The dream of “quantum computing” – harnessing the power of quantum-level mechanics in order to create computers far faster and more powerful than any available today – came a step closer to reality recently.
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Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015. It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average. The blue
This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter.
The brain has an amazing capacity for recognizing faces. It can identify a face in a few thousandths of a second, form a first impression of its owner and retain the memory for decades. Central to these
• Yuri Milner began a $100 million effort to listen for aliens in 2015.• It's called Breakthrough Listen, and it's a network of radio telescopes that target nearby stars and galaxies for 10 years.• first
A few years ago, I stood in a small basement classroom just outside of New York City, watching a high schooler named Serena Stevenson answer math questions in rapid succession. An instructor read out —
A spectacular 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon has been captured on camera lighting up the sky in Singapore. The amazing sight was visible over the sovereign city-state for around 15 minutes on February
One afternoon last summer at BEAM 6, an experimental program in downtown Manhattan for youths with a high aptitude for math, a swarm of 11- and 12-year-olds jockeyed for a better view of a poster labeled
The soft, hydrogel robot is powered by water An invisible, squishy robotic claw that grabs unsuspecting fish out of the blue is the latest addition to MIT’s collection of weird little soft robots that
The vast Kilauea flow is gushing from a tube that was exposed when a 26-acre lava delta collapsed into the ocean at the site on New Year’s Eve A dramatic “firehose” stream of molten lava continued to out
Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets. They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.