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Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi

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Just read: Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi When I began studying how animals swim, I didn’t feel much like a physicist. I’d just finished my bachelor’s in physics during which time I’d been taught that physicists work on one of a handful of buzzwords: quantum mechanics, cosmology, gauge theory, and so on. Srikanth Perinkulam

The hunt for Twitter alternatives: Mastodon

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Just read: The hunt for Twitter alternatives: Mastodon Let’s get this out of the way right at the start: Mastodon is not a Twitter killer. It’s more like Twitter crossed with Reddit, plus it’s open source. But while Mastodon is not going to take over the world, it does have promise as a community platform.…

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone

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Srikanth Perinkulam Just read:Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as it is delicious and ever-present. Yet when you eat a banana the flavor on your tongue has complex…

When a Smart City Is Run on the Blockchain

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About a year ago, the Crown Prince of Dubai announced a plan to secure government documents on the blockchain by 2020, making it the first blockchain-powered city, ever. Dubai’s blockchain strategy is built on three pillars: government efficiency, industry creation, and international leadership. Just read: When a Smart City Is Run on the Blockchain  …

Does Dark Matter Harbor Life?

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Even though we know that ordinary matter accounts for only about one-twentieth of the universe’s energy and a sixth of the total energy carried by matter (with dark energy constituting the remaining portion), we nonetheless consider ordinary matter to be the truly important constituent.