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Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

Protein

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Innovative research, published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i> this week, explains how thousands of "previously ignored genetic mutations" may …

Amazon Lex, the technology behind Alexa, opens up to developers

Amazon Lex, the technology powering Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, has exited preview, according to a report from Reuters this morning. The system, which involves natural language understanding technology combined with automatic speech recognition, was first introduced in November, at Amazon’s …

A Cool Japanese Home Organization Brand Available on Amazon

There are words in decor that just seem to always go hand-in-hand. For instance, "cozy" is comfortably at home when uttered right before "blanket", …

Home Offices

Medicinal Plants: Researchers Develop Technique To Identify Gene Pathways That Produce Active Compounds

Over a period of hundreds of millions of years, plant species across the globe have evolved to manufacture chemicals that, among other things, serve …

Google Photos Takes The Shake Out Of Shaky Videos

Have you ever taken a cell phone video that would have been great if it wasn’t so shaky? It was the perfect moment and you thought you’d nailed it but you failed it because there was a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on. Bummer. Or maybe not. Google Photos has just received an upgrade that takes a lot of …

Physicists extend quantum machine learning to infinite dimensions

Physicists have developed a quantum machine learning algorithm that can handle infinite dimensions—that is, it works with continuous variables (which …

Neanderthal DNA In Modern Human Genome Is Still Affecting Our Gene Expression

Homo neanderthalensis — our closest human ancestor — has been extinct for over 40,000 years. Before the last Neanderthals died out, though, members …

Horrifying image generator turns your doodles into super weird cat pics

What if your terrible cat drawings could look like the nightmarish real thing? Well now it can.<p>Christopher Hesse has created an image-to-image …

Germany

Space-faring survival game Osiris: New Dawn tops the Steam charts

Survival games: folks still aren't tired of 'em, particularly when they let people venture off into space. That's when we start getting into "dream …

The Robomow Diaries: App turns lawn care into a video game

<i>(This is the fourth installment in a weekly series documenting our tests with the Robomow RS612. Read previous posts</i> here, here and here.<i>)</i><p><b>July 29, 2016</b><p>It's been about two weeks since I've seriously tinkered with the Robomow RS612. I've put the $1,599 robot lawnmower on automatic mode, which means …

Apps

Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish

SEATTLE (AP) — University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can …

Dolphin 5.0 is here, and brings with it awesome improvements

If you have ever wanted to play <i>Metroid Prime</i> in stereoscopic 3D, now is your chance. The Dolphin development team released the long-awaited 5.0 …

These cute little planters are designed to stick to almost any surface like a gecko

A team of creative people in San Francisco has designed Livi, a versatile planter that kind of looks like a cute little creature, that can easily …

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

Amazon Web Services

Star Wars: Rebellion is a great board game nearly crippled by an awful manual

This epic game, faithful to the spirit of the original films, is worth your time<p>Late last year hobby games maker Fantasy Flight Games announced <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>. Creating a big strategy game in the Star Wars universe alone would get tabletop fans excited, but what pushed <i>Rebellion</i> to the top of …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Machine Learning

TrumpScript is a programming language that thinks and acts like Donald

A team of coders has released a new library on Github that contains a (sort of) working programming language built on Python that mimics the behavior of Donald Trump.<p>At it’s core, it works in exactly the same way as any other language, except it uses some particular syntax and rules to “make …

Armenian Illustrator Completes His Cut-Out Dresses With Everyday Objects

Armenian fashion illustrator Edgar Artis uses stylized paper cut outs and everyday objects to create beautiful dresses. His creative fashion sketches …

Swallowing this smart nano pill could stop us from making diet mistakes

It's not always talked about in polite company, but your body produces a lot of gases scientists know little about.<p>A new smart pill, designed at …

Diets

Louis Vuitton casts video game character in new campaign

For most Louis Vuitton fans, the intricate worlds of <i>Final Fantasy</i> are a completely unknown universe. Seemingly a million miles away from the high-end fashion houses of Paris, the Japanese RPG series has been seen as a lifelong (and slightly guilty) pleasure for most dedicated gamers. Though not for …

How Siri is about to get wildly better

Siri is about to take a much more active role in iPhone users’ lives.<p>According to 9to5Mac, Apple is making a new tool for iOS that will use Siri, …

Listrunner raises $500K, may rid doctors of paper notes, texts, and privacy risks

The healthcare delivery system is full of pain points that scream out for digital solutions. One of those is the clumsy way doctors and other caregivers in the hospital communicate and collaborate on patient care. It still involves a lot of paper, and privacy risk.<p>Mountain View, California-based …