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Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

Good old silicon saves the day.<p>A large team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Sandia National Laboratories has scored a major advance toward building practical quantum computers. The work, which is described in the current <i>Nature Communications</i>, offers a new pathway toward using …

LED eyelashes are the future of making your eyes literally light up

We see your glitter tears and barbed wire eyebrows, but if you really want to take beauty into the future, you'll at least consider these LED …

6 Camping Hammocks: Kamock, Warbonnet, DD, Amok | WIRED

• Author: Chris Wright. Chris Wright Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 05.27.17. 05.27.17<br>• Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Take a Load Off With These 6 …

5 outdoor games you can build yourself

Get outside this weekend.<p>Picnics are one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors. But if you’re just sitting around while you eat, you might as well be inside. Take advantage of your location with an outdoor game or two. These projects require only cheap supplies and shouldn’t take too long to …

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

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What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

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In a science fiction-like twist, scientists are weaponizing humans to passively kill mosquitoes

By one estimate, mosquitoes are the single biggest killer of humans. Each year they infect more than 700 million people with a host of diseases from malaria to Zika. We’ve tried hard to rid ourselves of the buzzing monster, but with limited success. That could change, if a science fiction-like idea …

Einstein’s Last Great Unproven Theory May Well Be Resolved Tomorrow

We are about 99.9999 percent sure gravitational waves have been detected. GET HYPE.<p>A century after Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists may have finally nabbed the first direct detection of them. At least, that's the word on the street since the Laser …

Inside World View, the company that wants to take you into the stratosphere with a balloon

Float to space rather than rocket toward it<p>If you want to get to space these days, the typical method of travel entails strapping yourself into a vehicle with a high-powered rocket engine and then hurtling through the sky at thousands of miles per hour. But for those prone to motion sickness, there …

Mars Needs Lawyers

Escaping Earth’s gravity is way easier than escaping its international legal issues.<p>The Liberian flag is easy to mistake for the U.S. flag. There’s …

Mildred Dresselhaus, 'Queen Of Carbon' And Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies At 86

From humble origins as the daughter of Eastern European immigrants, raised in the Bronx in the depths of the Great Depression, Mildred Dresselhaus scaled to great heights in the scientific community and attained the status of royalty — even if only in nickname.<p>Dresselhaus, the "Queen of Carbon" and …

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North Korea's Kim Jong Nam Killed With VX, the 'Most Toxic Weapon Ever'

The half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was assassinated using the deadliest nerve agent ever created.<p>VX is a chemical so potent that the United Nations classes it as a weapon of mass destruction.<p>Malaysian police revealed Friday that Kim Jong Nam's body contained traces of VX, a …

The human (and Pixar characters) inside Google's Assistant

According to the thirteenth of Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling, characters must have opinions: "Passive/malleable might seem likeable to you as you …

Magic Leap CEO defends his AR company on Twitter after photo leak

Shortly after a photo of company hardware was leaked, the CEO of the augmented and mixed reality company Magic Leap has gone online to correct the …

With Great Power: Ethical Marketing in the Face of IoT

Data drives marketing decisions, so the fact that more and more acquisition channels seem to be making themselves apparent every day should be a …

Why the Best Innovators Ask the Most Beautiful Questions

Warren Berger believes questions are more important than answers. A best-selling author and self-proclaimed “questionologist,” Warren is on a mission …

Russia reportedly wants to extradite Snowden as a ‘gift’ to Trump

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who published explosive details about U.S. intelligence activities, has lived in exile in Moscow since 2013. Now, he could be sent home to face espionage charges.<p>According to NBC News, U.S. intelligence sources have obtained information that says Russia may …

Bye-bye bifocals: These smart specs use liquid lenses to focus at any distance

Previous Next<p>1 of 4<p>Bye-bye bifocals. A new pair of smart glasses from the University of Utah may have just eliminated the need for spectacles. …

Google Glass

How to use iCloud Keychain and common concerns

First time checking out the Tech Savvy series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for …

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Lab-made mini-brains are sprouting their own blood vessels

In 2015, scientists at Brown University developed "mini-brains," models of living brains created from 3D cultures of neural cells. Like …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Earth from Space: New 'Blue Marble' Photo Is Jaw-Dropping

A new weather satellite has relayed its first images of Earth back to scientists, and the new collection, which includes an updated version of the …

Animal Migrations In Motion

Animal Migrations In Motion is a fantastic animated & interactive data visualization of the predicted migration patterns of almost 3,000 species in …

9 Great DataViz & Infographics Tools with Education Discounts

Data visualization and data literacy are necessary life skills, and you should start developing them now! Whether you need to make a diagram for a …

Infographics

Meet LG's Adorable Voice-Activated Robot for Your Home

One clear trend that's emerged from CES this year is that many, many smart home products are using Amazon's Alexa voice-assistance platform. Most of …

Hisense Wants to Make Cheap 4K HDR Look Expensive

When it comes to television sets, CES has become a battle of two fronts. One one end, you've got the expensive and futuristic moonshots; LG’s …

Virgin Birth: Zebra Shark Has Babies Without Mating

Sure, she used to have a mate at the Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Australia. The pair even had several litters before they were separated in …

First Pictures of Earth and Moon Taken from Mars and Saturn

In a series of images taken from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 127 million miles away from Earth, the watery planet and its moon are pictured …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

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AirBar Adds A Touchscreen To Your MacBook From $69 (video)

MacBook owners that would like to benefit from a touchscreen display may be interested in a new sensor called AirBar that can transform any MacBook …