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The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

Writing from Manus prison: a scathing critique of domination and oppression | Omid Tofighian

What is more horrific: immigration detention centres constructed as anomalies of a liberal democracy, or systematic state torture imagined as something distinct from fascism?<p>Behrouz Boochani finished his book, No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison, approximately a month after being …

Crime

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body

Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in …

What it’s like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans

Project Debater will argue with you and make jokes<p>At a small event in San Francisco last night, IBM hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and an AI called “Project Debater.” The goal was for the AI to engage in a series of reasoned arguments according to some pretty standard …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's upcoming app for guiding the blind sounds kinda brilliant

Google has been working on improving its AI and computer vision for quite some time now, and it looks like they’re getting pretty darn good at identifying objects. The company is now building a clever Android app that takes advantage of these developments to help the visually impaired understand …

Icos

DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Hippocampal prosthesis restores memory functions by creating “MIMO” model-based electrical stimulation of the hippocampus — bypassing a damaged brain …

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Productivity

Building a Deep Neural Net In Google Sheets

I want to show you that Deep Convolutional Neural Nets are not nearly as intimidating as they sound. And I’ll prove it by showing you an …

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

Global Warming

Listen to this playlist, designed by a psychologist to support subjects tripping on ‘magic’ mushrooms

Listening to music can be a very personal journey for some people, serving as a guiding light or emotional girder, depending on the situation. For …

Sophia, the world's first-ever robot citizen, has a message for humanity this Thanksgiving

Sophia isn't your typical robot. Just a month ago, the humanoid robot was granted legal citizenship in Saudi Arabia, making Sophia the world's first-ever robot citizen. And after a whirlwind press tour where we had the chance to interview the emotionally expressive robot for ourselves, Sophia is …

Robotics

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

We'd all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us better at retaining information for exams, or at remembering important facts for a presentation or interview, we would probably pay good money for it.<p>This is what researchers have been working on at the University of …

The Brain

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient

A New York woman previously diagnosed with a rare bone cancer has received a 3D-printed sternum and rib cage produced by the CSIRO and Anatomics.<p>An …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

This AI can predict how long your relationship will last

Unless you’re watching <i>Her</i>, you don’t generally connect AI with romantic angst. But researchers from the University of Southern California have trained one to give troubled relationships a death date — which might be the key to saving them.<p>The researchers’ study, published in <i>PLOS One</i>, details the …

Machine Learning

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

They look like crab cakes, but these vegetable patties can hold their own

By Joe Yonan<p>, Food and dining editor<p>You look at the photo and think, “crab cakes,” right?<p>Nope. These are made from hearts of palm and artichoke hearts, spiked with a little Old Bay and nori flakes, with no jumbo-lump anything included.<p><i>[Make the recipe: Hearts of Palm and Artichoke Cakes ]</i><p>So why …

Recipes

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

The protein-packed vegan snack that this triathlon-loving chef swears by

Most athletes wrap up their training sessions with a bite that’s quick and protein-heavy—but not necessarily worthy of a spot on their Instagram feed.<p>…

Food

Neural Network Toolbox

Create, train, and simulate shallow and deep learning neural networks<p>Capabilities<p>Product Resources<p>Discover more about Neural Network Toolbox by …

Machine Learning

Neural networks breakthrough sees computer start to think like a human for the first time

Finnish computer scientists have found a way to train neural networks to think more like the human brain.<p>Computer scientists in Finland have made a …

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

IBM's Watson is making music, one step closer to taking over the world

In a move that's guaranteed to inspire awe but is really just laying the foundation for the robot takeover Elon Musk has been warning us about, IBM's …

Deep Learning Part 3: Combining Deep Convolutional Neural Network with Recurrent Neural Network

<i>by Anusua Trivedi, Microsoft Data Scientist</i>This is part 3 of my series on Deep Learning, where I describe my experiences and go deep into the reasons …

Deep Learning