Physicists have discovered the world’s first “time crystal”

Physicists have discovered the world’s first “time crystal”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Time crystals are unique, and new, and it’s believed they could open the door to creating incredibly weird and useful new materials.   Physicists at Yale University have discovered something extraordinary, a new material that more and more people are calling “Time Crystals,” a form...

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Experts: AI ‘will beat humans in all tasks by 2060, and take all jobs by 2140’

Experts: AI ‘will beat humans in all tasks by 2060, and take all jobs by 2140’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The debates about the impact of AI on humanity and civilisation will rage on for decades to come, if not centuries, but there is a broad consensus that our world will change significantly as a result of it in the next fifty years.   Enjoy...

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This new test will tell us if AI has become self-aware and gained consciousness

This new test will tell us if AI has become self-aware and gained consciousness

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The proof that we are turning science fiction into science fact every day is all around us, so we should conclude that one day AI will become conscious and self-aware, and now we can test for it.   A few weeks ago Facebook unveiled their...

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Researchers have created a Dark Matter map of the universe

Researchers have created a Dark Matter map of the universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dark matter makes up over eighty percent of the universe and holds our galaxies together so being able to map it could help us understand how galaxies and the universe formed.   For the first time ever scientists at Yale University have figured out a...

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Brazil releases billions of genetically modified Mosquitos to combat Zika

Brazil releases billions of genetically modified Mosquitos to combat Zika

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There will always be questions about the viability and impact of releasing genetically modified organisms into our environment but with billions of mosquitos being released it might already be a moot point   Every Saturday morning, Maria do Carmo Tunussi goes door to door asking...

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