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Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel 's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers and programmers, can crank out 100 billion mathematical calculations per second while consuming a paltry 1 watt of power. …

Artificial Intelligence

Using external C++ functions with PyStan & radial velocity exoplanets

Dan Foreman-Mackey writes:I [Mackey] demonstrate how to use a custom C++ function in a Stan model using the Python interface PyStan. This was …

Planets

NASA Juno Mission is Changing Everything We Thought About Jupiter

Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is extremely mysterious; scientists can inspect its colorful, cloudy surface through telescopes, but …

Zillow announces $1M prize for anyone who can improve the algorithm for its Zestimate

The Zillow Zestimate, that much-debated, computer-generated home valuation tool, has been a fixture of the Seattle-based real estate media company …

This Is the Most Complex Video of a Real Cell Ever Made

The best part of high school biology was the movies. Some of them basically amounted to weird close-up fetish porn, sure. Other high school biology …

Design of synthetic epigenetic circuits featuring memory effects and reversible switching based on DNA methylation

Article |<p>Open | Published: 24 May 2017<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 15336 (2017) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Epigenetic systems store …

Biology

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Samsung S8's iris scanner fooled by photograph of an eye

Just one month after the Samsung Galaxy S8’s release, German hackers have already figured out a way around the phone’s iris recognition software.<p>The Chaos Computer Club, a European hacker group, published its account of hacking the S8’s biometrics via a few simple tools such as a camera and a …

Meditation 101: The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works

As yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of meditation are profound.<p>Meditation is perhaps the most crucial instrument to harness the power of thought, cultivate more peace, clarity and happiness.<p>Learning to train the brain and focus our attention is crucial to …

Meditation

Intel Wants to Make Computers Think More Like Humans

<b>LAS VEGAS --</b> Intel says it wants to make science fiction into reality. More specifically, it wants to make the way we interact with computers and tablets more human, more "natural."<p>"We want to communicate with the computing device naturally, as you would with another human," Mooly Eden, Intel's …

Video Conferencing

Google Buys AI Startup, Hires Ethics Board To Oversee It

So we're good! Nothing to worry about here. Move along.<p>In an apparent move to feed its smart-hardware ambitions, Google has bought an artificial intelligence startup, DeepMind, for somewhere in the ballpark of $500 million. Considering all of the data Google sifts through, and the fact that it …

Artificial Intelligence

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine lets you see, hear, and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Talk about going on a gender bender.<p>A new …

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An …