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'Equals' Imagines a Future Without Feelings (or Smartphones)

In Equals, humans no longer have emotions. Those who do are hunted down. We talked to director Drake Doremus.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

This Is How Long Sex Usually Lasts

We're not saying you've peeked through the blinds to see your neighbors doing the deed, but chances are you've wondered how your stamina stacks up against everyone else. So yes, we're basically asking: Are you the tortoise or the hare?<p>Due to the private nature of sex, it's a hard question to …

Germany Is Using AI to Smooth the Fluctuations in Its Power Grid

The machine learning software is being used to predict the supply of renewable energy days in advance.<p>Renewable energy like solar and wind power are changing the way we generate electricity. Our energy production is becoming cleaner and cheaper, and in many countries renewables are starting to …

Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber

Kremlin claims about a spacecraft that could fire weapons anywhere on Earth within two hours may have just kick-started a nuclear arms race in …

Researchers discover the hidden impact of solar panel shade

A group of environmental scientists and ecologists researching the impact of solar arrays on the environment have released a new study they believe will lead to smarter farming and land use around these alternative energy sources. According to the paper published in the journal <i>Environmental</i> …

The First Water-Vapor Clouds Have Been Discovered Outside the Solar System

It rains all over the galaxy.<p>A team of astronomers led by the University of California Santa Cruz has found strong evidence of water clouds on a brown dwarf called WISE 0855—the first time that clouds of water have been detected outside the solar system. WISE 0855 is only 7.2 light years from …

Should Our Children Be Genetically Engineered?

On the eve of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Medicine International Summit on Human Gene Editing, Center for Genetics and Society and …

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The atomic bomb of cyber warfare

The world now knows it as Stuxnet and it has ushered in a whole new era of cyber warfare.<p>For those who have never heard of it, Stuxnet is a computer …

From basket weavers to salt farmers: the women leading a renewables revolution

From female basket weavers in Tanzania to the women farming salt in Gujarat, social enterprises are helping women become clean energy entrepreneurs<p>“People call us Mama Solar,” says Solar Sister entrepreneur Hilaria Paschal. In her native Tanzania, Paschal and her fellow basket weavers buy solar …

Sweden opens world's first "electric road"

A 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 freeway near Gävle, Sweden, nicknamed the e-way might be the world's most advanced stretch of pavement.<p>Electric …

Business Intelligence and Data Security: A Double-Edged Sword

There’s a great deal of digital real estate devoted to advising businesses on the importance of protecting information assets from hackers, and …

Big Data

Ask Ethan: Can gravitational waves let us peek inside a black hole?

If they change and distort spacetime as the ripples pass through, could what was once inside actually get out?<p><i>“Find a place inside where there’s joy,</i> …

This Week in Solar

The solar industry has been reeling this week, trying to decipher how each company is going to react to the "injury" fining in the Section 201 trade case, which will likely lead to tariffs on solar imports. The exact decision President Donald Trump makes in relation to tariffs won't likely come …

New Algorithm Can ‘Paint’ Image In Style Of Any Artist From Van Gogh To Picasso

A group of researchers at the University of Tubing, Germany have created an algorithm that is able to transform a photograph to resemble a painting …

Deep Learning

How Nasa's Juno Jupiter probe could be about to solve the solar system's biggest mystery of all

It is, say experts, the hardest thing Nasa has ever attempted. Little wonder, then, that the cheers of its jubilant scientists reverberated around the world, last week, as spacecraft Juno arrived in the Jovian system after an epic five year, 1.8 billion mile, journey.<p>‘Welcome to Jupiter,’ said …

‘Dark streaks’ on Mars give NASA a hint that Red Planet may have water

NASA has examined thousands of “dark streaks” on Mars which might have formed due to liquid water, ice or vapor. The results of the study give …

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100% Renewable Energy Is Possible, Here's How

If our transition to renewable energy is successful, we will achieve savings in the ongoing energy expenditures needed for economic production. We …