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Google's beautiful new free font covers 800+ languages

In an effort to make it easier for people from all over the world to create and share information in their language of choice, Google has created Noto, a massive open source font family that spans more than 800 languages and 110,000 characters.<p>That covers every single symbol in the Unicode standard …

Typography

Quantum computing advances with control of entanglement

When the quantum computer was imagined 30 years ago, it was revered for its potential to quickly and accurately complete practical tasks often …

Monsanto Finally Licenses the Most Important Biotech Discovery of the 21st Century

Image source: Getty Images.<p>You may not have noticed, but until last week <b>Monsanto</b> (NYSE: MON) was operating with a very noticeable omission in its research and development arsenal. It's a wonder it took so long to plug. Perhaps senior management was caught up with a failed bid for <b>Syngenta</b> and its …

New Internet Of Things Kits Arrive At Adafruit

Makers, developers and hobbyists looking to create Internet of Things projects might be interested in new Electron Cellular IoT Kits that takes the …

Water-powered cubesat satellite shoots for the moon

A cereal box-size satellite, fueled by water power, is in the running for the first tiny satellite to orbit the moon.<p>A Cornell University student team called the Cislunar Explorers is developing the little orbiter as part of NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, which is offering $5.5 million in total to …

The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning - Facts So Romantic

A few months ago, my aunt sent her colleagues an email with the subject, “Math Problem! What is the answer?” It contained a deceptively simple …

Machine Learning

Milk — MIT's New Programming Language That Makes Code Run 4 Time Faster

<i>Short Bytes: A group of MIT researchers has developed a new programming language named Milk. It makes the code operating on big data sets about 4</i> …

64.5 Hours of Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark & More to Prepare You For One of Today's Fastest-Growing IT Careers

<b>From 0 to 1 : Hive for Big Data Processing</b><p>Connect the Dots Between SQL & Hive to Enhance Your Big Data Processing Skills<p>Hive is a Big Data processing …

Solar-powered tuk-tuk reaches UK after road trip from India

Naveen Rabelli belatedly crosses Channel after passport was stolen in France, and hopes to end journey at Buckingham Palace<p>An engineer and his solar-powered tuk-tuk have arrived in Britain at the end of a seven-month, 6,200-mile overland adventure – despite a last-minute mishap.<p>Naveen Rabelli, 35, …

Buckingham Palace

Introduction

Despite being over 1 year old, one of the most popular articles I have written is Overview of Python Visualization Tools. After these many months, it …

Adversarial machine learning

I just got back from a very good conference organized by startup.ml: Adversarial Machine Learning. Please read on for my to comments on part of one …

Machine Learning

One-Step Automated Install

<b>Network-wide ad blocking via your own Linux hardware</b><p>The Pi-hole is a DNS sinkhole that protects your devices from unwanted content, without …

Linux

The Quantum Eraser

Richard Feynmann noted more than once that complementarity is the central mystery that lies at the heart of quantum theory. Complementarity rules the …

Can you boost your brain power by making yourself ambidextrous?

Lots of companies offer ambidexterity training that promises to improve cognitive power. But research shows there could be risks<p>Could learning to write with both hands make your brain sharper and more speedy? Could training schoolchildren to use their non-dominant hands improve their exam results? …

The Brain

Stingray documents offer rare insight into police and FBI surveillance

Court records in Oakland reveal cases where a warrant wasn’t required to listen to calls and how much law enforcement uses the devices<p>Court documents ordered released by a judge in Oakland, California, have revealed rare insights into how local police and the FBI use a sophisticated surveillance …

Ion Trap Makes Programmable Quantum Computer

The Joint Quantum Institute published a recent paper detailing a quantum computer constructed with five qubits formed from trapped ions. The novel …

Quantum Computing

IBM's New Artificial Neurons a Big Step Toward Powerful Brain-Like Computers

Thanks to a sleek new computer chip developed by IBM, we are one step closer to making computers work like the brain.<p>The neuromorphic chip is made …

Paul Simon on happiness, death and Donald Trump

<b>As he approaches his 75th birthday, Paul Simon is feeling content.</b><p>"Oddly enough, the older you get, the happier you get," he says.<p>"When you've passed through crises a few times - when people die, when you experience enough sadness and enough joy - you tend to turn your attention towards the …

Paul Simon

Want to do your own analytics? Google's free Data Studio takes on Microsoft's Power BI

Google has rolled out a free version of its Data Studio 360, the data visualization toolset for building reports and charts from multiple data …

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Networks (with Python)

A gentle introduction to neural networks, and making your own with Python.<p>This session is deliberately designed to be accessible to everyone, …

Microsoft's R Strategy

Microsoft bought Revolution Analytics just over a year ago. With the impending release of SQL Server 2016, integration of the data science-oriented R …

What lies below: swarm of earthquakes detected beneath Mount St Helens

Scientists suggest volcano is restoring its stores of magma as rate of earthquakes has been ‘steadily increasing’ and reaching nearly 40 located per week<p>A swarm of more than 130 earthquakes has been detected beneath Mount St Helens over the last eight weeks, according to the US Geological …

Weasels in the Large Hadron Collider, and self-throwing dead cats

Scientists deployed a new political technology twice this week, to spectacular effect<p>On Thursday I was on BBC Radio 4’s <i>Inside Science</i>, discussing with Adam Rutherford some excitement around the new data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Under his newly-invented ‘Cloak of Speculation’, we mused as …

Physics

Xiaomi's smartwatch for kids has a panic button, route tracking and a pricetag under $50

In the run up to Xiaomi's Mi Band successor, the Chinese juggernaut decided to take things in a slightly different direction and release a wearable - …

The innovators: desalination unit brings clean water on wheels

Portable ‘Desolenator’ makes sea water and rain fit for human consumption<p>Travelling around Thailand in the 1990s, William Janssen was impressed with the basic rooftop solar heating systems that were on many homes, where energy from the sun was absorbed by a plate and then used to heat water for the …

Innovation

Watch IBM’s Watson-powered robot bust a move — and sing

IBM’s Watson just gave doing the robot a whole new twist. While dancing has never been a forte of machines, IBM’s artificial intelligence system is …

Splunk: How Operational Intelligence Works On Big Data

The arrival of real-time operational intelligence is now a thing. It is a technology practice and an increasingly adopted tech industry term, but what is it? We might define real-time operational intelligence (RTOI, if you prefer) as a principal and/or a methodology for approaching big data …

Big Data

Alphabet Inc Uses Its Head in AI

The market for cloud services is expected to skyrocket in the years ahead. With hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, industry leaders including <b>Microsoft</b> , <b>IBM</b> , and <b>Alphabet</b> are going all-in to capture their fair share of the cloud revenue pie. Alphabet has taken a different path than its tech …

JavaScript: The Synchronous Explanation of Asynchronous Programming.

<i>If you've ever asked someday about JavaScript definition… you would get some answer like this:</i><p><b>JavaScript is a Single-threaded, non-Blocking,</b> …

Higher levels of vitamin D correspond to lower cancer risk

Researchers report that higher levels of vitamin D -- specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D -- are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of …