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There Was Nowhere To Hide From Whatever Killed The Dinosaurs

What, exactly, killed the dinosaurs? It’s a mystery we’ll likely argue over until we as a species go extinct ourselves. Was it a meteor? Volcanic activity? Something else entirely? We still don’t know, but a new study has found that whatever did it, it took out far more than just everyone’s …

An artist creates 3D paintings that will play tricks with your brain

Sometimes the eyes on an especially well-painted portrait will appear to follow you around the room, but Patrick Hughes' mind-boggling 3D art takes the concept to a whole other level.<p>Hughes uses a style he created called "reverspective," painting uncanny optical illusions of a rooms with an eerie …

Siemens is building a swarm of robot spiders to 3D-print objects together

3D printing is still in its infancy, but it’s starting to show signs that it might revolutionize the way we manufacture products. That said, current technology won’t allow us to make anything larger than the printing machines themselves. Some smart people have suggested that we should look to …

3D Printing

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Biotech trade group Biocom expands to L.A.

A San Diego trade group seeking to boost the Southern California biotech industry is now setting up shop in downtown Los Angeles, a northward shift that could step on the toes of L.A.'s own homegrown biotech association.<p>Biocom, established in San Diego in the early 1990s, plans to open its office …

Biotechnology

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue …

Elon Musk’s AI group has set up a “gym” to train bots

Earlier this week, OpenAI, the nonprofit research group with billion-dollar backing from Elon Musk and other tech luminaries, launched its first program. It’s called OpenAI Gym, and it’s meant to be used as a benchmarking tool for artificial intelligence programs.<p>Musk once said he thought truly …

Artificial Intelligence

Movidius Puts Neural Network on a USB Stick

Movidius puts a 1-watt neural network accelerator in a mobile friendly form Image: FathomNeural networks are artificial intelligence systems that …

A new study revealed that you only need one minute of intense exercise a few times a week to get fit

A team of scientists from McMaster University in Canada found that one minute of very intense exercise produces similar results to longer, more traditional endurance training.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS One, set out to determine if sprint interval training was a time-efficient exercise.<p>…

Puma Created A Robot As Fast As Usain Bolt To Make Athletes Better

The Beatbot is a programmable, self-driving robot that aims to motivate runners more than a stopwatch.<p>The world is awash in fitness apps and trackers. Nike Plus, Fitbit, Under Armour’s Healthbox, and more–they’re all based on the idea that tracking and monitoring your health and athletic …

Robotics