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Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right

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Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

Why Inbox Is Way Better Than Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has been around for almost two years, and while it continues to exist alongside Gmail, it’s easy to see that Google engineers see …

Elon Musk: Solar Panels Will Be Your New Roof

Elon Musk has confirmed the next step in the evolution of sustainable energy: Rather than adding solar panels to an existing roof, the panels will BE …

'Shock' finding: Memory has rewind button

Research has shed interesting light on human memory.<p>Imagine a video camera recording, say, the cash register at a convenience store. It records and re-records the day’s mundane transactions until something important happens — say, a robbery. At that point, the recording can be pulled out and the …

Facebook's changing its algorithms. You'll never guess what happens next

Facebook is changing the way the News Feed works and you will be shocked by what it has done. Or, maybe not.<p>The social network is changing its …

Spam

Does your classroom make learning visible?

I had a fantastic planning day with the leaders in my school yesterday where we evaluated how conscious and engaged our students were in their own …

Pedagogy

Fallout 4's Vault-Tec Workshop doesn't make you feel much like an Overseer

I've been looking forward to Fallout 4's Vault-Tec Workshop DLC, and herein lies my mistake: I was focusing on the 'Vault-Tec' in the title and not …

PC Gaming

How to Shop for Solar Power: Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

With solar power, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every installation needs to take into account electricity consumption, geographic location, …

Solar Panels

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo System Helps Paves the Way for Our Future Healthcare

In March this year, headlines were made as Google DeepMind‘s AlphaGo System defeated Professional Go Player, Lee Sedol in a five-match tournament …

Artificial Intelligence

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Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

Clean Energy

Facebook May Owe $5 Billion in Federal Taxes

<i>This post has been updated to include a statement from Facebook.</i><p>Facebook might be on the hook to Uncle Sam for as much as $5 billion in taxes.<p>The …

Saturn's moon Titan has liquid lakes and may be home to alien life

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteAt first glance, Saturn’s moon Titan doesn’t seem like the kind of place that could host alien life. The …

Astronomy

World’s largest solar power plant planned for Chernobyl nuclear wasteland

The world’s most famous and damaging nuclear meltdown is now being considered for the world’s largest solar power plant. The Ukrainian nuclear power station Chernobyl had a nuclear meltdown on April 26, 1986. Since then 1,600 square miles of land has been deemed an ‘exclusion zone’ as the radiation …

Learn programming languages with The Hot & In-Demand Programming Bundle

Aspiring developers, rejoice!<p>There’s no longer a need to scour the web for piecemeal tutorials on your desired programming training, thanks to The Hot and In-Demand Programming Bundle, a four-course introduction to key tools and languages necessary for opening the doors to your successful …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

Kano's DIY computer kit is going on sale at Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble

A Kickstarter project reaches the pinnacle of retail<p>Kano, a simple computer kit which began as a Kickstarter project three years ago, has gone on to become a bona fide hit. It raised 15 times more than its goal and has shipped over 100,000 kits to customers in countries around the world. Today it’s …

The Top 10 Solar States & How Utilities Are Fighting Them

With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada now has more solar capacity per person than any other state. But, at the behest of NV Energy, the state also eliminated its net metering program last December, causing a whopping 93 percent decline in rooftop solar applications the …

The Raspberry Pi Has Revolutionized Emulation

Every geek goes through a phase where they discover emulation. It's practically a rite of passage.I think I spent most of my childhood – and a large …

Raspberry Pi

Facebook admits to blocking Wikileaks links in DNC email hack

Facebook admitted Sunday that it had blocked links to the Wikileaks trove of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee.<p>In a Twitter post …

China's About to Rewrite Human DNA Using a Revolutionary Tool For The First Time

Here we go...<p>Next month, Chinese researchers will edit adult human DNA using the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas-9 tool, commonly known as CRISPR, for the …

5 useful apps to teach your kids coding right now

Intro<p>Now, you may have heard that, starting next year, coding will be part of the national school syllabus. Reception has been mixed, with many …

Plan Your Next Flight With Ease Through Google Flights

Google Flights is an online flight search and booking facility that has been in operation since 2011. Although many people may have heard it, how …

Google Flights

The dark web may be the only thing to keep your smart home safe

It may have an ominous name, but the dark web (or Tor) may soon become your dark knight in shining armor. Earlier this week, the Guardian Project, a …