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Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease

Solanezumab blocks memory loss in patients with mild version of the disease, making it the first medicine ever to slow pace of damage to patients’ brains<p>Scientists appear to have broken a decades-long deadlock in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease after announcing trial results for the first …

Dementia

Hyped Up: Startups Race To Bring The Hyperloop To Life

The audacious plan to build a train that travels 760 mph<p>Maybe it was the Guns N’ Roses pumping from the speakers. Or maybe it was the spell of Dubai itself, a newly minted megalopolis whose explosion from the Arabian sands screamed that the past was dead and the future had arrived. Whatever it was, …

Genetic Data Will Take Up More Space Than YouTube In 10 Years

A classic big data problem<p>Your little genes are about to take up a lot more space. In the next 10 years, genomic data could generate anywhere between 2 and 40 exabytes per year—at a minimum, that’s more than two million times what your home computer can hold. A study approximating the overwhelming …

Biology

These Are What the Google Artificial Intelligence’s Dreams Look Like

Spoiler alert: they're as weird as electric sheep<p>Google's servers drive the much of the world's data, and apparently, they dream as well, according to a Google blog post by two Google software engineers and an intern.<p>Google’s artificial neural networks (ANNs) are stacked layers of artificial …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

A Robot That Pushes Like a Human Is More Impressive Than It Sounds

A truly smart robot adapts to a variety of challenges on the fly—like adjusting its posture to push or pull big objects, just like a person does. But …

Lego's competitor to Minecraft has launched on Steam

Gallery: Lego's competitor to Minecraft has launched on Steam<p>Gallery: Lego's competitor to Minecraft has launched on Steam<p>+ 7<p>+ 6<p>+ 5<p>In an unexpectedly …

Lego

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Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day

If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (raising $108,435 from 4,889 backers as of this writing) and with 45 days left to go, the numbers keep …

An Ingenious Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator Lifts a Rider 30 Feet in Seconds | Colossal

<p>Over the last few weeks Ethan Schlussler has been working on a beautifully designed 30-foot-high treehouse and quickly became tired of “climbing a …

Architizer

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Ecology

Inside The Immortality Business

Thanks to a small but devoted core of true believers and an infusion of Silicon Valley research funds, the once-revered, much-reviled science of cryopreservation may itself be coming back from the dead. Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.

Silicon Valley

A Massive Rotating Supercell Filmed Near Booker, Texas by Mike Olbinski | Colossal

<p>On June 3rd of this year after four years of trying, Arizona photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski finally got the shot he’d been searching …

Incredible Icelandic Aerial Photographs by Andre Ermolaev - The Fox Is Black

I’m aware that it doesn’t take much convincing for me to post photographs of the Icelandic landscape, but this series by Russian photographer Andre …

Watch this: Apple's imperfect video about perfection

Apple's marathon keynote session at yesterday's WWDC began with the following video. Graced by soothing piano music, a minimalist monochromatic palette, and a set of elegantly transitioning geometric shapes, the ad does a great job of conveying Apple lead designer Jony Ive's pursuit of purity and …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

With Plan X, the Pentagon tries to turn cyberwarfare into 'World of Warcraft'

Even as cybersecurity has become a buzzword when discussing national security, there are real questions about how to fit online warfare into a traditional military model. How do you explain a hacking attempt to someone who's used to dealing in physical warfare? If you're working on DARPA's Plan X, …

Iconic Eames chair returns to its fiberglass roots

Herman Miller reintroduces fiberglass-based Molded Plastic Chair, with more environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes<p>One of the most iconic chairs in modern design is returning to its structural roots, thanks to more environmentally-friendly developments in manufacturing. Furniture maker …

Villa F With Impressive Futuristic Architecture

I could never imagine such an unusual vacation home with an amazing sculptural shape. This is Villa F in Rhodes, Greece, by Peter Thomas Hornung, …

The Real Buzz Lightyear by Dan LuVisi - The Fox Is Black

I don’t often post “real versions of cartoon characters” on the site, but when I saw Dan LuVisi’s interpretation of Buzz Lightyear I knew I had to. …

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Visionary Concept Car to Celebrate Aston Martin 100 Years Anniversary

<b>Aston Martin CC100 Speedster</b> is unique and visionary concept car as part Aston Martin’s celebration of its 100 years of achievement in bringing you …

Classic Bauhaus Designs, Reimagined In Food

A pair of food stylists imagine what the Bauhaus cuisine would have looked like.<p>The Bauhaus was active for a scant 14 years–from 1919 to its closing in 1933–but its influence continues to haunt design. An incubator for interdisciplinary design and study, the Bauhaus that we all know and shell out …

Bauhaus

Time Machine Clock by Daniel Duarte

Portugual-based designer Daniel Duarte’s Time Machine seems appropriately named as I could imagine getting mesmerized and transfixed watching the …

Design

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