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Jul 14, 2019

New Sims Simulations

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment

Play some video games.

By converting our sims to HTML5, we make them seamlessly available across platforms and devices. Whether you have laptops, iPads, chromebooks, or BYOD, your favorite PhET sims are always right at your fingertips.

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Jul 14, 2019

How doctors really decide who lives and who dies

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Should doctors allow their expertise to trump a patient’s personal goals — or should they yield to it? In this video, physician and author Matt McCarthy describes how doctors make difficult decisions in fast-paced environments.

Jul 14, 2019

Coming This Week: Episode 1 of NASA Explorers: Apollo

Posted by in category: space

Get ready to listen to the sounds of Apollo! 🌑🎶.

Get ready to listen to the sounds of Apollo! 🌑 🎶

In this episode of NASA Explorers: Apollo, hear what 50 years of lunar exploration sounds like, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. You can binge the whole series now:

Jul 14, 2019

Scientists Just Unveiled The First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement

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

In an incredible first, scientists have captured the world’s first actual photo of quantum entanglement — a phenomenon so strange, physicist Albert Einstein famously described it as ‘spooky action at a distance’.

The image was captured by physicists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and it’s so breathtaking we can’t stop staring.

It might not look like much, but just stop and think about it for a second: this fuzzy grey image is the first time we’ve seen the particle interaction that underpins the strange science of quantum mechanics and forms the basis of quantum computing.

Jul 14, 2019

Researching Human Enhancement: Life of Cyborgs

Posted by in category: cyborgs

Real Cyborg.

Jul 14, 2019

The Physicist Page

Posted by in category: futurism

Image of an oscillating pendulum formed by a concave mirror.

Jul 14, 2019

Australia embraces ‘killer robots’

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Boeing is building a killer robot which will “decide when, where — and who — to shoot”

Lethal. Cheap. Smart. Australia’s air force will become one of the first in the world to put ‘killer robots’ in the skies alongside its combat pilots. But are we opening a Pandora’s box?

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Jul 14, 2019

Francine Shapiro, Developer of Eye-Movement Therapy, Dies at 71

Posted by in category: futurism

Dr. Shapiro’s technique for dealing with trauma was initially met with some skepticism. But it has attracted devotees worldwide.

Jul 14, 2019

About the Fuss: Is Bitcoin really important?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics

This afternoon, an automated bot at Quora suggested that I answer a reader question. Quora is essentially an “Ask the expert” web site. It is the world’s largest, cataloged and indexed Q&A repository.

This is the question I was asked to answer:

Some pundits believe Bitcoin is a fad, while others seem to feel that it is better than sliced bread. I like sliced bread.* Is Bitcoin really that cool? —Or is it just a lot of Geeky hype?

One other columnist answered before me. Normally, I pass on an invitation, if a question has already been answered. But in this case, the individual answering the question has yet to see the light. He has wandered into the Church of the Blockchain, but he just didn’t realize that the man sweeping the floor is the prophet.

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Jul 14, 2019

This scan of a normal human subject was acquired using a first-of-its-kind MRI scanner that’s 10 times higher in speed and resolution than conventional systems

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics