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This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next

Electronics keep getting smaller, and it’s all thanks to electric switches called transistors. When these little fellas replaced vacuum tubes, computers went from the size of entire rooms to merely the corner of a room. In the 60-odd years since, transistors have kept shrinking, scaling down and powering up our …

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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

So you are reading an article online when you get an instant message with a link to a funny photo, which of course you have to share. And now you are reading your Facebook News Wall, which sends you to a video of a panda bear attacking a kid. And …

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Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology

Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology For most of our history, human technology consisted of our brains, fire, and sharp sticks. While fire and sharp sticks became power plants and nuclear weapons, the biggest upgrade has happened to our brains. Since the 1960’s, the power of our brain …

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Can We Teach AI to Evolve?

Artificial intelligence is really, well, intelligent. It’s beaten humans at chess and poker and AlphaGo famously beat one of the world’s top players at the super-complex game Go IBM Watson even won Jeopardy, and now a different version of it is designing personalized cancer treatments. These are tasks humans spend …

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How Is Your Phone Changing You?

Of the 7 billion people on Earth, roughly 6 billion own a cellphone, which is pretty shocking, given that only billion have access to a working toilet. So how are these popular gadgets changing your body and brain? If you’re looking down at your phone right now, your spine angle …

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Why You Can’t Win an Internet Argument

Let’s be honest: we all try to win arguments on the internet, even though we know it’s pointless. Sometimes when you’re scrolling through your Facebook or Twitter feed, bad opinions and misunderstandings just jump out at you, and you have to set your friends and followers straight. But if it …

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Can Lasers Make The Internet Faster?

Looking at past trends we could guess that we’re going to be wanting to send more and more data at higher higher rates so if you upload a video to Facebook for example, Facebook is storing your video until someone asked for it. So if you suddenly say now I …

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Can Your Boss Spy On Your Internet Use?

Why do I always feel like somebody’s WATCHING MEEEEEEE esp my boss Hey guys Julia here for DNews In January 2015, Science magazine declared “the end of Privacy”. From medical records, to location tracking apps, to your shopping history, your online life is no longer just your business. In fact, …

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