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Hatred of Robots Is Hatred of Workers

Those who oppose outsourcing work to other countries -- or to robots - usually justify their opposition as a desire to protect Americans. But it …

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<b>Quant Trading Using Machine Learning</b><p>Play the Markets Like a Pro After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment Strategies<p>Financial markets are fickle beasts that can be extremely difficult to navigate for the average investor. This course will introduce you to machine learning, …

This Legendary Hedge Fund Hopes to Use Physics to Battle Wall Street's Speed Demons

Renaissance Technologies, the investment fund known for its ultra-educated workforce and quant trading style, has a plan to beat high frequency …

34 Remarkable and Surprising Things About The Future

I’ve been reading and thinking about the future a lot recently, and decided to spend a week “nerding out” at Singularity University, to satisfy my …

This is a global stock market rout worth celebrating

We toiling workers can allow ourselves a wry smile. For most of the last eight years the owners of wealth and inflated assets have had things their own way, while the real economy has been left behind.<p>The tables are finally turning. The world may look absolutely ghastly if your metric is the stock …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropecene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

Netflix reveals the future of enterprise tech: Here’s why

I was sitting in a conference on enterprise infrastructure this week when I realized that the generational shift long promised by cloud advocates is finally, irreversibly underway.<p>That shift is away from “legacy” data centers built on x86 servers, VMware-managed hypervisors, SQL databases from …

The World’s First Fully Robotic Farm Opens In 2017

A better kind of factory farm<p>Robots will be the farmers of the future. A company in Japan is building an indoor lettuce farm that will be completely tended by robots and computers. The company, named Spread, expects the factory to open in 2017, and the fully automated farming process could make the …

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

How ‘Human’ Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

The race for the unbreakable password is almost over

What Ashley Madison needed was quantum cryptography.<p>The same could be said for the U.S. Office of Professional Management, Home Depot and Anthem …

Quantum Computing

MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.<p>But a new breakthrough …

How Edison uses water to store excess power

BIG CREEK, Calif. — Nestled high in the Sierra mountains among the pine and fir trees, a little-known man-made wonder may help resolve a pressing energy concern: how to store wind and sun power that the grid increasingly can't handle.<p>For nearly three decades, water has flowed down from the …

Don't Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, "He didn't give it to you!"<p>My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn't pay him back "yet". This call happened at least once a week.<p>S. was his best friend for 20 years. My mom would scream at my dad, "I told you not to give him …

Ohm Is A Smarter, Lighter Car Battery That Works With Your Existing Car

While you probably don’t think about them until you have to, automotive batteries — the chunky boxes that helps start your car’s gas engine — are pretty terrible.<p>They die without warning, leaving you stranded. They weigh as much as a small child, making them tough to swap and eating into your gas …

Robot mother builds 'cube babies' then watches them take first steps

Cambridge University has built evolution by natural selection into a robot for the first time<p>A ‘mother’ robot which can build its own ‘children’, test which ones do best, then modify their design, has been developed by scientists at Cambridge University.<p>In an astonishing video released by the …

The 1 percent’s sinister inequality lie: How cold-blooded billionaires are pretending to care about the American dream

<b>(AP/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>The Masters of the Universe know they’re on the wrong side of history — so now they’re pretending they aren’t<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>August 12, 2015 2:55pm (UTC)<p>One of the more interesting sub-plots of this election season is the newfound interest in income inequality among the …

Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

Space Travel

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President, Part II

For a person who wants to be President of the United States, Sen. Ted Cruz is sure not acting presidential.<p>When he was Majority Leader, Harry Reid called Ted Cruz a "schoolyard bully" on the Senate floor. I won't go that far, because I don't know the man personally; I've never spoken to him, and it …

Ted Cruz

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …