Mary Stovall

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Google and Microsoft are making gigantic artificial brains

Computers have long been good at carrying out assigned tasks but terrible at learning things on their own.<p>Thus all the excitement around "neural …

Artificial Intelligence

This Treatment Could Alleviate Chronic Pain Without Opioid Medications

Electrical stimulation deep in the brain could help curb the addiction epidemic.<p>Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have been working on a new way to treat chronic pain -- and it just might help curb the rampant abuse of opioid medicines prescribed for pain management.<p>Using a …

Artist Creates Watercolor Paintings on Location and Aligns Them with Actual Landscape

Elena Efremova uses watercolor painting as a unique way to showcase the places she has traveled and lived. Originally from Russia, the artist resides in Marseille, France but is currently in Stockholm, Sweden. No matter her location, though, Efremova takes the time to create detailed renderings of …

Painting

California to grow rice sustainably with Israeli water-tech

The first sustainable farming initiative leveraging Israel’s pioneering research and innovation in water technology will begin this spring at Conaway …

VR will make working from home cooler than ever

Nascent entrepreneurs and seasoned pajama warriors know that working from home is life-changing … and also kind of sucks. That’s why WeWork’s valuation is $16 billion and why the most popular product in a coffee shop is the power outlet. As VR headsets shrink and pixel densities balloon, working …

Virtual Reality

How Does Anxiety Short Circuit the Decision-Making Process?

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have pinpointed a specific neuronal mechanism that helps explain how anxiety can disrupt the …

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 …

Singularity

THIS Is How to Do Perfect Push-Ups (Even on Your Knees)

[caption id="attachment_48296" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Ryan Kelly / Daily Burn 365[/caption]<i>These push-ups come to you from Daily Burn</i> …

Workouts

Slack Just Made It Easier To Unify Your Online Work Life

Slack wants to weave itself into the rest of your digital work tools. That’s because as useful and beloved as the enterprise chat service is, it’s not the end-all, be-all productivity app. Nor does it want to be. Today, integrating Slack into your other favorite digital productivity tools just got …

The One Quality Too Many Women Lack

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

Mathematics

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>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 …

The Brain

HERE to tap big data for 'map of the future'

The Berlin-based map maker has announced its blueprint of the future: a real-time, location-based technology that will steer self-driving cars and …

Startups like Spotify are relying on Pager, an 'Uber for healthcare'

Pager made a name for itself as the “Uber for doctor house calls.” Instead of ordering a car, anyone in San Francisco or New York can schedule a …

Batman v Superman trailer: Wonder Woman joins superhero duo

“Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent. Ha! I love it!” So cries Lex Luthor in the latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday evening, introduced by the film’s star Ben Affleck.<p>Luthor’s handclap of glee – delivered by actor (and New Yorker …

Ben Affleck

Microsoft is handing off yet more of its advertising sales business to ad tech company AppNexus

AppNexus' publisher suite will now be used for Microsoft ads to be bought programmatically (using automated technology, rather than via a big salesforce) across 58 global markets, up from 39 previously.<p>While this sounds like a simple partnership expansion, it's interesting for a number of</b> …

Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

This week, an increasing number of consumers are going online to take advantage of Black Friday deals.<p>Sales for what's known as one of the biggest shopping days of the year were up 20 percent this year, and most of those online shoppers were using smartphone apps.<p>If you want to get a glimpse of …

eCommerce

Cyber plants: Scientists create analogue, digital electronic circuits inside living flowers

Scientists have created the world's first electronically augmented plant, building analogue and digital circuits inside living flowers using …

Orbital View: Land Down Under

Sometimes, the International Space Station takes requests.<p>NASA’s Sally Ride EarthKAM allows middle-school students around the world to ask for images of specific locations on Earth. The photos are captured by a camera that was affixed to the orbital station in 2011 and uploaded here. (The program’s …

Big Announcements in Big Data

This week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) made some big announcements in Big Data, which will not only improve our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of data, but also help accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen our …

Why our biotech future needs design

Meet the biodesigners growing our future products.<p>In 2007, physicist Freeman Dyson predicted in an essay called “Our Biotech Future” that “the domestication of biotechnology will dominate our lives during the next fifty years at least as much as the domestication of computers has dominated our …

Biotechnology

Eric Schmidt to South Korea: ‘The secret to the Internet was that it was not regulated’

“More flexible regulations [will help] to unleash the creativity of [South] Korean citizens,” Google’s former chief executive Eric Schmidt said during a visit to Seoul before the weekend.<p>“Regulations often hold progress back. The secret to the Internet was that it was not regulated,” he added.<p>South …

Ratings Systems Put Customers In The Role of Manager

They help services like Uber and Airbnb maintain quality and trust, but user ratings are riddled with flaws.<p>If you take Uber rides or hire helpers through TaskRabbit, you can thank the use of a five-star scale of user-generated ratings for the high quality of service. If you are an Uber driver or …

6 Quirky Ways to Improve Brain Function

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …

Doodling

Dame Maggie Smith's Best One-Liners From Downton, As Told By Gifs

Happy birthday Dame Maggie Smith -- or should we say Lady Grantham? The Dowager Countess turns 80 on Sunday and though her "Harry Potter" days are over, we thank our lucky stars we can still get our weekly dose of her sharp wit and biting humor when "Downton Abbey" returns for its fifth season on …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

National Parks