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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Bioengineering

Diamonds From Outer Space Formed Inside a Long-Lost Planet

A gem-studded meteorite that fell in Sudan offers clues about the protoplanets that likely existed in our solar system's violent past.<p>Diamonds that fell to Earth inside a meteorite may contain the remnants of our solar system's first planets, protoworlds that were lost billions of years ago to …

Nature Communications

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018

A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), automation and cognitive systems is something which is likely to become increasingly valuable, regardless of your field of business, expertise or profession.<p>Fortunately, today you don’t have to take years out of …

Machine Learning

A Spooky Quantum Experiment Creates What May Be the Most Entangled Controllable Device Yet

If you’ve read anything about quantum computers, you may have encountered the statement, “It’s like computing with zero and one at the same time.” …

Quantum Mechanics

Japan just found a 'semi-infinite' deposit of rare-earth minerals — and it could be a 'game-changer' in competition with China

Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for centuries, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, says the deposit contains 16 million tons of the valuable metals.<p>Rare-earth minerals are used in …

Rare Earth

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

Nanoscale "supersoap" allows liquid 3D structures to be printed within other liquids

Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have found a way to "print" narrow tubes of water within liquid-state silicone oil. …

Nanotech

Crop Circles and Corn Fields: Photos from Above

Man-made or alien creations? When they look this awesome, who cares?<p>Some of these are mazes meticulously grown by humans. Others are gigantic works of art planted in the middle or corn fields. And some are mysterious circles, carved out of wheat fields by who knows what (so they say). All are …

Media Management

This tiny wearable knows what you’ve been eating, drinking, and smoking

A recent breakthrough in miniaturized sensor technology could end up taking a bite out of personal privacy. Researchers developed a wearable small enough to stick on a human tooth virtually unnoticed. And it’s capable of wirelessly transmitting data on any chemicals it comes in contact with.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

I Found Out Everything Facebook Knows About Me — And You Can Too

Prepare to be horrified.<p>Cambridge Analytica, the political research firm recently accused of accessing Facebook users’ information without telling …

Social Media

Raspberry Boom Pi Powered Atmospheric Monitor Can Detect Explosions And More

Raspberry Shake have once again taken to Kickstarter to launch their new Raspberry Pi powered atmospheric monitor aptly named the Raspberry Boom. The …

Raspberry Pi

Virtual reality as sharp as the human eye can see?

<b>Finnish start-up Varjo has developed a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset that its makers claim gives an image 50 times sharper than most other headsets currently on the market.</b><p>When I tested the prototype - looking round the virtual cockpit of a passenger plane - the level of detail in the …

Virtual Reality

How the 'Many Worlds' Interpretation Was Born

Over several rounds of sherry late one night in the fall of 1955, the Danish physicist Aage Petersen debated the mysteries at the heart of quantum …

Princeton University

Nathan Rosen - Wormholes and Time Travel

Artist impression of a Schwarzschild wormhole<p>On March 22, 1909, US-American physicist <b>Nathan Rosen</b> was born. He is best known for his cooperation …

Quantum Mechanics

MIT's new invention can pull drinking water from desert air

A group of researchers at MIT have made a scientific breakthrough that could potentially solve water shortage issues in arid regions where populations are most drastically affected.<p>Building on a concept proposed last year, MIT’s new contraption uses what are called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) …

Arizona State University

A Free Oxford Course on Deep Learning: Cutting Edge Lessons in Artificial Intelligence

Nando de Freitas is a "machine learning professor at Oxford University, a lead research scientist at Google DeepMind, and a Fellow of the Canadian …

Artificial Intelligence

Blind Cave Fish May Hold Secret to Treating Diabetes

These eyeless fish have insatiable appetites and high blood sugar. Scientists are trying to figure out how they're in such good health.<p>To learn about human diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 30 million people in the U.S. alone, a blind fish living in dark Mexican caves might not be the first …

Diabetes

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gives 3 Reasons Why Humans Are Still So Ignorant About The Universe

How did we even get here?<p>We have nanobots that swim inside our bodies and monitor our vital organs. We have autonomous robots that work alongside …

DroneMax 360 hands-on: A portable power station that does it all

Portable battery packs are convenient, if not limited. The DroneMax 360 can charge just about anything, no matter where you are.<p><i>Video: How to</i> …

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth

The tiny tadpole embryo looked like a bean. One day old, it didn’t even have a heart yet. The researcher in a white coat and gloves who hovered over …

What the GDPR will mean for companies tracking location

The tracking of people’s location is becoming an increasingly useful tool for many businesses, whether they want to use it to connect customers with their special offers, monitor footfall, or provide other location-based services.<p>However, a snag is coming in the shape of the EU’s General Data …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

Police on the outskirts of Beijing are using facial-recognition glasses that can identify passengers and car number plates within milliseconds.<p>The smart glasses were first tested in Beijing at a highway checkpoint last week, according to Reuters.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, the eyewear …

Surveillance

UK: A global leader in MadTech

Why the UK is poised to become the global leader in MadTech<p>Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, machine learning,<br>interactive video, and mobile …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

8 Tools You Need To Start Your Own Business

Successful entrepreneurs share their tool kit essentials<p>Starting your own successful company requires answering a problem no-one realises they had, endless commitment and (in most cases) some cold hard cash. But aside from the basics, what else do you need in your arsenal when launching a new …

Peter Thiel

Apple's On The Hunt For Cobalt, So We Picked The Top Cobalt Stocks

It’s no secret cobalt has been trending over the last year, with cobalt mining companies trading up across the board. Large manufacturers of battery based products from cell phone producers to automotive manufacturers are in increasing need for this finite resource. The lack of supply has driven …

Investing