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This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

Could gravitational waves reveal how fast our universe is expanding?

Two independent measurements of the Hubble constant were made recently, one using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and another using the European Space …

blackholes

Synthetic Diamonds Lead Princeton Team to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Natural diamonds didn't work, so they made their own from scratch.<p>Storing quantum bits of information, or qubits, is a lot harder than storing …

Quantum Physics

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Energy

Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Just Smashed Another Plasma Record

Woohoo!<p>One of the world's leading plasma research facilities just broke a new record, showing we really are getting closer to the wonderful goal of …

Physics

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible …

Physics

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

Quantum physics is the science that describes nature at its smallest atomic levels. But tiny subatomic happenings can have huge effects: Quantum theory describes the universe as one giant entangled system, where what happens in one corner of the world can simultaneously effect something else across …

Quantum Physics

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

Earth Shatters Climate Record, Sending Planet Toward 'Worst Case Scenario'

April was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures.”<p>April 2018 was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures” …

Climate Change

100,000 Video Game Players Helped Scientists Prove Einstein Wrong

On 30 November 2016, around 100,000 people all over the world logged online and played a video game. Together, they surely would have frustrated …

A new physics discovery could change the game for quantum computing

From tunneling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre. Yet the strange properties of quantum mechanics are not mathematical quirks—they are real effects that have been seen in laboratories over and over.<p>One …

Quantum Physics

Are algorithms better lawyers than humans?

For the first time AI has proven more accurate than humans in assessing legal contracts. The next generation of lawyers will be relying on robots to do the tedious tasks.<p>Artificial Intelligence is tipped to disrupt virtually all industries and law is no exception. The world of paralegals involves …

Artificial Intelligence

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Quantum time: Is this where the flow of existence comes from?

THE philosopher Augustine of Hippo once wrote that he felt he knew what time was, so long as no one asked him. Fast forward 16 centuries and the …

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, according to the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (the link …

For the first time, researchers place an electron in a dual state—neither freed nor bound

The more intense a laser is, the easier should it be to ionise the atom—in other words, to tear the electrons away from the attracting electric field …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Quantum Physics

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to your face. You talk to it. It talks to you. But no words are said. You say things in your head, like "what street am I on," and it reads the signals your brain …

a new way to understand T20 cricket

Apr 6, 2018<p>Cricket is blessed to have three different formats, which, while retaining the core aspect of the game - bat v ball - are distinctly …

Cricket

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

University of Toronto

IBM sees quantum computing going mainstream within five years

Quantum computing going mainstream. It may sound impossible, but IBM thinks it might be the future in the next five years.<p>That is one of the five …

Why is Australia so outraged at Steven Smith's team?

Ball-tampering happens in cricket, so why has what Australia did in Cape Town been decried so vehemently at home? The answer lies in the role sport …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Where's the blueprint for cricket's future?

Lucrative T20 contracts, Kolpak-triggered retirements, the BCCI's two power centres - all these are affecting the game but not decisively moving it …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation