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Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flash in the dark.<p>Ronnie Ross, a 50-year-old from the Navajo Nation town of Shiprock, had been shot a dozen times, …

Homelessness

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Teen with full ride to 20 colleges requests public apology from Fox affiliate in order to air interview

A teen accepted to 20 colleges offering him full financial aid wants journalists at a Fox affiliate to apologize for calling his decision to apply to the schools "obnoxious."<p>An anchor and contributor on Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., criticized Micheal Brown's decision to apply to 20 colleges in a …

College & University

Smart ink adds new dimensions to 3-D printing

Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a smart ink that turns 3D-printed structures into objects that can change shape and color. The …

3D Printing

Self-healing metal oxides could protect against corrosion

Researchers have found that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, deform as if it were a liquid, …

Nanotech

Hyundai Reveals Next Hydrogen Fuel-Cell SUV, New EV Platform

Hyundai is not finished with hydrogen. The automaker has just shown a preview of an all-new fuel-cell-powered SUV that can swallow the bulky high-pressure tanks alongside battery-electric and gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains. The next fuel-cell-powered Hyundai—its name to be revealed in January …

Alternative Fuel

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

Information Security

NASA’s beautiful snowflake simulations could help predict inclement weather

There’s a lot about snow we don’t know. Where does it come from? Where does it go? What does it taste like? Admittedly there are tentative answers to these questions. But there are yet more complex ones like how exactly, on a microscopic level, snow melts in mid-air. That’s the focus of one project …

Geophysics

What Quantum Computing Is Really Good For (Right Now)

Several years ago, I was on a panel discussion to mark the opening of the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo, and the moderator asked us all to imagine being fifty years in the future, talking about the science accomplished at the Centre at an anniversary …

Quantum Computing

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

There's a hole at the heart of quantum physics.<p>It's a deep hole. Yet it's not a hole that prevents the theory from working. Quantum physics is, by any measure, astonishingly successful. It's the theory that underpins nearly all of modern technology, from the silicon chips buried in your phone to …

Quantum Mechanics

The corporate media ignores the rise of oligarchy. The rest of us shouldn't

We need to hear from struggling Americans whose stories are rarely told in newspapers or television. Until they are, we must tell these stories elsewhere<p>The rapid rise of oligarchy and wealth and income inequality is the great moral, economic, and political issue of our time. Yet, it gets almost no …

Middle-class

Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey reveals programmers are doing a mountain of overtime

Stack Overflow has released its annual developer survey. The document examines attitudes among developers with respect to the tools they use, the industry they work in, and most interestingly, how they got there. Each year, there’s inevitably an interesting takeaway. While reading through this …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

These 5 Courses (57.5 Hours!) Are Your Path to Expert-Level Python Programming

<b>The Complete Python Programming Boot Camp: Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Master Python One Step At a Time<p><b>Python for Programmers</b><p>Learn Python Quickly In This …

The Deep State Takes Out the White House’s Dark Clown Prince

Jared Kushner had a very bad terrible no good day. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.<p>If you’ve ever filled out a form SF-86 for a U.S. government …

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to spot errors in contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted …

Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs

Its new magnet technology dramatically reduces the need for expensive rare-earth minerals with little to no drop in performance.<p>Electric car development is putting a more significant strain than ever on the world's supply of neodymium, an element used in the manufacture of electric motors. Toyota …

Rare Earth

The Geeks Who Put a Stop to Pennsylvania's Partisan Gerrymandering

The morning John Kennedy was set to testify last December, he woke up at 1:30 am, in an unfamiliar hotel room in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, adrenaline …

Government

New paper batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Forget lithium – this Barcelona-based company is creating batteries with paper. Fuelium is developing paper-based batteries designed for disposable …

Supercomputer on a fingernail, artificial synapse ushers in new AI revolution

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>There is nothing on Earth like the human brain, even today’s AI doesn’t come close, but now researchers have created an …

Artificial Intelligence

Rubber-metal composite material stiffens up in response to stress

Rubber and metal are usually thought to sit at opposite ends of the stiffness spectrum, but a new composite material developed at Iowa State …

Here's what cities will look like in 30 years

Buildings will be run by an artificial intelligence personality (hello building-version Siri!)<p>The report envisions that building occupants will be …

3D Printing

Hundreds of 2D materials could be the next graphene

Finding Supermaterials<p>Graphene, the famous one-atom-thick superconductor, might soon be part of a broader family, as scientists have discovered …

Want to Get a Job With Elon Musk? You May Want to Study These 16 Interview Questions

Interns at SpaceX reportedly work 80 hours per week.<p><b>SpaceX interns work 80 hours per week and help the company launch rockets and improve its dynamics.</b>• <b><br>So the aerospace company, recently rated one of the best places to work, asks some tough interview questions to ensure that it is hiring the right</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

This is how long it takes to get to Mars

Ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars?<p>With Elon Musk’s successful launch of the world’s most powerful rocket — SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy — …

Skyrmions open a door to next-level data storage

Skyrmions are tiny magnetic swirls that are hard to undo and may be perfect for miniaturizing electronics.

Eagles Super Bowl champ schools ex-Trump adviser for whining about him not visiting the White House

When discussing his team’s theoretical Super Bowl win prior to Sunday’s big game, Eagles defensive end Chris Long was unequivocal when asked if he …

Intel’s Augmented Reality Glasses Project Information Onto Your Retina

Intel’s New Devices Group has developed a pair of augmented reality (AR) smart glasses that projects information directly onto your retina, doing …