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This New Nuclear Battery Could Soon Go On the Market

This video from Sabine Hossenfelder highlights the new “nuclear battery” that could power your smartphone for 50 years. I have a lot of questions and concerns. A Chinese company has announced they’re planning to mass-produce tiny nuclear batteries that can last up to 50 years, possibly beating both a British and an American company who […]

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AI Science

AI rediscovers Einstein’s Time Dilation and Kepler’s 3rd Law

Today Sabine Hossenfelder talks about artificial intelligence that rediscovered Kepler’s laws, solar flares in the laboratory, nano-surgery with tiny magnets, a candidate for a strange star, what the new JUICE spacecraft will look for, how much air pollution is avoided by nuclear power, a software that creates 3d models from 2d drawings, an estimate for […]

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Science Space

Are Warp Drives Possible? The Answer May Surprise You.

Sabine Hossenfelder covers the latest news in warp drive development. Yes, you read that right. What is a warp drive? Are they scientifically possible? How does the Alcubierre drive work?

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AI Interesting Science

How to Wire a Computer Like a Human Brain

The goal of neuromorphic computing is simple: mimic the neural structure of the brain. Seeker checks out the current generation of computer chips that’s getting closer to reaching this non-trivial engineering task.

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Quantum Computing

How Graphene Could Help Us Build Bigger and Better Quantum Computers

Quantum computers can solve problems in seconds that would take “ordinary” computers millennia, but their sensitivity to interference is major engineering obstacle. Now, researchers claim they’ve created a component that drastically cuts down on error-inducing noise. Seeker explains how graphene could make a big difference.

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Quantum Computing Science

First Room Temperature Superconductor Discovered

Superconducting materials can do amazing things that appear to defy the laws of physics, but their major drawback is that superconducting properties don’t appear unless a material is cooled to near absolute zero. Superconductors that would work at (or near)  room temperatures would, without exaggeration, would change the world and would have massive implications for […]

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