William Fernandez

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Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

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Singularity

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

No one would call the Aranui 5 a thing of beauty. Half cruise ship and half freighter, it has a cockeyed profile that only its maker could love.<p>It may not look like much, but it manages to sail to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.<p>The Aranui navigates the waters of French Polynesia, …

Dear Aging Backpacker, Have You Become a Douchebag?

Travelling at 19 is wild and innocent. But one day you turn around and you're no longer 19. You're just travelling with people who are.<p>Remember when you were 19 and you went to Ibiza or Bali for the first time and saw a temple and thought "pffft temples" and then spent the next two weeks getting …

Experimental Spinal Implant Improves Mobility and Grip 300% in Quadriplegics

Alternate Pathways<p>Twenty-eight year old quadriplegic Brian Gomez is one of the first patients to receive a new experimental treatment that restores …

The Artificial Intelligence Behind Google Translate Recently Did Something Extraordinary | Inc.com

As someone who lives between two countries, I've relied heavily on machine translation for a number of years. It took me years before I could communicate casually with my in-laws (they're fluent in German and Polish, but not English), without my wife serving as an interpreter. (I don't need to tell …

Artificial Intelligence

Was Physics Really Violated By EM Drive In "Leaked" NASA Paper?

Ever since NASA announced that they had created a prototype of the controversial Radio Frequency Resonant Cavity Thruster (aka. the EM Drive), any …

Space Travel

The world's biggest meat producer is planning to test out robot butchers

The New Zealand-based robotics company is developing fully-automated meat processing bots, which can extract different cuts from lamb, pig, and beef carcasses. Many meatpacking companies believe using this type of technology (rather than human workers) will make processing more efficient.<p>The …

Two Trillion Galaxies, at the Very Least

The scale of the universe, already unfathomable, just became even more so: There are about 10 times as many galaxies as previously thought.<p>The new number, two trillion galaxies, is the result of work led by Christopher J. Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Nottingham in England, …

Traveling soon? Here are WiFi passwords to most major city airports

One of the biggest pet peeves about traveling from airport to airport is the lack of WiFi access.<p>Considering how modern a plethora of today’s …

The Best Places To Travel Alone - Solo Travel Destinations

Are you looking for the best places to travel alone? Anyone who has ever done it knows that travelling alone is one of the most fulfilling …

Why give a F**k about Colonizing Mars?

On the back of the recent flutter created by Elon Musk, where he unveiled his ambitious plans to colonize Mars (Well, he stated this ambition when he …

'Orion' Is Going to Wear a Lot of Hats at the Mars Base Camp

Aerospace giant and longtime NASA ally Lockheed Martin has a plan for setting up a fully staffed Mars Base Camp orbiting around the red planet by …

Space Exploration

Jeff Bezos's New Rocket Will Be Bigger Than Elon Musk's

But size isn't everything<p>Blue Origin was the first private spaceflight company to launch a rocket into space and then bring it back down for a vertical landing. "Into space" has a bit of a caveat attached, though; the New Shepard rocket crossed the Karman line, 100 kilometers above ground, which …

Black hole app lets you blow up stars

If you have an appetite for cosmic destruction, there’s an app for that.NOVA Black Holes, a free iPad game developed by the PBS series <i>NOVA</i>, lets you …

A Brief Explanation of the Kardashev Scale: How Far Can Humanity Really Advance?

Let’s be honest, we have our fair share of problems on planet Earth: war, floods, disease, poverty, and environmental destruction (the list goes on …

Scientific American slams Donald Trump’s anti-science rhetoric in a rare op-ed

It’s not just disillusioned Republican lawmakers who are coming out against Donald Trump.<p>Scientific American, the popular science magazine, has published an op-ed denouncing the GOP presidential nominee’s stances on a variety of science-related issues.<p>When the major Republican candidate for …

11 reasons to be excited about the future of technology

In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, and less that 20% of the population was literate. Today, human life expectancy is over 70 years, less that 10% of the global population lives in extreme poverty, and over 80% …

The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

It's dusk at a park in Dallas, and white sheets are pinned up next to tall trees, fluttering like ghosts in the wind. They've been lit up with ultraviolet lights to attract moths.<p>A handful of people are holding up their smartphones, zooming in on the small dark specks that fly to the cloth.<p>"Bugs …

How to disable Startup Apps in Android - Tech Tunes

A certain problem normally the Android users face after installing the couple of apps is that, their Phone start lagging or see a decline in …

Melania Trump Gets Skewered on Social Media After Republican Convention Speech

Donald Trump

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world's chess champion. That didn't happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky's 1970 prediction that "in …

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

This Is The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

It’s widely known by now that the U.S. and global economy are being profoundly re-shaped by software technology. Human jobs are being eaten by …

A bowl of oatmeal a day could be the secret to a longer and healthier life, say scientists

A large bowl of oatmeal each day could protect against death from cancer, the biggest ever analysis of the benefits of whole grains has shown.<p>Oats …

First SpaceX missions to Mars: “Dangerous and probably people will die”

In a WaPo interview, Elon Musk says those who found cities on Mars will know the risks.<p>As we get close to the end of September, when Elon Musk has …

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Some people get 'skin orgasms' from listening to music — here's why

The experience is called frisson (pronounced <i>free-sawn</i>), a French term meaning "aesthetic chills," and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a "skin orgasm."<p>Listening to emotionally moving music is the most common trigger of frisson, but …

HIV Genes Have Been Cut Out of Live Animals Using CRISPR

In a first, scientists led by Kamel Khalili, director of the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at Temple University, report in the journal <i>Gene Therapy</i> …