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Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other …

Nuclear Energy

When intelligent algorithms start spoofing each other, regulation becomes a science

Anthony Amicangioli of Hyannis Port Research developed Riskbot, 'a supercomputer that watches supercomputers'.<p>What's to stop intelligent algorithms, …

How to Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Every type of shoe—from sneakers to brogues—requires special attention. With these tips, your kicks may outlast you<p>Not all shoes are created equal. You can’t treat a canvas sneaker the same way you would a leather brogue. But each type needs the same proper care and maintenance.<p><b>Related:</b> The 5 Shoes …

10 Bizarre Ways Scientists Believe Aliens Will Contact Us

Whether we visualize aliens as ray gun-toting invaders or peace-loving geniuses, we are fascinated by whether they exist and how they might finally …

"Crowd Control: Heaven Makes a Killing' - CNET

'Crowd Control,' our crowdsourced science fiction novel, starts here<p>Read the first installment of "Crowd Control: Heaven Makes a Killing," a science fiction novel written and edited by CNET readers around the globe.<p>'Crowd Control' part 2: Heaven is on Earth, just not this one<p>CNET's crowdsourced …

AI Visionary Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Singularity, Bayesian Brains and Closet Goblins

I’m perpetually astonished by smart people who believe things I find preposterous. For example, geneticist and National Institutes of Health Director …

Singularity

The Guardian view on artificial intelligence: look out, it’s ahead of you | Editorial

There is a tendency to see intelligence where it does not exist. But it is just as wrong to fail to see where it is emerging<p>Google artificial intelligence project DeepMind is building software to trawl through millions of patient records from three NHS hospitals to detect early signs of kidney …

Artificial Intelligence

Korean ​IBM Watson to launch in 2017

Following the historic Go match between Google's AI AlphaGo and a Korean champion in March, IBM will launch a Korean Watson counterpart in the …

South Korea

Elon Musk launches 'gym' to train AI with Atari games

OpenAI, Elon Musk's artificial intelligence company, has created a 'gym' to let developers train their AI systems on games and challenges.<p>The open …

5 life lessons from classical music

5 reasons why classical music should be part of your music diet<p>Ivan Fernandez<p>Read full profile<p>If you thought that classical music was something you …

Flute

Organize your images with Apple Photos

Taking photos with your iPhone is a snap. Finding the photos later on your Mac can be more work. But Apple's Photos for OS X offers a variety of ways to quickly hunt down and manage your photos.<p>Automatically organized<p>Photos for OS X automatically sorts your photographs by date and location. The …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

THE SHAMAN is One of the Best Sci-Fi Short Films of 2015

Trigger Point Release For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley13 hours …

Video: Educational Tutorial on the History, Physics and Uses of Cinema Lighting

Back in April, we shared the first of cinematographer Mark Vargo‘s informative series of videos on different photographic concepts. The videos are …

What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity - Part I: Why Small Choices Count | The Art of Manliness

<i>Integrity</i>. It’s a quality every man worth his salt aspires to. It encompasses many of the best and most admirable traits in a man: honesty, …

What Strengthens and Weakens Our Integrity – Part II. | The Art of Manliness

In the first post of this four-part series on what weakens our integrity and how we can strengthen it, we discussed how our decisions to act in …

Five science fiction novels for people who hate SF

Science fiction is all around us, from clandestine electronic surveillance to robots taking our jobs, from death-dealing drones in the skies of …

Back to the Hugos: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

It would be unfair to say that the winners of the Hugo award for best novel were all sexist before 1969. True, many of them demonstrated a fondness …