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Dixon man jumps into moving car to save driver having seizure

Not all heroes wear capes.<p>Randy Tompkins, 39, dove through the window of a moving car Friday afternoon in Dixon to save the driver, who was having a seizure.<p>Tompkins was driving his truck just before 4 p.m. when he noticed a car driving in the wrong lane heading toward him and his wife.<p>He said he …

DeepMind's AI has learnt to become 'highly aggressive' when it feels like it's going to lose

Artificial intelligence changes the way it behaves based on the environment it is in, much like humans do, according to the latest research from …

Artificial Intelligence

Cold War-themed board game Twilight Struggle gets ported to Android

Cold War inspired board game Twilight Struggle has been ported to Android following a release on Steam in April. The two-player strategy title sees players take control of the US or USSR as they play through real historical events to try and achieve world dominance.<p>Twilight Struggle is, naturally, …

Board Games

Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When …

Drones

Researchers use the human body to transfer wireless passwords

Sending data over wireless formats like WiFi and Bluetooth is very convenient, but not necessarily secure. A Princeton report back in January revealed that some smart home devices unwittingly broadcast location information while others didn't encrypt their data streams at all. To get around the …

Google DeepMind's WaveNet gets closer to replicating human speech

Google has been known to be fond of artificial intelligence, thanks to their various attempts to improve such technologies. The Search Giant has been directly involved with chatbots. They are also involved with AI robots that can write eerie post-modern poetry. And the company knows your fear of a …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to listen to an iPhone 7 and charge it simultaneously? That'll be £35

Charging while listening to music now requires an adapter – and things get really complicated if you want to plug into power while using old 3.5mm headphones<p>Apple’s removal of the headphone socket on its latest iPhone 7 has had several knock-on effects, but one thing most people might not realise …

Mobile Technology

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Machine Learning

Air Force test pilot shares if the F-35 or A-10 is better for close air support

Lt. Col. Raja Chari, director of the F-35 integrated test force and commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, makes an important distinction between the capabilities of the two competing aircraft.<p>"You need to really define: What exactly are you talking about when you say [close-air support …

Aviation

MIT explains self-driving cars with rubber duckies

Self-driving cars seem an awful lot like magic. They contain elements of automotive technology, computer vision, artificial intelligence and many other cutting-edge fields of tech. So, if you wanted to learn how it all hangs together, where would you even start? MIT decided to start with… rubber …

Artificial Intelligence

Sarah Palin Says Bill Nye 'As Much A Scientist As I Am'

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called out popular science educator Bill Nye Thursday while promoting a new anti-climate change movie.<p>At a screening …

Sarah Palin

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

One more step toward leaving smartwatches and fitness trackers behind<p>Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These …

Nanotech

JAMES CAMERON's AVATAR Expands to 4 Sequels Beginning In 2018

Credit: James Cameron<p>Writer/director James Cameron has expanded his vision for the future of <b>Avatar</b> from three sequels to four, according to <i>The</i> …

Sequels

The 6 Steps to Making the Perfect Apology, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How good are you at contrition?<p>As good as you are at, say, passing the buck or managing up?<p>Knowing how to apologize is an art.<p>It's inevitable, then, that scientists thought they'd try to define …

Positive Thinking

Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

Augmented Reality

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

Scientists Stored These Images in DNA—Then Flawlessly Retrieved Them

Who needs memory cards when you have DNA? A team of scientists has been able to store images within the life-defining molecules then retrieve them …

Mysterious antidepressant target reveals its shape

But questions about the role of brain chemistry in depression may prevent the findings from spurring drug development.<p>Prozac (fluoxetine) and similar …

Neuroscience

Finally, a camera that can live stream virtual reality

The medium of virtual reality is just beginning to blossom and developers are experimenting with how to take advantage of the technology. There have …

Pop star species from the Johnny Cash spider to the Beyoncé horsefly

Scientists have just named a new species of tarantula after Johnny Cash. What other pop legends have received similar taxonomic treatment?<p>The act of naming a new species is a chance for a taxonomist to get creative. An opportunity to make a mark, perhaps even to draw the spotlight of public …

David Bowie

Keep cancer alive to stop it spreading, say scientists

Keeping cells alive around a tumour stops it expanding, the University of Cambridge has discovered<p>Keeping cells alive rather can killing them off through chemotherapy could be the best way to fight cancer, scientists believe.<p>Tumours need to kill surrounding cells to make room to grow so if they do …

Google engineer fries Pixel testing USB Type-C cable

You might not remember Benson Leung, the Google engineer that tasked himself with examining USB Type-C cables. He's been diligently doing so for months, but he's calling his tests to a halt after one went horribly wrong. Leung bought a USB 3.1 Type-C SuperSpeed cable (it's since been removed) from …

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

The DeLorean Motor Company may soon start building ‘new’ cars

The DeLorean could soon be going back into production thanks to a new law that exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to most new car makers. Also, I'm going to attempt to write this article without any <i>Back to the Future</i> jokes.<p>The law only applies to "replica" …

Jokes

Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

Google Streetview Takes Viewers Into A Miniature Train 'Wunderland'

Now you can feel like Alice, without eating any strange mushrooms<p>Google Street View is downsizing. They've taken us deep into the seven seas and up perilous rock faces but now, they're taking us somewhere very small: Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, a huge model train set.<p>The best part is, you can …

Google Street View

The periodic table is finally complete - Futurity

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of 4 new elements, filling in the periodic table's 7th row. The big question: What will scientists name them?