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May 10, 2017

Blockchain Tech Has Never Been More Valuable or More Ready for World Domination

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, computing, cryptocurrencies

Blockchain, which serves as the underlying infrastructure for Bitcoin, is form of cryptocurrency that has become increasingly popular and experienced all-time high values in the last few months. One blockchain developer, Ethereum, has seen an all-time high in value: in recent weeks it’s topped out trading at over $40 per share.

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May 10, 2017

On board a racing drone for a tour of the CERN Data Centre

Posted by in categories: computing, drones

Watch footage from when world champion drone pilot Chad Novak took off in CERN Data Centre.


Video produced by: CERN Video Productions
Director: Mike Struik
Camera: Chad Nowak
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May 9, 2017

The Four Technologies That Are Turning Our World Into the Future

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, space travel

Each year, the world’s greatest innovators and inventors gather for the Edison Awards to celebrate “game-changing” developments in technology, engineering, marketing, and design. Here are just some of the innovations that are already transforming our world.

Each year, innovators from across the globe trade in their lab coats and laptops for ties and gowns to honor the nominees at the Edison Awards ceremony in New York City. Over the past three decades, the awards have highlighted the most innovative products and people in science. Last year’s honorees featured Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto.

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May 7, 2017

NASA is offering a $15,000 prize if you can speed up its simulation code

Posted by in categories: computing, transportation

NASA just announced several bounties to improve its FUN3D software, which is used to simulate fluid dynamics. The system is used internally at NASA, as well as by companies like Boeing and Lockheed, to develop and optimize new vehicles and engines.

The FUN3D project was started back in the 1980s, and it has been in active development for decades, but NASA’s looking for help to optimize the code. It’s offering $15,000 and $10,000 prizes to the top two contributors of code optimizations, and is also offering another bounty for more general optimization suggestions.

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May 4, 2017

Astronomers Capture the First ‘Image’ of the Dark Matter That Holds the Universe Together

Posted by in categories: computing, cosmology

For decades, scientists have tracked hints of a thread-like structure that ties together galaxies across the universe. Theories, computer models, and indirect observations have indicated that there is a cosmic web of dark matter that connects galaxies and constitutes the large-scale structure of the cosmos. But while the filaments that make up this web are massive, dark matter is incredibly difficult to observe.

Now, researchers have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies together.

“This image moves us beyond predictions to something we can see and measure,” said Mike Hudson, a professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo in Canada, co-author of a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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May 3, 2017

Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

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

Physicists at the University of California, Irvine and elsewhere have fabricated new two-dimensional quantum materials with breakthrough electrical and magnetic attributes that could make them building blocks of future quantum computers and other advanced electronics.

In three separate studies appearing this month in Nature, Science Advances and Nature Materials, UCI researchers and colleagues from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Princeton University, Fudan University and the University of Maryland explored the physics behind the 2-D states of novel materials and determined they could push computers to new heights of speed and power.

The common threads running through the papers are that the research is conducted at extremely cold temperatures and that the signal carriers in all three studies are not electrons — as with traditional silicon-based technologies — but Dirac or Majorana fermions, particles without mass that move at nearly the speed of light.

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May 3, 2017

Exponential Growth of Computing

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Apr 30, 2017

These New Quantum Materials Can Conduct Electricity at Nearly the Speed of Light

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Physicists have been testing the properties of new 2D quantum materials that could usurp graphene as the ‘wonder materials’ of the future.

These materials, which can conduct electricity at nearly the speed of light, could replace silicon in the next generation of hyper-speed computers. One could even form the basis of a new “exotic superconductor” that could actually break time-reversal symmetry — or reverse the flow of time.

“Finally, we can take exotic, high-end theories in physics and make something useful,” says one of the researchers, Jing Xia, from the University of California, Irvine.

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Apr 29, 2017

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, space

We can become cyborgs, computers, or Martians.

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Apr 29, 2017

Fasetto Link: 2TB of storage in the palm of your hand

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This tiny wireless cube has 2TB of storage.

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