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Government

Google Can Tell Exactly Where a Photo Was Taken

Google’s technology can already recognize objects in photos, like animals, plants, food and more. Now, the Mountain View, Calif. firm is developing …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Just Discovered 1 of the Biggest Black Holes Ever — See the Incredible GIFs

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently discovered one of the most massive black holes ever. Don't fret, though — it's nowhere near us so it won't be sucking you or me into its depths.<p>Located in Galaxy NGC 4889, which is around 300 million light years away, this black hole is 21 <i>billion</i> times larger …

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

Robotics

NASA to lock 4 people in a capsule for 30 days to study isolation

This one kind of reminds me of my childhood visit to Biosphere 2 in Arizona. A story from <i>Science Alert</i> says that NASA is planning to lock four humans …

Space Science

Who's a real progressive? Sanders and Clinton make their cases at New Hampshire town hall

Eager to regain lost ground with voters here, Hillary Clinton pivoted off stepped-up attacks on her record by rival Bernie Sanders into a forceful defense of her progressive credentials.<p>Clinton's push to define her record on her own terms, and to persuade voters she has done substantially more than …

Film coating transforms contact lenses into computer screens

A polymer film coating with the ability to turn contact lenses into computer screens is set to transform the wearable visual aids into the next …

Wearable Tech

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Are happy workers more productive?

As Pret a Manger becomes the latest company to credit happy workers for improved profits, we examine the evidence that suggests smiling employees might keep the tills ringing<p>Was it the new quinoa pots on the menu? Or the 50,000 portions of macaroni cheese it is selling each week? There are a number …

Microsoft told you how old you are, but how dude are you?

Technically Incorrect: Women's private network Lulu decides to pay homage to Microsoft's How Old Are You site with a How Dude Are You?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a struggle ever since Microsoft told me I was faceless.<p>Last …

Napa Valley
Crowd Funding

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most ubiquitous presence in popular science these days. Coming off of a successful reboot of Carl Sagan's <i>Cosmos</i>, he started a new television show (called <i>StarTalk</i>, based on a long time radio show and podcast of his), he hosts panels and Pluto brunches at the Hayden …

Sexual Harassment

5 of the Greatest Physics Demos From the MythBusters

Yes, this is the final season of the <i>MythBusters</i>. The greatest part of the show is the fact Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman aren't scientists but they …

Amazon is ready to start automatically restocking your home for you

Dash Replenishment Service officially launches<p>It's been nearly 10 months since Amazon first introduced two new initiatives around effortless in-home shopping: its brand-specific Dash Buttons and the Dash Replenishment Service, a service for connected home appliances that promised to reorder the …

Smart Homes

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Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

Bloomberg candidacy would give America a wider selection of billionaires to choose from

Just when it seemed as if the presidential race couldn't get any stranger, billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed that he may run for the White House as an independent if the two major parties nominate their least mainstream candidates. Having more choices on the ballot is …

Middle-class
Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton chooses Abraham Lincoln over her husband as her favourite US president

Democrats' supposed front-runner lionises Republican icon in Iowa town hall debate while trying to hold off Left-wing challenger Bernie Sanders<p>Hillary Clinton attempted to fend off an insurgent Left-wing challenge from Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday even while …

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