Nick Kemp

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Google taught artificial intelligence to encrypt messages on its own

A team at Google has built a system to show that artificial intelligence can build its own form of encryption. While not very complex currently, this research could set the table for encryption that gets stronger as hackers attempt to crack it.<p>To see if the artificial intelligence could learn to …

Artificial Intelligence

Hallyu, K-pop! Inside the weirdest, most lucrative global frenzy in music

Joan MacDonald isn’t a Korean teenybopper—not in the slightest. She is 68 years old, she lives in New York, and works as a writer. Yet she’s obsessed with Korean pop stars.<p>“It’s so vibrant and joyous,” says MacDonald, who in the past five years has gone from novice to devout fan of the music genre …

South Korea

Britain’s scientists are freaking out over Brexit

CANTERBURY, England — Britain has been a powerhouse of discovery since the age of science began. Newton, Darwin, Crick? They parted the curtain on gravity, evolution and DNA.<p>Now comes Brexit, and to use a nonscientific term, the scientists in the country are freaking out.<p>Since the vote in June to …

European Union

MakerBot chief believes self-driving cars will spur a need for 3D-printed organs

Self-driving cars are safer by their very nature, since they avoid the mistakes of human drivers. However, that improved safety may create some new problems -- at least, according to MakerBot founder Bre Pettis. He tells <i>Fortune</i> that scientists will likely have to step up work on 3D-printed organs …

RoboThespian: the first commercial robot that behaves like a person

You don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.<p>Indeed, if you were not being watched, there would be something wrong, as those eyes belong to robots made by the British company that has become an industry leader by …

Looking Ahead To Windows 9

A preview of Windows 9 will be made available in either September or October, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 9’s codename — out into the public market as a finished product likely in early 2015.<p>The Windows 8 era isn’t merely closing, it’s racing to an …

How news apps on smartphones could be amazing in the future

<i>The modern smartphone is seven years old and yet, when it comes to designing mobile applications, we are still barely scratching the surface. Today we’ll see how harnessing technology already embedded in a phone can unleash great potential.</i><p><b>A mobile news app has simple goals: Capture and retain</b> …

Apps

Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin

Whereas most existing commercial 3D printers use a Cartesian coordinates system, sliding inflexibly in flat planes, the diminutive Genesis – which is …

The march of the kilobots

“A THOUSAND-ROBOT SWARM” sounds like the title of a 1950s science-fiction B movie. It is actually, though, the title (or, strictly, part of the …

Localization

Creation of functional 3D brain-like tissue could aid in study of the brain

One approach to studying the brain rather than working on the whole thing at once is to examine small bits of it. With that in mind, researchers at …