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This textile's twitching tendrils hint at a future of programmable materials

Responsive environments. No robots needed.<p>Touching artifacts, in most museums, is not encouraged. And art, on the whole, is not responsive. But from the third floor of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the view is a little different. From April to October, The Senses: Design Beyond …

TED Talks

Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking

Back in 1935, the American linguist George Zipf made a remarkable discovery. Zipf was curious about the relationship between common words and less …

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

This book imagines what animals might look like if humans went extinct

A new edition of the 1981 book After Man: A Zoology of the Future is here<p>If humans disappeared from the face of the Earth, letting evolution run its course, what would animals look like in 50 million years? That was the premise of the book <i>After Man: A Zoology of the Future</i>, published in 1981 by …

Nasa Mars rover finds organic matter in ancient lake bed

Nasa’s veteran Curiosity rover has found complex organic matter buried and preserved in ancient sediments that formed a vast lake bed on Mars more than 3bn years ago.<p>The discovery is the most compelling evidence yet that long before the planet became the parched world it is today, Martian lakes …

Chemistry

Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

Monacoin, bitcoin gold, zencash, verge and now, litecoin cash.<p>At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be …

How to watch foreign TV at home

Get around those region limits<p>You snuggle into the sofa, open your laptop, and prepare to watch your favorite British TV show...only to discover that it's not available on any of your usual streaming websites. And of course, you can't access BBC iPlayer from the United States. Because companies …

Regulators want drones to have visible 'license plates'

When you register a drone with the FAA, you'll get a government-issued ID number you can put as a note inside the battery compartment or any other internal part of the machine. In the future, though, you may have to make sure that number is perfectly visible -- sort of a like small license plate …

Drones

Google News has a new feature that may just pop your filter bubble

Announced at last week’s Google I/O keynote, the AI-powered Google News app officially landed today on iOS.<p>The app, which serves as a replacement for the seemingly-abandoned Google Play Newsstand on iOS devices, is excellent. It leans heavily on Google’s superb AI to surface stories you’re most …

These Uber Air ‘Skyport’ concepts look straight out of Star Wars

For both eVTOL and speeder bikes alike<p>If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company’s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

Viacom launches studio dedicated to shows for YouTube and Facebook

Viacom has come a long, long way from the days when online video was seemingly its mortal enemy. The media giant has formally launched Digital Studios, a wing dedicated to (you guessed it) original internet shows. The initial programs in the works are all attached to familiar names like BET, Comedy …

A fleet of delivery robots could soon be coming to a campus near you

We last heard about Starship Technologies‘ diminutive wheel-based delivery robot in 2017 when it trundled into trouble after a San Francisco official …

Aion launches first public blockchain network

If you believe blockchains will proliferate in the coming years, it stands to reason that you will need some sort of mechanism to move information between them — a network of blockchains with bridges and processes for sharing information between entities. That is exactly what The Aion Network is …

Blockchain

Hackers emptied Ethereum wallets by breaking the basic infrastructure of the internet

At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd. Connecting to the service, users were faced with an unsigned SSL certificate, a broken link in the site’s verification. It was unusual, but it’s the kind of thing web users routinely click through without thinking.<p>But …

Will 'digital resurrections' let us bring back the dead?

In the not-too-distant future, chatbots and VR could let us interact with lost friends and relatives.<p>Humans have always looked for tangible ways to remember departed loved ones. We save letters and emails they wrote us. We look fondly at photos of them. We watch and rewatch old videos just to see …

China's working on the next generation of military exoskeleton. Here's what it can do.

Getting ever closer to Iron Man-like capabilities.<p>Norinco, China's state-owned manufacturer of armored vehicles and heavy ground munitions, has debuted its second-generation military exoskeleton, a body brace designed to help infantry members carry some 100 pounds of weapons, supplies, and …

Military

Sweden modified a road to recharge EVs while driving

You can now charge your electric vehicle as you drive in Sweden, but only for about 2km (1.2 miles). That's the length of a road outside Stockholm that's been embedded with electrified rail, which is the first length in a government-planned nationwide rollout of EV-recharging streets. …

Electric Vehicles

China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, becoming the …

Artificial Intelligence

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Physics

Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

Augmented Reality

AI touch myself: Scientists create self-replicating neural network

A pair of researchers from Columbia University recently built a self-replicating AI system. Instead of painstakingly creating the layers of a neural network and guiding it’s development as it becomes more advanced – they’ve automated the process.<p>The researchers, Oscar Chang and Hod Lipson, …

Deep Learning

Tumblr finally names the 84 accounts it says were Russian trolls

Tumblr says it "helped indict 13 people who worked for" Internet Research Agency.<p>On Friday, Tumblr published a list of accounts that it said were …

Internet

The people owned the web, tech giants stole it. This is how we take it back | Jonathan Freedland

Social media gave the powerless a weapon but it was wrenched away by firms such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica<p>I blame the T-shirts. The casual wear favoured by those founding wunderkinds of tech – Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and the rest – lulled us into a false sense …

Cambridge Analytica

ShopTalk: Heuritech Uses Artificial Intelligence To Predict Fashion Trends From Millions Of Images

At the ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas this week, billed as the world’s largest conference for retail and e-commerce innovation, fashion tech startup Heuritech launched the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) service that can predict fashion trends based on the analysis of millions of …

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Hacker Launches Public Mineable Blockchain Thought For 'AI Superhighway'

An artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain start-up with backing from Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating AI and “smart logic” into every bit of data. The goal is to build what is described as an “AI …

Blockchain