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Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving

Snakes on a plane.<p>Unlike actual snakes, you don’t need to keep a keen eye on the spiraling ones above. In fact, for your sanity, it’s probably best to ignore them: These playful circles stay still when you stare them down one at a time, but spin frustratingly when spied all together.<p>Akiyoshi …

Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease

A strategy to prevent and reverse multiple sclerosis might finally be in sight; a team of researchers has developed a form of gene immunotherapy that …

Machine-learning cloud platforms get to work

Analytic platforms as a service (PaaS) could shorten machine-learning learning curve.<p>The machine-learning smarts that help Google know what’s in a …

5 Ways Venture Capitalists Think Completely Differently Than You (and How to Win Their Trust) | Inc.com

Venture capitalists can be a fabulous resource to get you on your feet when you're starting your business, not only because they can offer financial help, but because they're often genuinely interested in your industry and want to be influencers. But Shanna Tellerman, CEO and founder of Modsy, says …

Venture Capital

New information about Alzheimer's disease provides hope for a cure

Amyloid or Tau<p>Since 1993, we’ve known that ApoE4, a variant of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to …

Is it unethical to design robots to resemble humans?

Three men deliver an endless assault of kicks as the victim lies motionless on the grass. With venom in their eyes, one of the perpetrators delivers a crushing blow with a wooden bat. Another gets down on his knees and delivers a flurry of fists.<p>The printer is dead. Plastic parts and microchips are …

5 chatbots that will help you find a job

Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant to help you find a new job or move up in your career? Well, now you can have one, thanks to the chatbot.<p>Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial …

Fusion Breakthrough Puts Us One Step Closer to Limitless Clean Energy

Taking It Slow<p>Scientists consider nuclear fusion the “holy grail” of energy production for good reason. Not only could it provide a virtually …

Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

<b>A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic.<p>Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical …

The Blood of the Crab

"Every man, woman, and child and domestic animal on this planet that uses medical services is connected to the horseshoe crab."<p>"They're very hearty. But I think they pay a price for that."<p>"It also made us realize we don't know what these guys do most of the year."

Health

How Artificial Intelligence Might Transform the Engineering Industry

Artificial intelligence is all around us. Since 1956, when the field of AI was founded it’s been a subject of public interest. But as great as it is, …

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures

Bridges

Ray Kurzweil claims singularity will happen by 2045 | Kurzweil

<i>Futurism</i> — March 14, 2017 | Dom Galeon & Christianna Reedy<p>Predictions by Ray Kurzweil<p>Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is a …

Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

If you’ve ever watched someone memorize and recite back a string of numbers or a long list of words and thought, “I wish I could do that,” we’ve got …

Preparing for the Singularity

<b>The following is an excerpt from</b> <b>Technology vs. Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine</b> <b>as published by Fast Future Publishing Ltd.</b><p>Dr. Ray …

Singularity

The 5 Million Dollar General AI Challenge is a Path to Human-level AI

I realized that if I make a successful game and get rich, I can reinvest in building general AI. So I founded a game studio, Keen Software House. …

Elon Musk reveals the “dangerous situation” the world now faces with artificial intelligence

If you have no job: “Do you have meaning? Are you useless?”<p>These are the words billionaire Elon Musk asked an audience of 4000 people at the World …

Looking into the Mandela effect: Why many of us share memories of things that never happened

Tempting as it may to believe, the Mandela effect, as it is known, may not be proof of the existence of a multiverse.<p>Would you trust a memory that …

Why are people left or right-handed? Mystery deepens as brain not the source of asymmetry

Left or right-handedness may arise in the spinal cord and not the brain.<p>The origins of handedness have been a scientific puzzle for many years. …

Why are Indian engineers so afraid of ‘artificial intelligence’?

India has over 170 startups focused on AI, but they are struggling to expand owing to shortage of engineers.<p>Artificial intelligence is being counted …

A warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking

“The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend …

Bill Gates

Solar-Powered Robot Farmers Are Almost Ready to Start Working the Land

The $1 million Ladybird bot can locate insect invaders, pluck overgrowth, and one day, harvest crops.<p>Image: University of Sydney<p>So it looks like we're going to live to see the rise of the autonomous robot farmer after all. Or at least, the robot farmhand. There are plenty of promising agricultural …

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

Palm Springs

Fueling the Gold Rush: The Greatest Public Datasets for AI

It has never been easier to build AI or machine learning-based systems than it is today. The ubiquity of cutting edge open-source tools such as …

Machine Learning

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

High School

An AI can use Google Street View to help you decide where to move

Machine learning is at its best when there’s way too much information for any human to comb through manually, like making high-volume stock trades or surfacing the best posts from hundreds of friends on Facebook.<p>Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport, is using this idea, coupled with images from …

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

This Woodland Design Farm Actually Grows Furniture

British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood.<p>For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture and art like patterned lamps, chairs and tables. More recently, this British tree farmer, artist …

Futuristic power plant complex generates clean power through wind, solar and geothermal energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind …