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Interesting Solar

Racing A Solar Car Across The Australian Outback

Here’s an interesting look at a solar powered race across the Australian Outback.

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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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Future Space

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Seeker explains how a new kind of nuclear battery could power missions into deep space. In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come up with a new approach to fusion that has the potential to power missions into deep space, and maybe even future laptops here on Earth. This is really exciting news […]

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Uncategorized

What Would a Quantum Internet Look Like?

In this episode, Seeker tackles the question that’s on everyone’s minds: what will it take to have quantum internet in our home? Yes, Virginia, a quantum internet is in the works. The U.S. Department of Energy recently rolled out a blueprint describing research goals and engineering barriers on the way to quantum internet. The DOE’s […]

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Science

This Photon-Printed Carbon Is Stronger Than Diamond

Scientists might have reached the theoretical limit of how strong this particular material can get, designing the first-ever super-light carbon nanostructure that’s stronger than diamond. The latest development in the nanoworld of carbon comes from a team that has designed something called carbon plate-nanolattices. Under a scanning electron microscope, they look like little cubes, and […]

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AI Ethics Interesting

These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

Artificial sentience straddles the fields of philosophy and engineering. Throw robots into the mix and it gets really interesting. Seeker examines what it mean for a robot to be self-aware. The Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University https://www.creativemachineslab.com/“At the Creative Machines Lab we build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self […]

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Quantum Computing

The Future of Quantum Computing Could Live on a Cryogenic Chip

Commercially viable quantum computing could be here sooner than you think, thanks to a new innovation that shrinks quantum tech down onto a chip: a cryochip. Seeker explains: It seems like quantum computers will likely be a big part of our computing future—but getting them to do anything super useful has been famously difficult. Lots […]

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