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Jun 17, 2016

We just got better at detecting this phenomenon in quantum physics that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.”

That’s because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.

Because of this, it doesn’t fit in with Einstein’s theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous to be real.

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Jun 17, 2016

New video makes NASA’s next Jupiter mission look like a blockbuster

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA’s new trailer for its Juno mission to Jupiter shows off the huge planet in all its scary glory.

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Jun 17, 2016

Lab-grown sperm makes healthy offspring

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Sperm have been made in the laboratory and used to father healthy baby mice in a pioneering move that could lead to infertility treatments.

The Chinese research took a stem cell, converted it into primitive sperm and fertilised an egg to produce healthy pups.

The study, in the Journal Cell Stem Cell, showed they were all healthy and grew up to have offspring of their own.

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Jun 17, 2016

Orange peeler

Posted by in category: futurism

This machine peels oranges is the most perfect way.

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Jun 17, 2016

Future terrorist attacks could be carried out by drones carrying buckets of ACID

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, drones, terrorism

An article by the Mirror on possible future drone terrorist attacks:


Swarms of cheap 3D-printed drones could be used to carry out deadly terror attacks.

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Jun 17, 2016

QuintessenceLabs getting truly random with quantum security

Posted by in categories: government, quantum physics, security

Canberra-based QuintessenceLabs has taken its university research and transformed it into a quantum security firm, with its products used globally by the likes of the United States government.

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Jun 17, 2016

Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

RMIT quantum computing researchers have developed and demonstrated a method capable of efficiently detecting high-dimensional entanglement.

Entanglement in is the ability of two or more particles to be related to each other in ways which are beyond what is possible in classical physics.

Having information on a particle in an entangled ensemble reveals an “unnatural” amount of information on the other particles.

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Jun 17, 2016

Quantum Hub meet learns how military is developing applications

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics

Such technologies “will improve the accuracy of measuring time, frequency, rotation, magnetic fields and gravity.”

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Jun 17, 2016

Physicists say they’ve figured out how to ‘see’ inside a black hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Physicists have come up with a new way to predict what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole, and it could give us a more accurate idea of their mysterious internal structures.

Thanks to the first — and now second — direct observation of gravitational waves emanating from what scientists think are black hole mergers, we’re starting to get our first real evidence that black holes do actually exist in reality, not just theory.

But even if we can prove they really do physically exist, there’s no getting around the fact that, thanks to their enormous gravitational pull, black holes swallow up anything that falls beyond their event horizon.

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Jun 16, 2016

Learning: we’re doing it wrong

Posted by in category: education

The old-style educational system gives you an ‘A’ and demotes you when you do something wrong. The gaming world gives you a 0 and rewards you when you do something right.

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