Rogelio Navarro

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Learn How to Build a Nuclear Fusor

Nuclear fusion is the process of squeezing two atoms together so tightly that their nuclei fuse, creating a heavier atom and releasing a blast of energy. Fusion creates the inferno inside the sun — and the hydrogen bomb — but no one has yet harnessed its enormous power for peaceful uses.<p>They’ve …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

Google’s quantum computer just flunked its first big test

When the D-Wave 2 was first released last year, it was accompanied by a tidal wave of hype. The machine was a self-proclaimed quantum computer, commercially available to anyone with $15 million to spend, and attracting the attention of everyone from NASA to the NSA. One of the computer’s buyers was …

How Do Animals Re-Grow Limbs (And Why Can't We?)

League of Legends is now a college sport — and one university is offering scholarships for its team

Video games scholarships officially exist in North America.<p>Robert Morris University of Chicago is now accepting applications for its first competitive League of Legends season. Associate athletic director Kurt Melcher said the university is also looking to hire a coach.<p>Competitive League of Legends …

Solving the Genesis equation: Biblical creation as explained by modern science

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Faith and reason have fought over creation for centuries. Now science is closer than ever to cracking the code<p>Steve Jones<p>June 15, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from The Serpent’s Promise: The Bible Interpreted Through Modern Science”<p>It began not with a word, but a bang. That statement is as …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process.<p>A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there’s too much …

Hyrule Warriors hits Japan this summer

<i>Hyrule Warriors</i>, Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors-like action game set in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda universe, will be released in Japan for Wii U this summer, according to a Japanese language document (PDF link) from the company.<p>Revealed last December in a Nintendo Direct, the third-person action …