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The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics. But the idea that we live in a “multiverse” made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility – although it ...

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Video: Previously unseen footage of US 1955 nuke tests in Nevada

Six decades after the events, a series of unreleased videos has seen the light of day: four atomic explosions carried out by the United States in 1955, as part of Operation Teapot. The operation was a series of fourteen nuclear test explosions carried out at the Nevada Test Site early ...

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Video: Immortality: Could we live forever?

The Victoria Derbyshire programme’s Benjamin Zand goes on the search for immortality and meets the people who think we could live forever. This film is part of BBC’s ‘Intelligent Machines Week’

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Video: What is consciousness?

Understanding what consciousness is, and why and how it evolved, is perhaps the greatest mystery known to science.

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NIST Team Breaks Distance Record for Quantum Teleportation

BOULDER, Colo.—Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have “teleported” or transferred quantum information carried in light particles over 100 kilometers (km) of optical fiber, four times farther than the previous record. The experiment confirmed that quantum communication is feasible over long distances in fiber. Other research ...

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Video: Man Given Eight-Inch Bionic Penis After Losing Use Of Genitals In An Accident

A 43-year-old man who lost the use of his genitals at the age of six has been given a “bionic penis.” The new device, which is 20 centimeters (eight inches) long, uses fluids from an implant in his belly to inflate two tubes along its length. It is controlled by ...

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Video: Travel in a tube: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop to start construction in 2016

Remember the hyperloop – the futuristic transportation system that’s faster than an airplane that no one thought possible just years ago? Well, the visionary Elon Musk’s idea just got a new lease on life: we could see construction as early as 2016. A public opening of the five-mile test track ...

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Yes, Robots Really Are Going To Take Your Job And End The American Dream

Now that machines can diagnose cancer, trade stocks, and write symphonies, they’re not just going to make humans more efficient as they have in the past—they are replacing them entirely and wrecking the economy along the way. There’s nothing new about fears of technological unemployment. The idea goes back to ...

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New drug protects against the deadly effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

An interdisciplinary research team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly effects of radiation exposure. A single injection of a regenerative peptide was shown to significantly increase survival in mice when given 24 hours after nuclear radiation exposure. The ...

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Video: The world first sex robots is coming soon

Matt McMullen is developing a sex robot that uses technology to create the illusion of sentience. But is it enough to generate real emotions in its user?

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Implantable Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Microchip That Can Last Up To 16 Years by Bill Gates

A remote-controlled contraceptive computer chip which would be implanted under the skin has been developed with the backing of Bill Gates. The chip, which would last for 16 years, would release levonorgestral daily, a hormone which is used to prevent pregnancy. However with the new implant, a woman could choose ...

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Video: Mars is the Next “New World,” And We’ll Set Foot on it Soon

Establishing a colony on Mars would protect the long-term survival of the human race. Stephen Petranek’s new book is “How We’ll Live on Mars” Transcript – The reason we need to travel to Mars and to establish a civilization on Mars is to protect the long-term survival of the human ...

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This Company Is Trying To Make More Perfect Babies

Last month, 30-year-old Alicia Routh got an email from the fertility clinic where she had previously donated dozens of her eggs. The email was sent out to 40 donors whose eggs are frozen in test tubes at the Pacific Northwest Fertility clinic in Seattle. “How are you Alicia?” the email ...

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Video: NASA Returns to the Moon: The Constellation Program

The Constellation Program was a human spaceflight program developed within NASA, the space agency of the United States, from 2005 to 2009. The milestone goals of the program were “completion of the International Space Station” and a “return to the moon no later than 2020” with the planet Mars as ...

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