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Are we living in the future?
As I type, there's a robot vacuuming my living room floor. Last week, a computer took my picture and sent me a speeding ticket. Wikipedia, great font of all easy-access knowledge, is on my freakin' cell phone. And of course, I can communicate with people all over the world effortlessly, with tools like bigthink.
I don't see any flying cars, but might we already be living in the future? And is technology -- and the way humanity uses it -- headed in the right direction?
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The team caught a glimpse of a process that takes 18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years.
- In Italy, a team of scientists is using a highly sophisticated detector to hunt for dark matter.
- The team observed an ultra-rare particle interaction that reveals the half-life of a xenon-124 atom to be 18 sextillion years.
- The half-life of a process is how long it takes for half of the radioactive nuclei present in a sample to decay.
A new study looks at what would happen to human language on a long journey to other star systems.
- A new study proposes that language could change dramatically on long space voyages.
- Spacefaring people might lose the ability to understand the people of Earth.
- This scenario is of particular concern for potential "generation ships".
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