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Feb 11, 2016

Photon-Based Heat Transport May Advance Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

More advancement in Quantum Computing — researchers in Finland have found a way to keep the processor chip cooled without causing disrupting computer operations which has been a big challenge for Quantum Chips.


AALTO, Finland, Feb. 11, 2016 — A thermal-transport method that uses photons as carriers has been demonstrated over 1-m distances. The fundamental advance in heat conduction could drive the development of quantum computers.

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Feb 11, 2016

Tech Ethics (And Where They’re Lacking)

Posted by in categories: computing, ethics, habitats, robotics/AI

The late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”

As artificial intelligence (AI) systems become more and more advanced, can the same statement apply to computers?

According to many technology moguls and policymakers, the answer is this: We’re not quite there yet.

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Feb 11, 2016

What We Know About The Best Designs For The Hyperloop So Far

Posted by in category: transportation

“That in general is good advice for people creating companies,” Musk said to students. “Start with the minimally useful system.”

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Feb 11, 2016

Gravitational Waves

Posted by in category: physics

Scientists Have Confirmed the Existence of Gravitational Waves.


We just found gravitational waves!! Scientists at LIGO have confirmed!

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Feb 11, 2016

Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women — By Anita Woolley and Thomas W. Malone | Harvard Business Review

Posted by in categories: science, strategy

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“The finding: There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members. But if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises.”

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Feb 11, 2016

A millionaire is building a replica of the Titanic called “Titanic II.” Seriously!

Posted by in category: habitats

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Feb 11, 2016

Mammal brain frozen and thawed out perfectly for first time

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, neuroscience

Interesting. What do you think of this?


A mammal brain has been defrosted from cryogenic storage in an almost perfect state for the first time. This breakthrough, accomplished using a rabbit brain, brings us one – albeit tiny – step closer to the prospect of reanimating a human brain that has been cryogenically preserved.

After death, organs begin to decay, but we can delay this by cooling these tissues, just like freezing food. But in the same way that a frozen strawberry becomes soggy when defrosted, it is difficult to perfectly preserve mammals at cold temperatures. We, and strawberries, contain large amounts of water, which freezes into ice crystals that damage cells.

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Feb 11, 2016

3D Display Bike Wheels

Posted by in categories: futurism, internet

This futuristic tech transforms your wheels into transparent 3D displays.

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Feb 11, 2016

Researchers Achieve Fastest Ever Data Transmission at Blistering 1.125 Tbps

Posted by in categories: entertainment, internet

A team of researchers has achieved the fastest ever transmission rate for digital information between a single transmitter and receiver, sending data optically at a frankly ridiculous 1.125 terabits per second.

The result, achieved by scientists at University College London, uses a series of signal processing techniques to achieve the speed. But first, the lead researcher, Dr Robert Maher, puts the rate into context in a press release:

For comparison this is almost 50,000 times greater than the average speed of a UK broadband connection of 24 megabits per second… To give an example, the data rate we have achieved would allow the entire HD Game of Thrones series to be downloaded within one second.

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Feb 11, 2016

Large Hadron Collidor Finds Particles That Defy The Standard Model Of Physics

Posted by in category: particle physics

An international group of scientists, with the help of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), have found proof of something physicists have spent decades expecting for, subatomic particles acting in a way that challenges the Standard Model. By using the LHC, scientists observed conditions that violate the standard rules of particle physics. The group of physicists looked at data gathered from the LHC’s first run from year 2011–2012, a run made famed for the discovery of the Higgs boson, and found the proof they were looking for: Leptons disobeying the Standard Model. Leptons are a group of subatomic particles consist of of three different variations: the tau, the electron, and the muon. Electrons are very stable, however both the tau and muon decay very fast.

Image credit: Michael Taylor/Shutterstock.

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