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This bizarre image-translation tool turns drawings into photographs

Or at least it tries to.<p>A new machine learning-based image generator, called the Image-to-Image Demo, is getting attention for the bizarre creations it produces.<p>The interactive image-translation demo uses inputted outlines, or “edges,” to produce a complete photographic image, based on a body of …

Machine Learning

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

Google's artificial intelligence now understands everything you say

<b>Google’s quest to conquer the voice recognition and chatbot space is one step closer with an announcement of its latest startup acquisition yesterday.</b><p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Quantum comms succeed over metro-scale fibre networks

Experiments in China, Canada, get us a little closer to quantum repeatersTwo groups both reported successfully teleporting state information across …

Quantum Mechanics

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MADISON — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

When meds didn’t improve my depression, I tried retraining my brain waves instead

Two years ago, I walked through the door of a Seattle therapist’s office with the goal of resetting my 45-year-old brain. A trauma survivor with a history of depression and anxiety, I was hoping that an alternative mode of therapy I’d heard about called neurofeedback might finally alleviate my more …

The Brain

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

Tip: Try the Ultimate Chill Pill

This natural adaptogen has been shown to reduce excess cortisol caused by mental stress and hard training. Take a look.<p>Restore Calmness<p>If you're …

Wellness

Can a baby's motor skills predict future success?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The moment when a baby crawls or walks for the first time is something most of us document in our family scrapbooks for sentimental reasons, but a new study suggests that the milestone could provide valuable foresight.<p>Scientists have long known that certain motor milestones, such as …

Parenting

Researchers create organic nanowire synaptic transistors that emulate the working principles of biological synapses

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea has created organic nanowire synaptic transistors that …

Breakthroughs

'The Familiar Vol. 3' Will Rewire Your Brain

In Volume 1 of Mark Danielewski's (proposed) 27-volume epic, <i>The Familiar</i>, a girl finds a cat. (900 pages.)<p>In Volume 2, the cat (and the girl, named Xanther) are hungry. They eat and don't eat. Get sick, get better. (Around 800 pages.)<p>In Volume 3 — the newest, called <i>Honeysuckle & Pain</i> — the girl …

Game of Thrones

Former NASA chief unveils $100 million neural chip maker KnuEdge

It’s not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup. Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, KnuEdge is only now coming out of stealth mode. It has already raised $100 million in funding to build a “neural chip” that Goldin says will …

Machine Learning