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Complex Organics Found on Saturn Moon Enceladus: What It Means for Life

Carbon-rich organic molecules, which could potentially form the building blocks of life, have been discovered in the watery plumes spewing out from …

How to take care of others without burning out - Scope

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

Por que ter uma memória ruim pode ser uma coisa boa, segundo a ciência

Ao esquecer detalhes que não são importantes, o seu cérebro está ajudando você a tomar as decisões certas<p>Sabe aquelas pessoas que vivem se gabando de …

Qual a diferença prática entre Machine e Deep Learning para o negócio?

Nos últimos anos a tecnologia mudou radicalmente a forma como ela está sendo aplicada à vida cotidiana<p>Não há dúvida que 2016 foi o ano da …

Facebook has released AI code that can help machines to 'see'

The Silicon Valley social media giant hopes that open sourcing its machine vision algorithms will help to accelerate developments in the field.<p>The code dump, announced in a Facebook blog on Thursday, includes three data sets: DeepMask, SharpMask, and MultiPathNet.<p>"Together, they have enabled FAIR's …

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

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'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,' Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner

Kirk and Spock. Nimoy and Shatner. Was anyone ever more important to <i>Star Trek</i> then those two? Would <i>Trek</i> have ever been <i>Trek</i> without them?<p>Gene …

Quatro maneiras simples de manter seu cérebro jovem

Em teoria, é fácil manter o corpo em boas condições: basta seguir uma dieta saudável e fazer exercícios.<p>Tais princípios básicos deveriam ajudar a manter o cérebro saudável também. Mas pesquisas científicas recentes revelam segredos sobre outras formas de manter o cérebro jovem por mais tempo. Veja …

Google's new robot is the craziest one we've seen yet

Although Google is selling Boston Dynamics to distance itself from "terrifying" humanoid robots, there's still plenty of robot projects underway. The latest: a humanoid robot with a whole lot of leg and wide range of skills.<p>SCHAFT, a Tokyo-based robotics company run by Google's parent company …

The 21 Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now

Stop everything: "Blade Runner" was just added to Netflix. This densely-layered sci-fi classic from Ridley Scott is one we'll happily watch and rewatch in any version.<p>It's just one of several gems of the genre you can stream right now, including Jodie Foster seeking alien life in "Contact" and the …

How Mindfulness Affects the Brain and the Body

Life today can be stressful. But researchers are finding that a simple version of an ancient practice can alleviate a long list of modern ailments.<p>In …

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Better Sleep

Though we are all entirely unique individuals, there are a number of general best practices I like to share with my patients and anybody interested in getting high-quality sleep.<p>We sleep every day. We've been doing it all our lives. So, why wouldn't we assume we know all there is to know about …

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These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

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The Doomsday Invention

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?<p>I. Omens<p>Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a <i>Times</i> best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, …

Google and PC makers are teaming up to take on Microsoft and Apple

After the report was published, Google clarified (multiple times) that Chrome OS was here to stay — and it should be, as both Google and PC makers need it.<p>Google launched Chrome OS in 2009 as an alternative operating system to Windows, OS X, and Linux that was, essentially, just the Chrome web …

The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

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The io9 Guide To Star Trek

For nearly 50 years, <i>Star Trek</i> has been one of the most dominant forces in pop culture. <i>Trek</i>’s history stretches beyond the shows themselves, because …

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Back to the Future: Truth is stranger than sci-fi

For audiences in 1989, when CDs were the height of hi-tech, science fiction comedy "Back to the Future II" portrayed an exciting world 30 years down the line in which people would flit around on gravity-defying hoverboards, sporting self-drying, auto-adjusting clothes, and dogs are walked by drones.<p>…

Google pode definir eleições e deve ser controlado, diz pesquisador de Harvard

Em 2012, o pesquisador americano Robert Epstein se enfureceu quando o Google pôs um alerta de segurança em seu site pessoal.<p>PhD em psicologia pela Universidade Harvard e pesquisador sênior do Instituto Americano para Pesquisa Comportamental e Tecnologia, ele ameaçou processar a empresa, temendo ter …

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Stephen Hawking: 'If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.'

Physicist says information sucked into a black hole may emerge in another universe<p>All is not lost if you fall into a black hole – you could simply pop up in another universe, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The celebrated physicist has a new theory about where lost information ends up after being …

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A tecnologia evoluiu - por que continuamos trabalhando como no século passado?

Se você compartilha a ideia de que há pouca diferença entre caminhar sobre espinhos e brasa quente e acordar na segunda-feira para mais uma semana de …

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

<b>Super-Fast Growth, Super-Cool Startups</b><p>Big data remains one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT industry with researcher Wikibon predicting that …

The Journey of Enlightenment -- You Don't Need To Go Anywhere

To change the trajectory of your life in a big way, you probably think you have to drop whatever you are doing to have a complete change in your life. Thus, your journey of enlightenment begins.<p>Many people in whatever their profession or circumstances in life have an inner dialog going on inside …

20 Things Exceptionally Happy People Don't Do

Try to give up one of each of these behaviors for the 20 remaining weeks of 2015 and I guarantee that you will be more successful and much happier.<p>Many things that we value in life are the result of accumulating stuff; experience, wealth, and education all come from adding more to what we have. By …