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Mastering the Fretboard Using Keys and Chord Progression Roots

260<p>SHARES<p><i>This is an abridged and shorter version of a lengthier article that can be found on Guitarchalk.com.</i><p>The easiest way to master the fretboard …

Electric Guitar

An Experiment With 100,000 Gamers Just Proved Einstein Got It Wrong About 'Spooky Action'

Sorry, Albert.<p>A new study involving more than 100,000 volunteer gamers is the latest to show that quantum entanglement works. It's a phenomenon …

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

I Am An Astrophysicist. Here's What Stephen Hawking's Final Paper Was Actually About

On March 14, 2018, the most famous and celebrated scientist known to humanity, Stephen Hawking, died at the age of 76. He left a rich legacy behind in the fields of astrophysics and cosmology, sharing the wonders of the Universe with not only his colleagues but the general public as well. Best …

Physics

Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom

Sometime in 2006, when my ex-boyfriend failed to show up for dinner, I assumed something was wrong or perhaps he’d forgotten. About a week later, calling to apologise, he told me he’d had an overdose, accidentally injecting a lethal cocktail of venom from three snakes. A lot has been written about …

Zoology

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Biology

Earth's Poles Will Eventually Flip, So What Then?

From animal migrations to human communications, a reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles could seriously mess with life as we know it.<p>Many facets of our lives depend on the Earth’s magnetic field, anchored by the North and South poles, from the electrical grid that powers our computers to the …

Earth Science

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

The newest Philips Hue smart LED bulb is already discounted on Amazon

LED light bulbs are a dime a dozen these days, and plenty of them have “smart” features built in. Try as they might, however, no other company has …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

3 Hidden Gems of Board Gaming You Should Be Playing

Every year, there are tons of great games that make a tremendous splash in the board game community. Last year we saw huge hits like <i>Scythe</i> and</i> …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

$5 Omega2 Linux Mini PC Designed For The Internet Of Things And More (video)

Electronics enthusiasts looking for a small Linux powered mini PC for Internet of Things projects might be interested in the new Omega2 which has …

'Viv' is a next-gen AI assistant that runs circles around Siri, Alexa and Cortana

One of the brains behind Apple’s iconic digital assistant Siri, Dag Kittlaus, took to the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC to show off his new project, Viv — an AI assistant that aims to be “the intelligent interface for everything.”<p>The 20-minute demo wowed the audience with a real-time …

Build a Raspberry Pi-Powered Linux Laptop That Fits in Your Pocket

I made this little Nintendo DS sized computer using a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of off-the-shelf parts. It is a fully functional linux computer that can do most things a full system can (games, web stuff, videos, music etc).<p>You can also output the video to an external monitor, transforming it into a …

McDonald's and Samsung installing tablets across UK restaurants

TungCheung / Shutterstock.com<p>Forget supersizing your Big Mac combo. McDonald’s has an even better plan to keep people around and kids busy – tablets. Maybe the games are no longer enough in the digital age, right? Either way, McDonald’s and Samsung have partnered to install tablets in most UK …

IBM Has Created A Revolutionary New Model For Computing -- The Human Brain

Technology isn’t what it used to be. 40 years ago, computers were strange machines locked away in the bowels of large organizations, tended to by an exclusive priesthood who could speak their strange languages. They were mostly used for mundane work, like scientific computation and back office …

Machine Learning

Quantum Computers Move Closer To Reality With ‘Fredkin Gate’ Breakthrough

In a major breakthrough in quantum computing, scientists from Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia announced Monday that …

How Jim Morrison Predicted EDM to Rolling Stone in 1969

The final years of Jim Morrison's life were famously unkind to the singer once described as the "first major male sex symbol since James Dean died …

Chuwi HiBook 2-in-1 tablet with Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Costs $239

Chinese tablet maker, Chuwi has confirmed the existence of a new 2-in-1 tablet – the Chuwi HiBook. The laptop-tablet device comes compatible a …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

The Singularity and the Neural Code

<i>The following is an edited, updated version of an article originally written for</i> IEEE Spectrum.<p>I’m 62, with all that entails. Grey hair, trick knee, …

Samsung's Gear S2 3G is a look at our untethered future

A smarter smartwatch?<p>Every smartwatch you’ve likely seen, whether it’s an Apple Watch, an Android Wear device, or a Pebble, has relied on a smartphone for all of its smarts. If you were to disconnect any of these devices, they become little more than standard timepieces with a little bit of …

Deep-Sea Audio Recordings Reveal A Noisy Mariana Trench, Surprising Scientists

Anyone looking for a little peace and quiet on this Earth might think they'd find some at the bottom of the ocean. They'd be wrong. And so were researchers who didn't expect to hear much when they dropped a microphone 6 miles down into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The results surprised …

Artist Spends an Entire Day Creating One-of-a-Kind Watercolor Tattoos for Each Client

Czech Republic-based artist Ondrej Konupcik, aka Ondrash, has a tattoo style that's different from the usual thick, black outlines–his colorful pieces mimic the carefree fluidity of watercolor paintings. The stunning works depict animals, nature scenes, and non-representational designs that look as …