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Feb 26, 2017

What Does Artificial Intelligence See In A Quarter Billion Global News Photographs?

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

What deep learning algorithms can tell us about the visual narratives of the world’s news imagery, from depictions of violence to the importance of people to visual context – a look inside what we see about the world around us.

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Feb 26, 2017

Tesla Model X P100D is the stuff of dreams

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The falcon-wing doors sealed shut and the boy studied the moonroof above his seat. His eyes trailed forward to the panoramic front windshield. The 17-inch touch screen in the center stack arrested his attention, like headlights to a deer, causing the boy to mutter, as if in a trance, “This is how I imagine cars of the future.”

Then I floored it and the kid erupted in a fit of giggles as the all-electric performance SUV rocketed to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

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Feb 26, 2017

Who are grinders and can they really live forever?

Posted by in categories: computing, life extension

These are the people implanting microchips under their skin as they attempt to take human evolution into their own hands.

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Feb 26, 2017

EDGEcard: EDGE is a dynamic all-in-one smartcard with a companion mobile wallet smartphone app

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Simply load all of your credit, debit, loyalty, and gift cards onto your EDGE and make payments anywhere.

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Feb 26, 2017

I want this car only if I can get in the driverless hover version

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Imagine this car requiring no wheels as it hovers across the roads/ streets and no more flat tires.

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Feb 26, 2017

China Says It Has Quantum Radar: What Does That Mean?

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics

Chinese scientists build the world’s longest range quantum radar, foolproof against stealth aircraft- so far in laboratories.

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Feb 26, 2017

Making 3D maps of every cell in the human body

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience, virtual reality

On 10 February 2017, the London-based charity Cancer Research UK announced that a team of molecular biologists, astronomers and game designers would receive up to £20 million (US$25 million) over the next five years to develop its interactive virtual-reality map of breast cancers. Currently there are animations for tumor that allow virtual flew throughs. However, they are mock-up. The real models will include data on the expression of thousands of genes and dozens of proteins in each cell of a tumor. The hope is that this spatial and functional detail could reveal more about the factors that influence a tumor’s response to treatment.

The project is just one of a string that aims to build a new generation of cell atlases: maps of organs or tumors that describe location and make-up of each cell in painstaking detail.

Cancer Research UK awarded another team up to £16 million to make a similar tumor map that will focus on metabolites and proteins. Later this year, the US National Institute of Mental Health will announce the winners of grants to map mouse brains in extraordinary molecular detail. And on 23–24 February, researchers will gather at Stanford University in California to continue planning the Human Cell Atlas, an as-yet-unfunded effort to map every cell in the human body.

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Feb 26, 2017

Becoming Borg: What Is a Hive Mind in Science and Could Humanity Get There?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, science

In Brief

  • Through the hive mind, everyone would be connected to everyone else telepathically, and we could all share our thoughts, memories, and even dreams with one another.
  • Though a global hive mind would be susceptible to things like hacking or thought control, it could also lead to almost unimaginable levels of innovation.

Communication technology tends to develop in a particular direction: more people communicating across larger distances using less effort to do so. Taken to its logical extreme, perfect communication would be anyone being able to talk to anyone, anywhere, using no effort at all.

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Feb 25, 2017

A forgotten war technology could safely power Earth for millions of years. Here’s why we aren’t using it

Posted by in category: energy

The science is proven. The concept works. Whether it’s built before humanity’s looming energy crisis is up to us.

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Feb 25, 2017

A giant neuron found wrapped around entire mouse brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

3D reconstructions show a ‘crown of thorns’ shape stemming from a region linked to consciousness.

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