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February 20, 2014

Who stop at femtotech? Physics also allows attotechnology and beyond to zeptotechnology. These "X-Tech" possibilities provide a potential solution to the Fermi Paradox ("where are all the nonhuman civilizations?"). We may need a paradigm shift from SETI to SIPI -- the Search for Infra Particle Intelligence!

December 27, 2013

A recent paper from Dr. Lloyd discusses limits to digital computation as we now employ it, but he further shows that the universe itself is a sort of vast quantum computer.

August 22, 2013

Einstein famously said that imagination is more important than knowledge – but there’s more to it.

August 21, 2013

Since our recent work on finding the world’s simplest and cheapest memristor we set ourselves to demonstrate its applications. Scientists have discussed possibilities and efficiencies gained by using memristors in analog circuit design, such as reduction in area and power of a circuit. However, a demonstration using real memristor is missing. Let us see this for the case of an amplifier, a basic unit in analog circuit design.

April 16, 2013

Bioshock's physics examined, Quantum network to ISS, Quantum computing

February 10, 2013

Recently, there has been widespread confusion about digital physics relating it to the simulation argument. [updated]

January 8, 2013

There’s been a lot of buzz lately in the science blogosphere about a recent experiment where physicists created a gas of quantum particles with a negative temperature – negative as in, below absolute zero. This is pretty strange, because absolute zero is supposed to be that temperature at which all atomic motion ceases, where atoms that normally jiggle about freeze in their places, and come to a complete standstill.

December 28, 2012

13 papers from Nature that were among the most widely read, cited, and circulated on social media and might be of interest to H+ readers.

November 30, 2012

Can we find evidence for quantum gravity? That's a major puzzle in Physics. This might be possible using a simple table-top experiment, according to Jacob Bekenstein, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

November 23, 2011

It might be possible to build a femtocomputer along lines vaguely similar to current DNA computers...

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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