Stephen Chase

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A High School Teacher Beat the House Majority Leader in Kentucky's Republican Primary

(LANCASTER, Ky.) — A high school math teacher ousted the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a narrow win in …

Republican Primaries

5-Hour Rule: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

<b>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.”</b><i><br>— Charlie Munger,</i> …

Self-improvement

Disney’s human-scale ‘Stickman’ robot can do backflips

I mean, can you do a backflip?<p>Humans can be great acrobats, but what about Disney robots? Disney Research has one such human-scale robot — called Stickman, because it’s literally a robotic stick — that is capable of aerial acrobatics, like backflips.<p>Just as certain human inventions take after …

Robotics

Researchers recreate a brain, piece by piece

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a method for growing and connecting single neurons using geometric patterns to route the neurons more precisely, cell by cell.<p>The article, “Assembly and Connection of Micropatterned Single Neurons for Neuronal Network Formation,” appeared in …

Neuroscience

It's Time to Stop Calling It 'Artificial' Intelligence

The fatal flaw in AI isn't the technology or its intelligence, it's something far more difficult to change.<p>The challenge of artificial intelligence isn't so much the technology as it is our own attitude about machines and intelligence. In doing research for my upcoming book <i>Revealing The Invisible:</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill De Blasio Tells NYPD To Stop Arresting People For Smoking Pot On The Street

The recommendation comes days after the Manhattan district attorney pledged to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana cases.<p>On a quest to fulfill his promise to end unnecessary arrests and racial disparity in marijuana enforcement, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a new request to the …

Cannabis

It's Settled: Here's The Best Case For Blockchain In Digital Media Buying

I was already thinking about the role blockchain may or may not play in digital media buying, especially the programmatic kind, before Parsec’s Marc …

Blockchain

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.<p>The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications.<p>HTC has roped back the creator of its virtual reality …

Blockchain

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Air-breathing ion thruster<p>5 March 2018<p>In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from …

Space Exploration

Chinese Gov’t Study Detects 421 Fake Cryptos, Outlines Key Features of Fraud

A government-led study in China has detected 421 fake cryptocurrencies, according to a report published today, May 18.<p>IFCERT, a national committee of …

Cryptocurrency

This startup wants to help traditional businesses effectively adopt blockchain

Blockchain’s moment in the sun is finally here.<p>It’s remarkable. Databases are a fairly unsexy technology, but blockchain has made the distributed database idea both mainstream and cool. The rush on cryptocurrency, highlighted by Bitcoin topping out at $20,000, has brought blockchain technology into …

Blockchain

Today In Cryptocurrency: Jack Dorsey Endorses Bitcoin, WSJ Finds Signs Of Crypto Fraud Everywhere

The cryptocurrency market continued its rough week on Thursday, with most major currencies trading down more than 1 percent on the day. Here’s a look …

Cryptocurrency

Etsy opens machine learning center in Toronto

Ecommerce company Etsy announced today that it will open a new artificial intelligence research and development center in Toronto, Canada. The company broke the news yesterday during a meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in New York City.<p>Etsy’s third Machine Learning Center of …

Machine Learning

Colorado wants to allow political donations in bitcoin and other cryptocurrency

U.S. Representative Jared Polis speaks in Boulder in 2017. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)<p>Colorado is considering allowing political candidates to …

Cryptocurrency

The US SEC Built A Fake Website To Troll Cryptocurrency Scammers

Scammers have been dining out on the excitement around cryptocurrency and its vey large, very uninformed pool of main street investors. And no matter …

Cryptocurrency

IBM files patent for AI-managed traffic lights

IBM was granted a patent for an AI-powered traffic management system earlier this month.<p><b>What it is</b>: According to the patent, IBM wants to develop a system for controlling traffic lights that relies on cameras. A computer views real-time footage of traffic in each direction and then calculates the …

IBM

Investors have placed $1 billion in cryptocurrency offerings rampant with red flags for fraud: Report

Investors have sent $1 billion into digital coin projects that flash warning signs for fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing its …

Cryptocurrency

What Is a Blockchain Phone and Why Would Anyone Want One?

HTC is building “the first native blockchain phone,” the Next Web reported on Tuesday. Details are sparse about the phone, which has been dubbed the …

Blockchain

This is Why You Can’t Stop Interrupting People

You're not alone, but you're still kind of a dick.<p>People who interrupt others are incredibly annoying. But studies suggest that, however unrepentant …

Body Language

Kickstarter just rolled out a new feature that makes crowdfunding less sketchy

If you browse through Kickstarter today, you might notice something different. On certain projects, you’ll see a little black badge in the lower …

Crowd Funding

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, events, and …

Blockchain

19 Data Science and Machine Learning Tools for people who Don't Know Programming

<i>This article was originally published on 5 May, 2016 and updated with the latest tools on May 16, 2018.</i><p>Introduction<p>Programming is an integral part of …

Machine Learning

This 'stablecoin' gives crypto investors a new way to avoid the tax man

TrueUSD, a cryptocurrency whose value is pegged to that of the dollar, has signed a deal with Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

A white lawyer threatened to call ICE on Spanish-speaking restaurant workers. Twitter is tearing him apart.

People are taking consequences into their own hands.<p>For the past few weeks, national attention has focused heavily on issues of racial profiling after a number of high-profile incidents involving white people calling the police on people of color spread on social media.<p>Now a video of a man …

Race & Ethnicity

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Silicon Valley

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 …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoiners Take New York, but Wall Street Resists The Lure

New York may have caught the crypto bug. But one area of the city remains resistant: Wall Street.<p>Large crypto-conferences and related events converged on the nation’s financial capital this month, bringing thousands of bitcoin faithful with them. The largest with 8,000 attendees is the Consensus …

Wall Street

Manhattan DA Announces It Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession to Correct Racial Disparity in Arrests

Manhattan’s district attorney announced his office would largely stop prosecuting people for possession or smoking marijuana in the borough as part …

Cannabis