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Thanks, Boston Dynamics! We are doomed.

I’m sorry to inform you, but it appears the end is nigh.<p>Boston Dynamics, the robotics company now owned by SoftBank (and once deemed too creepy for Google to keep its hands on), released a new video today (Feb. 12) of its latest four-legged creation.<p>The video shows the latest iteration of its Spot …

Robotics

'Oumuamua: Invader from Beyond the Solar System

It's not often that an interstellar visitor shaped like a cigar whizzes through the inner solar system. But that's exactly what happened in mid-2017 …

10 of the best blood pressure apps for 2017

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it can be a constant worry to try and bring down your numbers. We have chosen the best apps to …

Diabetes

Resist The Urge to Pet Boston Dynamics’ Newest Robodog

Sony recently announced that its robotic dog Aibo is back from the dead and will hit Japan early next year. But even a $1,700 robot toy can’t compare …

Robotics

Watch The Moment A Dying Chimpanzee Recognizes An Old Friend

Animal videos are shared online nowadays at a pace that can be overwhelming.<p>Once in a while, though, a video offers a unique and unforgettable message.<p>Such is the case with a short video of the chimpanzee named Mama, curled up in her enclosure at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Holland. Shot in …

Animals

The Secrets of Google’s Moonshot Factory

A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extradimensional physicist, a psychology geek, an …

Genetics Researchers Just Disproved a Long-Held Racist Assumption

Many genetic skin variants associated with light skin originated in Africa.<p>By on<p>Racism is a grotesque inheritance passed down from light-skinned …

Barley Vegetable Soup With Lentils

Vegetarian barley lentil soup combines whole grains, high-protein lentils and plenty of healthy and high-fiber vegetables, so it just couldn't …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Deep Learning

Activists practice ritual closer to Temple Mount than ever before

Before the "Water Libation" ritual took place, the attendees marched from the the Dung Gate through the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ir David, to …

Here are all the games enhanced for Xbox One X

Microsoft has dribbled out details of Xbox One X visual upgrades over the past couple of months, but now it's laying all its cards on the table. The company's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has posted a list of all the games currently slated to get some kind of Xbox One X enhancement. Some of them …

The 10 Most Significant Scientific Discoveries Of the Year (So Far)

The year 2017 has catapulted us into a science-fiction future, from human cell regeneration for growing organs, to banishing genetic disease through …

I Built an Artificial-Intelligence System for Investing -- and It Showed How Smart Warren Buffett Is

One Fool's AI system for investing turned out to be a Buffett-bot.<p>I was curious.<p>The idea of driverless cars has been, and still is, fascinating to …

Investing

How to prepare your bedroom for the best night's sleep

Create the right environment for improved rest<p>Hardly anyone's bedroom can match the serenity of a hotel room, so don't beat yourself up if you …

Auris Surgical Robotics, cofounded by superstar Fred Moll, has quietly closed on a ton of money

Auris Surgical Robotics, a 10-year-old, San Carlos, Ca.-based surgical robotics company that was cofounded by serial entrepreneur Frederic Moll, has quietly raised $280 million in Series D funding led by Coatue Management.<p>The company had previously raised at least $184 million from investors, shows …

Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

Mental Health

LG's new flagship to feature OLED display

The next flagship phone from LG, expected to be the V30, will be the first to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display, the company has announced.<p>LG's next flagship phone, rumoured to be the V30, will mark the company's first OLED phone since 2015. Announced August 3 in Seoul, South Korea, the …

Hyperloop One’s full-scale pod reaches 192 mph in new Nevada track test

Hyperloop One has achieved a new milestone in terms of making its Hyperloop vision a physical reality: The company completed a test on July 29, 2017 at its full-scale Nevada test track that travelled at high speed, running nearly the entirety of the 500 meter (1640 foot) test route. XP-1, the …

AI is changing the way medical technicians work

When MIT successfully created AI that can diagnose skin cancer it was a massive step in the right direction for medical science. A neural-network can process huge amounts of data. More data means better research, more accurate diagnosis, and the potential to save lives by the thousands or …

Artificial Intelligence

New technique lets researchers control brain cells without the need for surgery

Researchers have come a step closer to treating diseases like Parkinson’s and epilepsy, without the need to place an implant into the brain.<p>These …

Artificial cartilage under tension as strong as natural material

Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have created a lab-grown tissue similar to natural cartilage by giving it a bit of a …

Nanotech

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

NEW YORK (AP) — At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.<p>But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA.<p>Scientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA …

What Are Biologics? How Organic Drugs Could Transform Medicine

Say goodbye to chemicals and hello to biologics.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Animals, Biology, Diseases & Medicine<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be …

Ignore Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg's War Over Killer Robots, the Real Challenge Is Already Here

Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckeberg have been engaged in a very public, somewhat silly and self-indulgent battle over artificial intelligence …

Elon Musk

Google's machine learning algorithm gets human help in quest for fusion power

The challenge Tri Alpha Energy faced was that the enormous experimental complexity of its plasma research involved so many variables that it was …

Front-Runner For U.S. Senate Seat In Alabama Calls Islam A 'False Religion'

A U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice told voters this week that Islam is a “false religion.”<p>Republican Roy Moore — the front-runner in Alabama’s Aug. 15 special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions’ appointment as U.S. attorney general — made …

Equality

Google DeepMind’s terrifying AI learned how to walk on its own

Google’s AI branch built a new artificial intelligence capable of learning how to walk, run, jump, and climb, without receiving specific instructions.<p>…

Chatbots: The cheap way to irritate your customers

Published on the 14/07/2017 | Written by Jonathan Cotton<p>How much does a chatbot for your site cost? More than you might think…<p>Although AI-driven …

Chatbot Experiment: Warby Parker Bot

The Future of E-Commerce: Warby Parker Bot<p><i>Disclaimer: This project is not affiliated with, authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Warby Parker or any</i> …

How to Watch Cable on iPhone or iPad

The TV app, which was introduced with iOS 10.3, finally brings all of your TV and movie watching together. Within the TV app, you can see what your viewing options are all in one place, including shows from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. While a lot of Apple TV users have cut the cable …

Smart TV