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Neuron-Based Chips Will Soon Become Commonplace, This Startup Founder Says

What does it mean to be alive? This question has been haunting us since the beginning of time. Thousands if not millions of novelists, philosophers, scientists have tried to answer.<p>However, for practical purposes, you don’t really need to know: you just live. You just learn to move in this world …

Particles

10 mostly free resources for learning Android development

Like losing weight, building muscle or learning a new language, learning to create Android apps is an ambition shared by many. Just like those other goals though, it’s also an ambition that many of us will never get around to. Partly this is because there are more pressing concerns on our radar …

Learning

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions

My 100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books: Part Five

Hey everyone! Here's part five of my 100 favorite programming, computer and science books. If you're just joining, please see part one, part two, …

Books

Concurrent JavaScript — Part II: Input/Output

So, in my previous article, I introduced you to Nexus.js, Node’s multithreaded — and arguably mad — cousin:<p><b>Concurrent JavaScript — Introduction</b><i><br>So, I</i> …

Latest Hot "Hundred" Anime Ending Posted

This season's anime adaptation of Jun Misaki and Nekosuke Ōkuma's <i>Hundred</i> light novels grabbed a lot of attention with its new, second ending, …

Anime

Danganronpa 3 Anime Will Air Both Arcs Simultaneously in July

2 episodes will air weekly; Toshiyuki Morikawa, Mai Nakahara, Junichi Suwabe cast for "Mirai Hen"<p>The official website of the Danganronpa 3: The End …

Manga

Here are 5 best Android apps you should have

The Google Play Store is the world’s largest app store with more than a million apps and billions of downloads each month. You may be wondering which …

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don't -- they push past it. They don’t make excuses or allow it to affect their output. They come up …

Procrastination

NASA moves to begin historic new era of X-plane research

Although it may not wind up being the first of the New Aviation Horizons X-planes to actually fly as part of the three-legged stool of research, …

Aviation

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

Apps

Project Fi review: Google's phone service on a Nexus 5X, iPhone 6s Plus, and Windows phones [Update]

Almost a year ago, Google launched its own cellular service called Project Fi, running off of the backs of T-Mobile and Sprint's networks, along with …

Windows Phone

New state of water molecule discovered

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is …

Atoms

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported.<p>Pemex raised the toll late Thursday from the 13 fatalities previously known and said eight workers …

Latin America

This simple maths problem has thousands of people baffled. Can you work it out?

How are your maths skills?<p>If you fancy testing them to the limit, take a look at this brainteaser, which has been going viral in recent days after being shared on Facebook by one Randall Jones from Colombus, Ohio:<p>The problem in full, in case it's not appearing in your browser:<p>1 + 4 = 5<p>2 + 5 = 12<p>3 + …

Extreme Sports

Graphene makes rainy day solar power possible

Scientists have developed graphene-coated solar cells that will produce electricity from rain.<p>22 Apr 2016<p>As technical advances continue to reduce the …

26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

National Parks

Windows 10 testers can now try Windows Ink and lots more features

Microsoft is releasing a huge update for Windows 10 testers today. After unveiling new features for its Windows 10 Anniversary Update at Build recently, the software is now allowing insiders to test most of the new additions. Windows Ink is the biggest change to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, …

Apps

Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, …

Breakthroughs

Getting Started With the Terminal, Git, and Node

Most JavaScript developers make heavy use of the bash terminal, git, and Node. Chances are, you won’t get far on your JavaScript journey without them.<p>…

5 Productive Habits to Start Your Day

Kick your day off right with these simple but effective tech-based productivity hints.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Time Management

Apple reaches deal with Samsung to buy OLED iPhone displays

Samsung: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t make iPhones without ’em, a new report reveals.<p>Apple has reportedly brokered a deal with its long-time South Korean “frenemy” to provide OLED panels for a future iPhone, scheduled to ship in 2017.<p>According to the alleged terms of the deal, Samsung Display …

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

The dwarf planet Ceres may have a huge ocean that could support life

You can add dwarf planet Ceres to the list of planets and moons in our own solar system backyard that might be harboring some.<p>Scientists have detected ice on the planet's surface, which could mean Ceres is hiding an ocean below its frozen crust.<p>Where There's Water, There Might Be Life<p>When NASA's …

Astronomy

Why Are Earth-Orbiting Satellites Fundamentally Unstable?

It might seem like making a satellite orbit the Earth is the simplest, most natural thing in the world. After all, the Moon has been doing it without fail for over four billion years, and there’s no trickery or chicanery to its motion. Yet if we left the Earth-orbiting satellites we’ve put up in …

Nvidia bets big on AI with powerful new chip

The GPU-maker's CEO says they've gone 'all in' on developing chips for artificial intelligence<p>Nvidia has released a new state-of-the-art chip that pushes the limits of machine learning. The Tesla P100 GPU, which CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed yesterday at Nvidia's annual GPU Technology Conference, can …

Machine Learning

Newly discovered magnetism is a big boost for quantum computers

Until now, humanity has only known two forms of magnetism: ferromagnetism (the kind you see on your fridge) and antiferromagnetism (a sort of negative magnetism found in hard drives). However, MIT researchers just confirmed the existence of a third kind... and it could be the key to making quantum …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Mechanics

Self-Assembled Nanomaterials Make Advances In Artificial Photosynthesis

Last month, I wrote about how scientists (including me) were working on an area known as artificial photosynthesis, whereby solar energy is used to generate hydrogen and oxygen for use as fuels by splitting water molecules. This hydrogen solar fuel would be cheap, clean and sustainable. There are …

Photosynthesis

Modder fixes Aliens: Colonial Marines

Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn't great. Now, a modder has fixed it.<p>TemplarGFX's "ACM Overhaul", released on 20th March and updated since, …

Street Fighter