Why we may never want to use this technology

A man gets ready to teleport in the movie “The Fly” from 20th Century Fox.

The truth is that teleportation already exists. It was theorized in a 1935 paper written by Einstein and two of his colleagues, Podolsky and Rosen. It was later proven in experiments during the 1990’s. For decades we have known that it is possible, at the quantum level, to teleport particles…

And keeps devices running despite cutting and bending

Image by Nanyang Technological University.

Our looming mountains of electronic waste appear like something out of a dystopian film, glimmering with the chromatic shine of our discarded devices. These mounds of “e-waste” continue to grow larger each year, reaching an estimated 63.3 million tons in 2021. This number — already intimidating enough — is expected…

“This will change medicine. It will change research. It will change bioengineering. It will change everything.”

Earlier this year, an algorithm was released online — full and completely free — for academics to use. This algorithm represents one of the most important scientific discoveries of our lifetimes, showcasing the growing potential for AI to alter the course of our civilization. Using deep learning and neural networks…

Small Modular Reactors have been called the future of nuclear

Rendering of a Small Modular Reactor. Image by NuScale.

The irony of nuclear power is that despite it being one of the safest forms of energy available, its use has declined over the years in no small part due to public concern. Very few accidents have ever taken place at nuclear power plants. Yet when they do the results…

Separate advancements have both revealed promising leaps forward for fusion energy

This high temperature superconducting magnet was designed by Commonwealth Fusion Systems and MIT. It is the most powerful fusion magnet in the world. Image by Gretchen Ertl, CFS/MIT-PSFC.

In the future — when the twinkling electrical cities of the world are powered in large part by fusion energy — we will ask ourselves at which moment we first thought fusion could become a reality. We have dreamt of it, toiled with it, argued about whether or not it…

Ella Alderson

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com

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