Friday Futures: back in time, water on the moon, its origin

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: turning back time; bots look inside your cells; where the moon came from; water molecules on the moon and why light slows down in water.

Did the Russians just turn back time?

The team of physicists managed to restore IBM’s public quantum computer to the state it had been in just a moment earlier, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. Read more…

A nano bot that can look inside your cells

University of Toronto Engineering researchers have built a set of magnetic ‘tweezers’ that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision. Read more…

A new theory of where the moon came from

Moving water molecules spotted on the moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) just spotted “moving water molecules” on the near side of the Moon — which could be a big deal for future human missions to the Moon. Read more…

Coming soon (hopefully not too soon) Facebook mind reader

According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook aims to access information about its users not just through their smartphones and computers, but directly from their brains as well. Read more…

Tesla’s better battery strategy

Facebook’s broken model and what could have gone right

“I was convinced that Mark’s requirement of authenticated identity was literally the holy grail, it was the thing that was going to unlock this opportunity.” Read more…

And here’s why light slows down in water

(Compiled by Alex Leslie, edited by John C. Tanner)

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