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What’s so sexy about math? | Cédric Villani

What’s so sexy about math? | Cédric Villani

What is it that French people do better than all the others? If you would take polls, the top three answers might be: love, wine and whining. (Laughter) Maybe. But let me suggest a fourth one: mathematics. Did you know that Paris has more mathematicians than any other city in the world? And more streets […]

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Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

We often talk about how traditional computing is reaching its limit–there’s a threshold we can’t move past without making some seriously big changes to the way we structure computers. One of those exciting ways is by making physical computers a little more like human brains. We introduced this concept in more detail here, but a […]

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Camel Spiders: Neither Camels, nor Spiders
How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule

How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule

Scientists just detected the universe’s first molecule using a telescope that we fly around the world on a plane…and that’s a real sentence. Just let that sink in a little bit. That’s the world we live in these days. The molecule in question is called helium hydride and the fact that we’ve finally detected it […]

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How Close Are We to Terraforming Mars?

How Close Are We to Terraforming Mars?

WITH TOWERING VOLCANOES, SWIRLING DUST STORMS, AND PLUMES OF SUBLIMATING DRY ICE AT ITS POLES, THE SURREAL LANDSCAPE OF MARS HAS CAPTURED THE EARTHLY IMAGINATION FOR CENTURIES. BUT WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE IT HABITABLE? AS IN, A PLACE WHERE WE COULD BREATHE, WALK AROUND WITHOUT OUR BLOOD BOILING, OR EVEN GROW CROPS AND […]

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The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren’t exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren’t exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

So I’ve got something that I’m slightly embarrassed to admit to. At the age of 17, as a creationist, I decided to go to university to study evolution so that I could destroy it. (Laughter) I failed. I failed so spectacularly that I’m now an evolutionary biologist. (Applause) So I’m a paleoanthropologist, I’m a National […]

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LIGO’s Gravitational Wave Discovery Is Still In Question, But Why?

LIGO’s Gravitational Wave Discovery Is Still In Question, But Why?

In 2015, scientists observed gravitational waves. For the first time ever, we could actually ‘see’ the distortion of space-time as it reacted to huge events in space, like the collision of black holes. This was one of the most exciting physics discoveries of our age, and the team involved were even awarded the Nobel Prize […]

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Why Scientists Used Graphene Nanoribbons to Engineer Bionic Mushrooms

Why Scientists Used Graphene Nanoribbons to Engineer Bionic Mushrooms

Imagine the world…powered by mushrooms. No, I’m not on drugs, this is an actual scientific thing–we’ve now invented mushrooms that produce electricity, no fossil fuels required. Let me explain: researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology just created what they’re calling a bionic mushroom—a fungus they’ve modified to produce electricity! It really is basically any […]

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China’s Crazy Plan to Launch an Artificial Moon

China’s Crazy Plan to Launch an Artificial Moon

Guess what? China has announced plans to launch an “artificial moon” into our skies by 2020. And, as crazy as that sounds, it’s not actually the first time something like this has been attempted. But first. China’s new plan. As reported in China Daily, China plans to launch an “illumination satellite” into orbit above the […]

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This Superheavy Atom Factory Is Pushing the Limits of the Periodic Table

This Superheavy Atom Factory Is Pushing the Limits of the Periodic Table

Inside this labyrinth of pipes and chambers, superheavy elements are being fused into existence. This machine is part of an international hunt to unlock the mysteries of this new class of elements that typically don’t exist here on Earth. Pushing these element discoveries really is pushing into models of how matter is formed in the […]

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