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What Is Spacetime Really Made Of?

What Is Spacetime Really Made Of? Adam Becker Natalie Paquette spends her time thinking about how to grow an extra dimension. Start with little circles, scattered across every point in space and time—a curlicue dimension, looped back onto itself. Then shrink those circles down, smaller and smaller, tightening the loop, until a curious transformation occurs:…

Sounds of Mosquitoes’ Mating Rituals Could Help Fight Malaria

Sounds of Mosquitoes’ Mating Rituals Could Help Fight Malaria Joerg T Albert, Alex Alampounti, Marcos Georgiades, The Conversation US The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that almost half the world’s population was at risk of malaria,…

Hypersonic Weapons Can’t Hide from New Eyes in Space

Hypersonic Weapons Can’t Hide from New Eyes in Space

Hypersonic Weapons Can’t Hide from New Eyes in Space Jason Sherman China’s test flight of a long-range hypersonic glide vehicle late last year was described in the media as close to a “Sputnik moment” in the race to develop new ultrafast maneuvering weapons. But even as senior U.S. military officials publicly fretted about missiles that…

Samsung announces first mobile chip with AMD ray tracing GPU

Samsung announces first mobile chip with AMD ray tracing GPU

Samsung announces first mobile chip with AMD ray tracing GPU Sam Byford Samsung has announced the Exynos 2200, its new in-house mobile processor for smartphones. It’s the first mobile system-on-a-chip to include a GPU with AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture, enabling features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing. The collaboration with AMD has been long in the…