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Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science,” it announced Tuesday. …

From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

In 2009, a man named Barry Beck suffered a series of strokes, which caused extensive damage to his right occipital lobe and to the brain stem. The geologist and author of several books was left completely unable to communicate, in a state known as locked-in syndrome.<p>The condition was famously …

Magic Leap: startup promises a leap forward for virtual reality

Like fusion power or jet-packs, virtual reality has always been 20 years away. <i>Matrix</i>-inspired dreams of being transported via headset to another realm have been held back by poor graphics, high costs and, most damagingly, nausea. Virtual reality has had an unfortunate habit of making the users …

August is a fancy lock that could make you ditch your keys

<i>Updated: This story was updated at 4:50 to correct the story. The August lock doesn’t use Wi-Fi.</i><p>For most people it’s going to take a considerable …

Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight

BOSTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.<p>A lock icon, signifying an …

[Update] Hundreds of Dropbox passwords leaked online but Dropbox denies it was hacked

A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text, but it’s unclear where they were obtained from.<p>In four Pastebin files linked to from the site, a few hundred username and password pairs were listed in …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un resurfaces after weeks out of public eye

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation's official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks.<p>The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party, showed Kim …

Clergy among dozens arrested on final day of Ferguson 'Weekend of Resistance' protests

Police arrested more than 50 people, including members of the clergy and the radical intellectual and activist Cornel West, during a day of civil disobedience protests on Monday over the killing in Ferguson of an unarmed 18-year-old African American man, Michael Brown, by a white police officer two …

The Quest To Harness Wind Energy At 2,000 Feet

High-altitude wind contains enough energy to power the planet. A Boston start-up wants to be the first to bring it down to Earth.<p>Nothing about the grooved, inflatable body taking shape inside Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, resembles a wind turbine. It looks more like a jetliner's …

Bright Idea! Nobel Prize in Physics Celebrates Blue Light Diodes

An American physicist and two Japanese colleagues shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for creating light-emitting diodes that shine in blue wavelengths — a crucial invention that filled out the spectrum for LEDs.<p>The Nobel committee said the innovation "has enabled bright and energy-saving …

Search for Alien Life Should Target Water, Oxygen and Chlorophyll

The next generation of space telescopes hunting for signs of extraterrestrial life should focus on water, then oxygen and then alien versions of the …

Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight

Just like the motion of sculling a skiff through the water, the motions involved in natural flight are never a symmetrical straight-up-and-down wing movement. Instead, it's a looping motion which rotates the direction of the lift force to provide forward thrust and increase speed -- as opposed to …