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Austrian and Chinese academies of sciences successfully conducted first inter-continental quantum video call

October 19th, 2017 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

The two Academy presidents Chunli Bai and Anton Zeilinger tested quantum encrypted communication between Beijing and Vienna in a live-experiment. The quantum key was transmitted via the Chinese quantum satellite Micius.



Genetically engineered bacteria—spread by mosquito sex—could spell the end of malaria

October 5th, 2017 at 12:14 am » Comments Off

The mosquito is a delicate insect, with spindly legs and a graceful proboscis. The parasitic, single-celled organisms that spread malaria are even smaller and more fragile, and scientists are trying their hardest to remove them from the planet. More than 400,000 lives every year are at stake—that’s more people than die of international terrorist attacks, […]



Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

September 16th, 2017 at 8:45 pm » Comments Off

Radiative sky cooling systems use reflective panels to emit heat into space, potentially cooling a building in the process.



Radical discovery means computers will soon sniff out explosives

September 9th, 2017 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

Arusha — Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life’s puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again.



You’ll soon be able to buy your kids a $500 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder

July 26th, 2017 at 1:14 am » Comments Off

For 40 years, kids enamored with Luke Skywalker’s beat-up X-34 Landspeeder have had two choices: they could play with a tiny action figure version, or they could sit in a cardboard box and make speeder sound effects. 



Blockchain and renewable energy are disrupting society as we know it

July 4th, 2017 at 10:28 pm » Comments Off

Renewable energy and blockchain are two technologies that are worth betting on. The former is considered to be the most effective way to combat the world’s climate problem. The latter is a promising new technology whose potential for disruption of current financial and societal structures is yet to be fully realized. Here’s a thought: why […]



Biometric ring to replace your passwords, cards and keys

June 29th, 2017 at 5:00 am » Comments Off

Smart rings aren’t a new idea: There are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, until Token hits the market. It’s a biometric ring that can be used to open house doors, start […]



Four futurists weigh in on the jobs of the future

June 24th, 2017 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Many people are scared of the future. With every science fiction movie that portrays technology as evil, and let’s be honest, that’s the theme of almost every science fiction movie that’s ever existed, it’s easy to develop some paranoia about the dangers ahead. However, much of today’s technology is giving us super-human abilities. The same […]



Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



Scientists built an external womb to help premature infants survive

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

For expecting parents, 24 weeks is an important milestone. It’s a little more than halfway through pregnancy, and it’s at this age that the fetus has at least a fighting chance of surviving outside its mother’s body. The odds of survival aren’t great—only about half of babies birthed at this age survive—but it’s possible.



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