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Watch These Mini-Robots Self-Assemble into Different Shapes

A new approach to autonomous bots.<p>Some of the most perplexing and awe-inspiring phenomena in nature involve self-assembly, where thousands—sometimes millions—of individual disorganized actors manage to form large, complex structures solely through local interactions. This can be seen when there are …

Robotics

Build Your Own Sonic Tractor Beam

Make things float in midair with the power of sound and your crafting skills.<p>Sonic tractor beams are pretty nifty applications of modern science and engineering. With a network of carefully positioned speakers, sonic tractor beams can make small objects float in midair using only the power of sound.<p>…

How to Customize Bash Colors and Content in Linux Terminal Prompt

Today, Bash is the default shell in most (if not all) modern Linux distributions. However, you may have noticed that the text color in the terminal …

Artificial Intelligence Gained Consciousness in 1991

Why A.I. pioneer Jürgen Schmidhuber is convinced the ultimate breakthrough already happened.<p>For as long as humans have had consciousness — two or two …

Artificial Intelligence

Vue in 2016

It’s already end of 2016! During the past 12 months, Vue’s growth has been consistently exceeding my expectations — the project has grown from a …

Why Are Celebrities So Deluded When It Comes to Cuba?

During vacation in Cuba last week, Victoria’s Secret Angel Sara Sampaio posed for a photo in jean cutoffs and a light blue denim shirt next to one of …

Cuba

Is Our Understanding of Gravity Really That Wrong?

Albert Einstein was a brilliant man; there’s no denying it. But, what he proposed about gravity, and what we have believed for a long time, may not …

CyanogenMod dead but developers will build LineageOS with existing source code

CM was considered the biggest and most-used custom Android ROM.<p>After Cyanogen Inc declared that it will shut down its operations, the CyanogenMod …

This startup wants to use AI to edit and pick your photos for you

What will photography be like when computers have more control?<p>You’d think the proliferation of smartphone photography would have sparked a revolution in digital cameras. Not so much. Sure, cameras are more connected now than ever, and mirrorless technology has helped make them smaller and lighter. …

Astronomers found evidence for a 'dark' gravitational force that might fix Einstein's most famous theory

Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicts so much about the universe at large, including the existence of gravitational lenses or …

Bioterrorism And Gene Editing: Can Crispr Tool Be Used As Biological Weapon In War?

Crispr is a tool that allows for genes to be edited, and has great potential in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including some for which …

Genetics

Matrix - Flowcode 8 - Electronic Systems Design

Flowcode supports hundreds of embedded devices allowing you to program them with ease, check the list below to see if the device you are using for …

AR startup Blippar added real-time facial recognition to its app

Blippar, the AR (augmented reality) startup aiming to build a visual catalog of every object in the world, has added real-time facial recognition technology to its mobile app, allowing users to create "Augmented Reality Face Profiles."<p>The new technology enables users to scan or "Blipp" faces — …

Augmented Reality

Open As App turns boring business data into a mobile app instantly

Cloud computing has made collaboration across coworkers easier than ever, but that doesn’t mean that workers are as productive as possible when they’re on the go. Open As App aims to change all that.<p>Launching today in the Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt London, Open As App offers a platform that …

Fun Maps: Income Gap Between the Wealthy and Poor Depicted Through NYC Data Visualizations

A new series of maps visualizes the income inequality in major cities around the world, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. Created by …

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Software Engineering

Human vision is determined based on information theory

Abstract<p>It is commonly accepted that the evolution of the human eye has been driven by the maximum intensity of the radiation emitted by the Sun. …

Gupshup’s new development tools help you build a chatbot without writing code

Let’s say you run a restaurant, and you want a chatbot to take orders. Or you run a hair salon, and you need a chatbot to help schedule appointments for blowouts and coloring. Or, for fun, let’s say you’re me, a journalist, and you’re jealous of Chris Messina and Esther Crawford, who have their own …

Videos Recreate Isaac Newton’s Neat Alchemy Experiments: Watch Silver Get Turned Into Gold

Yesterday we featured an online archive of “chymical” manuscripts from the hand of Isaac Newton, who, in addition to modern physics and mathematics, …

With New Program, DARPA To Encourage Safety "Brakes" For Gene Editing

[<i>Updated 10/6/16, 12:17 p.m. See below</i>.] Drugs that use molecular scissors to snip out or replace defective genes. Altered mosquitoes meant to …

Clarifai Wants You to Correct AI's Biggest Gaffes

Artificial intelligence can do remarkable things, like recognize faces on social networks, instantly translate speech from one language to another, …

The Human Remembering Machine

A new mathematical model of memory could accelerate the quest to build super-powered, brain-inspired hardware systems.<p>They called it the Hubble Telescope of the mind.<p>This was in 2009, after the announcement that a team of scientists from IBM’s Cognitive Computing group had built what was, at the …

Humanity

How A New Technology Promises To Make Deep Learning More Powerful Than It Already Is

Deep learning is a powerful type of machine learning that is providing solutions in science, industry, healthcare, commerce and more. Google has applied deep learning in many domains including search (RankBrain), synthesized speech (WaveNet) and defeating a world-class Go player (AlphaGo). Deep …

Reinforcement Learning for Torch: Introducing torch-twrl

We are exploring RL as a learning paradigm, and to that end, Twitter Cortex built a framework for RL development. Today, Twitter is open sourcing …

Epigenetics: Are Darwin’​s Theories About To Evolve?

Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG<b>MUNICH</b> — The field of epigenetics is being lauded for its discoveries, which some describe as revolutionary. …

Arya.ai launches Braid to integrate 'deep learning' into systems

Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Arya.ai has announced the global launch of Braid, an open-source meta-framework that is designed to help …

Arya.ai's Braid Aims to Weave Together Neural Network Components | Software

Startup Arya.ai on Monday introduced Braid, an open source tool available for free to companies developing neural networks.<p>Braid is a flexible, …

Microsoft's AI Is Playing Minecraft to Learn How the World Works

Would you trust an AI with a diamond pickaxe?<p>Microsoft is using an experimental version of its game Minecraft to test the limits of artificial intelligence.<p>Called Project Malmo (named after a Swedish city, as Minecraft originates out of Sweden), the new version of the game allows …

Envelop VR And How It Differs From Virtual Desktop and BigScreen

Since late last year I’ve been hearing about <i>Envelop VR</i> and its plan for a Windows “VR shell”. It would allow you to operate all the apps on your PC …