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This Bike Safety Paint Is Invisible During The Day, Super Bright At Night

Spray on, wash off<p>Remember the glow-in-the-dark reindeer we wrote about last year? The same group that came up with an animal-safe spray paint to prevent herds of Santa's helpers from getting hit by cars has struck again--but this time they're keeping people safe instead of wildlife.<p>Reflective …

Volvo

Anti-Robot Protest Held At SXSW

A small group of protesters held signs and handed out t-shirts to protest robots today at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.<p>What did they have against robots you might ask? Well, they are (apparently, seriously) concerned that robots could one day surpass human intelligence and they were …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

Aquaponics

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

E-cigarette vapor damages the immune system of mice, study finds

E-cigarettes are being pitched as potentially safer alternatives to traditional tobacco cigarettes, but it's starting to look like they may share some of the same deleterious effects. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University looks at e-cigarettes' effects on mice, and it finds that exposure to …

Calligraphic robot imitates your handwriting using a fountain pen

There are a couple of companies that use robots to send handwritten messages on paper from your phone. The only bad thing is that they have been …

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …

Apple's Software Is In A 'Nosedive' That Is Deeply Concerning, Longtime Apple Supporter Says

In a blog post he writes: "Apple's hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the software quality has taken such a nosedive in the last few years that I'm deeply concerned for its future."<p>Arment was CTO at Tumblr before he left to start Instapaper, the first app that let users save …

Simple Pictures That State-of-the-Art AI Still Can't Recognize

Look at these black and yellow bars and tell me what you see. Not much, right? Ask state-of-the-art artificial intelligence the same question, …

The Best Google Campuses Around The World

Unlike the stark minimalism of Apple's campuses, Google has a flair for creating offices with a unique design that varies from building to building.<p>From the glowing black lights of the Toronto office's music room to the cozy drive-in theater at Google's Paris campus, here's what it looks like to …

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

NASA's Incredible, Futuristic, And Totally Real Plan To Establish A Human Colony On Venus

In fact, up in the clouds above its scorching surface, Venus is "probably the most Earth-like environment that's out there," Chris Jones of NASA told Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum.<p>Forget Mars and its frigid temperatures and thin atmosphere when we can live like gods, afloat in the clouds of …

Meet the bots that made half the web’s traffic in 2014

Bots, those software programs that automate web activity, accounted for 56% of Internet traffic in 2014, according to content delivery platform Incapsula. (This was actually down from 61.5% of traffic in 2013.)<p>Though you might not notice them, bots are everywhere online—and used for both good and …

Bots

Machine Learning Trends from NIPS 2014

<i>This blog post is authored by</i> <i>John Platt</i><i>, Deputy Managing Director and Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research.</i><p>I just returned from the Neural …

Your All-Electric Vehicle May Not Be So Green, Study Says

Electric Vehicles

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

Climate Change

Top 10 Best Free eBooks for Machine Learning

Share Email Comments<p>If you are an adventurous geek who always desires to learn more about Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, then you must start …

New Startup Sets Out to Bring Google-Style AI to the Masses

Richard Socher carries a resume that would seem to make him rather attractive to the giants of the internet.<p>He just finished a PhD at Stanford …

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That …

Dining Rooms

Scrubbed! Glitches Push NASA To Delay The First Flight Of Orion

NASA will attempt to launch the unmanned capsule again on Friday morning<p><b>Update 9:35 a.m.</b> And just like that, the launch has been scrubbed for today. NASA will try again in 24 hours. That's the way rocket science goes sometimes. Check PopSci.com tomorrow for live coverage of the next launch</b> …

Deep learning for… chess

2018-03-27 I’ve been reading up on operations research lately, including queueing theory. It started out as a way to understand the very complex …

The Best Science Books of 2014

On the heels of the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books come the most stimulating science books published this annum. (Step into the nonfictional time machine by revisiting the selections for 2013, 2012, and 2011.)<p>1. THE ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we</i> …

Deep Visual-Semantic Alignments for Generating Image Descriptions

Multimodal Recurrent Neural Network<p>Our Multimodal Recurrent Neural Architecture generates sentence descriptions from images. Below are a few examples …

Hacker's guide to Neural Networks

Hi there, I’m a CS PhD student at Stanford. I’ve worked on Deep Learning for a few years as part of my research and among several of my related pet …

Deep Learning

The Incredible Robots That Scan and Sort Your Recycling

If your city has a recycling program, you probably do as good a job as you can to make sure that your papers, plastics, and metals are all properly …