Month: March 2018

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The stratospheric rise of Bitcoin over the last decade has left the world struggling to keep up, breaking records, spawning rivals, and forcing us to face the epic challenges posed by a volatile crypto-universe.   Now, one LA-based artist is having his say on our obsession with cryptocurrencies, and he’s putting his money where his
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The Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages have vanished, minutes after Elon Musk – the CEO of both companies – said that he had never seen the SpaceX Facebook profile and planned to delete it.   It started when Musk replied to a tweet earlier in the week from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, when he tweeted
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For the first time, researchers have used diamond to build a solid-state maser that can operate continuously at room temperature. This could burst open the technology for everyday use such as medical imaging and security scanners at airports.   Masers are like the microwave version of lasers. It stands for “microwave amplification by stimulated emission
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The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency. An analysis of the Bitcoin blockchain – the publicly accessible ledger of transactions upon which the system is built – has revealed this vast trove of data is irrevocably tainted with unremovable
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Deep in western Russia, if you know where to look, you’ll find a small collection of ragged scrap metal and crumbled concrete. Which isn’t that exciting. But if you rifle through the rubble, you will find a large, metal disc bolted to the ground. This isn’t just any old disc – it’s the welded-shut cap of
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Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well – “easier said than done” is an understatement. Now, 84 years after the process was first theorised, some researchers reckon they’re going to be able to do it – and they’re about to start the experiment.   It’s called the Breit-Wheeler process,
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In intriguing research, a team of scientists may have discovered the earliest age at which a person can reason logically: 12 months. For decades, psychologists have considered language a necessary and essential indicator of inferential thinking – the complex ability to “read between the lines,” to reason one’s way to a correct interpretation of an event when the evidence