Laurence Scheidle

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Scientists gear up to drill into 'ground zero' of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

This month, a drilling platform will rise in the Gulf of Mexico, but it won’t be aiming for oil. Scientists will try to sink a diamond-tipped bit …

Here's What Actually Goes into Creating Artificial Intelligence

Artist Sebastian Schmieg visualizes the image outlines created by Amazon Mechanical Turk workers for Microsoft’s COCO project.<p>People could be forgiven for thinking the building of neural networks and artificial intelligence <i>isn’t</i> labor intensive. That these things are simply the work of creative …

Why a superintelligent machine may be the last thing we ever invent

If you want to know about the future of artificial intelligence then you must read documentary filmmaker James Barrat's new book <i>Our Final Invention</i>. …

Congress just revived the surveillance state in the name of 'cybersecurity' | Trevor Timm

Quietly, the Democratic White House and Republican Congress found a point of agreement: the intelligence agencies ought to have access to Americans’ data<p>Negotiated in secret and tucked in legislation thousands of pages long, Congress is about to pass an awful surveillance bill under the guise of …

Surveillance

Is the Updated Photoshop Healing Brush Better Than the Legacy for Retouching Photos?

Since Adobe released Photoshop CC 2015, retouchers and photographers have complained about the revamped healing brush. However, Adobe promised their …

Tutorials

Here's how drones are going to completely take over the skies

Once the FAA finalizes its regulations for unmanned aerial systems — more commonly referred to as drones — the industry has the potential to create more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs and bring an overall economic benefit of $82 billion.<p>Just how useful can drones be?

Drones

Emotions Compromised By Lack of Sleep

<b>Tel Aviv University study pinpoints neural mechanism responsible for impaired neutrality due to sleep loss.</b><p>Cranky or grumpy after a long night? Your …

Neuroscience

Why 2015 Was a Breakthrough Year in Artificial Intelligence

After a half-decade of quiet breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, 2015 has been a landmark year. Computers are smarter and learning faster than …

How to Make A Perfect White Background Within Minutes Using Photoshop

If you’re a commercial or fashion photographer, eventually you’ll run into a client who will ask to have their product, model, etc. to be placed on a …

How Do Linguists Pronounce GIF?

All words had to start somewhere. Through the careful work of historical linguists and lexicographers, we can usually trace a word, if not to its …

Language

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

Artificial Intelligence

The cyborg revolution is here. Is it good for the Jews?

In the 1991 film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a cyborg, a combination of robot and human who is sent back in time to …

Singularity

This gorgeous-looking sci-fi series is shot entirely with drones

Drones certainly have their bad days. Sharks munch on them, people shoot them down and law enforcement officials have to deal with them delivering drugs to prisons. But there are also those who see the creative potential in unmanned aerial vehicles. There are drone orchestras, an amazing rope …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

Study Shows Direct Relationship Between Alzheimer's Tau Protein and Cholesterol

<b>We have known for some years that Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by two types of lesions, amyloid plaques and degenerated tau protein.</b> …

The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

Nor did the people ultimately change the ways they lived. Robert Losey, an anthropologist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, looked for …

Android's Answer to Apple Pay Is Launching Today

Google’s revamped mobile payments system is launching Thursday.<p>The search giant announced in a blog post that Android Pay is rolling out at more than …

Mindfulness May Make Memories Less Accurate

<b>Mindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come</b> …

Depressed brains are teeming with this protein

Much of the research into the causes of depression focuses on what the brain lacks. But a new study is one of the first to suggest that having too …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Video proves Star Wars trilogies are visual echoes of each other

The two existing Star Wars trilogies are interesting objects to compare against each other. George Lucas directed the first <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 and …

The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression

We humans have a second brain. Come to think of it, men have three. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million …

Better Treatments for Depression with Help of Discovery About Brain Protein

<b>Study in humans & rats shows more physical changes in depressed brains.</b><p>Low. Down. Less than normal. That’s what the word depression means, and what …

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Why men REALLY prefer younger women: Researchers say grandmothers are key as they look after kids leaving young mothers free to have more children

Grandmothers are the key to human evolution, researchers have claimed - and say they also explain why women often find long-term love with a …

Evolution

Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Meet Mycroft - World's 1st Open Source Artificial Intelligence Based on Linux, Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Mycroft makes use of natural language processing for listening to your commands and run world’s first open source and open hardware home A.I. …

Illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas

A collection of digital illustrations created by freelance illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius aka GedoMenas.<p>Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in …

Not Just Another Discussion About Whether AI Is Going To Destroy Us

An AI roundtable discussion is a staple of the tech journalism circus — usually framed with a preamble about dystopic threats to human existence from the inexorable rise of ‘super intelligence machines’. Just add a movie still from <i>The Terminator</i>.<p>What typically results from such a set-up is a …