Jake Mitchell

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The Cloud-Era Of Computing Is Just About Over, So What's Next?

Most technology startups founded in the past decade are either building software for the cloud or running their applications in the cloud. It has become so trendy that many venture investors will simply not invest in any “tech” that is not “cloud-based.” With the cloud as popular as ever, it may …

Artificial Intelligence

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.<p>Hyper-loquacious and media-savvy, Cody Wilson is fond of telling …

Gun Control

Could The Present Ever Change The Past?

In our everyday lives, things seem to happen in a particular order. Things that happen to us seem to be triggered by earlier events. The upset stomach we have in the evening is caused by that third taco we had at lunch. Doing well on a final exam is thanks to studying the entire week before. Our …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Just Showed It's Possible to Split Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen in Space

The ingredients we need for long-distance space travel.<p>Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the …

Energy

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

CERN

The Human Eye Could Help Test Quantum Mechanics

Experiments to confirm we can see single photons offer new ways to probe our understanding of quantum reality

Quantum Physics

Xbox One rolls out FastStart feature to speed up downloads

Microsoft is rolling out an update for Xbox users that includes a feature called FastStart, which is designed to get users playing games more quickly once they buy them — up to two times as fast as they have been up to this point.<p>Xbox teased FastStart during its E3 conference, and described it more …

Xbox

Unlocking the promise of approximate computing for on-chip AI acceleration

Recent advances in deep learning and exponential growth in the use of machine learning across application domains have made AI acceleration …

Deep Learning

Power-multiplying exoskeletons are slimming down for use on the battlefield

The technology has been long-anticipated by military commanders.<p>Dashing around a battlefield in the bulky robo-armor Tom Cruise wore in <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> won't cut it in the real world. For starters, it’s way too big. And the energy required to power something that size—via a gas engine strapped to …

Tom Cruise

Colossal 128TB SD cards could soon be on the way

The latest iteration of the popular SD memory card standard, the SD Express, could see future cards come with enough storage capacity to hold a lifetime’s worth of memories in high definition.<p>The SD Association, a group of nearly 900 companies that come together to prescribe SD memory card …

Memory Card

Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical …

Quantum Computing

Dogs vs. Cats: Scientists finally reveal which is smarter

A dog’s bark is only a ruff means of communication. Instead, we should be looking at its wiggles and squirms.<p>Jumping up. Rolling over. Lifting …

It’s a little scary how smart Google’s DeepMind just got

Oh joy – Alphabet Inc.’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has taken another step forward in understanding the world the way humans do.<p>The company that has …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT engineers a smarter, safer power outlet (for IoT, of course)

Yet another “dumb” device in your home might become smart in the very near future, thanks to a team of talented researchers at the Massachusetts …

The Surprising Reason Why Neutron Stars Don't All Collapse To Form Black Holes

There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from it. If you were to gather enough matter in a single spot and let gravitation do its thing, you’d …

Physics

There Could Be a Dangerous Problem With Using CRISPR on Humans, New Research Shows

Dammit.<p>You know already about the promise for CRISPR-Cas9 - it might revolutionize fields from medicine to agriculture.<p>It might also eventually cause …

The Surprisingly Cool Physics of Pushing a Block Against a Wall

This is a cooler physics problem than I initially realized. It goes something like this.<p>A block has a mass of 1 kg and is placed on a vertical wall …

General AI, the "holy grail" of AI, demonstrated for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>AI’s that can learn quickly, and from very small data sets, will fundamentally change how we train AI’s, their capabilities, …

Artificial Intelligence

Bees Grasp a Math Concept That Took Modern Humans a Long Time to Understand

Scientists trained bees to recognize zero as less than other numbers.<p>If someone calls you a zero, you know it’s a diss without even having to think …

There Are No Laws of Physics

Suppose Alice and Bob are both asked to prepare a meal. Alice likes Chinese, Bob likes Italian. They each pick their favorite recipe, shop at the …

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering – Quartz

• the world exists independent of the human mind, and<br>• no causal influence can spread faster than the speed of light.

Speed Of Light

Intel Wants to Replace DDR4 With Optane DIMMs

We're getting memory modules that retain data when the power is turned off and easily scale to terabytes of storage.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Coming to Grips with the Implications of Quantum Mechanics

The question is no longer whether quantum theory is correct, but what it means

Quantum Physics

This Radical Research to Extend Human Life is About DNA Lengthening

“We let kids die when there are potential treatments.”<p>Patience isn’t Elizabeth Parrish’s strong suit.<p>As the CEO of BioViva, a biotech firm focused on …

Medicine

Why have big cats evolved but not big dogs?

Sure, Great Danes are big, but they’re no Siberian tiger.<p>Big cats mostly hunt alone and rely on a short burst of speed to catch their prey, and …

Half man–half chicken abomination created in US lab

'Disturbing' half human-half CHICKEN embryos are created in the lab in an effort to shed light on how cells transform into a fetus<p><b>The research was</b> …

Genetics

Okay, But Will Someone Please Tell Us What's Happening With The North Korea Summit Coins?

[refreshes eBay repeatedly]

One Teen and Three FBI Operatives: Was the Government Behind a 17-Year-Old’s Terror Plot in Texas?

Unbeknownst to Azizi-Yarand, both of his interlocutors were working for the government.<p>One hundred and forty-seven people have been arrested in the …

A High School Teacher Beat the House Majority Leader in Kentucky's Republican Primary

(LANCASTER, Ky.) — A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in …