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Clever maths will stop hackers spying on the quantum internet

Added: 15.01.2018 6:42 | 1 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 4 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 2 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 | 3 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

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

Added: 29.12.2017 10:00 | 3 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 | 3 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

Festive flames: How to light a Christmas pudding

Added: 23.12.2017 7:00 | 4 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

Parallel universes could solve a big problem with black holes

Added: 20.12.2017 10:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

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The black hole firewall paradox has been vexing physicists for years. But if quantum laws lead to the creation of other universes, the headache disappears

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Source: www.newscientist.com

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

Added: 18.12.2017 12:09 | 2 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

Will supersonic air travel’s return be another white elephant?

Added: 18.12.2017 11:27 | 3 views | 0 comments


Fifty years after the unveiling of Concorde – the flawed, first supersonic airliner – its successors are coming. Maybe they’ll be the real deal, says Paul Marks

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Mathematician set to publish ABC proof almost no one understands

Added: 18.12.2017 6:22 | 3 views | 0 comments


After a five year struggle, Shinichi Mochizuki’s epic ABC proof may finally appear in a journal, but it is still not clear if mathematicians understand his work

Tags: UK
Source: www.newscientist.com

Most distant quasar ever seen is way too big for our universe

Added: 06.12.2017 13:00 | 2 views | 0 comments


A quasar from the early universe could help us understand how the biggest black holes form and when the universe had its last major transformation

Source: www.newscientist.com

Superheated water makes microwaved eggs explode when you dig in

Added: 06.12.2017 8:00 | 4 views | 0 comments


Be careful when nuking your breakfast. A hard-boiled egg reheated in the microwave can explode with a rush of steam and a sound as loud as a chainsaw

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Dark energy is mutating, with grave consequences for the cosmos

Added: 06.12.2017 7:00 | 3 views | 0 comments


Something is tearing everything apart even faster than we thought – and not even atoms will survive, never mind our picture of how the universe evolved

Source: www.newscientist.com

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