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Intel is offloading virus scanning to its GPUs to improve performance and battery life

Intel is planning to allow virus scanners to use its integrated graphics chipsets to scan for malicious attacks. The change could see performance and battery life improve on some systems. “With Accelerated Memory Scanning, the scanning is handled by Intel’s integrated graphics processor, enabling …

Intel Corporation

Finger fossil 'shows humans went east of Africa earlier than thought'

Bone found in Arabian desert dates back 90,000 years, challenging view that we migrated into Eurasia 60,000 years ago<p>A fossilised human finger bone dating to almost 90,000 years ago has been discovered in the Saudi Arabian desert, a find researchers say points to the possibility that our species …

Red Sea

Web apps are only getting better

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.<p>The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but …

Apps

Elon Musk Warns A.I. Superintelligence Could Become "Immortal Dictators"

Whether good or evil, AI doesn't die.<p>The advancement of artificial intelligence brings several security questions with it, and once again Elon Musk …

Singularity

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

Fitter, faster and clad in lycra: the middle-aged men racing against stereotypes

MAMIL, a documentary exploring the lives and motivations of men who cycle, is surprisingly emotional<p>You see them everywhere. Kitted out in form-hugging Lycra, cycling in groups down leafy lanes, racing past buses on crowded roads, chatting on corners. Now they’re on cinema screens, too. A …

Middle Age

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Sends Ten More Iridium Satellites to Orbit

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched a rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc. satellites to orbit early Friday, its fifth in a …

Elon Musk

Glitch launches its 'YouTube for app creators'

Fog Creek Software (led by well-known entrepreneur Anil Dash) has spent about a year testing Glitch, a sort of YouTube for app creators where people can create, modify and host code in an easy to use, collaborative environment. And now, it's ready for public consumption: Glitch has dropped the beta …

Apps

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree?<p>Our minds, according to some, are actually <i>quantum</i> computers. And, if …

Quantum Computing

This Supposed Dark Matter Evidence Won't Seem to Go Away

This past June, 500 pounds of a specially fabricated crystal buried in an Italian mountain <b></b>seemed to glow just a little brighter. It wasn’t the first …

Dark Matter

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—And Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

A startup is pitching a mind-uploading service that is “100 percent fatal” - MIT Technology Review

The startup accelerator Y Combinator is known for supporting audacious companies in its popular three-month boot camp.<p>There’s never been anything …

Artificial Intelligence

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

A 'major' upcoming Windows 10 update will bring a dedicated AI platform for developers

Microsoft seems interested in kicking things up a notch as far as AI goes if their latest blog post is anything to go by. In the post, the company …

AI predicts coding mistakes before developers make them

Ubisoft, the French video game company, debuted a new artificial intelligence (AI) that proactively flags coding bugs at its recent developer …

Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials

If you want to understand the personality of a material, study its electrons. Table salt forms cubic crystals because its atoms share electrons in …

A Bright Red Flag for Democracy

Survivors of the Parkland massacre are getting a crash course in civics, and learning that corporations are more responsive to customer concerns than lawmakers are to their constituents.<p>A week after the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, some of the high …

Gun Control

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

Anthropology

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

The Mueller indictment offers new details on how Russian trolls stoked racial tensions

Russian trolls used concerns about police violence and voter fraud to simultaneously court and attack communities of color.<p>An indictment filed Friday by the special counsel to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election shows the lengths a Russian troll farm went to inflame …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

This electronic skin can heal itself — and then make more skin

No-waste e-skin<p>In a quest to make electronic devices more environmentally friendly, researchers have created an electronic skin that can be completely recycled. The e-skin can also heal itself if it’s torn apart.<p>The device, described today in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>, is basically a thin film …

Skin Care

Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.<p>Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human …

Genetics

Want to Get a Job With Elon Musk? You May Want to Study These 16 Interview Questions

Interns at SpaceX reportedly work 80 hours per week.<p><b>SpaceX interns work 80 hours per week and help the company launch rockets and improve its dynamics.</b>• <b><br>So the aerospace company, recently rated one of the best places to work, asks some tough interview questions to ensure that it is hiring the right</b> …

Quantum Mechanics