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Magic Leap's disappointing demo could be a death knell for AR

<b>ROSE-TINTED GLASSES.</b> $2.3 billion<i>.</i> That’s how much Magic Leap had raised by March of this year. That’s a lot of pocket change for the Florida-based …

Augmented Reality

Being Transgender Is Officially No Longer Considered A Mental Illness & It's About Time

Over the last several years, most of the world'ssociety has made a conscious effort to become more progressive and accepting of different sexualities …

Mental Health

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates.<p>Officials at Orlando International …

Flying

Future quantum technologies may exploit identical particle entanglement

Usually when physicists perform quantum entanglement between particles—whether it be qubits, atoms, photons, electrons, etc.—the particles are …

Quantum Physics

In Nearly Every Country, Young People Are Way Less Religious Than Adults

Young people aren't just abandoning religion in the U.S. It's happening all over the world.

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

NEW YORK (AP) — Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says.<p>Scientists have long known that human activity disrupts nature. Besides becoming more vigilant and reducing time spent looking for food, many mammals may travel to remote areas or move …

University of California

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?<p><b>Skill shifts</b> …

Manufacturing

7 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2018

Ahead of the Population Association of America’s annual meeting, read seven important recent demographic findings.

The Age of 'Shotgun Cohabitation'

A new report highlights the growing trend of unmarried parents living together with their children.<p>When young couples of the ’60s and ’70s thought about the future, their path forward was often clear: get married, move in, have babies. Two of the steps of that sequence swapped places decades …

New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of …

Artificial Intelligence

Augmented Reality Is Transforming Museums

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is under siege. Well, a virtual siege, at least. A group of renegade artists has co-opted the brightly-lit Jackson …

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”<p>Once upon a time, there was a city so dazzling and kaleidoscopic, so braided and water-rimmed, that it was often compared to a single living body. It clustered around a glimmering emerald spine, which astronauts could glimpse from …

After rising for 100 years, electricity demand is flat. Utilities are freaking out.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the latest to be caught short.<p>The US electricity sector is in a period of unprecedented change and turmoil. Renewable energy prices are falling like crazy. Natural gas production continues its extraordinary surge. Coal, the golden child of the current …

Natural Gas

How Churches Are Improving Wi-Fi Access in Rural England

More than 10,000 Anglican churches dot the English countryside, many of them dating back hundreds of years. But as Harriet Sherwood reports for the</i> …

The Rise of Virtual Citizenship

In Cyprus, Estonia, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere, passports can now be bought and sold.<p>“If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what citizenship means,” the British prime minister, Theresa May, declared in October 2016. Not long …

United Arab Emirates

Groundbreaking NYC Law Facilitates Workplace Donations to Wage Justice Nonprofits

Share12<p>Tweet11<p>Email<p>Share<p>23 Shares<p>By The All-Nite Images from NY, NY, USA (Fight for $15 on 4/15) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons<p>January 9, …

Fast Food

A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it's expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closings in 2018 that is expected to eclipse the rash of closings that rocked the industry last year.<p>"Landlords are panicking," said Larry Perkins, the CEO and founder of the advisory firm SierraConstellation Partners. "The last year was pretty …

Forbes Launches Impact Investing Community

<i>Forbes’ Impact Investing Community Will Convene for a Launch Event on Nov. 16, 2017</i><p><i>Forbes will Host its Inaugural Impact Investing Summit in June 2018 in New York City</i><p><i>#ForbesImpact</i><p><b>NEW YORK (November 9, 2017) –</b> Forbes Media announced today the launch of its invite-only Impact Investing Community …

What the Hell Is a Quantum Computer and How Excited Should I Be?

They will never sit on your desk, and they will most certainly never fit in your pocket. Today, they’re fragile, and need to be kept at temperatures …

Quantum Computing

Humans Are Bad at Predicting Futures That Don’t Benefit Them

Unrealistic optimism makes people think bad things are less likely to happen to them than to others, and it hampers their decision-making.<p>Between 1956 and 1962, the University of Cape Town psychologist Kurt Danziger asked 436 South African high-school and college students to imagine they were …

Uber’s ‘flying cars’ could arrive in LA by 2020 — and here’s what it’ll be like to ride one

Transportation

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

Automotive Industry

How Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize Archival Museum Research

When you think of artificial intelligence, the field of botany probably isn't uppermost in your mind. When you picture settings for cutting-edge …

AI-powered facial recognition will soon track us while we shop

You’re at an electronics store. You check out a few TVs and head home after being scanned by store cameras. This data is then cross-referenced with other databases that already contain your facial data. Your face is now the epicenter of a retargeting campaign. For instance, your camera-equipped …

Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs a Biology Strategy, and Fast

Biology has emerged as one of the most important technology platforms of the 21st century. With the arrival of the gene-editing technology Crispr, …

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

The wetter the better. From sponge cities in China to ‘berms with benefits’ in New Jersey and floating container classrooms in the slums of Dhaka, we look at a range of projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazard<p>They call it “pave, pipe, and pump”: the mentality that has …

New Jersey

Intel investigates chips designed like your brain to turn the AI tide

A rivals close in, the chipmaker takes a punt on ‘neuromorphic’ processors<p>In the race to build better hardware for artificial intelligence, Intel is turning to an old, but unproven, type of computer processor. Neuromorphic chips, as they’re known, are modeled after the human brain, but after …

The Future of Retail Is Stores That Aren’t Stores

“Honey, I’m about to run to the town square—you need anything?”<p>“We actually don’t call them ‘stores’ anymore—we call them ‘town squares.’” That was an executive at Apple, speaking about the company’s largest stores during its afternoon-long product-release event on Tuesday. In these “town squares,” …

Bodega is either the worst-named startup of the year, or the most devious

If you live in a US city, you may occasionally visit your local bodega — a type of convenience store that has long resisted the pressure of franchise chains and branding. Bodegas are known as charming local small businesses frequently staffed by adorable cats, providing a variety of minor …

vending