top Big Talk About Small Samples
Bennett Hazelton is making himself into this generations' John Dvorek.
top Physicists Resurrect an Old, Strange Dark Matter Theory
Does this imply that there might be an Oort-style cloud, or bubble-like sphere, on the galactic edges made of small clumped matter, the total mass of which is many times that of the observable galaxy?
top New GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Aids Terrorists
If you are in the US and don't vote Libertarian, where a candidate is available, then you are continuing the corrupt two party system. Otherwise, follow the old advice: If they're in, vote 'em out. Every time.
top Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back
The difference is sitting on your ass at 5% risk, or busting your ass while freezing at 2% risk, with additional risk of frostbite or non-lethal injury. Tough choice.
top Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function
Thank you for a superb, comprehensible summary.
top The Future of Stamps
Because... lasers are freaking cool. Postage etched with lasers. How long before a postal worker turns the lasers on everyone on the room?
top South Korean ID System To Be Rebuilt From Scratch After Massive Leaks
5 million more stolen ID's and the entire population of North Korea can apply for South Korean benefits.
top The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real
Cold fusion is magic. It doesn't work and has been debunked over and over again. I suspect that some cold fusion researchers are great salesmen that sell the dream of an eventual big payday and historical fame to investors. Instead of cold fusion nonsense, nuclear engineers should be working on improving existing small fission reactors, like Toshiba's 4S. That's something mankind can use. Not never ending "ten years from now" promises of cold fusion.
top First Teleportation of Multiple Quantum Properties of a Single Photon
Agreed. Some researchers, apparently to obtain funding, redefine entanglement effects as teleportation. Much cooler sounding.
about a month and a half ago
top How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?
..and paper never crashes or needs to be recharged.
top Stargate Universe
Watch it online to avoid the long commercial breaks.
top AU Government To Build "Unhackable" Netbooks
These are student PC's. No one would want to hack into them, except to steal homework. It would be easier and faster to just do the homework rather then the hack.
A screwdriver will make the machine valuable to a thief as all the security can be rendered useless with the parts removed and sold on eBay.
top Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible
Just before the Big Bang time existed, but space did not. Space's rapid creation formed space/time and gives one the impression, looking back 13 billion years into the night, that everything was moving faster than light. Not so. Space's rapid expansion moved it along.
top How To Encourage Workers To Suggest Innovation?
Recessions do not last forever. Negotiate for gain sharing for the innovators so that when business improves you will get your hard earned extra cash. Any managers that refuses to do so are laid bare as liars. Get it in writing, or update your resume.
top New Paper Offers Additional Reasoning for Fermi's Paradox
Communication using quantum entanglement, over any distance, has the instantaneous speed of subspace radio, with no snooping as the point to point message would be destroyed if decoded and snooped on, assuming a species was capable of doing so. Our inability to recognize such a system doesn't mean there are no other life forms capable of communication. On the contrary, our primitive forms of analog and now digital transmissions may seem to be only slightly more advanced then cave paintings.