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Stephen Hawking blames Tory politicians for damaging NHS

<b>Exclusive:</b> Physicist criticises ministers over funding cuts, privatisation and pay caps before address revealing his reliance on health service<p>Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening …

Locomore, da Berlino a Stoccarda con il treno nato dal crowdfunding

2016-12-19T11:43:47+01:00<p>Locomore è il treno slow che viaggerà da gennaio da Stoccarda a Berlino, per una sola corsa …

How Google uses machine learning in its search algorithms

One of the biggest buzzwords around Google and the overall technology market is machine learning. Google uses it with RankBrain for search and in …

How IBM Watson May Help Solve Cancer Drug Resistance

A recent spate of potent anti-tumor drugs, from ones that target cancers like smart bombs to ones that work with the body’s immune system, have …

Probiotics can help thinking and memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Probiotics found in yoghurt and supplements could help improve the thinking and memory for people with Alzheimer’s disease, research has found.<p>In a clinical trial involving 52 people, those who drank a daily dose of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium bacteria for 12 weeks showed improvements on …

Dementia

Paralyzed Monkeys Able to Walk Again With Brain Implant. Human Trials Are Next

Instant Function<p>Electrodes implanted in the brain and spine have helped paralyzed monkeys walk. The neurologists behind the study reported that the …

The Science Behind the Power of Storytelling

The “Nigerian Prince” Email Scams and the Power of Storytelling<p>Last August, Interpol arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian con artist, known only as …

Climate change affects nearly all life on Earth

The study in the journal Science found that 82 percent of key ecological processes -- including genetic diversity and migration patterns -- are being altered by global warming.<p>These effects extend to land, oceans and freshwater environments, even though temperatures have risen just about 1.87 …

Climate Change

Machine Learning Is No Longer Just for Experts

If you’re not using deep learning already, you should be. That was the message from legendary Google engineer Jeff Dean at the end of his keynote earlier this year at a conference on web search and data mining. Dean was referring to the rapid increase in machine learning algorithms’ accuracy, …

The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning - Facts So Romantic

A few months ago, my aunt sent her colleagues an email with the subject, “Math Problem! What is the answer?” It contained a deceptively simple puzzle:<p>…

Researchers think chaos theory can get us past Moore's Law

Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, believed that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year or two. And, to his credit, that rule pretty much held out between 1965 and 2015, when the laws of physics began to get in the way. Now, researchers at North Carolina State …

I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space

In this extract from How To Make A Spaceship, the physicist explains why he said yes when offered a seat on Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo and why we need a new generation of explorers<p>I have no fear of adventure. I have taken daredevil opportunities when they presented themselves. Years ago I barrelled down …

Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research Program said.<p>The earth is on track for …

Climate Change

Researchers have figured out how to zap people's brains to make them smarter

foc.usAs we learn more and more about the brain, we're getting better at figuring out how to supercharge it.One of the most promising and at this …

The Brain

Street artist creates beautiful, 3D-effect graffiti around Beijing

A Chinese artist from Beijing is being hailed as the next Banksy after his raw and moving graffiti work was spotted around the capital city.<p>Qi …

10 Visual Artists Whose Imagination and Intellect Will Inspire You

Our digitally fueled world continues to grow more visual with each passing year, with photography and illustration being joined by the constantly …

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …

MIT scientists built a neural network that can pass the ‘Audio Turing Test’

Sound is one of the building blocks which helps us understand our surroundings, and may even aid us in building up an intuitive theory of physics and …

Robots Are Taking White Collar Jobs, Too

If you find yourself in court in the near future, your lawyer might be a robot.<p>We’ve all heard the predictions: robots are coming for our jobs. And …

Stampare esseri umani su altri pianeti è un buon modo di colonizzare lo spazio

“Forse colonizzeremo altri mondi non con astronauti in tute spaziali, ma tramite batteri."<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>Meghan Neal<p>mag 30 2014, 11:36am<p>L'idea della NASA negli anni 70 sulla colonizzazione dello spazio. Immagine: NASA<p>Considerando il fatto che i viaggi nello spazio profondo si sono rivelati essere …

Elon Musk Just Made These 5 Bold Claims About the Future

If Elon Musk’s vision of the future proves to be correct, we’ll zipping around in driverless cars by 2018 and colonizing Mars not long …

IBM Watson Brings AI Wonders to Cybersecurity

After dominating its human competitors on the television gameshow <i>Jeopardy!</i>, IBM’s artificial intelligence platform Watson began dabbling with …

Is Elon Musk's futuristic dream of hyperloop transportation about to become true?

Hyperloop Technologies is hosting a two-day "future of transportation" event, promising the first true visions of near-supersonic travel. It's one of …

Infertile Mice Give Birth, Thanks To 3D-Printed Ovaries

A similar technique might help restore human fertility<p>Whether it’s because of a treatment like chemotherapy, a result of age, or for other reasons, women's bodies can stop producing the eggs that, when fertilized, can become babies. Now researchers have developed a 3D-printed scaffolding that could …

Fertility

Microsoft's incredible new app helps blind people see the world around them — take a look

Last Thursday, Microsoft showed off its Seeing AI app for the first time. It's still under development, but it looks extremely promising.<p>Using a smartphone camera or a pair of camera-equipped smart glasses, the Seeing AI app can identify things in your environment — people, objects, and even …

Artificial Intelligence

Lo strano fenomeno del suicidio quantistico

Secondo questa teoria affine alla meccanica quantistica puoi tentare di suicidarti quante volte vuoi, ma non morirai mai.<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>Giuseppe Vatinno<p>mar 14 2016, 10:09am<p>Il fenomeno che sto per descrivere sembra tratto da un romanzo di fantascienza, ma non lo è; anzi, si basa sulla più solida …

Can Google’s Deep Dream become an art machine?

The company’s neural network has created a slew of beautiful and at times terrifying images, and is being harnessed to create unique artwork<p>Over the last weekend in February one of Google’s computer science departments, Research at Google, co-hosted Deep Dream: the art of neural networks, with the …

San Francisco

If consciousness is an algorithm, then a robot can be conscious | Letters

Ethical dilemmas may arrive sooner than we think

Consciousness