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    Quantum computers may have higher ‘speed limits’ than thought

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories How fast will a quantum computer be able to calculate? While fully functional versions of these long-sought technological marvels have yet to be built, one theorist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shown that, if they ca… [...]

    Sun’s impact on climate change quantified for first time

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories For the first time, model calculations show a plausible way that fluctuations in solar activity could have a tangible impact on the climate. Studies funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation expect human-induced global warming to tail off slightl… [...]

    New 5G transmitter 20 times more efficient than the previous ones

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the future, the coverage of a single base station has to be reduced because of the rapidly increasing number of mobile devices. This reduces the size of base stations, but increases their number, which makes the price, size and power consumption req… [...]

    Northern oceans once pumped CO2 into the atmosphere

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Norwegian Sea acted as CO2 source in the past. It pumped the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it, as it does today. [...]

    Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Men are from mars and women are from venus? Whiles this stereotype is extreme and controversial, gender differences in behaviour nonetheless are common in nature. Much variation in animal, including human, behaviour is regulated by expression of hormo… [...]

    35 years of chiptune’s influence on electronic music

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories It can be hard to write about the music of videogames while we are bathed in the projected glory of today’s high-definition, 4K, 60-frames-per-second photorealistic graphics. And given that in the roots of videogaming we find an often eerily quiet worl… [...]

    Something big exploded in a galaxy far, far away—what was it?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories At 10:49pm Western Australian time on February 2 this year, cosmic gamma rays hit the NASA satellite, Swift, orbiting the Earth. [...]

    Regression to the mean, or why perfection rarely lasts

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at some of the common mistakes we make and how to avoid them wh… [...]

    Estonia is putting its country in the cloud and offering virtual residency

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Estonia is a small country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe with a population of 1.3 million and a GDP of US $23 billion, roughly 10% of Apple’s annual earnings. [...]

    Proteins hiding in proteins take an evolutionary shortcut

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories How a drug-like protein ring evolved in sunflowers has been pieced together by Australian and US scientists in a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Although the evolutionary process took some 45 million years, the researchers are still… [...]