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The ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is Dimming Again

Astronomers all over the world are rushing to train their telescopes on it.<p>The most mysterious star in the Milky Way is at it again.<p>Astronomers are sounding the alarms Friday as telescope observations detect unusual light patterns coming from a distant star located about 1,300 light-years away from …

Universe

Gigantic 'alien megastructures' built by an advanced civilisation could be orbiting dozens of nearby stars, boffin says

The world was electrified last year when it was suggested that scientists had spotted an “alien megastructure” orbiting a distant star.<p>Now a space boffin has suggested huge extraterrestrial constructions could be relatively easy to spot, so long as we look in the right place using the correct tools.<p>…

These tiny, wearable robots can cling to your clothes and drive around your body

They may one day assemble into a screen on your arm.<p>Wearables generally stay in place, like on your wrist or clipped under clothes, but they won’t always be so stationary.<p>At a conference in Tokyo on Monday, researchers from MIT and Stanford shared new miniature on-body robots they’ve developed, …

Robotics

Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT

According to Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Today’s enterprises are already benefitting greatly from a strong, connected workforce, but as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices move forward, saturating the market, is it possible for them to …

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Replace Middle Class Jobs

While transportation, hospitality, and financial services are all industries being disrupted by technology, the next big area poised for massive, …

‘Westworld’ Recap: 4 Biggest WTF Moments, Including a Brutal Robot Suicide, From Episode 3

What do you call a robot who hears voices in its head?<p>Bad news for the guests at Westworld, for one.<p>The HBO sci-fi series delved a little bit deeper …

The amazing sweating robot

At 5½ feet tall, its face fixed between a grin and a grimace, the humanoid robot Kengoro is something of a synthetic Arnold Schwarzenegger. That is not to say the machine, created by the University of Tokyo’s JSK laboratory, is a recursive time-traveling assassin. Rather, Kengoro is a sweaty …

Cambridge has opened a £10 million research facility to examine the morality and governance of AI

The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence— first announced last December and funded with a research grant from the Leverhulme Trust — will study the impacts of this "potentially epoch-making technological development, both short and long term."<p>The centre's new website details a list of …

Why Robots Pose A Huge Threat To Low-Wage Workers Around The World

We see the headlines often these days, screaming that robots and automation will take our jobs. And while, yes, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the workforce by automating jobs, so it has been since humans began using tools.<p>A dishwasher replaces the job of the person washing …

The Future

For 1st time, MIT's free online classes can carry credit

In a pilot project announced Wednesday, students will be able to take a semester of free online courses in one of MIT's graduate programs and then, if they pay a "modest fee" of about $1,500 and pass an exam, they will earn a "MicroMaster's" degree, the school said.<p>The new degree represents half of …

Prototyping Tools and Practices That Yield Maximum Benefits

Taking a prototyping approach to an app or website design project brings with it a number of benefits. Peer/Client reviews and feedback, together …