new research shows.

Abused kids may face stubborn depression as adults - Futurity

Adults who experienced childhood physical abuse or parental addictions may face a longer recovery time from depression.

I Wore the New Oculus Rift and I Never Want to Look at Real Life Again

So the Oculus Rift is fantastic. If you've used it in its original incarnation, you know that it's incredible. It's virtual reality done better than …

New Xbox One and PS4 shooter aims to blur line between single and multiplayer

Polish developer The Farm 51 (Painkiller: Hell & Damnation) today announced a new shooter called Get Even for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game aims to blur the line between single- and multiplayer and offer "photo-realistic" visuals.<p>Get Even's story focuses on the memories of its main …

Scientists Demonstrate Leaner System For Quantum Encryption

Scientists have demonstrated the ability to scale-up an 'uncrackable' computer encryption system that utilizes quantum physics to ensure security.<p>The technique is based on information that is carried by photons, the basic particles of light. While it's been demonstrated on a small scale, the team …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

On-demand on-chip teleportation of qubits performed for first time - ExtremeTech

By on August 15, 2013 at 9:21 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s going to be a while before …

Quantum Mechanics

New Oculus Rift cover shooter is so realistic, players warned not to lean on virtual objects

Groundbreaking virtual reality headset Oculus Rift has been in the hands of software developers for just a few months, and already it's been used to create some incredible simulations and gaming experiences. But a new first-person-shooter demo may offer the most immersive experience yet, letting …

Power Towers Drive Solar-To-Hydrogen Scheme

The latest idea for producing hydrogen efficiently and without emissions drawbacks uses the sun in a setup that looks a lot like the big power-tower …

Hacking Insulin Pumps And Other Medical Devices From Black Hat

One of the briefings at Black Hat this year was a session on how vulnerable medical devices are to cyber attack, given by Jay Radcliff. This was part of our company’s coverage of Black Hat and Defcon highlights sent via social media. Although the actual demonstration of an insulin pump being …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

Swallow insulin instead of inject it? - Futurity

BROWN (US) — With a new “bioadhesive” coating, intestines better absorb nanoparticles into the bloodstream—a …

Insulin

The Zero Page Resume

I’m in a perpetual argument with more than one person over the appropriate length of a resume. I’ve always believed in the 1-page resume. Most on the …

Quantum network can transmit secure video in real-time, been active for 2.5 years

It's not quite a quantum internet — yet. But researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have developed a new, ultra-secure computer network that is capable of transmitting data that has been encrypted by quantum physics, including video files. The network, which currently consists …

Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin

The continuous glucose monitor -- which checks levels every one to five minutes -- works with a smartphone or tablet to calculate the amount of insulin the patient needs and delivers it via a pump.<p>As recently as the 1950s, one in three people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes died within 25 years of …

Diabetes

The Large Hadron Collider in pictures: using big technology to investigate tiny things

<i>"You're pushing the Higgs too much."</i><p>Such has been Peter Higgs' admonishment to the CERN communications department in recent times. The British theoretical physicist, who has contributed both his work and name to the prediction of an elementary particle called the Higgs boson, is unhappy to have the …