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Jan 29, 2020

Designer Vladimir Pirojkov and his spacecraft

Posted by in category: transportation

Industrial designer Vladimir Pirojkov was called upon to work on the interior design for a new spacecraft for the Russian Space Agency. Here he talks about the experience.

Can you tell us a little about your background?

My roots are in the transportation industry. I graduated from Art Center College of Design in Switzerland. My first job was as a Citroen interior designer in Paris. After six years I moved to Nice in the south of France to join the Toyota Europe Design Development Centre as senior interior designer. It was a great experience, where many countries and cultures met and learned from each other. We worked on projects for show cars and some for on-the-road production vehicles. In 2007, I returned to Russia to work on the future of the world.

Jan 29, 2020

How phishing attacks trick our brains

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Why you’re more of a sucker than you think.

Jan 29, 2020

A Warehouse Robot Learns to Sort Out the Tricky Stuff

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A new kind of robot at a warehouse near Berlin is performing tasks that until recently had been out of the reach of machines.

At a facility near Berlin, a new kind of robot is automating tasks that until recently had been out of the reach of machines.

Credit… Video by Robert Rieger.

Jan 29, 2020

The great nutrient collapse

Posted by in category: food


The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.

Jan 29, 2020

Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed By Our Own Words

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet


Russian Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by just our Words and other outside Frequencies THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and can be reprogrammed.

Jan 29, 2020

Google Earth user spots ‘100ft saucer’ jutting out of rock on mystery island

Posted by in category: futurism

The conspiracist claimed to have unearthed a “100ft disc” hidden underneath a cliff in Iceland in a bizarre video viewed by thousands within hours.

Jan 29, 2020

Here’s how artificial intelligence could cure disease in the future

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Circa 2016 could cure viruses in no time.

When you get right down to it, developing vaccines is about data and luck. Scientists start with a set of variables—what drugs a virus responds to, how effectively, and for whom—and then it’s a whole lot of trial and error until they stumble upon a cure.

One of the most exciting possibilities in medical research right now is how technology like machine learning could help researchers rapidly process those enormous sets of data, more quickly leading to cures. This is already starting to happen: In a study published Wednesday in the journal Macromolecules, researchers from IBM and Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology reveal a breakthrough that could help prevent deadly virus infections. With the help of IBM super computer Watson, they hope their finding will soon make its way into vaccines.

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Jan 29, 2020

Mathematicians Have Developed a Computing Problem That AI Can Never Solve

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics, robotics/AI

Not everything is knowable. In a world where it seems like artificial intelligence and machine learning can figure out just about anything, that might seem like heresy – but it’s true.

At least, that’s the case according to a new international study by a team of mathematicians and AI researchers, who discovered that despite the seemingly boundless potential of machine learning, even the cleverest algorithms are nonetheless bound by the constraints of mathematics.

“The advantages of mathematics, however, sometimes come with a cost… in a nutshell… not everything is provable,” the researchers, led by first author and computer scientist Shai Ben-David from the University of Waterloo, write in their paper.

Jan 29, 2020

AI-powered robot pickers will be the next big work revolution in warehouses

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Getting robots to just pick things up has always been a big challenge for engineers, but artificial intelligence is helping teach these machines new tricks. Startup Covariant, formerly known as Embodied Intelligence, says its bots are ready for full-time operation, and are being installed in warehouses around the world.

Jan 29, 2020

Experimental AI can steal PINs and passwords

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

In a newly published paper, researchers detail an experimental model that can extract device PINs and passphrases from the sounds of tapping fingers.