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This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Flying

If You Talk To This Story, The Characters Will Listen

A new wave of virtual reality video games offers incredible tactility, but Untethered considers another layer of immersion: talking.<p>I’ve flown starships. I’ve fired grenade launchers. I’ve won NBA championships. And I’ve played more than my fair share of Solitaire. But as video games make their way …

Virtual Reality

D-Wave goes public with open-source quantum-classical hybrid software

Search the universe with qbsolvWant to fool around with some quantum-ish computing? D-Wave has open sourced a software tool that prepares …

Machine Learning

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

The Cake Everyone Was Obsessed With the Year You Were Born

Who remembers the Tunnel of Fudge cake from the '60s?<p>No matter how hard of times, people still must do one thing: eat cake. Take a walk down memory lane and check out the cake that was most popular the year you were born.

Dessert

1 Company Is Already Winning AI

<b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ: NVDA) is primarily known as the company that revolutionized computer gaming. The debut of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in 1999 provided gamers with faster, clearer, and more lifelike images. The GPU was designed to quickly perform complex mathematical calculations that were …

72 Insanely Popular Dinners You Have To Try In 2017

Everything you need for a delicious year.

The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K

If you're heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won't land anything if you're set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you so much, so PowerVision -- the company behind the incredible PowerEgg drone we saw …

Wild, Multilayered Portraits Look Like Intricate Paper Sculptures

These digital illustrations are actual dimensional renderings with a tactile textured aesthetic.<p>Mixing 3D modeling with carefully applied shadows, Maxim Shkret’s digital creations evoke densely layered paper sculptures. His 3D digital illustrations range from renderings of animals to figures, …

Digital Art

NASA prepares (yet again) to launch weather satellites from the belly of a plane

Takeoff is scheduled for 8:35AM ET<p>NASA's CYGNSS mission, an initiative to send eight small satellites into space on a Pegasus XL rocket, is slated for another takeoff this morning. The launch was originally set for Monday but was scrubbed because of a faulty hydraulic pump, with a second attempt on …

Space Exploration

The Canadian AI that writes holiday chiptunes

Is there no industry safe from economic encroachment by automation and machine learning? A team from the University of Toronto have built a digital Irving Berlin that can generate Christmas carols from a single image.<p>Neural Story Singing Christmas from Hang Chu on Vimeo.<p>The Toronto researchers …

Zynga finally releases its epic action strategy mobile game Dawn of Titans

After several years of development, Zynga is finally launching its epic action-strategy game Dawn of Titans around the world. The game has breathtaking graphics, enabling players to immerse themselves in a fantasy world where they can wage battles with huge titans and fight with armies that have …

Einstein Could Easily Think In Four Dimensions, And It's A Skill Most People Can Train

<i>In an online lecture, a professor mentioned that Einstein could draw or imagine a 4-dimensional figure. How can one possibly do that? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alon Amit, BSc in</b> …

5 Ways to Make Pasta Taste Like It Does in a Restaurant (Without Cream)

Ever grabbed a forkful of spaghetti or penne at a top-notch restaurant and wondered why it’s so much richer and more velvety than the stuff you make …

Monsanto Says Next Breakthrough for Farmers Is a Friendly Fungus

Monsanto Co., a lightning rod for critics of modern agricultural techniques, is introducing a new feature next year for its genetically modified corn …

Agriculture

Facebook’s advice to students interested in artificial intelligence

Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math.<p>That’s the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook’s Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero Candela

 who run the company’s Artificial Intelligence Lab and Applied Machine Learning group respectively.<p>Tech companies often advocate STEM …

Artificial Intelligence

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

What is the best holiday workout schedule?

The holiday season can be awfully tough on the body. Not is the food a killer, but your schedule can be just as unforgiving. Taking in the extra …

Calories

Take your wired headphones wireless with this Bluetooth adapter

If you’ve got high-end wired headphones and want to make them wireless, AirMode might do the trick. The short cable comes with standard audio connectors on either end that replace the detachable cords found on many headphones.<p>Packed with features and reasonably priced, AirMode could be the perfect …

Leaked NASA paper suggests the 'impossible' EM Drive really could work

The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.<p>The EM Drive has made headlines …

Space Travel

We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

Supermoon

Starbreeze deal gives you more freedom to move in VR

If Starbreeze is going to get you wearing VR headsets in IMAX theaters and pods, it'll have to create a wow-inducing experience... and it might have taken one step closer toward that goal. The company has bought Nozon, a visual effects house whose recent breakthrough is an interactive parallax …

Behind This Plant's Blue Leaves Lies a Weird Trick of Quantum Mechanics

There's a very good reason for this plant's iridescent color.<p>In the fading twilight on the rainforest floor, a plant's leaves glimmer iridescent blue. And now scientists know why. These exotic blue leaves pull more energy out of dim light than ordinary leaves because of an odd trick of quantum …

Don't Make These 17 Food Etiquette Mistakes When Traveling Abroad

Avoid an international faux pas.<p>Every country has its food etiquette you really need to know before sitting down for a meal with locals. Just as New …

Bravo TV

Google's former HR boss says this is the key to a perfect résumé

And yet you're <i>still</i> not hearing back from the dozens of job postings to which you've applied.<p>The likely problem: Your accomplishments fail to stand out because you haven't provided a concrete measure of your previous work, Laszlo Bock, former senior vice president of People Operations at Google, …

Employment

Google has more than 1,000 artificial intelligence projects in the works

Google's slew of big announcements in recent weeks — unveiling Google Translate's neat new machine learning tricks, its voice-controlled speaker …

Plantronics’ new wireless headphones offer noise cancellation and a 24-hour battery for under $200

The BackBeat Pro 2 have a streamlined design and lots of features for a low price<p>If you’re looking for a good pair of wireless headphones to go with your new headphone-lacking smartphone, you’ll probably want a pair that last a long time between charges, have good sound quality, and offer features …

Consumer Tech

Google's Neural Network Makes Art in its Dreams

When Google asked its neural network to dream, the machine begin to generating some pretty wild images. They may look odd, but it’s all part of …

Deep Learning