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Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous?

Compelled by a nascent desire for innovation and advancement, mankind’s quest for technological prowess is rooted in its earliest days. In fact, we have always been tinkerers. Through the use of an abundant imagination and burning desire to bend the limitations of what was once deemed impossible, …

Artificial Intelligence

These New Quantum Dot Crystals Could Replace Silicon in Super-Fast, Next-Gen Computers

Bring it on.<p>Solid, crystalline structures of incredibly tiny particles known as quantum dots have been developed by engineers in the US, and they're …

China's Quantum Satellite Could Change Cryptography Forever

QUESS could hold the key to uncrackable communications<p>In the age of relentless cyberattacks and global electronic surveillance, nations and citizens are looking for any means to secure their communications. China is poised to launch a project that may provide the path to an uncrackable …

Quantum Computing

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p><i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win …

Mathematics

What's So Special About the Human Brain?

Why do we study other animals and they don't study us?<p>What is it about the human brain that allows the cognitive ability for abstract reasoning and creativeness?<p>What is it that makes the human brain so special?<p>It comes down to one thing humans do that no other living creature does.<p>I just watched a …

The Brain

Confronting the Multiverse: What 'Infinite Universes' Would Mean

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Theoretical exotic state of matter in which electrons barely interact with each other

Naoto Nagaosa and Bohm-Jung Yang from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and co-workers have discovered a previously unknown state of …

The black box at the beginning of life

Life begins with an egg and a sperm: that much is clear. But how do these "germ cells" form, and how do they pass genetic traits from one generation …

Explore the Abstract World of Subatomic Energy Fields in Virtual Reality

Marios Athanasiou's 'Proto Ether Fields' visualizes the science as art.<p>According to the ideas of quantum field theory, reality consists of underlying interrelated layers of energy that constantly interact with one another. From this interconnectivity, "proto-reality" particles are manifested. This …

Researchers find possible evidence of Majorana fermions

To try to show that Majorana fermions can be observed, the team built a device that employed the use of a topological superconductor, which is a …

Paradox at the heart of mathematics makes physics problem unanswerable

A logical paradox at the heart of mathematics and computer science turns out to have implications for the real world, making a basic question about …

Is Evolution Random? Answering a Common Challenge

Evolutionists often challenge us for referring to Darwinian evolution as “random.” They point to the fact that natural selection, the force that …

Mutations

Estrogen Receptor Mutations Linked to Lower Survival in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD<p>Estrogen receptor mutations are prevalent and associated with poorer survival in patients with pretreated HR+/HER2- …

Cancer

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Does infinity really exist?

Our universe appears to be bound by a finite set of laws, yet we often talk about things that go on for an eternity. "Infinity" is a strange idea. …

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

Black holes are surrounded by many mysteries, but now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have come up with new groundbreaking …