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D-Wave Just Open-Sourced Quantum Computing

Today’s Quantum Computers<p>Quantum computing sounds really complicated, and it is for pretty much everyone except maybe those developers trained in …

Much-hyped Lily Camera Drone going out of business

Lily Robotics, creators of a much-hyped flying camera drone, is going out of business amid legal pressure to refund some $34 million in sales back to its customers.<p>The San Francisco-based company's co-founders Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow wrote in a blog post Thursday they have been unable …

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Dazzling Images of Glowing Flowers Photographed With Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence | Colossal

<p>28-year-old photographer Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type a photography called UVIVF or “ultraviolet-induced visible …

This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Immediately

Coming to a hospital near you 👍<p>Medical science has the potential to do some pretty amazing things, from restoring people’s eyesight to actually …

Keeping fit on the road: A how to guide

<b>(CNN) —</b> For most people, keeping fit involves an established exercise routine built around a regular weekly schedule. But what if your job involves large amounts of travel?<p>Many people come back from trips away carrying extra pounds from disruption to regular exercise, as well as an increased …

Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

In a searing investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos, Nick Bilton discovers that its precocious founder defied medical experts—even her own chief scientist—about the veracity of its now discredited blood-testing technology. She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope …

Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg — and maybe even Jeff Bezos — are going to Trump’s tech summit next week

The gathering will take place Wednesday in New York.<p>Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are among the small group of top tech leaders who will attend a summit with President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump Tower in Manhattan, according to numerous …

Why Did Naked Mole Rats Evolve To Be So Awesome?!

They feel no pain, can move their teeth, and almost never get cancer. Naked mole rats are awesome!<p>Behold the glory that is the naked mole rat. No, …

This alcohol monitoring wristband just won a $200,000 prize

Soon, you may be able to strap a gadget on your wrist to keep tabs on your alcohol consumption.<p>It's called the BACtrack Skyn, and it's not a breathalyzer. You don't need to bring it up to your mouth. Instead, the gadget uses an electrochemical sensor to measure your sweat -- which, when you're …

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Uber is raising another $1 billion and could soon be worth $70 billion

This round would come just three months after Uber raised $1 billion for its China branch. It would also be Uber's eighth round in five years.<p>Earlier this week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that the company was "nowhere near" going public.<p>Those remarks came after Bill Gurley, superstar venture …

History’s Strongest Hurricane Is Barreling Towards Mexico

Sustained 200mph winds reported<p>To reach Category 5, a hurricane must have sustained wind speeds of over 157 mphs. Right now, in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia is powering through at about 200mph. It’s likely the strongest hurricane on the record, and a gigantic storm to boot. The National …

Hurricane Patricia weakens, but still 'extremely dangerous'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, 11:20 p.m. ET]</b><p>Hurricane Patricia weakened to a Category 4 storm Friday night with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, but remained "extremely dangerous" over southwestern Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said. Patricia made landfall hours earlier as a Category 5 …

One of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded is fueled by El Niño, scientists say

Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded, is being fueled by El Niño, a weather phenomenon that continues to gain strength in the Pacific Ocean, scientists say.<p>Scientists say the powerful hurricane offers a stark preview of a turbulent weather season to come for Mexico, …

Patricia slams Mexico Pacific Coast as Category 5 hurricane

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Patricia roared ashore in southwestern Mexico as a Category 5 storm Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds hours after it peaked as one of the strongest storms ever recorded.<p>There were early reports of some flooding and …

Mexican children cross Texas border to attend school

<b>Febe Ara lives in one country but goes to school in another.</b><p>This 16-year-old girl begins her day in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico, before crossing one of the most active international borders in order to study in El Paso, Texas.<p>"I wake up about five in the morning, and I cross the bridge at …