Could SpaceX’s Plans for Universal Internet Ruin Astronomy?

Could SpaceX’s Plans for Universal Internet Ruin Astronomy?

SpaceX recently launched its first batch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit, getting us one step closer to global internet coverage. Dubbed Starlink, this program will eventually form a mega constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites hovering about 550km above Earth. But as the twinkling post-launch satellite train moved its way across the sky, astronomers across […]

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The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level

The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level

We’re suiting up to take you inside a clean room that’s building an engineering marvel that’ll push the entire electronics industry to the next frontier. They’re both amazing machines and scary machines. There’s an enormous amount of complexity with them. There’s an enormous number of things that can potentially go wrong. It’s something that you don’t […]

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Did Google Just Achieve ‘Quantum Supremacy’?

Did Google Just Achieve ‘Quantum Supremacy’?

Quantum computers are on the horizon, and they’ve been stuck there for quite some time. All the theoretical advantages they promise over classical computers, like speeding up drug development, helping to manufacture room temperature superconductors, and cracking encryption remain just that: theoretical. However, a leaked paper from Google claims that for the first time a […]

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