Nathan Rolf

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The future is disappearing: How humanity is falling short of its grand technological promise

<b>(Dreamworks)</b><p>Are you waiting for a world in which technology finally makes good on its promise? Don’t hold your breath<p>Christian Cantrell<p>October 26, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>What I find most interesting about typical visions of the future isn’t all the fanciful and borderline magical technology that hasn’t …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Hong Kong protesters cancel referendum

Pro-democracy demonstrators scrap vote on the next step in campaign, and apologise for lack of consultation<p>The leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-­democracy protests cancelled a vote on what the next step should be in their month-long street ­occupation, saying they had not consulted the ­demonstrators …

What is a Wormhole and Will Wormhole Travel Ever be Possible?

Science fiction’s favorite method for exploring the universe, most recently in the movie Interstellar, won't be easy.<p>As a curious species, humans have long dreamed of traveling to the farthest depths of space. That's the major theme of the upcoming science fiction epic <i>Interstellar</i>, which will take …

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Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says

HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the city’s top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now. They may soon be joined by many more of the city’s 7 million residents, after a controversial interview last night in which Leung suggested that election reforms …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Leader Says That Poor People Would Ruin A Free Election

In an interview with foreign media, carried in the Wall Street Journal and International New York Times just hours before the talks were due Tuesday, embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying reiterated his position that free elections were impossible.<p>Leung said that if candidates were nominated by …

Kenny G Assures China That He Has No Opinion on the Hong Kong Protests

Kenny G is not happy that China is not happy with him.<p>The American titan of soft jazz, whose elevator-friendly tunes are wildly popular in China, on …

Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals …

Radical 4-in-1 piston engine promises hybrid-like efficiency

Over the past few years we’ve seen alternative combustion engines in various forms, from Duke Engines radical radial design to Volvo's450 hp …