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How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?

By Sebastian Deffner, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technologyhave become clear: Chip components can…

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මිනිසාට මෙන් සිතන්න හැකියාවක් ඇති ඇල්ෆා ගෝ සීරෝ මිනිසාට අභියෝගයක් වෙයිද?

මංජුලා විජයරත්න ඇල්ෆා ගෝ සීරෝ නමින් පරිගණක මෘදුකාංගයක් නිර්මාණය කෙරී ඇති බවත්, මේ මෘදුකාංගයට මිනිසුන් පැරදවිය හැකි බවත් පසුගිය කාලයේදී මාධ්‍ය වාර්තාවල සඳහන් විය. මේ ප්‍රවෘත්තිය වඩාත් ආන්දෝලනාත්මක තැනකට ළඟා වූයේ මිනිසකු මෙන් සිතන්නට හැකියාවක්…



Could glowing plants replace light bulbs?

The connection between people and plants has long been the subject of scientific interest. Recent studies have found positive effects. A study conducted in Youngstown, Ohio, for example, discovered that greener areas of the city experienced less…






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A science news preview of 2018

From next steps in the commercial space revolution to a rocket-powered supercar, there’s much to look forward to in 2018. BBC News looks ahead to some of the biggest science and environment stories coming this…


Does Pure Water Exist?

It seems like so-called pure water is very important to people. Bottled-spring-water brands put the word “pure” before “fresh” and “clean” in their advertisements. Water-purifier companies make billions of dollars all over the world promising to cut anything but…






පැරණි iPhone ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වය අඩාලවීම ගැන ‘ඇපල්’ සමාව ගනී

ඇතැම් පැරණි iPhone මාදිලිවල ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වය චේතනාන්විතව අඩු කර ඇතැයි නැගුනු විවේචන පිළිගත් ඇපල් සමාගම ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් සමාව ඉල්ලීය. එසේ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය අඩු දුරකථනවල බැටරි මාරු කරන බව පවසන එම සමාගම 2018 දී මෘදුකාංගය නිකුත් කරන අතර…





Continental Drift: Theory & Definition

By Becky Oskin,  Contributing Writer Continental drift was a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth’s surface. Set forth in 1912 by Alfred Wegener, a geophysicist and meteorologist, continental drift also explained why look-alike…


Why Microwaved Eggs Explode

  By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer Hot splatter on your tongue, loud ringing in your ears — these are the consequences of biting a microwaved egg without thinking. Hard-boiled eggs don’t react well (or, depending on the perspective,…



HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models. Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops…


UN signals ‘end’ of throwaway plastic

By Roger Harrabin  BBC environment analyst, Nairobi The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya. They signed off a document stating that the flow of plastic…



Flies more germ-laden than suspected

By Helen Briggs   BBC News Scientists have discovered that flies carry more diseases than suspected. The house fly and the blowfly together harbour more than 600 different bacteria, according to a DNA analysis. Many are…


Sheep ‘can recognise human faces’

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website Sheep have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study. Cambridge University researchers were able to train sheep to identify the faces of…


Scale of ‘nitrate timebomb’ revealed

By Roger Harrabin  BBC environment analyst Huge quantities of nitrate chemicals from farm fertilisers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet, a study says. Researchers at the British Geological Survey say it could have severe global-scale consequences…