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NoHold's QuickStart lets anyone create a chatbot in seconds

There’s a strangely poetic beauty about the birth of a chatbot.<p>Over a shaky WebEx connection, NoHold CEO and Co-Founder Diego Ventura showed me how one can take form in just a few moments.<p>The chatbot had a very simple job. It was created to be an Amazon Kindle savant. You could ask it anything, …

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

The Right Way to Pitch a Tent

I’m talking tents, of course.<p>No, it’s not baseball, but I like to think of camping as America’s other national pastime. And a tent that’s solidly set up will help you and your companions survive rain delays, shut out the wind, and find relief from bugs and wild animals.<p><b>RELATED:</b> From paddling the …

Dragonbox Math Apps - Empower Kids!

Things are always in the works here at DragonBox.<p>Find the latest learning apps, blog posts, resources and special offers here.<p>Discover the world of …

A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

A 26-part series on genetically modified food was not Nathanael Johnson's idea. And he didn't realize it would take six months, either.<p>Last year, Johnson was hired as the new food writer for Grist, a website for environmental news and opinion. Grist's editor, Scott Rosenberg, was waiting with an …

Bitcoin Obliterates 'The State Theory Of Money'

Once you get past the childish title, the recent bitcoin piece from Karl Denninger raises some issues that warrant consideration from bitcoin economists. Denninger is an intelligent student of the capital markets and his essay deserves a serious reply.<p>The economic contribution of his essay is that …

Apple's iMessage encryption hindering DEA's ability to wiretap suspects

A leaked document from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed Apple's iMessage service is hindering its ability to eavesdrop on drug suspects' communications. Obtained by <i>CNET</i>, the DEA's intelligence note — titled 'Apple's iMessages: A Challenge For DEA Intercept' — highlights that …

Automatic Do-Not-Disturb Measures Your Brainwaves to Know When You're Busy

Italian-born neuroscientist Ruggero Scorcioni has developed a new technology that will help you get stuff done by deflecting phone calls or other …