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New Year’s “Ball Drop” Suggests Look at How We Measure Time

December 31, 2019

The New Year’s countdown at Times Square has its roots in English ship clock calibration, “BBC News” reported. First debuted in Portsmouth in 1829, the ball would be lowered from a high pole at precisely 1:00 p.m. Measuring time is an intriguing scientific activity. […]

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FBI Makes First-Ever Warning against Security of Smart TVs

December 10, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced concerns over Smart TVs for the first time, according to their website. The Portland, Oregon, office of the FBI recently issued a warning that internet-connected televisions may pose a cybersecurity risk. Here are the concerns. […]

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Digitally Recreated Image of James Dean Prompts Intellectual Property Questions

November 16, 2019

The image of famed actor James Dean will be digitally recreated for a role in a new film, Reuters reported. Photos and old film footage will be used to create his image while an actor will provide his voice. Stand-in actors will fill in to film body movements. Issues of the controversy surrounding this endeavor include questions of usage rights. […]

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Looking Back—and Forward—as the Internet Turns 50

November 14, 2019

The first online communication was sent 50 years ago last month, according to Network World. The message was sent from UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute on October 29, 1969. Here’s how it started—and what could be next. […]

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Advances in Quantum Computing Recall Einstein, Time Travel

October 28, 2019

This year, Google and IBM have reached milestones in quantum computing. Google built a computer that solved a math problem 1,000 times faster than other supercomputers while IBM made a computer that reversed time. These feats hint at bending the rules of time. […]

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New “Click to Pray” eRosary Exhibits Religion’s Adaptive Qualities

October 23, 2019

The Vatican has debuted a $110 wearable tech called the eRosary. The Click to Pray eRosary website describes it as a device that pairs with an app on smartphones to help people learn to pray the rosary. The invention offers one example of why religion stays with us in a changing world of technological innovations. […]

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Dark Matter Researched through Computer Simulation of 8 Million Universes

September 1, 2019

Scientists conducted a computer simulation of 8 million universes to understand dark matter, the University of Arizona (UA) website announced. The team of UA researchers were testing how each universe would form and what role dark matter would play in galaxy formation. Here’s what science knows about dark matter. […]

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