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Where in the World Is Denmark’s $2 Billion?

Where in the World Is Denmark’s $ 2 Billion? Image CreditCreditQuickhoney By David Segal Oct. 5, 2018 As large as it is, the building would be easy to miss. Plain, gray and near a McDonald’s, it’s part of a generic office complex surrounded by a vast parking lot in a ...

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Loopholes and the ‘Anti-Realism’ of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon counter. “The mouth of the dragon is sharp, where it bites the counter. The tail of the dragon is sharp, where the photon starts,” Wheeler ...

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This Bomb-Simulating US Supercomputer Broke a World Record

[embedded content] Brad Settlemyer had a supercomputing solution in search of a problem. Los Alamos National Lab, where Settlemyer works as a research scientist, hosts the Trinity supercomputer—a machine that regularly makes the internet’s (ever-evolving) Top 10 Fastest lists. As large as a Midwestern McMansion, Trinity’s main job is to ...

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