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The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

Experts in UX, AI, and product design weigh in on the next big modality in computing.<p>“I wish I could touch you,” Theodore says, laying in bed. He’s met with silence. Rejection. Until she speaks up, tentatively. “How would you touch me?”<p>It’s a famously poignant scene from the movie <i>Her</i>, as the …

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Only one thing that can jumpstart the global economy right now — but no government is willing to do it

The low-growth environment the world seems to be trapped in, said Raman Srivastava, Standish Mellon Asset Management's co-deputy chief investment officer and managing director of global fixed income, a BNY Mellon investment boutique, is probably not going to change anytime soon.<p>There is, however, …

Globalization

Drone photographer captures winter in Lithuania

<b>Karolis Janulis has been using a drone to take pictures of his homeland, Lithuania, from the air.</b><p>Janulis' photographs show the countryside covered in snow as winter takes hold.<p>"On the first day the snow fell, I went flying and taking pictures, not to miss the chance of capturing the moments while …

Photography

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

North Korea: We’ll end nuclear tests if U.S. stops drills

North Korea on Saturday said it could stop testing nuclear bombs if the U.S. stops conducting joint military drills with South Korea, according to …

What lifting Iran sanctions means for world markets

<b>The untangling of the world's most complex regime of sanctions starts now.</b><p>The European Union terminates all its nuclear-related economic sanctions including an embargo on buying Iranian crude oil, but more importantly, ends restrictions on Iranian trade, shipping and insurance.<p>"This is a day we …

South Asia

Damn, These Minimalist Editions of Harry Potter are Beautiful

We love a good take, minimal take on something, but these edition of the Harry Potter series just blow us away. Created by Kincső Nagy in …

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world? | Will Hutton

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

Economics

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Atheism

Our Most Stunning Antique Photos of Women Around the World

8 From The Archive<p>An early form of color photography called autochrome gave pictures a "wonderful luminosity."<p>In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière developed the first commercially viable form of color photography. Their process, called autochrome, used glass plates coated with millions of …

Science News, Discoveries and Breakthrough Scientific Research - HuffPost Science | HuffPost

Breakthroughs

Seals "photobomb" underwater photographer

Photographs show leopard seals joining in the fun and smiling at the camera<p>It should have been a routine trip underwater for a group of French divers.<p>But they got rather more than they bargained for when the plunged into the sea off Antarctica.<p>The team had hoped for some spectacular photographs and …

The best science fiction, as picked by 20 A.I. experts

But even they can't help but enjoy a few choice science fiction movies and books.<p>Some movies show what our near future will look like, while others are so far-fetched but are enjoyable nonetheless.<p>Tech Insider spoke to 20 AI researchers, roboticists, and computer scientists about their favorite …

Science Fiction

History in the remaking

<b>By Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.</b><p>Back in 2012, Tom Toro sketched a cartoon that aptly illustrates the connection between events of the present and the past. …

Since When Did Putin Want to Save the Planet?

Vladimir Putin’s just promoted himself as global leader in the war against climate change. Yesterday, he thought global warming was a myth.<p>At …

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

A mysteriously buckling road in California is still rising — and geologists have no idea why

Some parts of the road are now completely cracked and unusable, while others have risen more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) above the ground, but no one's quite sure what caused such a dramatic shift.<p>When roads buckle like this, it's usually due to serious shifts in the earth below caused by earthquakes …

University of California

Deus Sex Machina: The Ethics Of Robot Love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled after Malaysian police branded it …

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

This Cosmologist May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Scientists have examined a great cosmic glow in the sky, and at least one cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology thinks he has found …

Universe

The next Tesla could have an extremely futuristic design like these cars

Tesla is currently tweaking the design of its mass-market car, the Model 3, to make it extremely aerodynamic, according to Seth Weintraub at Electrek.<p>The Model 3 will be Tesla's first mass-market car, with a price around $35,000, and Tesla is reportedly going to design other vehicles, like an SUV, …

Tesla

France’s Aircraft Carrier Group Charles de Gaulle to Leave for Middle East “to Fight the Islamic State” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The only aircraft carrier in the French Navy’s fleet, the Charles de Gaulle, will leave for the Persian Gulf on November 18, to join the fight</i> …

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …

Religion

Check out 10 technologies that could change your life in 2016

Introduction<p>Forget drones, FinTech and (especially) apps that claim to be 'digitally disruptive'. The big tech trends that will have a significant …

Ted Cruz, Ben Carson Call For U.S. To Reconsider Taking Syrian Refugees After Paris Attacks

Two prominent Republicans are calling for renewed scrutiny towards U.S. plans to resettle Syrian refugees.<p>Following the deadly attacks in Paris Friday night, two prominent Republicans have called for the United States to table plans to accept thousands of Syrian refugees, citing terror …

World's Largest Fusion Reactor is About to Switch On

If “The Stellarator” sounds like an energy source of comic book legend to you, you’re not that far off. It’s the largest nuclear fusion reactor in …

How Sinai became a magnet for terror

The Bedouin desert wastes where a Russian passenger jet was downed are now a launchpad for Egypt’s deadly Isis offshoot<p>Grey jeans, black trainers and a surface-to-air missile were all that could be seen of the man waiting under a tree for an Egyptian military helicopter to fly past in early January …

Here Are 16 Times Obama Promised No "Boots On The Ground" In Syria

One thing you might have noticed if you watched White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest trying to explain to reporters why embedding US spec ops …