Izzat Thaqif

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The search for a thinking machine

<b>By 2050 some experts believe that machines will have reached human level intelligence.</b><p>Thanks, in part, to a new era of machine learning, computer are already starting to assimilate information from raw data in the same way as the human infant learns from the world around her.<p>It means we are getting …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Richest 1% to own more than rest of world, Oxfam says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1138000/1138928_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534410218_ea5d7e73a58866c157a7cbfeb168e816<p><b>The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest of the world's population, according to a study by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.</b><p>The charity's …

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

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Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

The Navy Seal Who Says He Shot Bin Laden Is Reportedly Under Investigation

Robert O'Neill, 38, who unveiled himself as the member of the Seal Tea Six team who killed the terror leader in a 2011 raid, is accused of revealing classified details of the raid, prompting a probe by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)<p>Depending on the outcome of the investigation, he …