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If launching a career in AI is your thing, this online course can get you started

From self-driving cars and a cucumber sorter to disaster-prediction programs and cancer-detection systems, current applications of artificial …

Why can't every object in your home be a solar power generator?

Marjan Van Aubel wants to transform every surface of your home into a beautiful power source. The Dutch designer thinks tables or windows shouldn't …

‘I am a failure’: Bill Nye admits his leftist climate change crusades have utterly failed

Weather commentator Bill Nye recently admitted that his climate change crusades have proved unfruitful.<p>What did he say?<p>Speaking with Salon’s Jeremy Binckes, the famed “Science Guy” declared: “I am a failure.”<p>“The United States has now got the head of the EPA who wants to close the EPA. It’s [been] …

3D Printing Gives Hackers Entirely New Ways to Wreak Havoc

3D printing is on the verge of mainstream adoption, which will mean a fundamental shift in manufacturing. The driving force is not improvements to the technology, although those are also important, but rather a transformation in the industry’s business model.<p>For the last decade, the 3D printing …

Stephen Hawking's expanding universes thesis breaks the internet

Stephen Hawking’s 1966 doctoral thesis has broken the internet after becoming available to the general public for the first time.<p>Demand for the thesis, entitled Properties of Expanding Universes, was so great on Monday that it caused Cambridge University’s repository site to go down. The site was …

Stephen Hawking

A key to Warren Buffett's investing strategy is incredibly easy to replicate (MOAT)

• <b>Warren Buffet's "economic moat" idea sparked its own index and ETF.</b>• <b><br>The fund is decided by committee and has performed well since it's inception.</b><p>In a 1999 interview with Fortune, legendary investor Warren Buffett coined the term "economic moats" to sum up the main pillar of his investing strategy. …

Investing

Why Deeply Intelligent People Don't Try to Think Themselves Out of Unhappiness

It's time to re-think your approach to happiness.<p>Even the smartest and most successful people are unhappy. Take one of my clients, I'll call him George, for example.<p>George is a key player in a large tech firm. He's not only a driven team leader always aiming to improve performance, he's also …

How children grow up to be narcissists

How does someone "get" a narcissistic personality disorder?<p>Narcissistic personality disorders are a byproduct of certain childhood family environments. All children want their parents' approval and attention.<p>Children adapt to their homes, and often the most productive and reasonable adaptation to …

Narcissism

Family of 2 young brothers killed by downed power line sues Texas electric company

Almost every day, Isaiah and Alex Lopez would explore the hilly, wooded park near their Fort Worth home, Oakland Lake Park.<p>With its trails, lake and thick vegetation, the park is a popular and relaxing spot among local families and children for walking, picnicking and playing.<p>So on a Wednesday …

The quietest market in decades is masking big money-making opportunities

In its boring grind higher, the S&P 500 has gone more than a year without a 5% pullback, the longest streak since 1995, according to LPL Financial. And, Wall Street's benchmark gauge of market activity — the CBOE Volatility Index — fell to a 24-year low last week Friday.<p>But the market is more …

AI is designing ridiculously meaningless inspirational memes

Artificial Intelligence is two parts impressive, three part terrifying. We’ve had DeepMind turning texts into pictures, AI beating champions at chess and sex robots that will soon be just about able to steal your mans. Now there’s Inspirobot, generating sometimes dark, but always truly bizarre …

Artificial Intelligence

What Bitcoiners Are Doing to Fight Ransomware

A recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks has swept the globe and brought with it attention to Bitcoin. It’s not surprising that if a person’s …

Uber launches speedboat service along the Croatian coast

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] launched its speedboat service in Croatia on Friday, connecting major tourist spots along the country’s Adriatic coast.<p>UberBOAT, which offers speedboats for up to 12 people, has already been tested in Istanbul and Miami among other locations, and …

Speedboat

Watch the crazy new videos of Elon Musk's first tunnel at SpaceX headquarters

Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that his tunnel boring machine has completed the first segment of tunnel in Los Angeles.<p>On Friday, he followed up with …

Victim of a hate crime? Now there's an app for that

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are the victim of a hate crime, what would you do? Who would you call? What are the laws in your city or state that could protect you?<p>Now there's a mobile app for that.<p>The Council on American-Islamic Relations launched a new civil rights app this week called "Making Democracy Work …

The solar-powered Zephyr that could fly forever

“Four years ago I just had a dream of travelling in the sky like you sail on the sea,” explained Vincent Farret D’Asties, founder of Zephyr Endless Flight.<p>Vincent had been an air traffic controller until that dream led him to drop everything and put all his energy into making his ambition a …

How Moscow's Spies Keep Duping America—Over and Over Again

The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that.<p>SEA ISLAND, Georgia — The Russian intelligence officers …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing

The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

Motor Authority The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's …

Sports Cars

Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat waves

Global warning is upending weather maps. With temperatures reaching a near-record high of 119°F (48°C) in Arizona earlier this week, meteorologists ran out of colors to indicate extreme temperatures in southwestern regions of the US. In a June 21 projection of the Phoenix metropolitan area by …

Weather

Bill Gates blogs about why he is 'impressed' with the Indian PM

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who's one of the four global leaders in TIME's 'Most Influential People' list, has a new admirer in Bill …

Stock trading app Robinhood raises $110 million to become the latest unicorn

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting a boost from its own investors.<p>The financial tech company announced Wednesday that it had raised $110 …

The Great Barrier Reef Is In Its Final 'Terminal Stage'

The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps on its final deathbed as it suffers from back to back massive dying events in the past two years. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of the world, a tremendous display of beauty, biodiversity, and a fragile ecosystem. Now, the reef …

Great Barrier Reef

Solar-Powered Dehumidifier Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air

There’s fresh water hiding in the air we breathe. The trick is to find it and grab it without draining other precious natural resources. One team of …

Gigantic "vending machine" skyscraper dispenses 3D-printed homes in Tokyo

Could the skyscraper of the future dispense homes like a vending machine? Growing and adapting to Tokyo’s housing demand, this Pod Skyscraper is …

To understand the genius of Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, and Mark Zuckerberg, look at their desks

Desks have long been the home of the mind: an intimate space where you figure out what you think. Desk spaces have changed through the years to accommodate different styles and types of work, and the recent trend toward co-working also represents a change in the nature of the workplace. You can now …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Teen Sang The "Happy Birthday" Song To His Friend And It Was Incredibly Intense

Get you a friend who will do this.