Craig Almond

206 Added | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 6 Following | 5 Followers | @CraigAlmond2016 | Keep up with Craig Almond on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Craig Almond”

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch This Documentary About the Dangers of A.I.

For years, Elon Musk has offered dire warnings about the potential dark future of artificial intelligence. Now, Musk is turning up the volume of his …

Artificial Intelligence

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

With 'Siren,' Unreal Engine blurs the line between CGI and reality

Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. Enter "Siren," a digital personality that it created alongside a few prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, …

Epic Games

Here's which generation you're part of based on your birth year — and why those distinctions exist

The only generation officially designated by the US Census Bureau is the baby-boomer generation.<p>Yet that hasn't stopped demographers from classifying other cohorts into ranges of birth years. Often this is done to better understand how formative experiences such as world events or technological …

Social Sciences

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Cars

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

Blind mystic Baba Vanga 'who foretold 9/11 and Brexit' also made a chilling prediction about Russia and Vladimir Putin

A blind mystic who correctly predicted Brexit, 9/11, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami also made a chilling prediction about …

Stephen Hawking says he knows what happened before the dawn of time

It's the biggest question in the universe. What happened before the Big Bang? Now world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says he has an answer.<p>“The boundary condition of the universe ... is that it has no boundary,” Hawking tells the National Geographic’s <i>Star Talk</i> show this weekend.<p>In other words, …

Physics

Putin said Russia has developed a new generation of unstoppable nuclear weapons — and showed an animation of them heading for the US

Russia has tested a new generation of nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted and are capable of hitting the US, Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.<p>The Russian president accompanied his announcement with a computer-generated video which showed the missiles arcing towards the US on a map of the world.<p>…

North Korea

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Tesla’s new mega-battery in Australia reacts to outages in ‘record’ time

Less than a month after Tesla unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to …

Tesla

AI cyberattacks will be almost impossible for humans to stop

As early as 2018, we can expect to see truly autonomous weaponised artificial intelligence that delivers its blows slowly, stealthily and virtually …

Artificial Intelligence

This Seriously Creepy Asteroid Is Coming Back To Earth For Round Two

As I’ve said before, there’s nothing more both goth than space, and the universe <i>constantly</i> reminds us . On Halloween in 2015, a spooktacular asteroid …

Universe

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics

5 Books About the Future Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The Tesla boss is always thinking ahead.<p>Elon Musk has become one of the world’s most ambitious and successful leaders by building tools of the …

Singularity

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but …

Quantum Computing

Something huge and hard went into Uranus and it got very messy

In the distant past, Uranus took an absolute pounding, say researchers, without even cracking a smile.<p>My isn’t Uranus full of surprises?<p>Researchers …

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate | Inc.com

Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to dump all your behavioral interview questions, please? Now, lead with this one question:<p><i>You were born. Here we</i> …

Employment

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

Marvel movies have always needed villains — now it has them

The biggest change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t be adding more heroes, but the opposite<p>After a month of rumors, a historic deal has gone through. Disney announced that it has acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox’s holdings, which includes several film and television franchises like …

Costa Rica

Elon Musk finishes building the world’s largest battery, wins bet (updated)

Elon Musk is a few tests away from completing a challenge to build the world’s most powerful battery in three months.<p>In July, Musk made a bet on …

Science has outgrown the human mind

<i>The duty of man who investigates the writings of scientists, if learning the truth is his goal, is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads and… attack it from every side. He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either</i> …

SpaceX Wants to Launch 30 Rockets in 2018

President and COO Gwynne Shotwell shares details on SpaceX's future and its ambitions to top its record-breaking launch year.<p>SpaceX has had quite a year. Despite suffering a setback last September when one of their rockets exploded on the launchpad, delaying launches for several months, the company …

Behind the Scenes as NASA Tests the Most Powerful Rocket Ever | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>Behind the Scenes as NASA Tests the Most Powerful Rocket Ever<p><b>NASA wants to send a human to Mars in the next two decades. And</b> …

Retired Navy SEAL commander explains how to wake up earlier: 'Don't think'

Your alarm goes off, but you hit snooze. After rolling out of bed, you end up sipping a cup of coffee as you slowly scroll through emails and articles and maybe come up with a to-do list for the day as the caffeine kicks in. You're definitely not, as Jocko Willink would say, "getting after …

Workouts

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Chinese startup's '8K' VR headset is surprisingly advanced

As much as I enjoy the occasional VR gameplay, I've been waiting for headset manufacturers to boost the pixel density in order to reduce the screen door effect, as well as to widen the FOV (field of view) for a more immersive experience. There's no doubt that the big names like HTC and Oculus are …

A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Condoms get a bad rap for being a bad wrap. Men often complain of discomfort, diminished sensation and poor fit. A recent federal study found only a third of American men use them.<p>Now, changes by the Food and Drug Administration and industry-standards groups have opened the door to the condom …

Condoms