Jesse Allison

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Listen to the Mournful Wails of Planets and Moons

A saturnine soundtrack.<p>Before NASA’s <i>Cassini</i> spacecraft burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere in September 2017, it captured a massive trove of data, …

Astronomy

Thousands of Swedish citizens have adopted biochips over wallets

Biohacking is as lively as ever in Sweden, with thousands of citizens now opting for surgically implanted microchips to access their personal …

Personal Information

AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals

You don't need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls -- all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system (RF-Pose) that uses a neural network to teach RF-equipped devices to sense …

Google faces defamation case after Australian man Googled himself

Google is under fire after a man in Australia got the go-ahead Tuesday to sue the search giant for defamation, according to an ABC report.<p>Milorad Trkulja was shot by an unknown gunman in Melbourne in 2004, then discovered that Google searches of his name brought up images of mob figures, including …

The Post-Meritocracy Manifesto

Meritocracy is a founding principle of the open source movement, and the ideal of meritocracy is perpetuated throughout our field in the way people …

Pompeo says China incident 'entirely consistent' with Cuba 'sonic attacks'

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that an incident involving a US government employee stationed in China who reported "abnormal sensations of sound and pressure" suggesting a mild brain injury has medical indications that are "very similar" and "entirely consistent" to those …

U.S. State Department

An Early Hacker Used a Cereal Box Whistle to Take Over Phone Lines

The cereal box toy whistle inspired the development of a device that would seriously inspire Apple founders.<p>Starting in the 1960s, Cap’n Crunch started packing colorful whistle toys inside its cereal boxes. The Cap’n Crunch Bo’sun whistles were designed to mimic boatswain whistles used by sailing …

Multi-Layered Lettering Challenges the Aesthetics of Graffiti in New Works by Pref | Colossal

<p>British graffiti artist Pref explores words and common phrases through unique multi-layered murals. His 3D text is used to create amalgamations of …

To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect

Judea Pearl, a pioneering figure in artificial intelligence, argues that AI has been stuck in a decades-long rut. His prescription for progress? …

Artificial Intelligence

Noise exposure is becoming ‘the new secondhand smoke’

NEW YORK — One of the quietest places in this noisy city is in the middle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which draws 7 million visitors a year.<p>Most don’t know of the tiny Astor Chinese Garden Court tucked deep within the giant museum. And so, it is quiet here.<p>In a city whose cacophony can reach …

Los Angeles

Music Generated Pattern Graphics by Gunther Kleinert

I can see music, a graphic project by Gunther Kleinert based on music generated patterns.Gunther Kleinert is a Hamburg, Germany based product and …

Elon Musk Shares Stunning Footage of Comet’s Surface Passing Rosetta

Elon Musk shared an incredible video on Thursday of a rare glimpse at a natural wonder. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta satellite, which …

Space

How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free

In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft’s bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this week upheld the sentence …

Artist Hides Secret Code to $10,000 Worth of Cryptocurrencies in Lego Artworks

It has no inherent value and causes observers to rotate between feelings of fascination and anger. We’re talking about cryptocurrency, but also art. …

Cryptocurrency

Google finds STEM skills aren't the most important skills

Blog, Transforming Work<p>Terrific Washington Post column on research done by Google on the skills that matter most to its employees success. Big …

Ghana asks mosques to turn down the noise and use WhatsApp for call to prayer

Urban Africans contend with a great deal of noise day in and out. In a bid to curb noise pollution, authorities in Ghana want Muslims to use WhatsApp …

Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication standard that makes it easier to offer truly unique encryption credentials for each site. That, in turn, lets …

Underwater noise pollution also disturbs fish, study suggests

Plastics and oil aren't the only types of pollution having a negative impact on fish.<p>According to a new study entitled <i>Sound the Alarm,</i> noise is also …

Pollution

More than 1 million children’s education at risk due to poor broadband access, finds study

More than 1.2 million children could be falling behind at school because of slow broadband speeds at home, a new study shows.<p>According to research by …

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

by Jolene Creighton March 26, 2018 Future Society 53759<p>No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical …

Physics

U.S. military is developing a sound weapon that sounds like a retro modem

If you’re a technology fan of a certain age (in your late 20s or beyond), the distinctively abrasive dial-up tone of an old modem may fill you with a …

Bose is carving out $50 million for startups using its new audio-focused AR tech

The high-end audio technology company Bose is getting into the augmented reality game with a new product and a $50 million fund devoted to startups that will develop services for its new platform.<p>While most of the industry is focused on a visually augmented experience, Bose is most concerned with …

Augmented Reality

The best ARCore apps you can use right now

Since the release of ARCore we have been seeing a big upturn in the amount of AR apps available in the Play Store. Some of these apps seem helpful, …

California lawmaker introduces 'right to repair' bill

The Right to Repair Act is heading to the biggest tech corporations' home state. Lawmaker Susan Talamantes Eggman is introducing the bill in California, which is now 18th state in the country to look into making devices easier to repair. These days, you can either bring your broken phone, tablet or …

Electric clocks in Europe have been running slow for over a month

Have you noticed your clocks are lagging? It’s not an anomaly in the spacetime continuum, fortunately.<p>The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSOE), the body that sets up the internal energy market and ensures its optimal functioning, put out a statement explaining …

MoMAR

In 1683, a private collection of natural history curiosities was donated to the University of Oxford. The collection was later opened to the public. …

Microsoft Soundscape helps the visually impaired navigate cities

Microsoft today launched Soundscape, a new iOS app that aims to give people who are blind or visually impaired a greater awareness of their surrounding by using 3D cues.<p>It’s worth stressing that the app isn’t about replacing guide dogs or canes. Instead, it’s all about enriching people’s perception …

Windows Phone

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

Why car horns, planes and sirens might be bad for your heart

The roar of a jet plane, the rumble of a big rig, that shrill scream from the siren of a speeding emergency vehicle:<p>The common but loud noises that keep you awake at night and agitate you throughout the day may have a notable effect on your cardiovascular health, experts say.<p>Researchers say noise …

Mayo Clinic

At One NASA Lab, Art And Science Share The Same Orbit

Nestled among palm trees at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens near Pasadena, Calif., there's a mysterious, metallic structure that curls like a nautilus shell. It's called the Orbit Pavilion, and it was created by a team of artists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories, …

Sea Level