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Here are the 20 most in-demand skills for freelance workers

As more workers turn to the gig economy, it's important to know what skills will help you land a job. Hint: Most of them are in tech.<p>Building a slide …

Top 100 in Physics

Collection<p>Collection home<br>• 1-25<br>• 26-50<br>• 51-75<br>• 76-100<p>Explore our most highly accessed physics articles in 2017. Featuring authors from around the World, …

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Europe Unveils Its Vision for a Quantum Future - MIT Technology Review

The race to conquer the quantum world is among the most fiercely competitive in technology. China and the U.S. have both invested billions in …

Quantum Physics

Physicists just invented an essential component needed for quantum computers

In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three British scientists for their work on superconductors and superfluids, which included the …

Some high-temperature superconductors might not be so odd after all

Unusual high-temperature superconductors might be explained by standard superconductivity theory.

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

How to prep wool sweaters and coats for winter

Get your wool coats and sweaters ready to wear this winter without pricey dry cleaning.<p>Sweaters and heavy coats looking worse for wear? Try these simple steps to freshen up your winter apparel before cold weather arrives in force.<p>Not only will you postpone a trip to the dry cleaner, you might …

Google brings on-device machine learning to mobile with TensorFlow Lite

Google’s recent preview release of its open-source TensorFlow Lite software for machine learning developers signifies an exciting shift in the field of AI. The company’s dedication to developing AI capable of running algorithms on a mobile device — without connecting to the cloud — is laying the …

Machine Learning

Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

There is no downside here.<p>A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a …

Introducing Gluon: a new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft | Amazon Web Services

<b>Post by Dr. Matt Wood</b><p>Today, AWS and Microsoft announced Gluon, a new open source deep learning interface which allows developers to more easily and …

Physicists Designed a Quantum Graph Search Technique That Matches Google

Researchers describe a fast new way of exploring complex data structures.<p>Google search relies on an algorithm known as PageRank. It's fairly easy to understand in principle, but implementing it is another matter. Figuring out how to search through all of the internet's pages is a hard problem, …

Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building molecules

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including …

277 Data Science Key Terms, Explained

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>This post presents a collection of data science related key terms with concise, no-nonsense definitions, organized into 12 …

Pioneering Solar Microgrid Leaves Brooklyn to Take On Australia

It's an innovative system with worldwide appeal.<p>The “Brooklyn Microgrid,” an experiment in solar power owned by and shared among consumers that uses …

Renewable Energy

Smart atomic cloud solves Heisenberg's observation problem

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have developed a hands-on answer to a challenge linked to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. The …

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Energy

Diamonds just got even more valuable

Diamonds just got much more valuable. Thanks to Australian research, they will soon become “lenses” offering a powerful view of individual molecules …

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

The first quantum-secured blockchain technology has been tested in Moscow

As a result, the cryptocurrency market has begun to rise exponentially, and last month reached an astonishing $90 billion in market capitalization. Whatever happens next, cryptocurrencies look certain to play an increasingly influential role in the global financial system.<p>But there is a problem on …

Physicists Finally Have Proof That Two-Dimensional Magnets Exist

They're real.<p>Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, there's been a proliferation of strange new two-dimensional materials. In all of them, …

Scientists Claim to Have Invented The World's First Quantum-Proof Blockchain

Unhackable Bitcoin, anyone?<p>Researchers in Russia say they've developed and tested the world's first blockchain that won't be vulnerable to …

Get started with machine learning using Python

Have you wondered what it takes to get started with machine learning? In this article, I will walk through steps for getting started with machine …

Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

Good old silicon saves the day.<p>A large team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Sandia National Laboratories has scored a major advance toward building practical quantum computers. The work, which is described in the current <i>Nature Communications</i>, offers a new pathway toward using …

5 things I wish someone had told me about money right out of college

But zero clarity.<p><i>Where do you start with money?</i><p><i>How do you handle the debt you've built up?</i><p><i>What do you invest in and how?</i><p>There are lots of questions, and it's overwhelming.<p>I know the feeling all too well. Coming out of college, I was $81,000 in debt (how I paid it off here).<p>But within a few years, I …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as relatively …

First Light From World’s Largest X-Ray Laser In Germany

The world’s biggest X-ray laser, located in the Hamburg metropolitan region of Germany, produced its first X-ray laser light this week. It was the …