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How Long Before We Can Build 'Westworld' Host Robots for Real?

Humanoid robots are increasingly lifelike but it'll be a while before they can hold conversations, bleed, and of course, fuck.<p>If you've been watching <i>Westworld</i>, at some point you've probably found yourself wondering how close we are in reality to the science fiction of an immersive theme park …

The Future

China denies U.S. aircraft carrier Hong Kong port visit

<b>(CNN) —</b> China has denied a U.S. aircraft carrier entry into a Hong Kong port, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban.<p>"We were recently informed that a request for a port visit by a U.S. carrier strike group, including the USS John C. Stennis and accompanying vessels, to Hong Kong was …


Why it's crazy to expect Tesla to grow like a tech stock

This kind of price appreciation is based on one thing and one thing only: the conviction that Tesla will be worth much, much more in the future than it is now.<p>As such, many of the experts and analysts who follow Tesla on the financial side treat the automaker as a tech company, not as a car company.<p>…


The 25 best museums in the world, according to travelers

The list is based on millions of TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.<p>From Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem to the Louvre in Paris, here are the world's best museums.


The quiet revolution in British housing

Architects are fighting back. After their cause was hampered by the ill-conceived high-rises of the 60s and 70s, followed by the dire ‘traditional’ building of the Thatcher era, imaginative and sustainable housing is in the ascendant<p>Once upon a time new housing in Britain was terrible. Engendered …


Universe A Matrix Computer Game Designed By Aliens, Say NASA

The Best Idea from Norway's Currency Design Competition: Let Kids Design the Money

Earlier this year, Norway's Norges Bank held a design competition for the country's future currency. Entrants were asked to stick with the theme "The …


A blog can be a great way to establish legitimacy as a serious photographer, to share your most recent work with friends and potential clients and to keep you working at your craft. These tips prove there's no reason why you shouldn't have a photography blog! Read more here: If you aren't just now starting a photography blog, how often do you post and how many photos do you share per post?

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel