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UPDATED: Scientists Discover a Giant Void Hidden in The Great Pyramid of Giza

A secret kept for 4,500 years.<p>For millennia, a towering wonder – the Great Pyramid of Giza – was the tallest human-made structure on Earth, and as …

Archaeology

Scientists Say Plants Use Sound To Find Water And Ultimately Survive

"We found that roots were able to locate a water source by sensing the vibrations generated by water moving inside pipes."<p>Scientists are studying and confirming how plants may actually have the ability to sense sounds, like flowing water in a pipe ― or even buzzing insects.<p>What? Plants hear sounds? …

Western Australia

Irreplaceable Plant Specimens an ‘Obscene’ Loss After Being Incinerated in Quarantine Flub

Around the world, specimens of plants mounted on what are known as herbarium sheets are routinely lent among researchers and shipped with the care and protection of a jeweler sending an emerald necklace.<p>So when a package of more than 100 specimens — some of them irreplaceable and rich in scientific …

Oxysulfide LiAlSO: A Lithium Superionic Conductor from First Principles

Author(s): Xuelong Wang, Ruijuan Xiao, Hong Li, and Liquan ChenA candidate for a potentially superior lithium battery material is identified by …

Nanotech

Physicists outline 10 different dimensions and how you’d experience them

Does string theory excite you? Mathematically, it holds up. Aspects about it suggest not one but several different dimensions, ones we’re not …

Scientists Have Set a Limit For Quantum Entanglement - And It's Really Freaking Powerful

Unbreakable at 30 times Earth's acceleration.<p>For the first time, scientists have subjected quantum entanglement to extreme levels of acceleration, …

Quantum Physics

Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us.<p>We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered …

Microbiology

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

Scientists Are Exploring a Link Between Our Minds and the Quantum World

Could Quantum Consciousness Exist?<p>Despite all the research we’ve done, we still know relatively little about how the human brain works, and we know …

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Scientists Might Have Figured Out Why Earth's Super-Hot Core Stays Solid

It's not just pressure.<p>Scientists have a new explanation for why Earth's inner core remains solid - despite being hotter than the surface of the Sun. …

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Google's AI created its own form of encryption

Researchers from the Google Brain deep learning project have already taught AI systems to make trippy works of art, but now they're moving on to something potentially darker: AI-generated, human-independent encryption. According to a new research paper, Googlers Martín Abadi and David G. Andersen …

'Rogue' Algorithm Blamed for Historic Crash of the British Pound

The British pound suffered a “flash crash” earlier this morning in which it plummeted six percent against the US dollar within a matter of minutes. …

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What Drones Did for the Sky, Robot Subs Are About to Do for the Sea

What happens when autonomous sea vessels are cheap and freely available.<p>The next drone revolution is happening underwater. Just as flying drones have changed from expensive specialist tools to mass-market million-sellers in a few short years, their aquatic counterparts are opening up the …

The Robot Surgeon of Your Nightmares Can Wiggle Its Way Inside You

<b>Form and function</b><br>The Flex Robotic System is equipped with a high-definition camera and can bend to conform to a patient’s anatomy, allowing a surgeon …

Farm Robots Are Starting To Take Some Human Jobs, And That’s Not A Bad Thing

Strawberry picking is terribly unhealthy labor. Why not send in the machines?<p>For farm workers, picking strawberries is painful work. Laborers–often migrant workers from Mexico, if the farm is in California–might spend 10 to 12 hours a day in the sun, bending and re-bending over the tiny plants, …

'Project Sauron' malware hidden for five years

<b>A sophisticated form of malware known as Project Sauron went undetected for five years at a string of organisations, according to security researchers.</b><p>The malware may have been designed by a state-sponsored group.<p>It can disguise itself as benign files and does not operate in predictable ways, …

Kaspersky Lab

Researchers Made the First Quantum Enigma Machine

A quantum enigma machine is theoretical device that is able to use photons to encrypt messages using keys that are shorter than the message itself—and now it’s real.<p>In 1949, the father of information theory Claude Shannon wrote a paper proving that it was possible to create a perfectly secure …

We are living in the future: Alphabet & GSK in $715M deal to develop ‘bioelectronic medicine’

It doesn’t seem that long ago when putting tiny machines into people’s bodies to cure or manage diseases was the stuff of science-fiction, but bioelectronics is a real – if very new – field of medicine. Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) and pharma company GSK are …

This exceedingly creepy robot moves on its own and will haunt your dreams

In case you aren’t already terrified that the robot revolution is around the corner, the Japan Science Museum is here for you.<p>Late last week, the museum unveiled its latest installation, a human-like robot called “Alter.” The robot’s movements are entirely governed by a neural network—a learning …

Robotics

THE BEADY EYE LOOKS AT THE FUTURE OF AI.

AI is not just an important topic, but by far THE most important topic for our future.<p>We’d teach computers to be computer scientists so they could …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Conduct a Patent Search

Learn the first and most important step in patenting an idea: making sure no one else beat you to it!<p>You have an amazing, earth-shattering idea; an ingenious way to solve an old problem, or a groundbreaking new technology.<p>Of course, you can't patent an idea. But as soon as you've fleshed it out to …

Patents

Saturn's moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life, research suggests

by Rachel Feltman<p>Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

Robot Samurai

Georgi Simeonov was one of the main artists responsible for the look of ADAM, that incredible short film that was put together recently on the Unity …

Why It's Legal for Police to Kill With a Robot

This week’s tragedy in Dallas, in which a man murdered five police officers, has prompted new reflections on violence and justice. This has included …

Law Enforcement

The first AI system for human embryonic state analysis is available for testing - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Baltimore, MD – At Mensa Annual Gathering 2016, the annual event of the largest and oldest high IQ society transpiring in San …