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5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) has officially gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner named AI as its number one strategic technology for a second year in a row. The acquisitions race among giants like Google, IBM, Salesforce and Apple to purchase private AI companies keeps heating up — 2016 …

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This virtual assistant looks like an anime girl trapped in a coffee pot

Gatebox AI is an unusual virtual assistant that involves a projected CGI character kind-of trapped in a jar -- with voice controls! The sales pitch is that this virtual assistant will give the sensation of living with a fictional character, or according to how creator Vinclu Inc. words it, "your …

Physicists Maybe, Just Maybe, Confirm the Possible Discovery of 5th Force of Nature

For some time, physicists have understood that all known phenomena in the Universe are governed by four fundamental forces. These include weak …

Mercedes could bring wireless charging to the S-Class in 2017

What do you call a plug-in hybrid that you don't have to plug in? No, really, I want to know.<p>Mercedes announced on Monday that it "should" have …

Why You Should Stack Copper Coins On Your Laptop

This little trick could save you during your all-nighters or, more likely, your marathon downloading sessions.<p>Anytime you’re overworking your laptop, …

This Case Lets Your iPhone Run Android

Tech accessory firm Tendigi has managed to develop an iPhone case that lets the Apple-built handset run Google’s Android operating system. It’s the …

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A Robot That Can Fold Your Laundry In Less Than 1 Minute And Costs Only $850

Do you know anybody who likes folding laundry? If the answer is no then you’re not alone (and if the answer is yes then put me in touch). But thanks …

Surprisingly efficient snail brains could help make robots smarter

How snails think about eating could inform future robot decision-making designs. University of Sussex researchers have discovered that the creatures use just two brain cells for complex decisions: one cell told the snail if it was hungry, while another told it if food was near. Scientists attached …

Cameroonian inventor wins prize for handheld tablet bringing medicine to rural areas

<b>Yaounde (CNN) —</b> He is just 28 years old, but Cameroonian Arthur Zang has won a £25,000 ($37,000) prize for inventing a touchscreen heart-monitoring tablet that could revolutionize medicine in remote areas.<p>Cardio Pad enables heart patients in remote areas to access healthcare without journeying to …

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Can You Solve This Viral Mathematics Puzzle That's Splitting The Internet?

Editor's Blog Photo credit: wavebreakmedia/ShutterstockBrain Dare have posted this mathematical brain teaser on their Facebook page and it’s been …

The Self-Driving Car of the Future Comes With … a Bookshelf

• Author: Alex Davies. Alex Davies Transportation<br>• Date of Publication: 05.03.16. 05.03.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>One of the most exciting …

Scientists Worked Six Years to Create Plant That Grows ‘Ketchup and Fries’

Fries and ketchup go together like peanut butter and jelly, or popcorn and a movie. The pairing is so universally liked, it’s hard to imagine a time when the two existed without one another.<p>And thanks to a group of scientists in the Netherlands, they’ll never have to be apart. The team spent six …

Google's robots teach themselves to do things and it's terrifying

When it comes to robots replacing humans, we might think we have the upper hand since we’re the ones who build and program them but that’s not neccesarily the case anymore.<p>Google is taking a different approach to training its robots – it’s letting them teach each other.<p>Researchers at Google have …

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

'Futurama' will be resurrected as a mobile game

If the TV show that you love gets axed before you're ready to let it go, then there are a couple of things you can hope for. For instance, a streaming service could step in to fund a new season of the show, or people can turn to Kickstarter and do it themselves. But it turns out that there's …

Backed by California Democrats, Chinese American scientists arrested on espionage charges demand answers

Three California House members and other members of the congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus are again pushing the Department of Justice for an independent investigation into the arrest, indictment and release of Chinese American scientists.<p>Flanked by two scientists who experienced this, …

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