Victor Chen

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Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

Quantum Computing

Want Deeper Relationships? Stop Being So Polite All the Time | Inc.com

Trusted relationships are paramount in business and in life. The better you are at developing these, the more successful you'll be. Interactions get tricky as entrepreneurs seek to uphold the integrity of their brands, businesses, and individualism. These create a rocky road to knowing just how to …

Relationships

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

<b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces.</b><p>People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. …

Super High-Res Timelapse of Rio de Janeiro

Take a break from watching the Olympics to witness the beauty outside of the venues<p>Olympics-viewers among us are all seeing Rio these days, but aside …

The Porous Boundary Between Science And The Mysterious

Sometimes things seem to happen for a reason. Some people call these events happy coincidences, others call them the work of God, or of many gods, while yet others see them as manifestations of one's karma.<p>I prefer the happy-coincidence choice, finding supernatural maneuvering a far-fetched …

Physics

20 signs you're on your way to becoming a millionaire

I've been there and felt like it was unattainable and something that would never happen to me.<p>Then I started reading, studying and mimicking countless different successful millionaires.<p>In reality, it's a lot more common than you think and completely possible if you have the right mentality to …

The 6 Types of Chemistry and What They Mean for Your Relationship

Remember Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ amazing, MTV award-winning kiss from <i>The Notebook</i>? Of course you do. That one kiss sent shockwaves out into the universe that set the standard for amazing chemistry. Now, studies show us the importance of HOW you kiss, and even give us kissing tips based on …

Is Your Partner Selfish in the Game of Love?

You might as well face it, you're addicted to love. Or sex. Or it could happen.<p>We fall into these bad habits because our search for a mate grows so complicated that we will do almost anything to make it easier. Moreover, our deepest sexual fantasies can interfere in our hunt for that ideal partner. …

A visual introduction to machine learning

In machine learning, computers apply <b>statistical learning</b> techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make …

Quantum computers just took a huge logical leap forward

Quantum computing researchers at the University of Oxford have developed a logic gate with a precision of 99.9%. That's not only a new record, it …

Dr Google will see you now: Alphabet's forays into biotechnology

Alphabet’s partnership with GlaxoSmithKline is by no means its first foray into the world of biotechnology. Google’s parent also owns Verily Life Sciences, which works on futuristic projects that marry technology with medicine. Aimed at tackling everything from relatively minor ailments to cancer, …

Medical Technology

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

What Is The Quantum Pigeonhole Principle, And Why Is It Weird?

Quantum physics maintains its hold on the popular imagination in large part because many of its predictions seem to defy ordinary common-sense logic. Of course, perhaps fittingly, this is simultaneously the source of its reputation as intimidatingly and maybe impossibly difficult to …

Quantum Mechanics

The top 12 skills tech employers want today

So Bentley University and a startup called Burning Glass, which uses big data to examine workforce trends, set about answering what skills are most in demand. They examined nearly 25 million US job postings to find out.<p>From that, they came up with this list of top 12 skills that thousand of …

The 2 Most Dangerous Numbers in The Universe Could Signal The End of Physics

"The worst theoretical prediction in the history of physics."<p>A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics …

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …

This Video May Help You Wrap Your Head Around 'Quantum Foam'

Thanks, NASA!<p>What <i>is</i> "quantum foam," anyway?<p>Most physics buffs have heard of the space-time concept, which suggests that empty space as we tend to think of it isn't empty at all. Rather, at very small scales, space and time can be a bit "fuzzy" or "bubbly," kind of like foam.<p>"The 'bubbles' in the …

Quantum Mechanics

Understanding the basics of quantum computing [Q&A]

Computers have been growing more and more powerful for some time now and, as processors become faster and memory more plentiful, we’re reaching the …

Year in review: New algorithm quickly spots identical networks

The fraternity of problems that confound computers has lost a prominent member. Computer scientist László Babai presented a new algorithm this year …

Picsbuffet Lets You Explore Millions of Photos, Google Maps-Style

picsbuffet is a new visual image browsing system that lets you explore and search millions of photographs through an interface that feels like Google …

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• The 9 mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking coffee — and what to do instead<br>• SoftBank's $100 billion mega-fund made it much harder …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

The super materials that could trump graphene

A wave of innovative flat materials is following in the wake of graphene — but the most exciting applications could come from stacking them into 3D …

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Physics

Quantum Phase: Time, Parallel Realities and the Brain

Brendan D. Murphy, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The ‘Many Worlds’ Theory<p>The eminent physicist and co-founder of string theory, Michio Kaku, has actually</i> …

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …