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DARPA funds unhackable computer project to replace ‘patch and pray’ solutions

In its search for hardware solutions to cyberintruders, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a $3.6 million grant to the …

University of Michigan

8 Daily Rituals That Dramatically Improve Your Prospects of Becoming Rich

Working daily to becoming healthier and smarter leads to success by every measure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Obtaining wealth and success is a journey. We can look at those who have made it and tell ourselves that they were born special or have been incredibly …

Self-improvement

3 Reasons You Need to Formalize an Advisory Board for Your Startup | Inc.com

Every young entrepreneur loves the phrase, "I'll need to run this by my board."<p>It makes you sound official. It sounds like you're already running a successful company.<p>But let's clarify the difference between a "board" and an "advisory board."<p>An advisory board is not an official part of the company. …

Entrepreneurship

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Consciousness

IBM to compete with Google, Microsoft in quantum computing

IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer.<p>Dario Gil, who leads IBM's …

Three New Limited Edition G-Class' with Alpine Aspirations

Mercedes unveiled three limited edition G-Class wagons to celebrate its Alpine heritage<p>Daimler AG - Global Communicatio—Daimler AG<p>If a regular old …

Physicists Might Finally Be Able to Detect The Spectacularly Rare Radiation Escaping Black Holes

Don't blink!<p>In the 1970s, physicist Stephen Hawking envisioned a strange radiation shining from the boundaries of black holes, meaning they aren't …

Sex worker who bedded over 10,000 men answers questions women never ask

Gwyneth Montenegro is sharing her sexual wisdom.<p>An ex-prostitute who has spent over a decade in the adult industry has revealed the surprising things …

Software 2.0

I sometimes see people refer to neural networks as just “another tool in your machine learning toolbox”. They have some pros and cons, they work here …

AI pioneer Chris Boos talks about the future of machine learning

This week on Technotopia I talk to Chris Boos, the creator of a bot that can play FreeCiv, a Civilization clone. His solution demonstrates the power of machine learning and, wildly, has beaten multiple humans at the game.<p>Boos’ company, Arago, specializes in building tools that build themselves. …

Machine Learning

Sony unleashes the cuteness with new robot dog

Sony is banking on the "irresistible cuteness" of its new robot dog to win over consumers.<p>Aibo, the artificial-intelligence-powered hound<b>,</b> wags its tail, chases pink balls and can learn new tricks like giving its owner a high five.<p>Aibo is a rebooted version of a device Sony (SNE) first launched in …

Artificial Intelligence

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

Have Scientists Found a Way to 'Turbocharge' the Human Brain?

In preliminary research, people learned faster and made fewer mistakes when a particular brain region was electrically stimulated.<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That's what a team of researchers from</i> …

The Brain

Hover cars aren't as far off as you think—meet the Renault Float concept

The Float is a concept car by Yunchen Chai. It won the design competition hosted by Renault and Central Saint Martins. The participants of the …

Renault

Drone Pilot Captures Epic Video of Moving Train

Paul Nurkkala’s “Flight of the Year” Shows Incredible View of Train Interior, Undercarriage, and View from on Top of Moving Cargo Train<p>Drone pilots …

Drones

Miles Davis’ “Tutu” Is One of the First Songs to Be Encoded in DNA

Researchers have made history by storing archival-quality audio recordings in DNA for the first time. Twist Bioscience—a company that specializes in DNA synthesis—announced that it worked in conjunction with Microsoft and University of Washington researchers to encode two songs in DNA: Miles Davis’ …

University of Washington

Here's How Scientists Are Mapping The Decline of The Great Barrier Reef With AI

When all you can do is watch.<p>We've all heard the terrible stories about the Great Barrier Reef, and the extensive bleaching that has occurred in …

Great Barrier Reef

Building a Series A SaaS valuation estimator (2017 edition)

I have financed nearly 50 early-stage companies and the question of proper valuation comes up in every financing. There is the obvious tension: Generally speaking, the existing shareholders would like the highest valuation possible, while the new investors would prefer the lowest valuation. For …

Venture Capital

The SR-71 Blackbird's ultra-secret successor may scream across the sky sooner than expected

The successor to Lockheed Martin's SR-71 Blackbird, the Mach 3 long-range recon aircraft that once tore across the skies like a Cold-War era arrowhead before its retirement in 1999, may be inching closer toward reality.<p>According to Aviation Week, a handful of visitors to the SAE International …

Aviation

Watch Elon Musk’s keynote where he announced SpaceX’s new rocket and Mars colonization

Elon Musk gave a keynote address yesterday to the International Aeronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. During the 43 minute talk, which is embedded above, Musk laid out SpaceX’s future including colonizing Mars and building one rocket to rule them all.<p>The talk is fantastic. Elon was Elon and …

Elon Musk

Pegasystems aims for more transparent AI

Pegasystems launches tools to help enterprises better explain the logic behind their algorithms as the General Data Privacy Regulation …

Artificial Intelligence

PassGAN: Password Cracking Using Machine Learning

Researchers demo how deep neural networks can be trained to generate passwords better than the best password-cracking tools.<p>Researchers at the …

Intel announces self-learning AI chip Loihi

Intel said its new AI test chip combines training and inference, meaning autonomous machines can adapt to learnings from their environment in real …

Artificial Intelligence

Let's Analyze the Physics of a 200 MPH Hyperloop Test Run

The hyperloop, Elon Musk's idea to make a high-speed transit system for people, has been an exercise in, well, hype. Despite a roster of companies …

The Bentley You Need For The Zombie Apocalypse Is Finally For Sale

You sleep with your sawed-off shotgun across your lap and your fingers wrapped loosely around the handle of your machete (because remember: blades …

7 facts about relationships everyone should know before getting married

As the New York Times concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to this story.</i>

Divorce

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

Happiness

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …