Seek peace. Conquer the world.
Modern man wants to conquer the world. He wishes to control the universe. Because he thinks he knows himself. Because he believes the cosmos should bow to him. And the cosmos laughs. And man dies in agony. For there is nothing to conquer but yourself. There is nothing to control except your desire to control […]
Attack when they are stronger…
Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal. Our body works differently at different times of the day following our internal clocks. Researchers from McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute have now established that […]
Optimizing farming. Fractals and global optimums. Balance. Letting go.
Bali’s famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times. The resulting fractal patterns are rare for human-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning. To understand how Balinese rice farmers make their decisions for planting, a team of scientists […]
Synchronizing things… That are already in sync…
Scientists have set up the world’s most precise ‘metronome’ for a kilometer-wide network. The timing system synchronizes a 4.7-kilometer-long laser-microwave network with 950 attoseconds precision. An attosecond is a millionth of a millionth of a millionth of a second. (1) Impressive. Or so it seems. Because the problem is not synchronization per se. Everything is […]
Memories. For ever (changing)…
Conventional memories used in today’s computers only differentiate between the bit values 0 and 1. In quantum physics, however, arbitrary superpositions of these two states are possible. Most of the ideas for new quantum technology devices rely on this “Superposition Principle”. One of the main challenges in using such states is that they are usually […]
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