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Clever maths will stop hackers spying on the quantum internet

Added: 15.01.2018 6:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Quantum communications are theoretically secure, but keeping a complex quantum network unhackable in practice is more difficult than expected

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The universe still seems to be expanding faster than it ought to

Added: 12.01.2018 10:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The universe is expanding but our measurements of the rate are all over the place and they just got worse, so we can’t tell when the cosmos is going to die

Source: www.newscientist.com

Hidden exoplanets could be revealed by echoing light

Added: 11.01.2018 12:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Reflected light from a star’s flares may help us find otherwise invisible worlds. These exoplanets could be hit by powerful blasts, but may still host life

Source: www.newscientist.com

Mystery dark matter may be ordinary neutrons that have decayed

Added: 11.01.2018 10:29 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Dark matter makes up a lot of the universe, but we still don’t know what it is. Could it be neutrons decaying into strange particles that shun normal matter?

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Mystery radio bursts may be from neutron star near a black hole

Added: 10.01.2018 13:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The source of repeating fast radio bursts is one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries. They may come from a fast-spinning neutron star next to a huge black hole

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Latest measurement of a proton’s mass has got physicists puzzled

Added: 10.01.2018 11:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Knowing the mass of the proton is key to understanding matter, but nobody can agree on it. The latest, most precise measurement further muddies the waters

Source: www.newscientist.com

The ugly, fractured reality of the cosmos deserves our attention

Added: 08.01.2018 9:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A puzzling clash between perfection and imperfection in our universe is getting fresh attention. This great cosmological mystery merits it, says Geraint Lewis

Source: www.newscientist.com

Largest prime number ever found has over 23 million digits

Added: 04.01.2018 6:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Two multiplied by itself nearly eighty million times minus one is the biggest prime number ever discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Painter, painter of the wall, what’s the fairest colour of all?

Added: 02.01.2018 11:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The race to find the blackest black or pinkest pink has caused spats in the art world. The big difficulty is how to objectively judge them

Tags: Judges, SPA, Pink
Source: www.newscientist.com

Exploring the universe – and how we found our place in it

Added: 30.12.2017 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Enjoy the spectacular cosmos with this illustrated guide to astronomy, ranging from an iconic diagram by Copernicus to one of NASA's 2017 Jupiter photos

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Festive flames: How to light a Christmas pudding

Added: 29.12.2017 11:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Watch our video to discover how best to flambé that cherished festive sweet

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Source: www.newscientist.com

2018 preview: Last chance for new physics at the LHC for years

Added: 29.12.2017 10:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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It is almost six years since the LHC spotted the Higgs boson, and the collider will soon shut down for upgrades. Will it find anything else?

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Missives impossible: How gravity fell victim to fake news

Added: 26.12.2017 10:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Patriotic fervour gripped Paris with proof that Isaac Newton had stolen his theory of gravity from a Frenchman – but the details looked distinctly fishy

Source: www.newscientist.com

Space-time and gravity might be born from the quantum world

Added: 26.12.2017 9:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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To reconcile quantum mechanics and gravity, a new theory flips the usual script. Space-time and gravity may emerge from quantum effects, not the other way round

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Quantum simulator with 51 qubits is largest ever

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Although not a full-blown quantum computer, the simulator could be used to study the interactions between atoms

Source: www.newscientist.com

Screaming gel balls reveal a way to power soft but noisy robots

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Hydrogel beads bounce thousands of times per second on a heated surface, emitting a high-pitched shriek, and generating lots of kinetic energy

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Source: www.newscientist.com

When is a black hole not a black hole? When it’s a boson star

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Astronomers are confident they know what the mysterious massive object at the Milky Way’s heart is – but our first direct view this year could bring a shock

Source: www.newscientist.com

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne with such tiny wings

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The tiny wings on bees shouldn’t be able to lift their big bodies. How they fly has eluded mathematicians since the 1930s, but the mystery is now solved

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Fungi use water droplet cannons to fling spores into the breeze

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments


A pair of merging droplets help fungi to disperse their spores. Now researchers have figured out exactly how

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Bigger bang theory: teach atoms new tricks to beef up explosives

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Mastering materials that have never been made before could deliver blasts big enough to shoot rockets to Mars

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Source: www.newscientist.com

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