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Will take Android brands two years to catch up with Apple’s Face ID, say parts suppliers

Parts shortages mean that it will take Android brands two years to catch up with Apple’s Face ID technology, according to suppliers of key components used for 3D camera modules …<p>This is in part due to Apple’s R&D lead, they say, but also due to its tight control of the supply-chain. <i>Reuters</i> reports …

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X Drop Test (Video)

Yesterday we saw a drop tests with the new Galaxy S9 and now we have another one, this time with the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs iPhone X.<p>In the video …

Astronomers Have Detected The Echo of a Black Hole Devouring a Broken Star

And it's more epic than we thought.<p>In November 2014, an intense signal was picked up by telescopes all around the world - a black hole 300 million …

Why you should start using .npy file more often…

Data science needs fast computation and transformation of data. Native NumPy objects in Python provides that advantage over regular programming …

Python Programming

Abel Prize 2018: Robert Langlands wins for 'unified theory of maths'

Canadian-American wins ‘maths Nobel’ for the Langlands program, which predicts unexpected connections between different fields<p>Some mathematicians are immortalised by a theorem. Others by a conjecture.<p>But of the great mathematicians only Robert P Langlands is immortalised by a <i>program.</i><p>Today, …

Mathematics

These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

Breaking the light barrier.<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped …

The Mistborn Trilogy

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series from Brandon Sanderson. This boxed set contains:<i><br>Mistborn</i>, <i>The Well of Ascension</i>, and <i>The Hero of Ages</i><p>At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

Genealogy

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

Diabetes

Not an ugly sweater party

University College London scientists make physics festive with sweaters and songs at their annual holiday gathering. Every year, postdocs in …

Physics

Possibility A New Quantum Physics

<b>Quantum physicists</b> picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory has relativity offered, during the mid- to late-twentieth …

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

The fusion of quantum computing and machine learning has become a booming research area. Can it possibly live up to its high expectations?

Quantum Algorithms Struggle Against Old Foe: Clever Computers

The quest for "quantum supremacy" – unambiguous proof that a quantum computer does something faster than an ordinary computer – has paradoxically led …

Quantum Computing

Quanta Magazine – Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine

An ambitious study in yeast shows that the health of cells depends on the highly intertwined effects of many genes, few of which can be deleted …

Physics

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Machine Learning

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

The Sandman #1

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Gaiman and Others<p>The first issue of the first volume of Neil Gaiman's horror/fantasy epic! An occultist accidentally traps Morpheus, the embodiment of Dreams, and holds him for 70 years. Finally free, Morpheus seeks his lost objects of power and rediscovers his place in the universe.

Cold Poison

• <b>Author:</b> Stuart Palmer<p><b>When a Hollywood cartoonist is poisoned, sharp-witted sleuth Miss Withers must draw her own conclusions. “[Miss Withers is] . . . still one of the best” (Anthony Boucher).</b><p>At Hollywood’s most renowned cartoon studio, there are a few things you simply do not draw: snakes, cows …

Who's Going to Buy the International Space Station?

For sale: orbiting space station. Room for eight. Fantastic views of Earth. Commercial opportunities for zero-g manufacturing, research lab, or …

Scientific breakthrough could be as simple as measuring the wobble of a muon

<b>(CNN) —</b> This past week was an exciting one for scientists. No, not only because of the breathtaking launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, but also because a new, ultra-precise, scientific facility is beginning operations at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, just outside Chicago. The …

Physics

Babel-17

• <b>Author:</b> Samuel R. Delany<p><b>Winner of the Nebula Award: In a war-riven world, saving humanity will require . . . a poet?</b> <br>At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two …

Lights, Camera, Data

Video content analytics are poised to revolutionize data gathering and the Internet of Things.<p>From monitoring homes to tracking lunch deliveries, society is fast becoming reliant on sensor data gathered via the Internet of Things. Being able to access wide-ranging information instantaneously and …

Internet of Things

Secret sex manual banned for 250 years because it was so shocking has finally been discovered

A ' sex manual ' which was banned for nearly 250 years because of its racy advice and references to bestiality has been unearthed.<p>The illustrated …

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Venus flytraps know not to eat the insects that pollinate them

The carnivorous plants mostly feast on ground critters like spiders and ants.<p>Venus Flytraps’ famous jaws snap up a medley of organisms, including ants, spiders, and of course, flies. In fact, once an organism enters the fly traps’ reach, few live to tell the tale. But now, a new study shows one …

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

Can you outwit a hacker?

Sifting through your email messages to sort the legitimate from the malicious can require an overwhelming amount of time and energy. Busy IT departments may not have the scope and bandwidth to scrutinize a company’s entire email traffic. Yet, the infiltration of even one malicious email has the …

Cybersecurity