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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than later

Governments, the oil industry and car makers are waking up to the profound changes battery-powered cars will bring<p>When Jaguar Land Rover followed in the tracks of Volvo last week with its shift to an electric-powered future, the car maker didn’t just talk about hybrids and batteries.<p>Its chief …

Automotive Industry

5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

Artificial intelligence is great at predicting the size of hurricanes, but humans still need to figure out their impact

One of the modern computer’s first killer apps was predicting the weather.<p>John von Neumann, who built the initial ENIAC computer, became fascinated with predicting weather in the 1930s. He called it “the most complex, interactive, and highly nonlinear problem that had ever been conceived of.” In …

Machine Learning

Hurricane scientists have never seen an image like this before

For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up in the most dangerous of ways, according to Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.<p>The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued advisories on Hurricane Irma (currently located north of …

Weather

The Secret to Quantum Computing Might Be in an Old Paper from 1998

"This could have been thought of 20 years ago."<p>We already know how to build quantum computers, at least theoretically speaking. It’s simple enough: …

We are living on a plastic planet. What does it mean for our health?

New studies reveal that tiny plastic fibres are everywhere, not just in our oceans but on land too. Now we urgently need to find out how they enter our food, air and tap water and what the effects are on all of us<p>Sometimes a single revelation opens our eyes to a whole new view of the world. The …

Officer involved in Utah nurse arrest fired from paramedic job

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Salt Lake City, Utah, detective who arrested a nurse after she refused to let officers draw blood from an unconscious patient has been fired from his job as a part-time paramedic.<p>Detective Jeff Payne's July arrest of Alex Wubbels, the charge nurse at the University of Utah Hospital burn …

Law Enforcement

An army of robots planned, designed, and built this 3-story house from the ground up

This 3D printed construction is on an entirely new level of automation.<p>The DFAB House in Zurich is designed and built entirely by an army of robots …

Leaked document reveals UK Brexit plan to deter EU immigrants

<b>Exclusive:</b> Home Office paper sets out detailed proposals including measures to drive down number of low-skilled migrants from Europe<p>Britain will end the free movement of labour immediately after Brexit and introduce restrictions to deter all but highly-skilled EU workers under detailed proposals …

Great Britain

Yamaha's smart pianos work with Alexa and teach you how to play

Of the many things we expected to see at IFA 2017, cutting-edge instruments weren't one of them. But Yamaha is using its time in Berlin to showcase the Clavinova all-electric smart pianos, which use an iOS device and LEDs above each key to teach you how to play. With the Smart Pianist application, …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

5 arrested in alleged South Africa cannibalism ring after man tells police he’s ‘tired of eating human flesh’

<i>Editor’s note: This story contains graphic detail.</i><p>More than a week ago, a South African man walked into a police station with a morbid confession. He was “tired of eating human flesh,” he told police.<p>The officers questioned the man’s bizarre claim and noticed he gave off a rancid smell, local media …

Crime

3 Ways to Run Your Business Like a Military Special Operator

Stay on the offensive, implement redundancies and keep it simple.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a former Navy SEAL, I am often blown away at how much of my military training and experience translates perfectly into the business world. I remind people all the time …

Business Strategy

Zume’s robot pizzeria could be the future of workplace automation

Where robots take over only the most tedious tasks<p>Zume Pizza, a food delivery startup in the San Francisco Bay Area, is expanding to a new location in the heart of Silicon Valley — with the help of robotic companions. The company, which starting today will deliver fresh pizzas to Palo Alto and the …

The Search For Alien Astroengineers

Looking for a lone signal from some far-flung alien civilization is one thing — looking for its handiwork on galactic scales is quite another. But a handful of astronomers are still hopeful that if hyper-advanced extraterrestrial civilizations can survive through cosmic time, they might choose to …

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

US Considers Chinese Investment in Artificial Intelligence a National Security Threat

The US Department of Defense is struggling to get its arms around all of the new security issues that have come with our current technological …

Verizon Closes Yahoo, Many Changes Ahead For Its Consolidated Media Services Subsidiary

Verizon Communications announced today that it closed its acquisition of Yahoo for nearly $4.5B. It also closed the door on Marissa Mayer as she departs from the beleaguered internet company that she led since mid-2012.<p><b>Two storied brands come together</b><p>With the addition of Yahoo, Verizon is planning …

Defibrillator drones are four times faster than ambulances

With less than 10 percent of people surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the time it takes to get a defibrillator to a patient can be the …

Emergency Medicine

New research may resolve a climate ‘conundrum’ across the history of human civilization | Dana Nuccitelli

The new study also confirms the planet is warming 20 times faster than Earth’s fastest natural climate change<p>Earth’s last ice age ended about 12,000 years ago. The warmer and more stable climate that followed allowed for the development of agriculture and the rise of human civilization. This …

How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool

By Derek Hawkins<p>, Reporter<p>You wouldn’t have noticed it unless you knew where — and how — to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published Monday contained a clue that may have led authorities to its source.<p>Spread throughout the pages were barely …

Surveillance

Meet the Ultimate Drone-Catching Drone

While the Federal Aviation Administration wrestles with how to control increasingly available commercial drones, the San Leandro-based company Airspace Systems is combating the problem directly. Airspace Systems’ “drone-hunting drones” are part of the company’s larger, complete drone security …

Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas. Every few months, a dumb start-up will make the news — most recently the one selling a $700 juicer — and folks outside the tech industry will begin singing I-told-you-sos.<p>But don’t be fooled by …

Artificial Intelligence

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Consciousness

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

The lambs spent four weeks in the external wombs and seemed to develop normally<p>Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, …

Pregnancy

Leaked Documents Reveal the NSA Spying on Scientists to Find 'Nefarious' Genetic Research

A new document made public this week via Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents reveals a fascinating aim of signals intelligence program: The …

The best virtual reality apps of 2018

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood movies, it’s that there’s only a matter of time before the machines inevitably become sentient, take …

Brain scans highlight a hidden, "higher" state of consciousness

Reaching a higher state of consciousness is a concept you're more likely to hear a spiritualist spout than a scientist, but now neuroscientists at …