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Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

<b>The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.</b><p>Dutch scientists developed rewritable memory that stores information in the positions of individual chlorine atoms on a copper surface.<p>The …

Chemistry

iPhone 7 Said to Expand Use of Single-Chip Electromagnetic Shielding

Apple is working on electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding that will individually shield most of the device's major chips, helping to maintain the iPhone's performance as its power and complexity and thus potential for interference increases (via <i>ETNews</i>). The company has used EMI shielding on …

Nanomaterials in Cosmetic and Personal Care Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Albany - NY, Oct 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --<p>The particles of physical substances which are intentionally prepared with dimension ranges …

Market Trends

How A Folding Electric Vehicle Went From Car Of The Future To 'Obsolete'

<i>This story is the latest in</i>NPR's Cities Project<i>.</i><p>A few years ago, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology debuted a design, a decade in the making, for a car that would transform urban transportation.<p>They called it the CityCar. It's a small, electric two-seat pod, with "robot wheels." …

Bike Lanes

This Tractor Beam Uses Holograms Made Of Sound To Move Objects

You can now lock on to (very small) targets<p>Every day it seems like <i>Star Trek</i> is looking more like actual science than science fiction. We're working on holographic doctors, transporter beams, and tricorders--and intelligent sliding doors are now a reality.<p>But what about the real-world status of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

CMOS Inventor Working on Gigapixel Sensor That Can Detect Single Photons

Hold onto your seats: there may soon be game-changing breakthroughs in image sensors that could take low-light photography to whole new levels. The …

Artificial neural networks are changing the world. What are they? - ExtremeTech

By on October 12, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Since the invention of the …

Machine Learning

Intelligent Machines: AI had IQ of four-year-old child

<b>An artificial intelligence system (AI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken an IQ test designed for a young child.</b><p>The results, written up by MIT Review, revealed that its IQ was equivalent to that of a four-year-old.<p>Increasingly machines are getting better at specific tasks such …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM Watson Researchers: Carbon Nanotubes Could Power Future Computers

<i>This post originally appeared at The Var Guy</i><p>A group of <b>IBM</b> Watson researchers said that they’ve discovered a new way to make transistors other than …

This 3-D-Printed House Gets All The Power It Needs From A Car

The grid is hopelessly antiquated and has to pull power from far away. What if your house was on its own microgrid?<p>When it needs extra power, this new experimental building can start pulling energy from the car parked in front. And if the solar panels on the roof start pumping out more energy than …

Microsoft announces Surface Book laptop with 13.5-inch display starting at $1,499

Microsoft is changing up the Surface line today with the introduction of a Surface laptop called the Surface Book. It's the first laptop ever built by Microsoft. But it's a lot more than a laptop. The screen is actually fully removable so that it can be used as a tablet. If you put the screen back …

Consumer Tech

What Do You Do Well That Others Don’t?

In 2013, Jayne Juvan became one of the youngest partners ever at the Cleveland-based law firm Roetzel & Andress — thanks to Twitter.<p>When Juvan started using social media a decade ago, very few lawyers used such tools. They didn’t see the opportunity. But after only a few months of blogging, <i>Crain’s</i> …

Social Media

Apple acquires artificial intelligence startup to boost Siri

<b>San Francisco:</b> Apple Inc. acquired a UK software startup that could give its digital assistant Siri a boost.<p>VocalIQ, based in Cambridge, England, has …

The importance of human innovation in A.I. ethics

Introspection has become a commodity.<p>The idea that our ability to reflect has been outsourced to algorithms may seem hyperbolic. We assume we have …

New York City

China's collapsing housing market is a massive threat to the economy

China's economy grew at its slowest rate in 24 years in 2014, just 7.4%. Its stock market has fallen around 40% since hitting multi-year highs in mid-June. And the government is burning through cash reserves to prop it up. China's debt is also twice the size of its GDP.<p>Now it looks like we can add …

Housing

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.<p><b>Let’s face it:</b> business models …

MBA Careers: Tech Innovation Uploads New Careers To Financial Services Sector

The financial services industry is beginning to think radically about harnessing the power of innovation. Big banks are digging deep to bet on …

Lloyds Bank

WIRED2015: Artificial intelligence is evolving, says Antoine Blondeau

Antoine Blondeau worked on the project that became Apple's Siri. Today he runs Sentient Technologies, the world's best-funded AI company. He was …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said …

Singularity

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Presidential Candidates Are Starting To Pay Attention To The Gig Economy

A new survey supports the case that freelancers are a legitimate—and growing—political constituency.<p>Last winter, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) began to investigate the “gig economy,” or, in less trendy terms, the United States’ growing population of freelancers. Throughout the next months, he hosted …

Gig Economy

Yale partners with Nest to launch keyless Linus smartlock

Security company Yale has partnered with Google-owned domestic technology firm Nest to release a door lock that can be remotely controlled via a …

Home Automation

Elon Musk and SolarCity unveil ‘world’s most efficient’ solar panel

The sun is a virtually endless supply of energy that goes mostly untapped. The solar panels you see covering the roofs of an increasing number of …

What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?

Despite support at the top, gender equality is a long way off at most U.S. companies. A study by Lean In and McKinsey reveals why—and what employees and companies can do about it.<p>By<p>Nikki Waller and<p>Joann S. Lublin<p>Why aren’t there more women in the upper ranks of corporate America?<p>Cue the broken …

Gender