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Ashwagandha: The Wonder Herb

Since childhood, I have been hearing this name but nobody explained what it is exactly. In my late teens, I saw this herb on the footpaths of Mumbai, …

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Profit

Astronomers discover 1st possible exoplanets in another galaxy

“We are able to study them, unveil their presence and even have an idea of their masses. This is very cool science.”<p>Thousands of exoplanets have been …

Universe

Human sequencing pioneer George Church wants to give you the power to sell your DNA on the blockchain

The blockchain is the buzziest thing on the internet these days and now MIT professor and godfather of the Human Genome Project George Church wants to put your genes on it.<p>His new startup Nebula Genomics plans to sequence your genome for less than $1,000 (the current going rate of whole genome …

"Super wood" sports the strength of steel

Titanium alloys are some of the strongest materials we can build with, but they can be expensive. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar

New cryptocurrencies offer great opportunities, albeit with great risk, as they promise to revolutionize various aspects of the human experience.<p>Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been …

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrencies

MIT Engineers Have Designed a Chip That Behaves Just Like Brain Cell Connections

The most promising artificial synapse to date.<p>For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate …

I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

12 Ways to Automate Your Business and Boost Efficiency

With the right systems, you can maximize efficiency and profits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too often, repetition, waste, and unnecessary bureaucracy slow down business. Members of The Oracles share their systems to streamline your business to run like a Swiss watch.<p>…

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

Blockchain

Bitcoin's Path To $1 Million: Why This Bubble Is Not Bursting Anytime Soon

<i>Source: documentarytube.com</i><p>Ever since a Florida programmer made the first commercial transaction using Bitcoin (COIN), when he traded 10,000 Bitcoins …

Cryptocurrency

3 Artificial Intelligence Stocks You Shouldn’t Miss

These three tech companies are using AI to boost growth.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is gradually becoming a big part of our lives. From automatic …

Pushpin — An Open Source Library That Turns REST APIs into Realtime APIs

An intro to evented APIs and how to build them with Pushpin<p>“Real-time” is becoming an omnipresent force in the modern tech stack. As consumers demand …

Hard Work? It's Not All It's Cracked up to Be. It May Even Be Irrelevant. Here's Why.

Ever hear of how Neflix let go of many of its hardest-working employees in favor of those who most greatly impacted the company's bottom line?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a young age, we're raised to believe that we can accomplish pretty much anything so long as …

China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.<p>The station appears to be designed with driver and vehicle related matters in mind, making it more …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

Experiments are starting to probe the limits of the classical laws of thermodynamics.

Amazon just explained how Whole Foods fits into its plan for world domination

There was a rather remarkable moment on Amazon’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday (Oct. 26) where Brian Olsavsky, the company’s chief financial officer, laid out everything Amazon thinks it can do with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market.<p>Olsavsky’s answer came in response to a …

Mysterious object from deep space has entered the solar system

Are more planets hiding in our solar system?<p>It was first seen just a month ago. A tiny blip of light was seen to be moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii.<p>The number-crunching which followed was automatic. The results were unusual.<p>This object is in an odd position. It’s moving …

Astronomy

What Is Warren Buffett’s Top Dividend Stock?

Here are three of the Oracle of Omaha's dividend stocks that stand out from the rest.<p><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has a portfolio of …

The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

US Army develops material that is so tough, bullets bounce off it

PUU can be used in helmets, face covers and other forms of ballistic protection gear for soldiers of the future.<p>The US Army Research Laboratory …

Top 10 Mastermind Groups Propelling Explosive Business Growth

Mastermind groups offer a haven of skill, networking and know-how for entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The perils of business are self-evident. The entrepreneurial fray is such that eight of every 10 businesses flop within the first 18 months of operations. …

Magic Leap reportedly looking to raise even more cash, this time at a $6 billion valuation

Investors may not be done shoveling money into Magic Leap’s augmented reality ambitions quite yet.<p>The Plantation, Florida-based startup is reportedly in talks with Singapore-based Temasek Holdings to raise upwards of $500 million, valuing the AR company at around $6 billion, Bloomberg …

Here’s all the crazy hardware presented at HAX’s 10th demo day

We stopped by HAX’s demo day at the San Francisco Mint to check out all the hardware startups in the accelerator’s 10th batch. Many of the startups showcased creative combinations of hardware and software, particularly machine learning, to improve upon legacy services and outdated business …