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A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

Artificial Intelligence

Build a “Serverless” Twilio SMS + Call Forwarding Bot in 7 Minutes using Node.js + StdLib

Since 2009, Twilio has enabled developers to seamlessly build SMS and Voice technology into their apps, handling everything from basic user …

Microservices

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

When the going gets tough, true leaders take action.<p>Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the …

Tesla

Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us.<p>Element AI — a Montreal-based platform and incubator that …

Artificial Intelligence

If you want to earn more, work less

Studies show people who work less are more likely to get a raise or bonus than those who overwork. Mark Johanson reports on the downside of long working hours.<p>When Stuart Nomimizu relocated from Birmingham, England, to Tokyo his friends and family in the UK started to worry. Not only did they …

The Workplace

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

Tests Confirm That Germany's Massive Nuclear Fusion Machine Really Works

Harnessing the power of the Sun.<p>At the end of 2015, Germany switched on a new type of massive nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, and it was …

Nuclear Energy

Police officers linked to VIP paedophile ring to be investigated

Five police officers are to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for their conduct during Operation Midland, a …

An Avalanche of Azaleas: Stunning Photos of Japan’s Mifuneyama Park

We’ll forgive you if you’ve never heard of Mifuneyama Rakuen. The Japanese park—home to 200,000 azaleas and 2,000 cherry trees—isn’t famous. What it …

Flowers

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

The 10 most in-demand skills that can get you hired in the US in 2017

If a new job is part of your plan, there are a few skills you'll want to learn and master before you start applying.<p>LinkedIn recently looked at billions of data points and analyzed all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on its site so far in 2016 to identify the most sought-after …

Here's What Scientists Think The World Will Be Like in 2045

Still no hoverboards.<p>The world will be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to …

Singularity

Six-hour workday boosts productivity, worker satisfaction

In recent years, some employers in Sweden began what many considered an audacious experiment: Local governments and privately owned companies in various cities put their staffs on a six-hour day.<p>The move went further than, for example, France's 35-hour workweek.<p>The results were somewhat surprising. …

How to start investing if you have $1,000 or less

There are plenty of benefits to having cash in the bank.<p>But after you have paid off most of your debt and your emergency fund is set, investing some of your money can increase the chances that it will grow over time.<p>In a period when interest rates on savings accounts are near zero, taking some risk …

Retirement

I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

New era of human embryo gene editing begins

A Swedish scientist is gene editing healthy human embryos, and he is probably not alone, researchers say.<p>Chinese researchers have twice reported …

The Best, and Worst, Bond Funds for September

With all this talk of rising rates, it’s surprising that bond funds are doing so well. The largest bond ETF, the <b>iShares Core Total US Bond Market (AGG)</b>, is up over 4% in 2016 and hasn’t paused its bull run throughout the year:<p><b>Investors are Hungry for Bonds</b><p>Tax-exempt bonds aren’t doing as well, but …

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

100% Renewable Energy Is Possible, Here's How

If our transition to renewable energy is successful, we will achieve savings in the ongoing energy expenditures needed for economic production. We …

Sustainability

The Doomed Hitomi Telescope Had a Spectacular View of the Universe As It Died

It viewed a monster tangle of galaxies known as Perseus.<p>The Hitomi X-ray astronomy satellite, which met its untimely end in March, didn't die in vain. It turns out that, in the five weeks or so that it was alive and whole up in space, Hitomi managed to do some pretty amazing science.<p>The view it …

Brain Science Suggests This Is the Best Position to Sleep In

Rest easy and give your brain a boost.<p>Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public …

Sleep

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Mindfulness

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

Bill Gates-approved historian says AI will make some people totally useless

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Making dire predictions is easy and safe.<p>If you're wrong, you'll have a nice surprise. If you're right, however, everyone will respect your fine judgment.<p>Still, some dire predictions simply make …

Singularity

Global tech companies to pay up as Australia gets its own 'Google Tax'

Tech companies have become infamous for moving their profits around the world in search of favourable tax rates, and now Australia wants to make sure …

The makers of Siri are back with a new super-smart AI called Viv

Siri, the velvet-voiced iOS assistant that can give you directions, beatbox, do math and chat with you about Game of Thrones, is usually associated …