Streets have been eerily quiet in recent months as coronavirus lockdowns imposed by governments around the world hit the pause button on normal life. Streets have been eerily quiet in recent months as coronavirus lockdowns imposed by governments around the world hit the pause button on normal life. And whileContinue Reading

Honeywell claims it has built the most powerful quantum computer ever. Honeywell, a company best known for making control systems for homes, businesses and planes, claims to have built the most powerful quantum computer ever. Other researchers are sceptical about its power, but for the company, it is a stepContinue Reading

 EGO/VIRGO COLLABORATION/PERCIBALLIThe LIGO-Virgo collaboration runs some of the most exquisite scientific instruments ever built Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before. It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as “neutron stars”, but has less mass than black holes. Such “black neutron stars” were notContinue Reading

‘Possibility of life’: scientists map Saturn’s exotic moon Titan Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn’s moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyondContinue Reading

Emerging markets need more say on digital currencies Governments in emerging markets must have greater say in the regulation of digital currencies that could facilitate illegal capital flows and disrupt foreign exchange management, a senior official of China’s foreign exchange regulator said on Monday. China has signalled it is activelyContinue Reading

Bitcoin holds ground after China voices support for blockchain Bitcoin held ground on Monday near a one-month high scaled over the weekend after China’s president Xi Jinping said the world’s second biggest economy should accelerate the development of blockchain technology. Blockchain, a digital ledger that forms the backbone of manyContinue Reading