Gabriel St-Jean

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Quan­tum physics turned into tan­gi­ble re­al­ity

ETH physicists have developed a silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator when stimulated using ultrasound. They have thereby succeeded …

This microchipped Bitcoin 'wallet' could be the future of cryptocurrencies

<b>Those looking to store their Bitcoin (BTC) and Ripple (XRP) in a vault more secure than an online wallet are in luck, as BiChip has released an</b> …

Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

Book a night at LAX’s Residence Inn and you may be fortunate enough to meet an employee named Wally. His gig is relatively pedestrian—bring you room …

Robotics

Ford is throwing $11 billion at its electric car problem

More than doubling its investment in EVs in bid to catch up with GM and other major automakers<p>Ford Motor Company said Sunday that it would more than double its investment in the production of electric vehicles, promising to spend $11 billion on the technology by 2022. The auto giant will roll out …

Ford Motor Company

Why Timelapse When You Can Hyperlapse?

Here's how to shoot and edit a (handheld) hyperlapse. What is Hyperlapse?I recently went out to experiment with hyperlapse photography. If you are …

The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions

Let's count the ways robots failed to deliver at CES 2018<p>It wasn't a great showing for robots at this year's CES.<p>Things got off to a rocky start when …

Robotics

Montreal Public Health Department Warning: Shoveling Your Car Might Kill You

<b>Another big load of snow</b> has fallen over the city weekend, and now Montreal's Public Health Department are warning people to be very careful when …

Good News, Mars Colonists: Pure Water Ice You Can Dig Up With a Shovel

Mars has large deposits of near-pure water ice just beneath the surface at mid-latitudes, a discovery that could have huge implications for future …

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?

Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technology …

Quantum Physics

BMW Extends Range of Tesla Model 3-Rivaling iNext EV

Upcoming model now predicted to get 435 miles per charge<p>During remarks today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, BMW announced its iNext EV will have a range of up to 435 miles when it goes on sale in 2021.<p>The iNext was announced last May at BMW’s annual shareholders meeting. …

Tesla Model 3

Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help …

Facebook killing news is the best thing that ever happened to news

The end of the beginning. Finally!<p>On January 12, Facebook announced that it would begin to de-prioritize news publishers and their stories in users’ …

Social Media

Dubai Frame: Emirate's controversial mega structure opens

<b>(CNN) —</b> Visitors to Dubai now have an unusual vantage point from which to take in the emirate's ever expanding skyline.<p>The Dubai Frame, a 150-meter-tall and 93-meter-wide hollow, gold-plated observation tower, officially opened in the city's Zabeel Park earlier this month. Believed to be the …

Intellectual Property

Dark Energy Survey spots remains of 11 galaxies devoured by the Milky Way

In the late 1990s, it was discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. That goes against the previous prevailing ideas of …

Universe

Cinego is an ultra-lightweight personal cinema that simulates an 800-In. screen

Everyone seems to be making a VR headset these days, some great, some not. One common theme among many is weight, as in the headset weighs quite a bit and can become tiresome to wear. There are a few reasons for this, including the tons of computing power built into the headset itself and the …

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Cape Town

20 electric cars you'll see on the road by 2025

While electric vehicles still represent a very small percentage of global car sales, automotive companies have made significant investments in them. As governments move to increase emissions standards, even traditional manufacturers anticipate electric vehicles playing a big role in the near future.<p>…

Electric Vehicles

Watch: 15 Graphic Design Trends For 2018

<b>Philip VanDusen,</b> founder and chief creative officer of NYC-based Verhaal Brand Design, lays bare 15 trends that graphic designers should note for …

What too much salt can do to your brain

Too much salt can cause cognitive deficits, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience.</i> Luckily, these negative effects may …

Medical Research

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Within five years, 15 million people – 80% of the population – were wiped out in an epidemic named ‘cocoliztli’, meaning pestilence<p>In 1545 disaster struck Mexico’s Aztec nation when people started coming down with high fevers, headaches and bleeding from the eyes, mouth and nose. Death generally …

Mexico City

Donald Trump finally commented on the false missile alert in Hawaii, and his response is unsettling

If waking up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday sounds like a nightmare to you, imagine doing it because of an emergency missile warning. That’s what happened …

This out-of-this-world diamond-studded rock just got even weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was found in southwestern Egypt in 1996. It was hardly more than a pebble, just 1.3 inches (3.5 centimeters) wide at its widest and a smidge over an ounce …