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Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests

How to dominate the universe in three easy steps …<p>Step 1: Harvest all of your planet's resources.<p>Step 2: Harvest all of your nearest star's …

Blue Prism Wins 2018 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award

LONDON and AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), the provider of the world's most successful Digital Workforce, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2018 AI Breakthrough Awards for <b>Best Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Company</b>. The AI Breakthrough …

It turns out Albert Einstein was pretty smart after all

<b>(CNN) —</b> Albert Einstein is universally regarded to be a pretty smart guy. His theory of special relativity taught us about counterintuitive truths of nature, such as how stationary and moving clocks tick at different speeds and the inability to travel faster than light. And his theory of general …

Physics

Scientists Just Made 'Superionic Ice' That's Solid And Liquid at The Same Time

"A really strange state of matter."<p>Scientists think they've finally discovered a totally new type of water ice called superionic water, water that is …

Research

The meaning of life in a world without work

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author <b>Yuval Noah Harar</b><b>i</b> examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose<p>Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace …

The Future

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Reverse-engineering artificial intelligence

India’s patent laws allow for reverse-engineering of certain technologies. A prime example of this reverse-engineering is in the pharmaceutical …

Artificial Intelligence

New Machine Learning Cheat Sheet by Emily Barry

The Blockchain Energy System Is Going To Be Great For Consumers

Several startups are now working on the trading aspect, including Power Ledger in Western Australia. It’s launched trials based on blockchain …

Blockchain

Elon Musk wants to launch more satellites into space — like 4,425 more

<b>In this image released by SpaceX, an unmanned Falcon rocket lifts off from from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The first stage of the unmanned Falcon rocket settled onto a barge 400 miles off the Florida coast, eight minutes after liftoff, It's the</b> …

Augmented reality spider robots are finally here

Now that AR is a big deal, we have to decide what it's for. Is it for trippy Snapchat filters? Serious business stuff? Children? Or maybe it's for simulating warfare between spider robots.<p>I'll take "all of the above," thanks.<p>MekaMon is a new $329 robot you control with your phone. When viewed …

Augmented Reality

Astronomers Home In on Source of Strange Radio Burst

The discovery could help illuminate the structure of the universe—but other experts are not so sure we know the true origin of the blast.<p>An enigmatic, powerful burst of radio waves coming from far, far away is helping astronomers map the cosmos—while simultaneously adding to the mystery of these …

Stephen Hawking: Humans will die out within 1,000 years unless we leave Earth

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that mankind will not survive another millenia unless it makes a home beyond Earth's atmosphere.<p>The celebrated physicist was addressing a lecture audience at the Oxford Union debating society on Monday evening when he gave the stark warning.<p>"Most recent advances …

10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Retirement

The Secret that Helped an Untrained Runner Win an Ultramarathon

<b>This story originally appeared in print in the August 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition</b> …

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …