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The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

'We don't want a police state': Edward Snowden slams Australian metadata laws

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has taken aim at Australia's metadata retention laws, which he claims violate the personal freedoms of all …

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

Microsoft's R Strategy

Microsoft bought Revolution Analytics just over a year ago. With the impending release of SQL Server 2016, integration of the data science-oriented R …

Three simple things you can do to help the planet that will make a big difference

<b>BY: CHRIS SMITH</b><p>Whether you believe it or not, the climate of our planet is changing. In 1896, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius hypothesised that …

WhatsApp encryption is affecting FBI's work in 'huge ways'

If you thought Apple won the encryption war against the FBI -- think again. FBI Director James Comey says we can expect more litigation from the U.S. government, as it tries to access more and more encrypted devices.<p>Comey, who spoke to a room of reporters, says encryption is "essential tradecraft" …

Ask Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes?

Black holes are some of the most extreme objects in the Universe: a concentration of mass so great that it collapses, under General Relativity, into a singularity at its center. Atoms, nuclei, and even fundamental particles themselves are crushed down to an arbitrarily small thickness in our …

Single Photon Source for Quantum Computing and Experimentation

One challenge to building optical computing devices and some quantum computers is finding a source of single photons. There are a lot of different …

The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence

Gary Grossman Contributor<p>Gary Grossman is a futurist and public relations and communications marketing executive with Edelman.<p>It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now in the midst of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Second Oracle v. Google trial could lead to huge headaches for developers

Oracle bought Java and now wants a staggering $9 billion from Google.<p>Two of the world's biggest software companies face off in court this week for …

3tags.org is coming soon

Red is not its only color: NASA captures Mars you’ve never imagined (PHOTOS)

Vibrant pictures taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal Nili Fossae, Mars’ northwest region, as one of the most colorful spots on the Red …

Google Announced Their D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer Succesfully Works

It seems that the D-Wave Computer does work, and the theory is that the hardware is 3,600 times faster than other supercomputers. It is the nearest …

The Uses And Misuses Of 'Big Data': A Conversation

The organizational theorist Geoffrey Moore once argued that “without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.” But without human intelligence, all the data and machine learning in the world won’t set you free. Moore’s freeway analogy is in fact more apt than he knew.<p>In 2011, …

Big Data

The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo

If you own a smartphone and are trying to learn a language, you probably have Duolingo. At this very moment the app—which tries to turn language learning into a rewarding game—may be not-so-subtly suggesting that you are overdue for some Spanish vocabulary practice.<p>How many other people are …

Language Learning

Hubble Took A Beautiful Photo Of A Barred Spiral Galaxy

55 million light years away<p>Hubble is still teaching us so many years later. Case in point: today the telescope team tweeted a beautiful shot of a barred spiral galaxy. This one is not new--it was discovered in 1784 by German-British astronomer William Herschel.<p>NGC 4394 is located about 55 million …

Space program's greatest gift to humanity: Stink-free underwear you can wear for a week

Granted, you could wear any pair of underwear for a week. But things could get pretty gross if you did.<p>But Danish company OrganicBasics is in the process of creating SilverTech "odorless" underwear -- and odorless socks -- that are infused with bacteria-fighting and heat-regulating silver that the …

JavaScript Promises: Plain and Simple

If you've ever seen anything that looks like this:<p>then you're already one step closer to understanding promises. If you haven't, fear not, we'll be …

JavaScript

Hadoop vs. Spark: The New Age of Big Data

In the question of Hadoop vs. Spark, the most accurate view is that designers intended Hadoop and Spark to work together on the same team.

Quincy: Fair scheduling for Distributed Computing Clusters

On the next paper in the datacenter scheduling paper series, we’ll cover Quincy, which is a paper published by Microsoft in 2008. This is also the …

Parallel_Processing_in_Python

Parallel Processing in Python¶<p>author: Jacob Schreiber<br>contact: jmschr@cs.washington.edu<p>Simply put, parallel processing is splitting up a task between …

Python Programming

Algorithm can improve guidance of crash victims to most appropriate place for care - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

CHICAGO (May 5, 2016): Important information on a motor vehicle crash can help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to …

SmartAll home hub has AI and machine learning algorithms to learn your preferences

SmartAll aims to be your personal "AI butler", home security system and IoT hub in your home<p>Silicon Valley start-up, SmartAll aims to create a smart …

Machine Learning

An Algorithm That Can Make Sense of Countless Satellite Images Could Be a Big Deal

And one company is offering $40,000 to anyone who can make one.<p>An engineering firm wants to make sense of the abundance of aerial photos we now shoot from planes, satellites, and drones. Draper, out of Massachusetts, has put a $40,000 bounty on an algorithm that can accurately sort and sequence …

Computers trump chemists by studying failed experiments

In science, the pursuit of truth requires constant experimentation and, inevitably, a few failures along the way. But that's okay, because learning from those failures is often necessary in order to uncover a new, remarkable breakthrough. Now, a team of researchers from Haverford College is trying …

NASA Facility Dedicated to Mathematician Katherine Johnson

NASA honored 97-year-old mathematician Katherine Johnson today (May 5) by dedicating a building in her name at the space agency's Langley Research …

Space Exploration

Modeling in systems biology with R

A couple of years ago, I was interested in a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) modeling and simulation project developed at the institute …

American Forests Face Major Changes

By <b>Tim Radford / Climate News Network</b><p><i>Subtropical tree species could invade forests in North America’s Cascade Range. (Scott Smithson via Flickr)</i><p><i>This</i> …

Forests

Study Finds Link Between Dominant Hand and Math Skills

<b>A link between handedness and mathematical skills exists, but is more complex than is thought according to a study by the University of Liverpool.</b><p>The …

Mathematics

NFL lineman and MIT math student John Urschel on football analytics and marrying a robot

It’s not so often that you interview a professional athlete and he or she starts talking about the Nash equilibrium, but John Urschel is certainly …

Mathematics