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IBM Watson can analyze the tone of a message

IBM researchers have created the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer, a supercomputer application which can read a message and judge the tone conveyed in the message.<p>This is the kind of task that a human can do naturally, but that takes a lot more intelligence than a computer can usually deliver.<p>But Rama …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

FBI director: I don’t like encryption, but I’m not a maniac

There’s just no getting around it: FBI director James Comey isn’t a fan of encryption.<p>In an open letter, Comey writes that the kind of security seen on devices like the iPhone do more to hurt us than they do to help — potentially even aiding terrorist groups such as ISIS.<p>“I really am not a maniac …

Watch This Drone Explore Underground Tunnels Beneath London

Like 'Descent,' only without all the lasers<p>Removing pilots from flying machines opens up the earth to brand-new kinds of aerial exploration. One instance, captured beautifully by <i>BBC</i> cameraman John Bontoft, is aerial photography taken inside the tunnels that will house the underground portions of …

Large Hadron Collider: Pumped-up particle smasher to probe deeper mysteries

The Large Hadron Collider is getting back in business. After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smashing machine that brought you the discovery of the<p>Higgs bosonis set to take scientists’ experiments to nearly double its previous energy limit, in the hope of revealing the mysteries behind dark …

Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say

Dry, dusty Mars once had an ocean that held as much water as the Arctic Ocean and covered a larger share of the Red Planet's surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to a surprising new study.<p>The findings, described online in the journal Science, examined the patterns in the Martian …

United Kingdom Wants A Big Laser Gun

Pew Pew Pew<p>The United Kingdom is building a laser gun. Technically, the Ministry of Defence is looking for a contractor to build a “laser directed energy weapon capability demonstrator,” but that’s a jargony soup for <i>laser gun.</i> There will be a briefing for defense companies in mid-April, where the …

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