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If you've ever been a victim of "beer tapping," then you'll know how simultaneously annoying and entertaining the party trick can be. Your buddy uses his beer bottle to strike down on the top of yours. A moment later, your beer foams up and flows out of the bottle, leaving...

source: ScienceNOW

In their search for ultra-high energy and very-high-energy neutrinos, scientists now have evidence from three NASA satellites – the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Swift gamma-ray mission, and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) – that the giant...

source: Astronomy Now

A 20-year-old algorithm that promised the benefit of using quantum mechanics to solve certain problems has finally been run on a quantum computer. Simon’s algorithm, proposed by computer scientist Daniel Simon in 1994, provides instructions for a computer to determine...

source: ScienceNews

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is doing its best to shatter a common science cliche. "Nuclear fusion is just 30 years away - and always will be." The advanced projects team at Lockheed, known as Skunk Works, has unveiled a plan to develop a compact, magnetic fusion device...

source: BBC News

A quantum protocol designed to prevent hackers from stealing secret keys has been implemented across a 200 km fiber-optic link – which is four times further than previous incarnations of the scheme. This latest implementation of the "measurement-device-independent...

source: PhysicsWorld

Rosetta's Philae lander is sleeping soundly, at least for the time being. But before it went into snooze mode, the lander sent all of its planned science data back to Earth. That means that Rosetta scientists are hard at work analyzing the probe's findings, and we'll be...

source: The Washington Post


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