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Nvidia's AI reconstructs partially erased images with jaw-dropping accuracy

Nvidia this week unveiled its newest AI breakthrough in the form of a mind-blowing computer vision technique that can ‘inpaint’ parts of an image that have been deleted or modified. If you’re thinking Photoshop already does this, think again. This is something you have to see to believe.<p>“Europe's …

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

Australian Women Share Harrowing Accounts Of Sexual Assault On Public Transport

Life<p>by Georgia Aspinall | 18 04 2018<p>© Shutterstock<p>Where there is a movement to end sexual harassment and assault, there will always be one denier. In …

Auberon exoskeleton takes the strain out of firefighting in towering infernos

Bounding up numerous flights of stairs when the elevator is out is punishing enough for our legs and lungs, but imagine having to do so while …

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Leaked Tesla Image Reveals Full Self-Driving User Interface

Tesla’s full self-driving feature is coming. A leaked image on Tuesday appeared to show the user interface for an internal testing car, which shows …

Scientists Identify Protein That Could Let Birds See Magnetic Fields

Birds probably know quantum physics better than many humans—it just comes to them innately.<p>To help them navigate long distances across the globe, …

Magnetism

Tim Cook says Apple’s customers are not its product, unlike Facebook

"The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer."<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with MSNBC and Recode on Wednesday …

Researchers “heal” destructive dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries

Lithium-ion atoms “melt” back into their metal anode with just the right amount of heat.<p>Dendrites—branching structures that look like tree limbs—are …

Trump admin wants to track 14 million US visitors’ social media history

Follows a wholly optional “identifier” request created by Obama administration in 2016.<p>Want to visit the United States in a non-immigrant capacity? …

Grindr won’t share users’ HIV status with app contractors after outcry

At first, CTO said users "should carefully consider" what info is on their profile.<p>Grindr—the gay hookup app that has more than 3.6 million daily …

As Women, We Over-Apologize—Well, This Is What We're Not Sorry For

During the month of March, the Who What Wear team set out to celebrate unapologetic women. We tapped influential industry voices to pen their letter …

Traffic sucks. Soon you may have to pay to sit in it.

Honking. Pollution. Stunted economic growth.<p>Traffic sucks. It hinders every major metropolitan center worldwide. Now New York City, the planet’s …

Transportation

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

The Most Troubling Part of Stormy Daniels’ ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

And why no one is talking about it.<p>A lot of men on Twitter have been reducing the Stormy Daniels story to sex. It’s a disturbing but utterly …

This Glass Could Turn Our Homes, Cars, And Screens Into Power Plants

Scientists have turned transparent glass into a temperature-activated material that can block sunlight and generate electricity.<p>You’ve probably seen conductive windows that can shade you from sunlight at the click of a button. Now, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are …

Clean Energy

China's Baidu gets green light for self-driving vehicle tests in Beijing

SHANGHAI: China's capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, an important step as the …

Strawberry-Picking Robots Will Definitely Take Your Job

Strawberry-picking robot enters a field near Duette, Fla. (via Dan Charles/NPR)<p>Another day, another step toward the robot revolution.<p>Harvest CROO …

Robotics

Mississippi sends first ever woman to Congress (yes, it's 2018)

Mississippi is sending its first ever woman to Congress – a fan of Donald Trump. Governor Phil Bryant, who on Monday signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion law, on Wednesday appointed state agriculture official Cindy Hyde-Smith to the US Senate.<p>Mississippi senator Thad Cochran announces he is …

Elections

Scientists built a robot fish to spy on hard-to-find ocean animals

Capturing marine life up close is tricky, but this robot could be a novel solution.<p>Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial …

Robotics

New Study Confirms Apple Watch Detects AFib with 97% Accuracy

Newly published research suggests that the Apple Watch’s built-in suite of sensors can detect abnormal heart rhythms with 97 percent accuracy. The …

13-Year-Old Boy Is First Person in US to Receive Newly Approved Gene Therapy for Blindness

On Tuesday, a 13-year-old boy from New Jersey was at the center of medical history as he became the first person in the US to receive an FDA-approved …

Cell Biology

UK Doctors Used Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight in Two People

British doctors have taken a huge step towards curing a common form of age-related chronic eye condition.<p>Two elderly patients with macular …

Cell Biology

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Quantum Computing

Neuroscientists Unearth a New Pathway in the Human Brain

Researchers at the Iowa Neuroscience Institute of the University of Iowa have identified direct evidence of a connection in the human brain between …

The #DeleteFacebook Movement Is Gaining A Lot Of Momentum

The Guardian’s explosive report on Cambridge Analytica’s privacy violation of using of data compiled by Facebook to help shape the outcome the 2016 election has led to a growing backlash dubbed #DeleteFacebook. The “information warfare,” which was shaped by Steve Bannon and Breitbart money-man …

Cambridge Analytica

Moms Are Running For Office To Fight Gun Violence

There are about a million reasons for women to run for office these days. For these moms, it's to protect children from gun violence — an imperative …

HeartMonitor Apple Watch app lets you continuously track heart rate without workouts

Developer Zach Simone has today unveiled a new iPhone and Apple Watch app that tracks heart rate without activating a traditional Workout. The app, called HeartMonitor, allows you to continuously track your heart rate during so-called “sessions” of activity, while the accompanying iPhone app makes …

Cross a John Deere with a Roomba, and you get this crop-monitoring robot

Farms are a hotbed for automation. Robots, drones, and artificial intelligence have been assisting in agriculture for years and 2017 showed they …