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Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or even reasoning machines (yet), but statistical machines …

The Coast – Finding Refuge in the Unknown

We’re a week into 2015, and we have no way of knowing just yet what this year will bring. Many of us make resolutions, vows to ourselves, to ride the wild wave of our lives—both darkness and light—with some semblance of grit and grace. But would you make resolutions today without knowing if …

Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions

Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person's future — some aspects of it, anyway.<p>Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with math, say, or whether someone with mental illness is going to respond to a particular treatment, according …

MakerBot wants you to start 3D-printing in metal and wood (sort of)

The future of 3D printing may depend on the ability print things with properties beyond cheap plastic. We've seen composite materials appear for 3D printers before, but the arrival of MakerBot to the scene should make progress a bit quicker. Announced at this week's CES, MakerBot will be rolling …

3D Printing

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter