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A satellite captured a video of its fellow satellites rocketing to space

Up, up, and away!<p>A shoebox-sized satellite caught a glimpse of a Soyuz rocket launch that sent 73 satellites flying into space last week. Snapping one photo every second, the tiny Dove satellite caught two and a half minutes of the Soyuz rocket’s flight — starting with liftoff.<p>The timing was …

Space Exploration

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

Employment

Computers Are Closer To Copying The Way Humans Learn

Training artificial intelligence to write letters<p>The gold standard of artificial intelligence is a computer that can learn the same way we do as humans. For example, if you see just one toothbrush and know its use, it’s pretty easy to identify other toothbrushes. If it’s long, thin, has little …

Artificial Intelligence

In New York, A Day’s Work Will Buy An iPhone. In Kiev, It Takes 13 Weeks

Those are the findings of Swiss bank UBS, which compiles its “Prices and Earnings” report every three years. The 2015 version compares the purchasing …

Swiss Bank

DARPA Wants Robots That Can Play Jazz In Time With Humans

Simulated improvisation in peace and war<p>Humans learn by doing, so why shouldn’t machines? A project funded by DARPA, the military’s future technology wing, wants a program that can adapt to human musicians as they perform, and join in with the right notes—literally. Called MUSICA, for “Musical …

U.S. Army

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

How to Get Employees Excited to Do Their Work

What keeps you up at night as a manager? Are you worried about hitting your numbers? How to boost the results of lower performers? What about how to keep top performers motivated?<p>We often believe that the most effective way to respond to these concerns is to directly tell our employees what to do. …

3D-printed mini jet engine revved up to 33,000rpm

Chalk up another triumph for 3D printing.<p>GE engineers have created a small jet engine using next-gen manufacturing technique for building 3D objects "by melting metal powder layer upon layer," the company said over the weekend. Not content to just sit back and admire the gadget, they then fired it …

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two …

The US wants China's help blocking North Korean hackers

Apparently, the US is willing to recruit any ally it can get in its digital battles -- including countries that are frequently its adversaries. Sources for both the Associated Press and the <i>New York Times</i> claim that American officials have asked China to implement a block that would "cripple" North …

Halo, The Brain-Improving Wearable, Raises $1.5 Million

While the thought of applying electricity directly to the brain in unsupervised conditions is, to some, a bit scary, Halo Neuroscience has gotten over a million smackers to allow you do just that. Halo, a company that will produce a wearable device to “boost brain function” has closed a $1.5 …

EarlyBird Raising $130M To Fund Startups In Turkey And Central Eastern Europe

Earlybird, the Berlin-based VC that has focused on backing startups in Europe and other ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley, is today announcing its latest fund and geographical target. It is raising $130 million for the Earlybird Digital East Fund (EDEF) to invest in early and early growth …