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A Massive Lake Of Molten Carbon The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered Under The US

A recent scientific discovery has drastically changed our view of the global carbon cycle and identified a new significant risk. Researchers have discovered a giant lake or reservoir made up of molten carbon sitting below the western US.<p>The molten carbon (primarily in the form of carbonate) …

Earth Science

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Developing a quantum key system to make mobile transactions safer

If you're looking for the most secure way to send data, quantum cryptography, or to be more specific, quantum key distribution (QKD) is it, according …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan's creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the "creative genome project": he wanted to create the world's first AI creative director, capable of directing a TV commercial.<p>And last week, Matsuzaka showed off his creation at the UK …

Here’s how mobile technology is saving Africans from humanitarian disasters

Over the last 15 years, mobile phone technology has grown significantly across the world, especially in Africa. Improved infrastructure and high-speed networks have all contributed to the swelling number of subscribers. For developers, this uptick in smartphone users has been a boon for innovation, …

Mobile

9 cybersecurity tips for the mildly paranoid (plus 4 for the truly anxious)

SAN FRANCISCO – So it looks as if the CIA could potentially break into most smart phone or computer networks, at least according to the stolen documents released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday.<p>Whether you have anything to hide or not, it's a good reminder that in a digital age, keeping your life private …

Information Systems

IBM Is Rolling Out The World's First Universal 'Quantum Computing' Service

If you build it, they will come.<p>We're all excited about the potential of quantum computers - devices that will harness strange quantum phenomena to …

This Single Gram of DNA Contains an Amazon Gift Card, a Virus and an Entire Movie

Ten years ago, if you wanted to back up some old photos, you might have stored them on a big, clunky external hard drive that weighed a couple of …

Free stuff from NASA! Robots, drones, satellites!

Well, not exactly, but the space agency is offering free software code that relates to all these things, so other agencies can tap its knowledge base.<p>Just because you don't work for NASA doesn't mean you can't use its code.<p>On Wednesday, the space agency released its latest online software catalog …

Freebies

Sassy robot trolls the internet by beating the 'I am not a robot' test

We're sure you are familiar with the "I'm not a robot" captcha prompt that often comes up when visiting certain sites.<p>What we you may not realize is …

It’s About To Get Even Easier to Hide on the Dark Web

Sites on the so-called dark web, or darknet, typically operate under what seems like a privacy paradox: While anyone who knows a dark web site's …

Privacy

AI software is figuring out how to best humans at designing new AI software

Who programs the programmers? Soon enough, it might not be people behind the development of advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence tech, but other AI. MIT looks at the most recent work done by a range of different organizations, including Google Brain, who are working on AI that can …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

6 More Mysterious Radio Signals Have Been Detected Coming From Outside Our Galaxy

They're all coming from the one place.<p>Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. …

Russia’s influence has risen but Iran is the real winner in Aleppo

Tehran’s help in securing Syria’s second city is much less to do with re-establishing state sovereignty than about asserting its own agenda<p>As the green surrender buses trickled out of Aleppo last Wednesday, Bashar al-Assad’s two biggest backers reacted very differently.<p>Russia, which had brokered …

Middle East

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

The Brain

Astrophysicist has consoling message for humanity: You’re more important than you might think

New discoveries point to uniqueness of human life<p>Oscar Wilde once said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>The …

Universe

The latest generation of chatbot toys listen to your kids 24/7 and send their speech to a military contractor

Last year's Hello Barbie chatbot toy sent all your kid's speech to cloud servers operated by Mattel and its tech partner, but only when your kid held …