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Aug 26, 2017

This 12-ton robot will represent Team USA in an epic robot duel

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Aug 26, 2017

How a town that doesn’t get sunlight for half the year used mirrors to solve its problem

Posted by in category: futurism

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Aug 26, 2017

Phone screens could become self-healing soon

Posted by in category: mobile phones

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Aug 26, 2017

Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids

Posted by in category: futurism

Melinda Gates says that even she, a former Microsoft executive, has to learn how to be a parent in the digital age.

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Aug 26, 2017

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics, space

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s innate properties. It turns out that one of the weirdest things scientists have come up with, what Albert Einstein derisively called “spooky action at a distance,” is more than just math: It’s a fact of reality.

That concept is also known as entanglement, and it’s what allows particles that have once interacted to share a connection regardless of the separation between them. A team of physicists in the United Kingdom used some dense mathematics to come to their Einstein-angering conclusion, taking an important step towards proving whether quantum mechanics’ weirdness is just the math talking, or whether it speaks to innate physical requirements. Their mathematical proof’s main assumption is that any new physics theory should be backward-compatible with the physics you learned in high school.

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Aug 26, 2017

Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Beer Better

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Rob McInerney, the founder & CEO of Intelligent Layer and co-founder of IntelligentX Brewing Company, explains the use of artificial intelligence in improving everyday products.

“We wanted to see if in the future the most effective brands are the ones that talk to their customers not to make better advertising but to share ideas. We thought that they’d use artificial intelligence to help real people and brands talk to each other and we wanted to prove this in an industry which people have very strong views on and that which we had a pretty significant interest in as well… Beer… So we created intelligent X the world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence.”

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Aug 26, 2017

Forget popping a pill, swallow a nanobot

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

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Aug 26, 2017

Who are you? How the story of human origins is being rewritten

Posted by in categories: evolution, neuroscience

Think again, because over the past 15 years, almost every part of our story, every assumption about who our ancestors were and where we came from, has been called into question. The new insights have some unsettling implications for how long we have walked the earth, and even who we really are.


The past 15 years have called into question every assumption about who we are and where we came from. Turns out our evolution is more baffling than we thought.

By Colin Barras

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Aug 25, 2017

The first men to conquer death will create a new social order – a terrifying one

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, life extension

Immensely wealthy and powerful men like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk want to live forever. But at what cost?

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Aug 25, 2017

Never mind killer robots – even the good ones are unpredictable

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A researchers at the University of Oxford explains how a group of robots may behave differently to just one individual robot on its own, and it may lead to unpredictable behaviors.

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