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A Remote Chinese Province Uses Its Climate To Grow A Big-Data Industry

To the rest of China, the remote, landlocked region known as Guizhou province has been a wild and rugged backwater, for all but the last 500 years of the country's history. Now, it's at the leading edge of China's technological ambitions.<p>Aboriginal tribes inhabited this part of Southwest China …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

How Losing My Father Helped Me Become A Happier (and Better) Person

<b>“In every loss there is a gain, as in every gain there is a loss, and with each ending comes a new beginning.” ~Buddhist Proverb</b><p>Four years ago, on a …

A chat with the directors of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is an important game. For one, it’s the key launch title for Nintendo’s ambitious new platform, the Switch, making it a title largely saddled with the burden of selling customers on another piece of Nintendo hardware. But <i>Breath of the Wild</i> is also the biggest …

Breath of the Wild

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

Black Holes

Strong winds blow away 4-year-old girl opening a door

A 4-year-old girl displayed her extreme phone-holding abilities when a strong gust of wind blew open the door she was holding onto, sending the girl …

50 Absolutely Hilarious Parents Who Will Make You Pee-Laugh

No kids were harmed in the making of this post.

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

You can now try out browser extensions in Edge

Microsoft's new Edge browser may be fast, modern and Chrome-like, but up until now it's been lacking something big -- browser extensions. The new browser debuted over six months ago without support for this handy feature because Microsoft wanted to make sure everything was secure before adding …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

The 7 Biggest Moments of Elon Musk's Extraordinary Career

The billionaire entrepreneur has already turned his childhood dreams of building fast cars and rocket ships into a reality. Here are the most groundbreaking moments of his career.<p>Elon Musk's unveiling of Tesla's first mass-market vehicle Thursday has been called Musk's "moment of truth," and while …

Elon Musk

Six essential steps to present data persuasively

<b>“The graphic method has considerable superiority for the exposition of statistical facts over the tabular. A heavy bank of figures is grievously</b> …

The best drone racer in the world just won $250,000

What did you do with your weekend? 15-year-old Luke Bannister just won $250,000 by beating out 150 teams in the first World Drone Prix, held in Dubai. Drone racing is now a very real thing, with racers using camera-mounted navigation to steer their craft around a track -- and through or around …

Six Chinese technology projects that might change the world

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 March, 2016, 9:01am<p>Related topics<p>Future tech China's 'Two Sessions' 2016<p>One of China’s leading physicists has called for the …

China

Is there a link between free trade and war?

People who have read my posts in the past two years might have noticed that I discussed several times the origins of World War I (here and here and …

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

Robotics

How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective

<i>This piece is an excerpt taken from a longer article originally featured in Russia In Global Affairs.</i><p>Old Rules Gone, No New Ones in Place<p>MOSCOW -- Let me start with global trends. The era that began with the end of the Second World War is now over. That period was characterized by a relatively …

How a billionaire who wrote Google’s original code created a robot revolution

Then, the lights went down and music rumbled on. With blue spotlights flashing, the robots began a coordinated dance to the '80s hit "Mr Roboto," swiveling their heads, waving flags clutched in their "hands," and moving with flaunts and flourishes that had the crowd hooting with glee.<p>This raucous …

The simplest explanation of why we should care about gravitational waves

In February, when a team of scientists announced they had detected gravitational waves for the first time ever — a blockbuster, Nobel-worthy discovery — I called up Cliff Burgess.<p>Burgess is a theoretical physicist at McMaster University in Ontario. Throughout his career, he has authored hundreds of …

Google Is Finally Killing Picasa

It hasn’t made sense for Google to continue to invest in two separate photo storage and sharing applications, as it has been doing with the newer Google Photos and the dated software Picasa. And now the company is finally going to do something about that: Google announced this morning that it will …

Watch this robot solve a Rubik's Cube in about a second

Ah, the Rubik's Cube. Few novelty puzzles have had as long of a career.<p>Since its invention in 1974, the cube has become on one of the best selling …

Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Yep, it's true - and the chemistry is fascinating.<p>Lots of you in the Northern Hemisphere will be in the middle of yet another winter, and some might …

Stanford University

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Best Quotes Will Make You Fall in Love With Science All Over Again

"Knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going."<p>If you've ever listened to StarTalk radio, then you'll know that …

Middle School

China's Economic Slowdown Is Biggest Business Story of 2015

WASHINGTON — China's economy lost some luster and its leaders their aura of invincibility. A commodities boom went bust, spreading pain from Texas oil fields to Indonesian coal mines.<p>Seven years of near-zero interest rates ended in the United States, while easy money kept flowing elsewhere. …

British man first to row non-stop from North America to Australia

British adventurer John Beeden has become the first person to row solo and non-stop from North America to mainland Australia, arriving on December …

North America

China is trying to build a global navy that would rival the US

On Nov. 26, Beijing announced its plans to establish its first overseas naval installation in the small nation of Djibouti, a strategic location on the Horn of Africa about 7,700 kilometers (4,800 miles) from China.<p>China is growing into its role as a great power and is setting the stage for more …

These maps show how the Chinese economy conquered the world in a decade

Countries have grown at a similarly rapid pace before, but they've never made up such a large portion of the global economy.<p>A research note from Deutsche Bank analysts this week explains how the "gravity" of global trade has tipped towards China over just a 10-year period.<p>Instead of using just …

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Equations