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Medieval gamblers turned their back on fate and made dice fair

Added: 19.01.2018 12:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Dice from archaeological digs in the Netherlands and the UK became fairer 600 years ago – 250 years before we began to really understand probability

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Deadly solar flares may have helped seed life on Mars and beyond

Added: 19.01.2018 10:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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High-energy particles that can strip away planetary atmospheres and cause biological damage might also forge the complex organic molecules that give rise to life

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The ugly, fractured reality of the cosmos deserves our attention

Added: 18.01.2018 21:44 | 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

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So long, suckers: Where have all the black holes gone?

Added: 18.01.2018 7:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The universe is well-stocked with black holes large and small, but none in medium. Strange dwarf galaxies might hold the answer

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Source: www.newscientist.com

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

Eight great accidents in scientific discovery

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments


Scientists looking for one thing sometimes stumble upon the unexpected. Here are some lucky breaks, from the cold depths of space to the heat of the bedroom

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Self-propelling droplets creep towards heat to cool microchips

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 1 views | 0 comments


For the first time, scientists have simulated the reverse of the common effect where cold water runs away from heat, and the result could keep electronics cool

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Science fiction picks: Time for a reality check

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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In this season’s crop of science fiction, the world turns to putty in our hands, we dodge “calendrical rot” and worry about absolute truth

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Source: www.newscientist.com

How US diplomats may have been attacked by sonic weapons in Cuba

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Acoustic weapons are shrouded in mystery - now, US and Canadian diplomats seem to be suffering from the symptoms of an attack. Here's what could have happened

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The quantum leak that could give rise to dark energy

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The loss of countless tiny drops of energy since the start of the universe might be behind the flood of dark energy accelerating the cosmos’s expansion

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Solar eclipse will reveal the roiling fog of plasma we call home

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 1 views | 0 comments

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The 21 August solar eclipse gives scientists and the public alike a chance to observe the sun’s corona, a ring of plasma that stretches as far as Earth

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The geometry that could reveal the true nature of space-time

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The discovery of an exquisite geometric structure is forcing a radical rethink of reality, and could clear the way to a quantum theory of gravity

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Source: www.newscientist.com

First underwater entanglement could lead to unhackable comms

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A Chinese experiment suggests submarines could use quantum communication to send messages secured by the laws of physics

Source: www.newscientist.com

Twisted carbon nanotubes harness waste energy and put it to work

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The “twistron harvester” generates power at the highest rates for energy harvesting yet, so may finally live up to the technique’s century-long promise

Source: www.newscientist.com

Figures of fun: The quirkiest numbers we know

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Meet some real mind-bogglers, from the impossible square root to the number too big to fit in the universe

Source: www.newscientist.com

Fraudulent figures: The numbers that say when things are fishy

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Use the quirks of mathematics and you can spot basic mistakes as well as dubious dealings, including freaky voting patterns

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Authority figures: The numbers that rule them all

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Zero and infinity cast long shadows in mathematics, making and breaking equations. But these strange beasts can also explain what numbers really are

Source: www.newscientist.com

Calming figures: The numbers that maintain harmony around us

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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From architecture to planetary orbits, these numbers play a vital role in keeping order

Source: www.newscientist.com

Why am I rubbish at maths? And other curious questions answered

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Mathematics is like marmite, people tend to love it or hate it. Find out why it can make us nervous, why we struggle at it and whether animals can do it too

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Source: www.newscientist.com

This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

Added: 14.01.2018 22:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Revamping the qubit to allow it to communicate across greater distances makes room for the electronics needed to power a quantum computer

Source: www.newscientist.com

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