David Simpson

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Do I really need to learn to code?

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi and Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani discuss on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Whenever the talk about personal drama and alleged scandals about the candidates in the 2016 election died down, the rest of the discussion was all about jobs, jobs, jobs. For tech-aware people, job …

Anti-Aging from Within: The Science of Telomeres | Goop

We all know those people who seem young beyond their years—the types that stave off grey hair and wrinkles the longest, and who somehow exude the …

An Unexplained 'Void' Appears to Be Pushing The Milky Way Through The Universe at 2 Million Km/h

We're fleeing from a mysterious 'dead zone'.<p>You can’t feel it, but our planet is orbiting the Sun at speeds of roughly 100,000 km/h (62,000 mph), and …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Remembering the Apollo I disaster, 50 years later - ExtremeTech

By on January 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Fifty years ago today, three …

Space Exploration

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Alphabet Inc. has been one of the world's biggest spenders on artificial intelligence. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.<p>Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Brin said that when he was in charge of Alphabet's research group he didn't pay much attention to …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Stephen Hawking Claims Black Holes Are Pathway To Reach Another Universe

A dark gap or Black hole is formed when an extensive star begins coming up that is short on fuel and starts to fall under its own gravity. Such a …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

The next big leap in space travel will use hypersonic planes

Scramjets capable of flying at Mach 15 will make it easier and cheaper to send spacecraft and people into orbit, says hypersonics expert Michael Smart.<p>Sending satellites, spacecraft and humans into space is an expensive business. If humanity wants to venture further across the Solar System, we need …

Aviation

Scientists may have discovered the algorithm for Human intelligence – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>It seems algorithms rule the world, now scientists think they have identified the algorithm responsible for human …

Quantum computing breakthrough: UK scientists develop technique to greatly simplify trapped ions

University of Sussex physicists have found a new way to create quantum gates – apply voltage to microchips.<p>Physicists from the University of Sussex …

New Method Could Make Quantum Computers a Reality Sooner Than We Thought

A Little Less Unmanageable<p>Researchers from the Tyndall National Institute have devised a method that would make entangling photons easier, and …

Elon Musk Says Advanced A.I. Could "Take Down the Internet"

The internet is about to become a vicious, chaotic battlefield, and Elon Musk says advanced A.I. could make the carnage even worse. According to a …

If consciousness is an algorithm, then a robot can be conscious | Letters

Ethical dilemmas may arrive sooner than we think

Consciousness

Ask Ethan: Could our Universe be a hologram?

And what would that mean if it were one?<p><i>“It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond, or the lie I should say, for which we</i> …

Rick Searle Box of a Trillion Souls - Stephen Wolfram thinks we’ll end up in the Matrix

“The cybernetic structure of a person has been refined by a very large, very long, and very deep encounter with physical reality.”—Jaron …

Singularity

Earth could be unique among 700 quintillion planets in the Universe

But what if - statistically speaking - the odds are stacked against us finding another planet even remotely like Earth?<p>That's the thinking behind a new study by an international team of researchers, which has taken what we know about the exoplanets that lie outside our Solar System and fed the data …

Universe

Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear

The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience.<p><i>“If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,”</i> French philosopher Gaston Bachelard wrote in his 1929 meditation on our paradoxical experience of time, <i>“we would</i> …

Elasticity

Scientists Propose a 'Mirror Universe' Where Time Moves Backwards

Mind = blown.<p>Two separate teams of physicists have been examining the flow of time in the Universe, and they’ve proposed that some 14 billion years …

Why top scientists are so worried about intelligent machines

The world's spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, killer …

Self-Publishing and Big Five Dominate Book Market

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 is in the rearview mirror but there were a few noteworthy tidbits gleaned from the event. Nielsen’s Jonathan Stolper shared …

Amazon has officially won the multibillion-dollar self-publishing market

Penguin Random House, the largest book publisher in the world, is chopping off its self-publishing arm. The company said Tuesday (Jan. 5) that it has sold Author Solutions—the self-publishing author-tools platform that it bought in 2012—to an unnamed affiliate of US private equity firm Najafi …

9 TED Talks on artificial intelligence

Computers are being taught to learn, reason and recognize emotions. In these talks, look for insights -- as well as warnings.