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Supermassive black holes offer hint at structure of the universe

New research into supermassive black holes has left astronomers scratching their heads — and has some excited that the findings may reveal …

Universe

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

Universe

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

Visualizing The Cosmic Web That Holds The Universe Together

How is the visible universe organized? This model is helping physicists answer that long-standing question.<p>There’s a lot more to the universe than the stars we see in the sky. Invisible to the naked eye, the broader universe is made up of a vast cosmic web: filaments of gas which stretch between …

Universe

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble image of galaxies in Sculptor implies 100 billion galaxies in the Universe.

Perhaps you’ve heard that there are a hundred billion galaxies in the Universe. That’s a soul-crushing number, so vast and unreachable that it’s …

Universe

We will all have personal robot assistants within the next decade

Figuring out where to live is never easy. Do you settle in the house next to the elementary school or the one a few miles away that's cheaper?<p>You …

This Robot Can Explore The Deep Seas For Half A Year At A Time

Boeing has created a unmanned undersea vehicle that doesn’t need support from a surface ship.<p>Unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) have been a staple of sea exploration for years now, yet they’ve always had a limitation: They’ve needed constant support from a human crew on a surface ship above, which …

Lithium Ion

Nevada gets first FAA-approved urban drone delivery

Flirtey, the startup that did the first FAA-sanctioned drone delivery in a rural area, has replicated the feat in an urban setting. It sent out an autonomous hexacopter on a half-a-mile flight to an empty house in Hawthorne, Nevada on March 10th, carrying food, water and a first-aid kit in a box …

The real cost of robotics

Dmitry Slepov Contributor<p>Dmitry Slepov is the managing director and a co-founder of Tibbo Technology.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Micromanufacturing the future<p>Before we begin, I feel compelled to make an important disclosure: I love robots! Robots are cool. To me, robots are cooler than people, …

Robotics

Watch DARPA’s Robot Sub-Hunter Take To The Sea

In ACTUV pursuit<p>Hunting submarines is dull, dangerous work. It’s an elaborate game of sonar-fueled cat-and-mouse in vast stretches of open water, where the stakes are “finding foreign nations' seaborne nuclear weapons,” or finding the foreign subs looking for our own seaborne nukes. DARPA, the …

How Google’s AI paved the way for the next generation of bots

Bots are fast becoming all the rage in tech, offering users the ability to use a messaging app to type in simple English requests to services like Uber. The user interface is just like texting a friend, and it’s far simpler to enter a message than to download and use a clunky native app.<p>As more …

DJI Phantom 4 review: Automatic flying for the people - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The DJI Phantom 4 is a very polished drone compared to its competition, and for those who've flown a quad before, you'll have no trouble getting started with this one. The new Sport mode lets you get to your location faster or just have some fun. Its Obstacle Sensing System can help avoid …

Drones

The Machines are not Coming to Take Over the World (part II)

In part I of this two-part blog series, we highlighted some modern-day examples of intelligent automation, one of the five technology trends …

7 examples of game AI that every developer should study

Nearly all games need some amount of artificial intelligence — most commonly to give the player non-human opponents. But conversations about good AI …

Game Design

Alibaba will use its new AI to predict the winner of a TV singing contest

Google’s AlphaGo loves board games, but apparently Alibaba’s AI is really into reality TV.

Artificial Intelligence

How Artificial Intelligence Will Translate Facebook Photos For The Blind

The machine helps the users, and the users help the machine<p>While it's easy to dwell on the potential threats of artificial intelligence, much more often the field promises to make humans' lives better. A.I. algorithms are meant to help us connect with our friends, find information, and even …

Artificial Intelligence

This Robotic Self-Driving Race Car Reaches 200 MPH

Any fans of Formula Racing and artificial intelligence might want to pay attention to the world’s first autonomous racing car. Developed by VC fund …

Driverless Cars

Amazon quietly acquired a Californian AI startup that can tell what's in your photos

The publication bases its story on an unidentified source "familiar with the matter" — as well as the fact the startup's website is now owned by an Amazon subsidiary.<p>If you visit the website of Orbeus— the company Amazon has apparently acquired — now, you're greeted by by a short message saying it …

Machine Learning

Facebook is using AI to tag your pictures to help blind people

New automatic alternative text feature uses machine learning technology to identify objects in images<p>Facebook is using an artificial intelligence system to automatically caption photos in an effort to increase the accessibility of its website and apps.<p>The feature, called “automatic alternative …

Machine Learning

Hyundai, Kia to develop AI-based intelligent car

South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors on Tuesday announced a plan to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-based, …

Most Humans Are Aroused by Robots, Study Says

More than 90 percent of the participants showed some kind of arousal after touching the bot's butt and robo-cock area.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>A Professional Orgasm Whisperer Told Us How to Work a Sex Machine</b><p>It turns out that humans get pretty worked up by a robot's cold, hard, shiny plastic body after all, according …

Robotics

Nvidia Unveils New Supercomputers and AI Algorithms

The first day of the company's GPU Technology Conference was chock full of self-driving cars, trips to Mars, and more.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Virtual Reality

NVIDIA Reinvents The GPU For Artificial Intelligence (AI)

At a time when PCs have become rather boring and the market has stagnated, the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has become more interesting and not for what it has traditionally done (graphical user interface), but for what it can do going forward. GPUs are a key enabler for the PC and workstation …

Artificial Intelligence

Kik Launches a 'Bot Shop' Because Bot Shops Are the New App Stores

Waterloo-based messaging app Kik has launched a “bot shop” that will function a bit like Apple’s App Store, only for chat bots.<p>The Kik bot shop with …

Chatbots