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This One Stat Reveals the Sharing Economy's Racism Problem

Users of accommodations-booking site Airbnb that have African-American sounding names are less likely to have their rental requests approved by …

Hey, stoners! Boost your high with ... falafel?

Looking for the perfect "stoner" food that's healthy and could boost your high? In one word: falafel.<p>Washington D.C.- based Amsterdam Falafelshop has crafted a custom "pot-pairing" menu to enhance the high that marijuana smokers get from five popular weed strains.<p>It launched last week and has …

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15 Ways to Make a Statement in Your Dining Room

How do you make your dining room a place for everyday meals — and not just for formal occasions? Add an eye-catching decor detail.<p>How do you make your dining room a place for everyday meals — and not just for formal occasions? Add an eye-catching decor detail.

33 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Made With Real Food (Not Tofurkey)

Vegetarians at a family Thanksgiving dinner are accustomed to getting the stink eye, the exasperated sigh, and the classic, “I think these mashed …

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<i>The</i> <i>5 Gyres Institute</i> <i>conducts research and communicates about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Lia Colabello, who heads</i> …

Landmark 20-Year Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Depression In Farmers

A landmark study indicates that seven pesticides, some widely used, may be causing clinical depression in farmers. Will the government step in and …

This Quadrotor Uses Google's Project Tango to Fly Autonomously

Early this year, Google unveiled its Project Tango smartphone, a mobile device equipped with a depth sensor, a motion tracking camera, and two vision …

Can a robot learn right from wrong?

Researchers are working on robots that can make ethical choices and then explain why<p>In Isaac Asimov’s short story "Runaround," two scientists on Mercury discover they are running out of fuel for the human base. They send a robot named Speedy on a dangerous mission to collect more, but five hours …

A computer just passed the Turing Test in landmark trial

Can machines think?<p>In 1950, famed London scientist Alan Turing, considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, published a paper that put forth that very question. But as quickly he asked the question, he called it “absurd.” The idea of thinking was too difficult to define. Instead, he …

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

Commercial drone allowed limited access to fly over US land

A hand-launched UAV called Puma just made history -- it's now known as the first drone to get the Federal Aviation Administration's seal of approval to do commercial flights over land. Puma, which was originally designed for military use by California company AeroVironment, has been doing …

Watch this: prototype NASA robot prowls the underside of frozen lakes, oceans

It's a rough life for a space robot. It's cold, dark, and there is no promise of a return trip back to Earth. There are also far-off moons like Jupiter's Europa, which are believed to have vast oceans underneath immense layers of ice, and that need exploring. How exactly to navigate those oceans …

NASA has nothing on these moon-bound robots

Space startup Astrobotic Technology stands a golden chance of taking home the coveted Google Lunar XPrize when it begins sending robots to the moon.<p>That’s because Astrobotic’s autonomous Autolanding System successfully directed a suborbital rocket called the Xombie (pronounced zombie, in case …

Here's Why Robots Will Increasingly Be Less, Not More, Human-Like

Robots have been a reality on factory assembly lines for over twenty years. But it is only relatively recently that robots have become advanced enough to penetrate into home and office settings.<p><b>BI Intelligence estimates that there will be a $1.5 billion market for consumer and business robots by</b> …

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Aerial drones may find use as smart photographic light sources

As any professional photographer knows, setting up lights can be a hassle. This is often the case in the studio, but especially when shooting on …

Amazon Surges As It Pleads With FAA To Test Drones

Amazon had a busy week, and Wall Street is rewarding them for it.<p>Shares of America’s largest online retailer surged over 4.5% on Friday morning as the company fought for the right to test its new drone delivery program, among a handful of other initiatives taken this week. Amazon.com also took …

MIT upgrades the human hand with two robotic fingers

Opening a 2-liter soda bottle with one hand has never been so easy<p>Stirring the milk you just poured in a hot cup of coffee usually requires two hands: one to hold the cup, and one to hold the spoon. The same goes for unscrewing the cap on a large bottle of soda. But students at MIT might have …

Could Jibo Developer Cynthia Breazeal Be The Steve Wozniak Of Robots?

Bill Gates once predicted we would have a robot in every home to go with our personal computer. James Temple of <re/code> is calling Jibo—a new personal robot to be sold commercially in 2015—“one of the most ambitious and affordable robots for the home that [he has] seen.” I agree.<p>Developed by …

The 10 Best Universities For Robotics In The US

A number of top-notch universities around the country (as well as some less-than-obvious names) offer robotics education programs befitting plenty of people looking to build the next great robot.<p>Whether you want to build a better Roomba or a new best friend, here are ten colleges that will give you …

Drone seen hovering over massive blaze at L.A. high school

A mystery drone was seen hovering over the scene of a massive blaze as it tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday afternoon.<p>The small drone seen on KTLA-TV shows the craft flying above a plume of smoke and the curling flames at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School.<p>Los Angeles …

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This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

<b>Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online, leading to calls to regulate the technology.</b><p>It may sound too good to be true …

How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net

<b>Last year, an epilepsy patient awaiting brain surgery</b> at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital occupied her time with an unusual activity. While …

Scientists 'make telepathy breakthrough'

Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two.<p>Neuroscientist Giulio Ruffini told the Today programme: "You can actually transmit information directly from one brain to another …

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Google's First Quantum Computer Will Build on D-Wave's Approach

Most quantum computing labs hope to slowly build universal "gate-model" machines that could perform as super-fast versions of today's classical …

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Home - Singularity Hub

- Feb 09, 2018<p>In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Leslie Saxon, founder and executive director of the USC …