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Massive Structure Found 'Hiding In Plain Sight' At Ancient Site Of Petra

Using Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, researchers have discovered a monumental structure amid the world-famous ruins of Petra, Jordan.<p>It was apparently "hiding in plain sight" — a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool "just south of the city center, and archaeologists have missed …

Archaeology

Stephen Hawking says escape from a black hole is possible — kind of

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Dr. Hawking said in a talk last year. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out."<p>He posted his paper on arXiv, a pre-peer review site, in January. This month, the paper was finally published in the …

Raytheon’s New Material Could Oust Silicon in the Next Generation of Chips

In a fascinating new report, Ars Technica finds that a material originally developed for military radar chips—gallium nitride, or GaN—could lead to …

Pebble’s new Core pocket computer will ship with Alexa voice integration

Sure Pebble put its best forward when it launched not one but three new products the other week, but a startup’s got to stagger a little bit of news to keep us interested ahead of launch (though judging by its current tally of $9.7 million on Kickstarter, the company is doing just fine in the buzz …

FormBox takes on 3D printers with an instant vacuum former

The past decade has brought on a new kind of industrial revolution, a lot of which is thanks to how prevalent 3D printers have become. From full-sized versions to mini-desktop styles, you can find 3D printers for about the cost of a cheap laptop, or go to stores like Staples to get your prototypes …

Lightbox

Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2016: Day 2

You thought yesterday’s Build 2016 keynote was long? Day 2 was no different. If you didn’t sit through the entire keynotes for both days, here’s a quick recap of what you missed on this second half of the conference.<p>All about Azure<p>Today, we’re starting Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure. We …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Scientists make a 'true' neural network using brain-like chips

Many people have built brain-like neural networks that can learn on their own, but they're typically using plain old silicon to do it. Wouldn't it be better if the chips themselves were brain-like? A mix of Italian and Russian researchers might help. They've created a neural network based on …

Google’s Cloud Vision API brings deeper understanding to apps, robots and drones

Google is at the forefront of machine learning, and has already brought some of its AI-powered technology to apps like Gmail and Search. It’s also keen to get its tools in to the hands of developers and recently made Tensorflow machine open source. As part of that focus on giving developers the …

Machine Learning

Scientists use 'spooky action' to mail electron messages a mile

Researchers at Stanford University announced Tuesday that they had successfully leveraged the "spooky" interaction of entangled electrons to send a message between them over a span of 1.2 miles. This is by far the longest distance that scientists have managed to send entangled particles and …

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Physics

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …

Autonomous Vehicle

Public Speaking: 8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations | Inc.com

I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that much of her advice applied to ALL presentations.<p>In particular, she identified in the article a …

Public Speaking

Synology adds hardware video transcoding and more to consumer NAS

At Computex, Synology previewed a number of updates to its consumer network-attached storage lineup, with three key new models on show.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Synology is one of the leading brands in consumerised network-attached storage (NAS) devices, making it simple to set up and manage your own …

Five mistakes MBA applicants make

So you've finally graduated from university and now you've got business school in your sights. In the rush to get into a school, MBA candidates forget that not every school will help further their career or even provide a good experience while they're attending. Here is a list of some of the most …

College & University