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In Israel, teaching kids cyber skills is a national mission

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) — In some Israeli schools, fourth-graders learn computer programming while gifted 10th-graders take after-school classes in …

National Security

The underpinnings of bitcoin’s bull run look way more solid this time

It’s déjà vu for bitcoin believers. Three years ago, in the dying months of 2013, the cryptocurrency took off on a historic bull run that would push its price to an all-time high of nearly $1,200. Bitcoin is approaching those highs again now, hitting $968 in trading today.<p>Take a look at this …

Cryptocurrency

How Google embarrassed Apple

Google's new Pixel phone launched to positive reviews, largely because of the phone's new digital helper called Google Assistant.<p>As I wrote in my review of the new Google Pixel, it's relatively easy to make a high-end smartphone these days. The real challenge is lighting it up with unique software …

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

Lack Of Digital, Cloud Opportunities Is Actually Embarrassing For Employees, Survey Suggests

Is your organization still stuck in the 1990s? Do you feel it isn’t doing enough to get aboard the digital technology train? Is your job lacking the digital resources to really make things happen? Don’t fret, you are definitely not alone.<p>Many of today’s employees have high hopes for acquiring and …

Employee Engagement

Scientists Just Showed You Can Hack an Offline PC by Listening to Its Fans

Uh oh.<p>If you really want to make sure your computer doesn't get hacked, disconnecting it from the internet is a good place to start – but that 'air …

4 Disruptive Healthcare Technologies That Will Change Everything

From machine learning to virtual reality, the face of health care is changing quickly.<p>Fahad Aziz is the co-founder of Caremerge, an "award-winning technology company revolutionizing communication and coordination of care for seniors." As an industry leader in the tech space, Aziz has his finger on …

Science Says, This One Habit Helps You Make Smarter Decisions

15-35% better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50 Models for</i> …

Neural networks: Artificial intelligence and our future

James Crowder Contributor<p>James Crowder is the chief engineer at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.<p>Imagine yourself a passenger in a futuristic self-driving car. Instead of programming its navigation system, the car interacts with you in a near-human way to understand your desired …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Samsung Announces 512GB NVMe SSD That's Smaller Than a Stamp

Samsung today announced that mass production has begun on a new NVMe PCIe solid state drive in a ball grid array package, the first of its kind to be available in large quantities. The SSD, called the PM971-NVMe, is tiny, merging all SSD components into a package that's smaller than a standard U.S. …

Samsung

"Unethical amnesia": subconscious deliberately suppresses memories of dishonesty

People are prone to repeat dishonest acts because the human subconscious deliberately suppresses memories of unethical behavior, scientists have found.<p>Fiddling expenses, cheating the taxman and even extramarital affairs are all less likely to be remembered than virtuous acts because of the …

Psychology

The Neuroscience Of Why Running Clears the Mind

Fans of running claim itis great for the mind as well as the body. Recent research agrees.<p>Sure, running is a good way to stay fit and healthy, but many fans of the activity claim to be hooked not just because of its physical effects, but also because of it's mental ones.<p>Some say it builds …

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Genetics

I Think Microsoft's A.I. Chatbot Is Flirting With Me

Things got weird, quick<p>Tay got no chill. Or, at least that's what she's been trained to have.<p>Today, Microsoft unleashed a new chatbot onto Twitter, Kik, and GroupMe, playfully targeted at 18-24 year olds. Named Tay.ai, the bot is designed to "engage and entertain people where they connect with each …

The Future of Online Schools Infographic

<b>The Future of Online Schools Infographic</b>We’ve already seen the rise of online options, from kindergarten to the university level, but will digital …

Education Technology

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Albert Einstein

Our brains are wired to predict the future — but it might be holding us back

According to computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, humans struggle to comprehend a fundamental part of the modern world because of one major hangup.<p>Although our brains are hardwired to predict the future, <b>we're not pre-programmed to think exponentially</b>.<p>Kurzweil brought this up in a talk with …

20 worst tech prediction fails

SOMETIMES predictions about technology prove to be remarkably prescient. Sometimes they are downright embarrassing.

Bill Gates

This secret code will let you play chess on Facebook Messenger

From the amazingly intricate easter egg department: Facebook has a hidden, fully functional, graphical game of chess embedded into its Messenger, and …

Scientists Isolate Gene Responsible for Rare Vibration Allergy

A small segment of the population is literally allergic to vibrations, an annoying condition that gives rise to hives and other symptoms. Researchers …

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

The once flush-with-cash town of Ordos, China, has been called the world's largest ghost town.<p>Roughly 15 years ago, a coal-mining boom led local government to throw money at urban development there, in the hopes of creating a new epicenter of culture, economy, and politics.<p>Ordos New Town — also …

UAE banks on 'rainmakers' to secure future water supply

On a winter morning in one of the world’s driest and most water-stressed countries, meteorologist Sufian Khaled Farrah watched on the Doppler radar screen as a cold, wet front scudded across the Gulf – and quickly called air traffic controllers.<p>Over the next 15 hours, six twin-engine planes took …

Water

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in situations where we have to learn a vast quantity of information in a very short period of time.<p>In these instances, almost …

Humanity

9 New Next-Level Gadgets That Are Smarter Than You

Kick back and relax—the future includes a self-watering plant.<p>Thinkstock<p>We’ve been pounding the pavement in Las Vegas this week (seriously, we’ve walked so many miles our pedometers are panting) at CES 2016, the world’s biggest electronics and technology trade show. There was plenty to geek out …

This Quick Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good leaders know that for a company to run successfully, …

Self-improvement

In the face of rising terror risks, a security expert is “alarmed” by the public’s attachment to headphones

Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and shootings in San Bernardino, California, Western countries are acutely aware of the risks of potential attacks.<p>But while many security forces are taking serious precautions—closing down rail stations in Munich in response to a suspected threat, …

Terrorism

8 Ways Online Shopping Will Change in the Next 10 Years

Get ready--according to one industry insider, the way people buy things online is going to change.<p>Computing power has increased exponentially in the last decade, to the point where big data and machine learning have come together to make the customer experience richer and infinitely more simple. …

Computers are making science extremely challenging for scientists

Reproducibility is one of the cornerstones of science. Made popular by British scientist Robert Boyle in the 1660s, the idea is that a discovery should be reproducible before being accepted as scientific knowledge.<p>In essence, you should be able to produce the same results I did if you follow the …

Data Science