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When the robots take over; 4 new sci-fi reads

One major theme that's been running through science fiction recently is the rise of artificial intelligence and the impact that might have on humanity. As we continue to improve upon and refine machine learning, it seems inevitable that the development of a true AI will occur at some point. And …

Artificial Intelligence

How to learn a language in super-fast time

Last week, the war of words between the EU and Britain over Brexit took an unexpected turn – when Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, elected to deliver his in French instead of English.<p>Addressing a conference in Italy, Junker claimed that “slowly but surely English is losing …

Language Learning

The age when you hit 'peak loneliness' – and other life milestones

A new study has found that 35 is the age at which men feel the most lonely. But when might you feel the most creative or content?<p>Everybody has to peak sometime. We’re all vaguely aware of this. The problem is that science has taken that vague “meh” of life’s slide and is increasingly converting it …

Psychology

Train Your Brain to Work Like Elon Musk, Eric Schmidt, & Top Navy SEALs

According to “Stealing Fire” authors Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal—there’s a new $4 trillion high performance revolution fueling the Navy’s SEAL Team Six and high profile executives in Silicon Valley and Wall Street to the top of their game—but no one on the mainstream level knows about it …

Silicon Valley

What To Read Next, Based On Your Favorite Sci-Fi Show

I'm going to reveal something very personal to you, internet, because I trust you not to judge me: I love <i>Star Trek.</i> I don't just mean that I've seen …

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …

Literature

100 Must-Read Science Fiction And Fantasy Debuts

This post on science fiction and fantasy debuts is sponsored by <i>Caraval</i> by Stephanie Garber.<p>Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping …

Books

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

10 Books Elon Musk – “Tesla Founder and Billionaire” wants you to read

Share12<p>Tweet<p>Share23<p>+11<p>Shares 36<p>Elon Musk is now considered Earth’s most future-oriented person. He is an American entrepreneur, inventor and …

New Wave Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1964–1983

<b>J.G. Ballard‘s The Burning World (1964).</b> A difficult book to read, in many respects — with the saving grace that it is <i>not</i> a Golden Age sci-fi “cozy …

Science Fiction

INFOGRAPHIC: How engineering is keeping us safe from earthquakes

Engineering is saving lives and protecting cities from the impacts of earthquakes. Earthquakes can be incredibly devastating, and throughout history, …

Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …

Redirecting…

Watch 15 Years Of Earthquakes Rock The Planet

This animation is as mesmerizing as it is frightening.<p>Make no mistake: Earth is a powerful and, at times, violent planet. And if you had any doubts, this new jaw-dropping animation ought to put them to rest.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics

Salesforce Einstein: How A Machine Brain Learns

Leading the charge (for many industry watchers) in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is IBM with its Watson brand of neural knowledge.<p>Spanning out into API encapsulated blocks of know-how designed to perform everything from language translation to human ‘tone analysis’ (human …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s new multilingual Neural Machine Translation System can translate between language pairs even though it has never been taught to do so

Google Neural Machine Translation (credit: Google)Google researchers have announced they have implemented a neural machine translation system in …

Language

Google's AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn't Taught to Translate Between

AI of “Interlingua”<p>Neural networks are machines and algorithms developed to behave like the human brain—but a development from Google Translate shows …

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

What we're reading: ExtremeTech's favorite books about space - ExtremeTech

What we’re reading: ExtremeTech’s favorite books about space<p>By on April 3, 2017 at 12:25 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Science Fiction

9 Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read: April 2016

I don’t know about the rest of you readers, but nothing puts me in the mood to curl up with a book like a little inclement weather. So, with the …

Best science fiction books to read

Fans of science fiction find themselves in the genre for a number of reasons. It could be a love of all the accoutrements that mark the genre: new species, alien warfare, spaceships and gripping anti-heroes. But, it also serves as a crystal ball — showing humanity through imagined reactions to new …

Books

Fault curvature may control where big earthquakes occur

Major earthquakes — magnitude 8.5 and stronger — occur where faults are mostly flat, say University of Oregon and French geologists. Curvier faults, …

Mega-Earthquakes Occur In Regions Where Faults Are Flat

The geometry of faults at subduction zones — regions of Earth's crust where two tectonic plates meet — plays a key role in determining the intensity …