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Dec 12, 2018

Humans may be reversing the climate clock

Posted by in categories: climatology, futurism

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries.

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Dec 11, 2018

Space mining: the new goldrush

Posted by in category: space

While space mining is still a decade or so off, next year the industry is ramping up their efforts.

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Dec 11, 2018

LIVE NOW: Do you like penguins?

Posted by in category: space

Do you like space? 🌌 A science team is presenting about their expedition to document a supercolony of penguins in Antarctica — which they found by using NASA Earth satellite imagery! 🛰️ Learn all about how to study penguins from space! https://go.nasa.gov/2rsoF4y

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Dec 11, 2018

Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA offered to give Stephen Curry a tour of its lunar labs in Houston after the NBA superstar expressed doubts on the moon landings.


Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon.

During the “Winging It” podcast released on Monday, the Golden State Warriors guard asked fellow players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore whether they believed humans had ever been to the Moon.

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Dec 11, 2018

First #selfie! I’m feeling healthy, energized and whole. This is me on #Mars

Posted by in category: space

http://go.nasa.gov/2Qn6Pi6&h=AT3np_oMoCPYbhx9QJX-8XPwlEEXDwA…yHFVXA4jcw

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Dec 11, 2018

IonQ: We’re perfecting trapped ion quantum computing to solve the world’s hardest problems

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

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Dec 11, 2018

IonQ Has the Most Powerful Quantum Computers With 79 Trapped Ion Qubits and 160 Stored Qubits

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

IonQ just made a presentation on two new trapped ion quantum computers with 160 stored and 79 processing qubits. This is more qubits than the best noisy superconducting quantum computers which is currently the Google 72 Qubit Bristlecone processor.

* IonQ systems are at room temperature

* IonQ manipulates ions with magnets and lasers and have software control on mostly FPGA chips.

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Dec 11, 2018

NASA’s InSight Takes Its First Selfie

Posted by in category: space

First #selfie! I’m feeling healthy, energized and whole. This is me on #Mars. http://go.nasa.gov/2Qn6Pi6&h=AT3Q6ffKt6_9qmkSPTO3bdwJ0GlGXlT…Qbo516oeGQ

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Dec 11, 2018

NASA to NBA star Steph Curry: Yes, we went to the moon, and we can prove it

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA has offered to give NBA superstar Steph Curry a tour of one of its lunar labs after the Golden State Warriors guard said on a podcast that he doubts humans landed on the moon.

No, really.

Curry made the head-scratching comment on an episode of the “Winging It” podcast, which posted Monday. According to Bleacher Report, Curry brought up the subject himself during the more than hour-long podcast with fellow NBA players Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Andre Iguodala:

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Dec 11, 2018

Best Bitcoin wallet: Hardware or hosted?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

The question asked in the title has been edited from what was asked today at Quora, the Q&A forum at which I participate as expert columnist. The original question was a bit more ambiguous: “Which is better? — a digital bitcoin wallet or a physical one?”

I have included the original question, to better distinguish products and terms.

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