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Google Talk Asks: Do You Fall At Same Rate As Your Mirror Image? Google Talk Asks: Do You Fall At Same Rate As Your Mirror Image?

Theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander gave a Google Tech Talk earlier this week, which Google has now made available for viewing. The talk is called “Do you fall at the same rate as your mirror image?” Intrigued yet? Here’s the abstract: …

Angry Birds and CERN Team Up to Teach Physics Angry Birds and CERN Team Up to Teach Physics

Rovio and CERN announced today that they are teaming up to use Angry Birds to teach physics to children in Finland. The announcement, made by CERN Director General Rolf Heuer and Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka, came at the Frankfurt Book …

German Physicists Build First Quantum Network German Physicists Build First Quantum Network

It was recently reported that scientists were able to overcome some of the problems with data degradation caused by computing in a quantum environment, and now Nature reports that physicists were able to build the first-ever working quantum network. Though, …

Scientists Create First Quantum Network Scientists Create First Quantum Network
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Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany have successfully created the world’s first quatum network. A team of scientists led by Professor Gerhard Rempe, director at the institute and head of the Quantum Dynamics devision, …

Automated Content Will Unmake Existence
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Chess is one thing, but if we get to the point computers can best humans in the arts—those splendid, millennia-old expressions of the heart and soul of human existence—then why bother existing? Fortunately, computers have yet to match us in music or writing or dancing or even drawing—the lines are straighter, but that’s not even the point, and good luck uploading an actual right-brained imagination.*