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Japan lays groundwork for boom in robot carers

Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce<p>Japan’s elderly are being told to get used to being looked after by robots.<p>With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants …

Robotics

Trump undercuts Tillerson's efforts on North Korea

The president inserts himself emphatically into Tillerson's diplomatic efforts.<p>President Donald Trump on Sunday seemed to undercut his own secretary of state and escalate the ongoing nuclear crisis with North Korea, tweeting that Rex Tillerson's efforts to negotiate with Kim Jong Un's regime were …

North Korea

Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss

Jamie Dimon claims cryptocurrency is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea<p>Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living …

Cryptocurrency

Writing an algorithm to solve this chess problem could net you a cool $1 million

Have a good mind for computational problem-solving? Fancy netting a cool $1 million for your efforts? Then the University of St. Andrews and the Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you. Announced on Thursday, the prize (awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute) is available to …

World’s First Semisynthetic Organism Created: Scientists Expand Life’s Genetic Code To Include Two Artificial DNA Bases

All DNA-based life forms on Earth contain, at their core, a genetic code made up of four bases — adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), cytosine (C). …

The hidden reason Republicans are so eager to repeal Obamacare

Repeal cuts taxes for millionaires, even if millions lose insurance.<p>What does the American Health Care Act — the healthcare bill the House of Representatives is voting on Thursday, after weeks of negotiation and a previous failed attempt — actually do?<p>You can answer this by talking about what’s …

For $149 a Month, the Doctor Will See You as Often as You Want - MIT Technology Review

Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy …

How A Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety

The brilliantly-colored shapes reminded Carol Vincent of fluorescent deep-sea creatures, and they floated past her languidly. She was overwhelmed by their beauty — and then suddenly, as if in a dream, she was out somewhere in deep space instead. "Oh, wow," she thought, overwhelmed all over again. …

Magic Mushrooms

A New Gravity Theory Might Finally Explain Dark Matter

The universe is a weird, wild place.<p>The theory of gravity gets a little weird in a few spots in our universe. One of those spots is the outer edges …

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Kodak Ektra adds a powerful camera inside an Android smartphone

Kodak wants to show smartphone owners it can make one as well, with a solid camera. This week, it revealed the Kodak Ektra, which does have a decent, though not overwhelming, 21 megapixel rear camera, along with an 13 megapixel front-facing camera.<p>The rear camera supports 4K video and HDR, along …

Mobile Technology

The Guinea Pig Show: Parsley eating competition

Top 10 New Tech Inventions that Will Blow YOUR Mind

HUB: The first Hi-Fi<p>Here we make a list of Top 10 new amazing tech inventions that will blow your mind. In this post you found some amazing gadgets …

Albert Einstein has a famous loophole in the special theory of relativity that could predict faster-than-light travel

When Albert Einstein said that nothing travels faster than the speed of light, he didn't talk about objects that could already be traveling faster than light. This is a mind-boggling idea that some physicists have explored over the years, and they call these hypothetical particles tachyons.<p>We …

Physics

10 New Tech Inventions That Will Make You Crazy

10 New Tech Inventions That Will Make You Crazy<p>Here we make a list of 10 new tech inventions that will make you crazy. These are super cool and …

CIA claims ability to predict ‘societal instability’ just days away

“Three to five days” is all the time the CIA needs to predict the “development of social unrest” in many cases, the agency’s newest office deputy …

Doctor: Low-fat diets stuffed with misconceptions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Normally, science advances by trial and error. When an experiment fails, researchers question assumptions, formulate new ideas and then design better studies. But the field of nutrition is having a hard time of this when it comes to the low-fat diet debacle.<p>As noted in the Journal of the …

Nutrition

This New Drug Is Super Effective at Clearing Up Severe Psoriasis, Trials Find

Amazing!<p>Psoriasis shows itself as red and blotchy skin (often around the elbows and knees) and is caused by an abnormal build-up of skin cells. Its …

The Weekly Roundup for 04.22.2013

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …