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Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over five million words.
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It goes without saying that building a time machine wouldn't be easy. But according to author Paul Davies, it might actually be possible.
In this issue: "Born of Chaos": New evidence suggests the solar system's early eras were defined by wandering worlds and staggering displays of interplanetary destruction. "The Maddening Sensation of Itch": How it arises is only now becoming clear. "Saving Eden": Conservationists are looking to ecotourism to preserve Myanmar's wilderness, but challenges abound. "Quantum Connections": Scientists are trying to make quantum computers a reality by connecting many small networks together into one large whole.
Rapidly changing wiring leads to mental agility - and risky behavior.
In this issue: "The Rogue Immune Cells That Wreck the Brain" by Adam Piore. "The People's Robots" by Will Knight. "The Extinction Invention" by Antonio Regalado. "The Missing Link of Artificial Intelligence" by Tom Simonite.
A mind-bogglingly large hotel has provided inspiration for expanding the data-carrying capacity of light. A new technique that manipulates the twistiness of light is the optical equivalent of a mathematician’s thought experiment for creating more space in a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. In research published in the Oct. 16 Physical Review Letters, physicists tripled the degree of twistiness of a light beam.
There is an ambitious scheme in the works that would enable solar power to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil - as well as slash greenhouse gas emissions . Learn more in this article, "A Solar Grand Plan", from the January 2008 edition of Scientific American.
In this issue: "Mystery Human": An astonishing trove of fossils has scientists, and the media, in a tizzy over our origins. "The Puzzle of Dark Energy": Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating? After two decades of study, the answer is as mysterious as ever, but the questions have become clearer. "Brain Drain": An internal plumbing system rids the brain of toxic wastes. Sleep is when this cleanup ritual occurs. "Syria's Climate Refugees": Farmers who have escaped the embattled nation explain how drought and government abuse have driven social violence.
In this issue: "In Apple vs. the FBI, There Is No Technical Middle Ground" by David Talbot; "How Apple Could Fed-Proof Its Software Update System" by Tom Simonite; "Pentagon Hackers Are Waging America's First Cyberwar" by Tom Simonite; "The Missing Link of Artificial Intelligence" by Tom Simonite; "An AI with 30 Years' Worth of Knowledge Finally Goes to Work" by Will Knight; "Technical Roadblock Might Shatter Bitcoin Dreams" by Tom Simonite; "In First Human Test of Optogenetics, Doctors Aim to Restore Sight to the Blind" by Katherine Bourzac.
If a team of researchers gets its way, the activist networks of the future could be organized by Twitter bots. A recent study published by Microsoft details a cohort of Twitter bots that targeted and challenged people who tweeted about government corruption in Latin America to take specific action. Some bots asked for potential solutions from the tweeters, while others offered messages of solidarity. The researchers dubbed the system “Botivist.”
In this issue: "Tales of a Stone Age Neuroscientist": By honing ax-making skills while scanning their own brains, researchers are studying how cognition evolved. "The Neutron Enigma": Two precision experiments disagree on how long neutrons live before decaying. "The Cancer Defense": Enhancing the body's own immune system is leading to promising results in the battle against malignancy. "Machine Life": Synthetic biologists are close to putting living cells to work diagnosing human diseases and repairing environmental damage.
A pair of articles about optical networks, from Scientific American's January 2001 issue. Gary Stix reports in the article "The Triumph of Light" about these future networks and how they will work. And how will data sent through optical networks arrive at the proper destinations? Optical switchers, of course...Daniel Blumenthal explains.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.