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Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber<p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.<p>During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

Artificial Intelligence

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

Lab-made muscle repairs itself in supermouse

I get to write about a lot of cool scientific breakthroughs here at Crave, but rarely do I get to report on a story from the cutting edge of medicine that involves not one, but three, mind-blowing components. Yet that's what those geniuses over at Duke delivered this week -- a story involving …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

Scientists Create Biodegradable Battery That 'Melts' Inside The Body After Use

A biodegradable, implantable battery could help in the development of biomedical devices that monitor tissue or deliver treatments before being reabsorbed by the body after use.<p>“This is a really major advance,” says Jeffrey Borenstein, a biomedical engineer at Draper Laboratory, a non-profit …

Mission From Crimea: 2nd Zubr Hovercraft Delivered To China

Despite political difficulties in Ukraine, the second Zubr air cushioned landing craft (LCAC) was handed off from Feodosiya Shipyard without incident. China had ordered four Zubr hovercraft from Ukraine, with two built in Ukraine and the transfer of technology to build another two in Huangpu, …

Special Forces

Disorder of neuronal circuits in autism is reversible, new study suggests

People with autism suffer from a pervasive developmental disorder of the brain that becomes evident in early childhood. Medical researchers have …

Edith Heard: 'We can't undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes'

When something isn't working, Edith Heard is the kind of person who will try to fix it. And at the top of her list might well be the reputation of …

Scientists release plans for new largest particle accelerator, designed to find dark matter

One of the biggest science projects in human history is ready to begin. Scientists from around the world announced today that they have completed the final design specs for what will become the largest particle accelerator ever built, the International Linear Collider, a planned 19.3-mile-long (31 …

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Mammoth With Blood Found in Siberia

Russian researchers found a female mammoth with flowing blood trapped in ice in Siberia.<p>Scientists said the animal’s tissues are in nearly perfect …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …

Depressed people’s body clocks ‘out of sync’

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> A new brain study reveals that the circadian clocks of people with depression are altered at the cellular level.<p>Every cell in our …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Antigravity gets first test at Cern's Alpha experiment

<b>Researchers at Cern in Switzerland have tested a novel way to find out if antimatter is the source of a force termed "antigravity".</b><p>Antimatter particles are the "mirror image" of normal matter, but with opposite electric charge.<p>How antimatter responds to gravity remains a mystery, however; it may …

Physics

Charles Darwin letters reveal his emotional side

<b>In a collection of previously unpublished letters that have been made available online today, naturalist Charles Darwin reveals a highly emotional and personal side.</b><p>In letters to his closest friend, the botanist Joseph Hooker, he pours out his grief over the death of his daughter-in-law, Amy. He …

Cambridge University

Family dinners boost teens’ mental health

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Regular family dinners are good for teens, even those who say they can’t talk to their parents easily, a new study finds.<p>“More …

Genetic ‘roulette’ gives tiny cells their sex

<b>UC SANTA BARBARA (US) —</b> A single-celled organism ends up with one of seven possible “mating types,” or sexes, in a process that scientists call …

Speed Of Light In Vacuum Is Not Actually Constant, Study Finds

Oh, and a vacuum may not really be void of matter.<p>Can you trust nothing in life? A new physics paper suggests that the speed of light in a vacuum may not be constant, and that a vacuum isn't actually entirely empty of stuff.<p>The paper, by a team of French physicists, finds that the speed of a photon …

Astronomers Say They've Discovered New Type Of Supernova

A group of astronomers believe they have found a new kind of "mini" supernovae that appear to share traits with other previously known types.<p>Until now, only core-collapse supernovae, the grand finale of stars approximately 10 to 100 times more massive than our sun, and Type Ia, which occur when …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism

A large new government study should reassure parents who are afraid that kids are getting autism because they receive too many vaccines too early in life.<p>The study, by researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, found no connection between the number of vaccines a child received …

Allergy drops instead of allergy shots?

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Liquid drops with small amounts of purified grasses, ragweed, dust mites, pollen, or mold can be a safe and effective …