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Containing a Superintelligent AI Is Theoretically Impossible

The halting problem strikes again.<p>Machines that "learn" and make decisions on their own are proliferating in our daily lives via social networks and smartphones, and experts are already thinking about how we can engineer them so that they don't go rogue.<p>So far, suggestions have ranged from …

Faster Rooftop Solar Growth to Cut Demand From Biggest U.S. Grid

Rooftop-solar panels are being installed in the region covered by the biggest U.S. power grid at a faster pace than expected. That will accelerate …

Machine Learning with TensorFlow

iOS 10's Control Center fixes Apple's longstanding mess at last

Live long and uncluttered<p>When Apple introduced iOS 7 in the summer of 2013, the software came with the biggest visual overhaul in the mobile OS's history. Alongside flat design icons and a more modern and Jony Ive-inspired approach was one of iOS's much-needed features: Control Center. It was a …

What is an algorithm?

By now you’ve probably heard a phrase similar to: “An algorithm controls your news feed,” at some point in the last 10 years or maybe even the last …

How DNA data storage works - ExtremeTech

By on July 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DNA data storage is a big deal. …

Albert Einstein

Hyundai Ioniq: Tesla might have shown us the way, but Hyundai's likely to get us there - Pocket-lint

Hyundai has pulled the covers off the Ioniq in Europe, a new green car that uniquely provides the choice of three power options: hybrid, electric and …

Germany Puts Brake on Renewable Energy Expansion

Quick rise of renewables resulted in power glut that hit conventional generators<p>By<p>Monica Houston-Waesch and<p>Christian Grimm<p>FRANKFURT—German lawmakers on Friday voted to limit the expansion of renewable power, in response to concerns that the country’s efforts to promote green energy has resulted in …

Renewable Energy

Google gearing up to defend against quantum decryption

Large-scale quantum computing is still a thing of science fiction. However, a quick glance around will show you that a lot of things that were previously science fiction are currently a part of our everyday experience. People are walking around catching Pokemon, for chrissakes. So even though we’re …

Juno broke a Guinness World Record: Fastest craft ever

Before NASA’s spacecraft Juno fired its engine on July 4 to slow it and place it in Jupiter’s orbit, the probe was zipping through space at a speed so fast it's hard to comprehend. And now, Guinness World Records has announced that the basketball court-sized spacecraft is a record-holder: it’s the …

Today in Apple history: Power Mac G5 goes on sale

Sometimes affectionately called the “cheese grater,” the original Power Mac G5 first went on sale on June 23, 2003 — offering what was then Apple’s fastest-ever machine and the world’s first 64-bit personal computer.<p>Check out the video of Steve Jobs introducing the computer 13 years ago …

Jony Ive

Google Fiber to acquire gigabit internet provider Webpass

To help with urban expansion<p>Google Fiber is acquiring San Francisco-based internet service provider Webpass. The news, announced in a press release this afternoon, means Google's own fiber service now has a well-established commercial provider of gigabit internet to aid its continued expansion. …

Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on how and where they place their fingers on the stylus shaft itself.<p>The patent, spotted earlier by …

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Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

European quantum physicists have done some amazing things over the past few decades: sent single photons to Earth orbit and back, created quantum …

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The Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

Artificial intelligence could unlock higher productivity and better health and happiness for millions of people<p>June 23, 2016 — Dr Corinna Lathan and …

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BMW rips the battery out of the i3 and hangs it on your wall

Electric vehicle manufacturers are eager to give their cars another selling point by using them to put electricity back into the home and grid, not …

Amazon Has Doubled its Share of Streaming Internet Traffic this Year

The battle for streaming video viewers figures to continue raging for the foreseeable future. And while Netflix and YouTube still dominate the market …

Conductive thin film clears the way for improved solar cells

Researchers at the University of Korea and the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new thin film material that packs a unique …

A First: from space, NASA spots a single methane leak from Earth's atmosphere

“For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on …

How Does “Creativity” Translate Across Different Cultures?

A new report shows the variety in attitude and approach to creativity in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, China, and India.<p>What is creativity? What does it mean to be creative? And, assuming you can come up with your own definition, how do you think it differs from others around the …

A Molecule Deep in Space Could Help Explain the Origins of Life - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | June 14, 2016 1:17 pm<p>An image of the center of our galaxy, where Sagittarius B2 is located. <i>(Credit:</i> …

Asymmetry

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Andy Rubin Sees AI and Quantum Computers as Next Big Thing

Andy Rubin, the Google veteran who built Android into the world’s largest mobile operating system, is convinced that artificial intelligence is the …

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …