Scientists have figured out what we need to achieve secure quantum teleportation For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the precise requirements for secure quantum teleportation – and it involves a phenomenon known 'quantum steering', first proposed by Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger. Before you get too excited, no, this doesn't mean we can now teleport humans like they do on Star Trek (sorry). Instead, this research will allow people to use quantum entanglement to send information across large distances without anyone else being able to eavesdrop. Which is almost as cool, because this is how we'll form the un-hackable communication networks of the future. Quantum teleportation isn't new in itself. Researchers have already had a lot of success quantum teleporting information over 100 km of fibre.
Top 10 Bizarre & Controversial Archeological Discoveries Many strange archeological discoveries have been made in modern history. Hundreds of artifacts have been unearthed that have baffled scientists and challenged modern man’s view of history. Many of these objects have been labeled out of place artifacts or anachronisms. These archeological discoveries are always controversial and the scientific community is extremely selective in what they accept as fact. Marvelous Maps and Curious Cartography, Part Three "QUANTUM SHOT" #817 Link - article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams "I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it." -- Steven Wright Here’s another look at intriguing and sometimes bizarre maps here at Dark Roasted Blend. You can also check out Unusual and Marvelous Maps and Unusual and Marvelous Maps Part Two. There have been lots of fanciful maps depicting countries as unusual characters.
Top 10 Ancient Aliens Mysteries Mysteries Ancient aliens is the idea that aliens visited earth in the past. The idea of ancient aliens is not a new one either. Imagination is one of the most powerful tools in humanity’s evolutionary struggle for survival. As a race, we are hardwired to consider important concepts, such as the creation of life on Earth and the history of people on this planet. At some point, we are all presented with various explanations and theories regarding the expansion of human life on Earth. Scientists Might Have Just Resolved The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle For the one and a half century, numerous ships and airplanes have disappeared in Bermuda Triangle area, usually under mysterious circumstances. But a new research from the scientists at Arctic University in Norway takes cues from the multiple giant craters on the floor of the Barents Sea. A massive deposit of methane gas may have exploded in the craters surrounding the seabed caused by gas leaking from oil and gas deposits buried deep in the sea floor.
Ley line Ley lines /leɪ laɪnz/ are supposed alignments of numerous places of geographical and historical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths, natural ridge-tops and water-fords. The phrase was coined in 1921 by the amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, in his books Early British Trackways and The Old Straight Track. He sought to identify ancient trackways in the British landscape. Watkins later developed theories that these alignments were created for ease of overland trekking by line-of-sight navigation during neolithic times, and had persisted in the landscape over millennia.
Caricature Map of Europe 1914 The Clanker Powers: Germany is a massive military machine with weapons aimed outwards to all surrounding countries. It points threateningly at Britain, not so much as a sign of direct aggression, but more as an indicator that it was now Germany’s turn to start a grand global Empire to challenge the world’s current one. Parallel Universes: Are They More Than a Figment of Our Imagination? A Galaxy Classic "The multiverse is no longer a model, it is a consequence of our models.” ~Aurelien Barrau, particle physicist at CERN The Hollywood blockbuster, The Golden Compass, adapted from the first volume of Pullman's classic sci-fi trilogy, "His Dark Materials" portrays various universes as only one reality among many, but how realistic is this kind of classic sci-fi plot? While it hasn’t been proven yet, many highly respected and credible scientists are now saying there’s reason to believe that parallel dimensions could very well be more than figments of our imaginations. "The idea of multiple universes is more than a fantastic invention—it appears naturally within several scientific theories, and deserves to be taken seriously," stated Aurelien Barrau, a French particle physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
A mysterious disease is killing people in Wisconsin A total of 54 people in Wisconsin have so far been infected by a mysterious kind of bacteria called Elizabethkingia since November, and 15 of them have died. The bacterium is not known for making people sick on this scale - which experts say is unprecedented - and right now, no one knows how so many are getting infected. "The fact that we’re seeing more than four dozen cases, that is a very large outbreak," Michael Bell, deputy director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) healthcare quality division, told Wired. Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported four new cases of the bacterial strain Elizabethkingia anophelis, announcing that infections have been confirmed in 12 Wisconsin counties so far. So how do you get infected with Elizabethkingia? Unfortunately, when it comes to this particular outbreak, no one’s entirely sure.
Atlantis or Someone Else? The report is about an Earth based scenario, a combination of the possibilities inherent in a background Earth story, some possible hypotheses by me, and then some visual evidence to add into the mix. It will be up to you to decide if there is any merit. First we'll start with the background story. In more modern times, the story of ancient Atlantis has fascinated generations and some to obsession as a real place. As many of you may know, it is acknowledged that the story of Atlantis was first introduced into public awareness via dialogues by the Greek philosopher Plato around 355–360 BC. Wow! signal The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while he was working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University, then located at Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory in Delaware, Ohio. The signal bore the expected hallmarks of non-terrestrial and non-Solar System origin. It lasted for the full 72-second window that Big Ear was able to observe it, but has not been detected again.
The Raketenöfen Is A Rocket Stove That Does It All Stumble upon this Facebook post, showing this Modular rocket stove by German builder RF Raketenöfen. The commercial rocket stove consists of a basic heater, complementary attachments (lamp module, espresso module and cooking / bake / grill module) and some accessories like mantle hat or storage tank for wood pellets. You can choose between stainless steel or steel. "The rocket stove sounds so much like a launching rocket during the operation, this sound gave it it's name."
Top 10 Most Famous Celebrity Deaths While most human beings enter and leave this planet with little notice, there are those among us whose passing—especially if untimely—captures headlines. Celebrity deaths are not only top news but can, in some cases, create entire cottage industries dedicated to keeping alive the memory of those we deem worthy of our affections. I’ve included individuals whose deaths were unusual, untimely, or had a profound impact on their profession or society to this day. So now, without further ado, here is my list of the top 10 Hollywood deaths over the last half-century: 10. Vic Morrow, 1982
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new.