Angie Sokolowska

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Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity. At a gathering of US governors this weekend, he repeated these …

Artificial Intelligence

'A reckoning for our species': the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene

Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are ‘above’ other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but they’re catching on. By Alex Blasdel<p>A few years ago, Björk began corresponding with a philosopher whose …

North Carolina floodwaters, death toll rise as Matthew heads to sea

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (Reuters) - Raging North Carolina rivers still rising after Hurricane Matthew threaten up to a week more of death and destruction, the state’s governor said on Sunday as the storm’s remnant headed out to sea, leaving a path of carnage from the Caribbean up the U.S. Southeast …

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Earth Science

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Maps improvements and USB Audio 2.0 support

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs. This build doesn’t have any notable new features, but there is an updated Maps app, support for the texting feature via the Skype Preview released last week, and native support for USB Audio 2.0.<p>Windows 10 is a service. As we wrote in our …

Windows 10

This New USB Stick That Anyone Can Buy Destroys Almost Anything It Is Plugged Into

Here is what you need to know about the "USB Killer" device that destroys electronic devices to which it is connected with a surge of power.<p>Last year, a hacker demonstrated a prototype of a small USB device - the size of a small USB drive - that could destroy electronics into which it was plugged. …

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What Starlight Teaches Us About Space (Pretty Much Everything)

In the southern sky, there is a constellation called Centaurus, its arms outstretched and its flanks straddling the famous Southern Cross. Look …

Will we discover a twin Earth? 20 big questions about the future of humanity

<b>(Kyle Hilton, Scientific American)</b><p>We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say<p>Editorial Staff<p>August 20, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p><b>1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth?</b><br>“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to …

University of California

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Solar Impulse 2 Completes Round the World Flight: Pictures

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Robot Wars: How the deadly new House Robots were born

On the outskirts of Birmingham, a square, red-brick factory that has been producing little wheels for the last 80 years has just created four destructive machines, designed to destroy the hopes of dozens of contestants on the new series of Robot Wars, which is back this weekend after a 12-year …

Star Trek Beyond wants to remind you why you love Star Trek

It’s a joyful voyage through 50 years of the franchise’s history.<p><i>Star Trek Beyond</i> is the <i>Star Trek</i> movie I’ve been waiting for from this new franchise.<p>It didn’t have to be good. ThoughI probably prefer 2009’s <i>Star Trek</i> slightly to this one, just because seeing the ensemble cast gel onscreen was …

3 Things That Pokémon Go Says About the Future of Technology

It is hard to think of another app that has reached such high levels of awareness only a little over a week after its release. <i>Pokémon Go</i> is all the …

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

Dark Matter

Graphene batteries may slash your phone recharge time to 15 minutes

Imagine your laptop, phone, or other battery-driven piece of tech recharging in less than 15 minutes? That’s at least an hour faster than the fastest …

Manhattanhenge: Thousands gather to see setting sun aligning with New York City's east-west streets

Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists gathered to photograph a natural phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. This is when the setting sun is perfectly …

Theresa May: unpredictable, moralistic, and heading to No 10

For a woman on the verge of running the country, Theresa May has seemed almost preternaturally calm over the past few days.<p>“She’s basically the same as ever; quite relaxed and cheerful. There’s no sense of the prison shades falling,” says a longstanding friend who has observed her closely during …