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Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly: Q1 2018

The Chinese authorities stepped up efforts in 2017 to implement the BRI, which aims to enhance economic connections between China and the countries …

Australian Grass Got Kangaroos So High on DMT They Couldn't Walk Straight

A wild grass carries a potent psychedelic.<p>Viral videos of distressed kangaroos bouncing around erratically have stirred up concern and sympathy …

phalaris

Ripple and CEO hit with third lawsuit for securities fraud

Court documents signed last week reveal that Ripple Labs Inc. and its CEO have been served with their third securities fraud lawsuit in as many months.<p>In this latest suit, dated June 27, a private XRP investor alleges that Ripple Labs Inc. and its CEO Bradley Garlinghouse have conflated their token …

Cryptocurrency

Unexpected Method Of How To Write Your Unique Brand Offering

Think you’re in a so-called oversaturated market? You and everyone else! Luckily, there are always ways to stand apart from the competition. You’re probably already distinct in your own mind, but the challenge is capturing that difference and getting it into your message. Being different from the …

Customer Service

'Deepfake' videos produced by Russian-linked trolls are the latest weapon in fake news war, official monitors warn

“Deepfake” videos produced by Russian-linked trolls are the latest weapon in the ongoing fake news war, official monitors are warning.<p>Kremlin-backed trolls are already experimenting with new video manipulation techniques that use artificial intelligence to create convincing doctored videos, …

Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Earth Shatters Climate Record, Sending Planet Toward 'Worst Case Scenario'

April was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures.”<p>April 2018 was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures” …

Climate Change

EOS Continues To Leave Top Cryptos In The Dust

EOS, a digital currency linked to an innovative platform for decentralized applications (DApps), has been performing well lately, leading the pack as cryptocurrencies climb.<p>The digital asset hit an intraday high of $13.68 earlier today, up more than 11% in the space of 24 hours, according to …

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

Conspiracies

19 Data Science Tools for people who aren't so good at programming

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4 Camera Settings That EVERY Photographer MUST Understand

If you want to take better photos of landscapes, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to use your camera.<p>But beyond that, having …

Goldman Sachs just launched a new cryptocurrency

Soon, you may be able to use cryptocurrency to pay for anything from your morning coffee to happy hour drinks (or, you know, maybe some things that …

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

Cryptocurrency

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

Nanyang Technological University

Uravu's zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu, a startup based in Hyderabad, India, has created a device that can produce water from an unlikely source–the air itself. The company’s …

Solar Thermal

'Killer robots': AI experts call for boycott over lab at South Korea university

Developing autonomous weapons would make the security situation on the Korean peninsula worse. Toby Walsh, professor at University of New South Wales<p>Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a …

South Korea

Water purification breakthrough can even clean water from the Dead Sea

Despite all our advances, access to clean water is still a major problem – not just for developing nations, but here in the US, where water shortages …

Snorkeling

North Korea looks to be preparing a launch that could torpedo talks and bring a full-on war with the US

Despite a visible and encouraging thaw in relations between North Korea and South Korea, Pyongyang appears to be readying a move that could torpedo upcoming talks with the US and bring about an all-out war.<p>The move in question isn't a missile launch, which has often stoked tensions, but a satellite …

This bonkers Chinese phone holds as much juice as the average laptop

It’s no secret I’m a little obsessed with obscure Chinese phone brands. As someone largely bored of the iterative nature of Apple and Samsung’s devices, the intriguing and distinct handsets pumped out of Shenzhen’s factories by the truckload have caught my interest.<p>Take, for example, the Blackview …

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Learning

This site guesses exactly who you are based on just 15 questions

Inti de Ceukelaire, the ethical hacker from ‘Oilsjt’ in Belgium, is back again. De Ceukelaire has built a tool that can pretty reliably tell who you are after answering 15 questions on his new site ‘Oilsjt Analytica,’ a cheeky reference to Cambridge Analytica’s recent Facebook scandal.<p>I would say …

Coca-Cola

India inches ahead in the race to build a Hyperloop

Plenty of places have committed to exploring the economic viability of building a Hyperloop, but nobody has been brave enough to say they'll actually construct one. It's why the news coming out of India's latest announcement is such a big deal, because it includes a pledge to build a working test …

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Medical Technology

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …