Alex Gerard

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Tesla’s Model S Cars Can Briefly Double as a Boat, Elon Musk Says

Tesla’s Model S vehicles can temporarily double as a boat, the automobile’s founder and CEO Elon Musk said Sunday.<p>Musk wrote on Twitter that the …

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring protein in brain

Alzheimer’s symptoms could be reversed by restoring a protein which is missing in the brains of dementia sufferers, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of Glasgow and the Hong Kong University of Science showed that upping levels of the protein IL-33 mobilises the immune system into …

New Worlds: Less than meets the eye

“That hints that no matter what our life experience or training, object recognition is hardwired and works the same in all of us.”<p>An image of the …

Artificial Intelligence

PART 2: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West on Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics

<b>GEOFFREY BRIAN WEST</b><p>(<i>photo, Santa Fe Institute, courtesy GB West</i>)<p><b>[See Part 1: Geoffrey West Interview]</b><p>I spoke with Santa Fe Institute physicist Geoffrey West at home in Santa Fe in between unpacking his suitcase from a visit to Singapore in March, where he was lecturing about cities, and packing for …

'Compact & durable’: Scientists encode, retrieve 10,000 gigabytes stored on DNA molecules

Researchers at the University of Washington and Microsoft are developing one of the first complete storage systems to house digital data in DNA. The …

Berkeley Lab captures first high-res 3D images of DNA segments

In a Berkeley Lab-led study, flexible double-helix DNA segments (purple, with green DNA models) connected to gold nanoparticles (yellow) are revealed …

The "R" in RNA can easily be made in space, and that has implications for life beyond Earth

New research suggests that the sugar ribose -- the "R" in RNA -- is probably found in comets and asteroids that zip through the solar system and may be more abundant throughout the universe than was previously thought.<p>The finding has implications not just for the study of the origins of life on …

Science Says Do These 7 Things to Be Happier Right Now | Inc.com

Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier.<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Although we've all heard it a million times, exercise is truly one of the easiest ways to a better mood--even if …

MIT researchers 3D-print robots that can literally walk off the printer when done

Though the sky has always been the limit regarding the innovation and advancement of 3D printing, a group of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science …

3D Printing

Scientists Find Evidence of 'Anti-Memories', And It Could Change Our Understanding of Neuroscience

Unmasking the process that silences dormant memories.<p>At one point or another, we've all experienced something that we'd rather forget, so it's a good …

Neuroscience

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Amazon quietly acquired a Californian AI startup that can tell what's in your photos

The publication bases its story on an unidentified source "familiar with the matter" — as well as the fact the startup's website is now owned by an Amazon subsidiary.<p>If you visit the website of Orbeus— the company Amazon has apparently acquired — now, you're greeted by by a short message saying it …

Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalypse

The students and teachers at Singularity University welcome a future where robots run the world.<p>During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s …

Scientists identify neurons that help you process emotions

Scientists just got one step closer to understanding the nuts and bolts of how your mind handles emotions. An MIT team has identified two neural connections in the brain's amygdala regions that process positive and negative emotional events. By tagging neuron groups with a light-sensitive protein, …

Neuroscience

Why Apple and Google are struggling to design simple software - The Washington Post

iTunes has gotten more complicated, tracking Apple's growing businesses (AP Photo/iTunes)<p>Right now, millions of consumers are facing a simple problem. Or rather, they're facing a problem with simplicity, as both the number of smart products and the functions of those products multiply.<p>I was …

Star Trek

Here's a reminder of just how huge Google search truly is

Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely’

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and believes that, over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us …

We will all have personal robot assistants within the next decade

You decide to confide in your robotic assistant, who asks you a series of questions about what's most important to you: Nearby schools, bars, or parks? A price range? A home for two or seven?<p>After some back-and-forth, it tells you your affordable dream home is two miles away from a reputable public …

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 …