Stephen Blackwell

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Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p><b>Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant</b> …

Quantum Physics

These 22 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

• <b>Napkin Finance is a multimedia company that aims to break down complicated financial concepts through text, video, and illustrations.</b>• <b><br>It covers topics</b> …

The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, providing an unprecedented look at this …

Million-Dollar Box Conjures Up a Fortune for Bitcoin Visionary

A former New York hedge-fund titan deployed his giant, million-dollar BlockBoxes to Canadian tar-sands country. A Chinese fintech pioneer runs his …

The Dark Side of the Orgasmic Meditation Company

When Michal got married in August 2015, her family and longtime friends didn’t attend. The woman who walked her down the aisle, the dozens of beaming …

San Francisco

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists have created a murder-obsessed 'psychopath' AI called Norman — and it learned everything it knows from Reddit

Some people fear Artificial Intelligence, maybe because they've seen too many films like "Terminator" and "I, Robot" where machines rise against humanity, or perhaps becaise they spend too much time thinking about Roko's Basilisk.<p>As it turns out, it is possible to create an AI that is obsessed with …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth's neighbor may have harbored life.<p>But National …

Space Travel

Are Plants Conscious?

Animal rights activists have done stellar work in foregrounding the question of creature-consciousness: no meat-eater is now ignorant of the fact …

A Swiss weedkiller robot could curb our dependence on herbicides

It takes a lot of work to keep produce aisles stocked in grocery stores — there’s the planting, tending, picking, and shipping. And even though most …

Quantum physics may be even spookier than you think

<b>Atom (Sergey Nivens via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions<p>Philip Ball<p>May 27, 2018 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American<p>It is the central question in quantum mechanics, and no one knows the answer: What …

Quantum Physics

What's the Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything?

The Standard Model. What a dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Mathematicians Disprove Conjecture Made to Save Black Holes

Mathematicians have disproved the strong cosmic censorship conjecture. Their work answers one of the most important questions in the study of general …

Equations

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

A Jewish Writer Kept a Secret Diary During the Nazi Occupation of France. It Offers an Important Lesson About History

From June 1940 to January 1944, with Nazi forces occupying France, the Jewish novelist Léon Werth — an unclassifiable writer who had published books …

If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense - MIT Technology Review

A blockchain is a mathematical structure that stores data securely over time. The idea has risen to fame on the back of the Bitcoin boom. Bitcoin …

Blockchain

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

Bitcoin is eating Quebec - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, nothing looks particularly cutting-edge about this aging industrial park in Saint-­Hyacinthe, Quebec, about 60 miles east of …

Expert Reveals Why South Korea Could Be on Verge of Cryptocurrency Boom

Zhuling Chen sees something big coming.<p>South Korea could be on the verge of a big turnaround in the cryptocurrency space, as the dust settles from …

YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals

Peter “Furious Pete” Czerwinski has close to 5 million YouTube followers, but they can’t see most of his new videos there. To get 46 of the 71 …

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Physics

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

'Hodlers' complaining about the 'special moron' handling the Mt Gox sale are really complaining about Bitcoin itself

LONDON — Nobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee for the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox, has had a rough week. Here is a typical comment about him on Reddit's r/Bitcoin page:<p>"Nobuaki Kobayashi is some kind of special moron selling the bottom of a correction pushing the price down even …

Cryptocurrency

'Biggest ICO Ever': Telegram Raises $850M for Its TON Blockchain Development

Popular messaging app Telegram is now seriously eyeing on the blockchain space. Earlier this year in the first week of Jan. 2018, reports of Telegram …

The 5 Best ICOs in 2018 Which Might Make You a Millionaire

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had all the money in the world? Everyone has. But we take it to be just daydreaming.<p>According to …

February 10th: BlockEx Launches ICO

From February 10th to February 26th, the general sale for BlockEx’s ICO is live. The BlockEx token, DAXT, can be used to guarantee an allocation of …

Coinbase Introduces PayPal-like Commerce Button That Could Change the Game

Have you ever gone to purchase something on an e-commerce website like eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and found the option to pay via the PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) …

CSE Unveils Canada’s First Platform for Clearing and Settling Securities through Blockchain Technology

<i>̶ Signs MOU for First Security Token Offering ̶</i><p><b>February 13, 2018 – Toronto, ON</b> – The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE” or “the Exchange”) is …

Kodak Postpones ICO To Verify ‘Accredited’ Status Of 40K Potential Investors

The Eastman Kodak Company announced Jan. 30 that the launch of their cryptocurrency KODAKCoin would be delayed in order to evaluate the status of …

Canadian Stock Exchange Launches ‘Fully-Regulated’ Token Funding Platform, ‘Unlike’ ICOs

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) announced yesterday, Feb.13, that they will soon launch a securities clearing and settlement platform based on …