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Malaysia school shut amid 'mass hysteria' over sightings of a black figure

A school in Malaysia was forced to close after sightings of a mysterious "black figure" sparked a suspected outbreak of "mass hysteria".<p>The panic began last Monday when several students and teachers in the city of Kota Bharu said they had seen a "black figure" in the school.<p>Sightings continued to …

MIT Team Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Design Contest

Elon Musk's dream of creating a superfast new transportation system got a step closer to reality over the weekend.<p>On Saturday (Jan. 30), a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the first stage of the SpaceX Hyperloop design competition, which was held at Texas A&M University …

Levitation brace gives users spring-loaded knees

Whether they're playing sports or suffering from joint injuries, some people could definitely benefit from using a wearable assistive device. …

Floating bonsai trees defy gravity through magnetic levitation

Most trees grow in the ground. Kickstarter project Air Bonsai defies the conventions and helps tiny well-pruned trees float in the air.<p>Humans seem to be obsessed with things that float, like hoverboards, UFOs and levitating Bluetooth speakers. A Kickstarter project wants to extend that love for the …

Hyperloop Transportation is about to break ground on its first test track

The race to be the first to test the supersonic transportation system is heating up<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the two Los Angeles-based startups working to make the supersonic transportation system a reality, announced today that it had filed permits in Kings County, California …

Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty

Prof Stephen Hawking said the biggest threats to planet Earth were of our own making, including nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that a disaster on Earth within the next thousand or ten thousand years is a ‘near certainty'.<p>The …

New Inventions 2015: Top Eco-Friendly Designs and Innovations

2015 was a big year in terms of eco-friendly gadgets and architectural design. More and more it seems that designers are heeding a rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically sensitive. Over the past year, some of the featured innovations and structural blueprints here at the …

Late-Night Snacking Is A Widespread Habit That May Damage Memory - PsyBlog

Learning and memory could be damaged by this common habit.<p>Habitual late-night snacking could damage a type of memory and learning, a new study …

The Brain

Chinese buy up bottles of fresh air from Canada

Canadian company which started out bottling Rocky Mountains air as a joke has seen its product fly off the shelves in pollution-hit China, with first shipment selling out in four days<p>A Canadian start-up company bottling fresh air from the Rocky Mountains has seen sales to China soar because of …

China

Pollution May Actually Be Good for the Earth

The hazy weather caused by pollution has made plants far more productive when it comes to scrubbing greenhouse gasses out of the air. Scientists say …

Climate Change

Stephen Hawking urged us to leave our planet – here are 11 ways to do so

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Tim Peake launches on mission to ISS

British astronaut Tim Peake has successfully left Earth on his mission to the International Space Station.<p>The launch of the Soyuz TM-19M spacecraft …

How robots can learn from babies

A collaboration between UW developmental psychologists and computer scientists aims to enable robots to learn in the same way that children naturally …

Millions learn an Hour of Code

Read time 2min 00sec<p>An interactive map represents more than 191 000 Hour of Code events hosted worldwide this week.<p>Millions of people around the …

Google Proves That TV Influences What Girls Think About Computer Science

This article is from the archive of our partner<p>A new Google report that includes surveys of parents and students conducted by Gallup suggests that …

Portlaoise student wins top prize at Google Call to Code

It’s a proud day for 14-year-old Caolan Fleming from St Mary’s CBS in Portlaoise, Co Laois, who has beaten 39 other students from Ireland to win the …

Education

Learn the Basics of Quantum Computing in Less Than Seven Minutes

Know your bits from q-bits with this helpful guide.<p>Quantum computing is just over the horizon. It's crunching big numbers for NASA and Google, and Intel is investing big money to advance it over the next decade. But what is quantum computing, and how is it different from traditional computing? Even …

Quantum Computing

Programming Skills to Land a New Job

Interested in developing sought after skills to improve your employability? Want to advance or change your career?Check out the field of computer …

Feature: Can your mobile phone make you healthier?

Fitbit activity trackers come with a “manifesto.” Over a photo of a fierce-eyed jogger, the company’s website proclaims: “Every moment matters and …

Google offers internships to new computer science teachers

Computer science graduates on a prestigious teacher recruitment programme will be offered an internship at Google in a bid to tempt them into a …

Machine Learning: Can machines ever be taught to think like us?

Recent moves by companies like IBM and Google to open-source their machine learning algorithms shine the spotlight on the rising prominence of one of …

Computer System Passes Visual Turing Test

<b>Character-drawing machines can fool human judges.</b><p>Researchers at MIT, New York University, and the University of Toronto have developed a computer …

Inspiring Young Women to Learn Computer Science

What better time to highlight the nonprofit Girls Who Code than Computer Science Education Week? Held annually in honor of the late computer pioneer …

What happens after the Hour of Code?

<b>Julainee Sanchez</b> is ten years old and lives in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, a largely Dominican neighborhood. She lives with …

Robots draw attention to computer science week at University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma students majoring in computer science celebrated Computer Science Education Week by demonstrating robots, helping …

What is superconductivity?

One of the unwritten rules of physics says you can't get something for nothing; at best, you can manage a fair exchange rate between how much energy …

Nanotech

What are superconductors, and when will we all get maglev trains and unlimited electrical power? - ExtremeTech

By on June 23, 2015 at 10:09 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Superconductivity is one of those …