William “Storm Constantine” McCarthy

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Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.<p>YouTube / Kaleb Austin Hopper<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will …

Physics

'Consumable' machine learning, AI a solved problem, and the home EEG

Published on the 31/10/2016 | Written by Donovan Jackson<p>Microsoft pushes the hot buttons as Ignite NZ rolled into town last week...<p>Aimed at the …

Machine Learning is Fun Part 5: Language Translation with Deep Learning and the Magic of Sequences

<b>Update:</b> <i>This article is part of a series. Check out the full series:</i> <i>Part 1</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 2</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 3</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 4</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 5</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 6</i><i>,</i> <i>Part 7</i> <i>and</i> <i>Part 8</i><i>!</i><p><i>You can also read this</i> …

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.<p>Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The <i>New York Times</i> and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to <i>Times</i> …

Dear first-generation sex robot ...

It appears we're on the brink of a robo-sexual revolution. Some have claimed that you'll be, like the selfie, a socially derided mainstay by 2025. Other, more conservative, estimates posit that having sex with you will be either commonplace or more popular than human-on-human sex by 2050. Whatever …

I didn't listen to a pair of $55,000 headphones

I was supposed to try out Sennheiser's new Orpheus headphones yesterday. Priced at $55,000 and a decade in the making, they're a reimagining of the company's 1990 model of the same name. But just as I put their opulent band over my head, before even a single note had played, the prototype …

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Abercrombie's newest model is a social media activist

Neelam Gill, 20, is already well known in the fashion industry because she was featured in a Burberry campaign as her first job ever — a pretty much unheard-of accomplishment.<p>She was the first Indian model ever featured in Burberry's ads, according to Elle. Now, she's repeating that milestone and …

Social Media

Barber Goes Above and Beyond to Make Boy with Autism Comfortable During Haircut

When Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies' son Mason was diagnosed with autism, they learned that ordinary activities like getting a haircut can be difficult for those coping with this disorder. Since young Mason deals with sensory overload, it's not easy for him to sit down and feel comfortable when …

Autism

Rumblr is not a dating app for fistfights (Updated)

<i>Update November 10: Unsurprisingly, the app turned out to be a hoax and nothing else. Please don’t get into fist fights. The original story is below.</i><p>“Bro, your face is pissing me off, want to throw down?”<p>That’s an example of the sort of dialog that goes on in a new app called Rumblr, which can be …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language