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MIT just discovered a way to mass-produce graphene in long rolls

Scientists used to make graphene-based membranes in small batches in a laboratory. But a new breakthrough at MIT enables researchers to spool out …

Nanotech

Exploring the Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Twenty-seven years ago, a group of physicists made an accidental discovery that flipped mathematics on its head. The physicists were trying to work …

Mathematics

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

Singularity

Chinese authorities nab fugitive in a crowd of 50k thanks to facial recognition AI

A Chinese fugitive was arrested after an AI-powered facial recognition system alerted authorities to his presence in a crowd of 60,000 people attending a pop concert. Welcome to the age of robot snitches.<p>Wanted for “economic crimes,” the 31 year-old man was reportedly surprised when police …

Personal Data

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

Source: Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons<p>The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and …

Psychology

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Google

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Physics

Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Trump Orders Parade to Celebrate His Hypothetical Act of Heroism in Florida School

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Shortly after he declared that he would have run into a Florida high school unarmed to thwart a mass shooting, Donald J. Trump announced that he was planning a parade in Washington, D.C., to celebrate his hypothetical act of heroism.<p>“Anyone can act with bravery in …

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

Trump Furious After Twitter’s Bot Purge Leaves Him with Fourteen Followers

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump was reportedly “furious” on Wednesday morning after a purge of right-wing bots by Twitter left him with a total of fourteen remaining followers, aides have confirmed.<p>Rising at 3 <i>A.M.</i> to engage in one of his trademark early-morning tweetstorms, Trump …

Social Media

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first documented case

Doctors hail breakthrough and say case shows ‘modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women’<p>A 30-year-old transgender woman has been able to breastfeed her child, the first ever case of induced lactation in a transgender woman to be documented in academic literature.<p>Doctors …

Transgender

This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

Researchers have programmed DNA bots to cut off the blood supply to malignant tumours<p>It may sound like the opening of a science-fiction novel but a …

Why alcohol makes people violent, solved by scientists

The mystery of why alcohol makes people violent has finally been solved.<p>Scientists recruited 50 young men and asked them to consume either vodka or placebo drinks which were alcohol free.<p>They found that after just two drinks activity diminished in the prefrontal cortex of the brain - an area which …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Finance

We Could Soon Get Lasers Powerful Enough to Literally Rip Emptiness Apart

This is intense.<p>Lasers powerful enough to tear the fabric of matter itself are being developed in a special laboratory in China, potentially giving …

Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists

Workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again.<p>New research shows that brain function declines rapidly as soon as people stop work and put their feet up.<p>A major British study which tracked 3,400 retired civil servants found that …

Scientists have figured out how to grow real meat in a lab, no animal required

For people who have chosen not to eat meat or animal products for ethical reasons, one of the biggest arguments against the practice is that the …

Health

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Mechanics

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Virtual cocktail glass tricks the tongue into tasting the real thing without the calories

Dieting might not be so hard if unhealthy foods and drinks didn't taste so good, but a new device from the National University of Singapore (NUS) …

Flavors