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Quantum computing breakthrough: Google achieves first simulation of hydrogen molecule

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

Orbital Sciences' unmanned rocket explodes on liftoff in Virginia: NASA | Reuters

(Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, but officials said no one was hurt.<p>The 14-story rocket, …

Space Exploration

Mars Curiosity Rover Can Now Autonomously Decide What to Laser

Pew pew!<p>Look out Mars, Curiosity now has the authority to laser at will.<p>After nearly four years of sciencing the Red Planet, NASA has announced it will now let the Curiosity rover choose which targets to zap with its laser spectrometer—sans human approval.<p>As part of its science arsenal, the rover …

Mars Rover

World’s most sensitive dark matter detector completes search

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the …

A famous theory about aliens is a myth — here's the real story behind the 'Fermi' paradox

One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect — potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates.<p>The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist …

Universe

SpaceX just announced more details about its Hyperloop test track

Musk's company SpaceX announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the global design and construction firm AECOM to design and build its one-mile Hyperloop test track located adjacent to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.<p>The test track will be used for the upcoming Hyperloop pod …

High-speed Rail

President Obama is worried about an untreatable virus that's carried by mosquitoes and infecting more Americans

Obama was briefed on the topic as the virus spread to more countries and territories, including the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. People with the virus have also been identified in multiple US states after traveling to infected areas.<p>"The president emphasized the need to accelerate research …

Public Health

A Physicist Jumped Off The Side of a Building - Here's The Science That Saved His Life

This is so awesome.<p>To prove a basic property of physics, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl tied himself to the side of a building, 45 feet (13.7 …

Tom Brady

Up to four million people in the Americas could get the Zika virus, expects WHO

World Health Organisation predicts that between three and four million people worldwide could be infected in 2016<p>The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” and could affect as many as four million people in the Americas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday,<p>After almost 4,000 suspected …

This Prosthetic Arm Can Be Controlled With the Mind

A new kind of prosthetic limb is revolutionizing the way amputees can move. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and …

Johns Hopkins University

The best thing a business could do for the environment is shut down

... of course, they’re not going to do that. So how do managers balance their climate change fears and the reality of the business world?<p>Earlier this week Tim Sanderson, a former executive of the fossil fuel giant BP, wrote about the pride he felt for his daughter after her involvement in a climate …

Climate

The aliens are silent because they’re dead

Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from The Australian National University (ANU).<p>In …

Harvard and MIT close to ‘cure’ for Type 1 diabetes which will end daily injections

A cure for type 1 diabetes is closer than ever after scientists showed they can switch off the disease for six months in animals – which would equate to several years in humans.<p>In 2014, researchers at Harvard University discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a …

Diabetes

Wall Street is going crazy for Facebook after it crushed its earnings — here's what the analysts are saying

The social media giant released impressive numbers across the board during the earnings call on Wednesday. Revenue increased beyond expectations, up by 52% year on year to $5.84 billion. Monthly active users went up to 1.59 billion — a 21% increase year on year. And daily active users were up 17% …

Social Media

DeLorean to go Back to the Future by making cars again

DeLorean Motor Company is to produce limited run of about 300 examples of car driven by Marty McFly in 1985 movie<p>There are few other cars that had such a brief lifespan and such a lasting impact. The DeLorean may have been in production for less than two years, but in that time it gained cult …

Back to the Future
Aquatic Sports

Here's how Facebook makes those 360-degree videos look so awesome

Ever wondered how Facebook's 360-degree videos look so good, no matter where you turn your phone (or, if you're watching on your desktop, where you …

Physicists Successfully Tie the Very First Quantum Knots

Theoretical physicists have been predicting that it should be possible for knots to form in quantum fields for decades, but nobody could figure out …

The Bizarre Mystery of Cursed Phone Numbers

It seems that as we progress and evolve, so do our strange phenomena and the dark, little understood powers that exist around us, even if only in our …

How Astronauts Keep the ISS from Becoming a Revolting Orbital Stink Bomb

In space, no one can hear you clean.<p>Astronauts might be able to escape Earth's gravity, but they can't escape their household chores. That's why the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) sets aside some time every Saturday to make sure that their orbital habitat is spick and span.<p>This week, …

Space Exploration

Google's latest partnership could make smartphones smarter

Google has signed a deal with Movidius to include its Myriad 2 MA2450 processor in future devices. The search giant first worked with Movidius back in 2014 for its Project Tango devices, and it's now licensing the company's latest tech to "accelerate the adoption of deep learning within mobile …

CIA releases secret files of 'flying saucer' UFO sightings - including over UK

The CIA has posted online previously secret photographs purportedly showing UFOs or ‘flying saucers’ hovering over Britain.<p>The hand selected images …

Paranormal

Corals, crochet and the cosmos: how hyperbolic geometry pervades

We have built a world of largely straight lines – the houses we live in, the skyscrapers we work in and the streets we drive on our daily commutes. …

Physicist fires a gun at himself underwater to prove a point

You've got to hand it to the scientist in the above video: No matter how sure he was about what would happen when he fired the gun at himself, it …

Scientists observe the largest solar system ever discovered

Astronomers have discovered that a huge planet and star 104 light years from Earth form the largest solar system ever seen. The planet, dubbed 2MASS J2126-8140, and its red dwarf star are a full 7,000 astronomical units (AUs) apart, or a trillion miles (an AU is the distance between the Earth and …

EU Bosses Can Snoop On Your Private Messages At Work

Employers in the European Union can read employees’ private messages sent via online chat and webmail accounts during working hours, EU judges have ruled.<p>The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said that a Romanian employer firm that read a worker’s Yahoo Messenger chats sent while he was at work …

Privacy

ISIS militant masterminded Jakarta attack from Syria, Indonesia police say

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> There was a mastermind behind Thursday's attack in front of a Starbucks in central Jakarta, and he orchestrated and financed it from ISIS headquarters in Syria, Indonesian police said.<p>On Friday, police also named one of the five attackers who died in the assault that …

Extremism

U.N. Chief Warns Syria That Starvation Is a War Crime

Using starvation as a weapon during conflict is a war crime, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned warring parties in Syria on Thursday, calling …

Middle East
Space Exploration
Space Exploration