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Physicists embark on a hunt for a long-sought quantum glow

Physicists embark on a hunt for a long-sought quantum glow

According to a prediction known as the Unruh effect, Millenium Falcon pilots would more likely see a warm glow as they jump to hyperspace. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT For “Star Wars” fans, the streaking stars seen from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon as it jumps to hyperspace is a canonical image. But what would …

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New Brain Stimulation Treatments Help Smokers Quit – Neuroscience News

Summary: Non-invasive brain stimulation may improve smoking abstinence rates for 3 to 6 months after quitting. Source: Society for the Study of Addiction A new systematic review published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may improve smoking abstinence rates 3 to 6 months after quitting, compared with sham brain stimulation. In …

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Google parent Alphabet’s Q1 profits dropped by more than $1 billion compared to 2021

Google parent Alphabet’s Q1 profits dropped by more than $1 billion compared to 2021

After a record-breaking 2021 with annual revenue of $257 billion — the first time it has gone over $200 billion for a year — Google’s parent company reports in a filing (pdf) that it has started off 2022 with Q1 revenue that’s up 23 percent from the same period last year, reaching $68 billion. However, …

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Twitter’s top lawyer reassures staff, cries during meeting about Musk takeover

Twitter’s top lawyer reassures staff, cries during meeting about Musk takeover

Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy said Gadde became emotional when discussing her team’s impact and the pride she feels in them. Sources confirmed that she spoke at length about how she is proud of the work her team has done and offered employees encouragement, urging them to keep striving to do good work at the company. …

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A potential male contraceptive could enter clinical trials and be tested on humans in as little as three months, University of Minnesota scientists say (file photo)

Male contraceptive pill could enter human trials in just two months

Male contraceptive pill could enter human trials in just two months, inventors say, after study on mice showed it could prevent 99% of pregnancies A potential male birth control pill is expected to enter clinical trials as early as this summer after finding success in tests on mice  University of Minnesota researchers found that the …

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People are getting sick from drug-resistant mold found in their flower beds and compost bins, scientists say

People are getting sick from drug-resistant mold found in their flower beds and compost bins, scientists say

Close-up of mold growth.Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images Scientists have confirmed a link between drug-resistant fungi in the environment and in human lungs. Environmental mold can cause lung infections in people with vulnerable immune systems. Some molds have evolved drug resistance from agricultural exposures, making fungal infections more difficult to treat. Researchers at Imperial College London have …

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Microsoft beats on earnings after raising prices for Office; stock jumps after strong forecast

Microsoft beats on earnings after raising prices for Office; stock jumps after strong forecast

Microsoft Corp. eclipsed profit and sales estimates and produced stronger-than-expected revenue across all of its business segments in an earnings report Tuesday, and shares jumped after executives’ forecast beat estimates as well. Microsoft MSFT, -3.74% reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $16.73 billion, or $2.22 a share, up from $2.03 a share a year ago. Revenue …

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The unsettling history of the group behind the protests at T-Wolves games

The unsettling history of the group behind the protests at T-Wolves games

Members of controversial Bay Area animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere have disrupted three separate Minnesota Timberwolves games in the last two weeks, protesting the methods used to “cull” millions of chickens during an avian flu outbreak at Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor’s egg farm. In response to the latest incident, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond …

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When It Comes to Preventing Alzheimer’s, Women and Men Are Not Created Equal – Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study outlines and defines sex differences in outcomes of tailored Alzheimer’s disease clinical interventions. Source: FAU After increasing age, the most significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is sex – two-thirds of patients with AD are females. In fact, even when accounting for gender-dependent mortality rates, age at death, and differences …

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SpaceX to launch another historic astronaut mission tomorrow

SpaceX to launch another historic astronaut mission tomorrow

This mission, called Crew-4, will mark a return to the crewed launches that SpaceX conducts in partnership with NASA after the company concluded the first all-private mission to the space station for wealthy paying customers on Monday. Crew-4 is slated to take off in the early hours of Wednesday morning — at 3:52 am ET, …

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