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Web Design

DIY Paper Beetle Sculpture Kits by Assembli | Colossal

<p>Designer Joop Bource of Netherlands-based Assembli just released this colorful trio of DIY beetle models. The flat-pack model kits are available in …

Art

Growing underground: the Lowline urban garden buried in New York's catacombs

What do you do once you've built a 450-square-metre underground park? If you're Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey, you make it 100 times bigger. In …

This scientific quest to find “missing” memories is changing the way we think about the brain

A new experiment finds you don’t need to activate neurons to store memories.<p>Neuroscientist Nathan Rose and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin recently lost track of a memory.<p>I mean that literally. One minute, they saw a trace of a memory “light up” in an fMRI scan. In the next minute it …

The Brain

Incredible Fungi Timelapse from Planet Earth II | Colossal

<p>This stunning timelapse footage from the new Planet Earth II series on BBC One captures a wide variety of unusual fungi as it blooms at night. The …

Minority Report-style AI learns to predict if people are criminals from their facial features

Researchers have created a machine that they claim can tell if a person is a convicted criminal simply from their facial features.<p>The artificial intelligence, created at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was able to correctly identify criminals from a selection of 186 photos nine out of 10 times by …

3tags.org

The Universe Could Be One Giant Alien Claims Scientist

Are we living inside an alien?<p>A scientist has put forward the extraordinary idea that one of the reasons we haven’t found alien life yet is because …

Google’s Diane Greene says the singularity won’t arrive in her sentient lifetime

Three out of four Google robots disagreed.<p>Google’s head of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, is known for espousing what’s known as the “technological singularity”: The idea that artificial intelligence will become so smart that it will take on a form that humans cannot foresee nor comprehend. It’s …

Singularity

Welcoming Our Future Robot Overlords: The 16 Greatest Robot Movies

From “Metropolis” to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” robots are such a staple of moviegoing that it’s easy to forget they haven’t always around. The idea …

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Machines may never master the distinctly human elements of language

Artificial intelligence is difficult to develop because real intelligence is mysterious. This mystery manifests in language, or “the dress of thought” as the writer Samuel Johnson put it, and language remains a major challenge to the development of artificial intelligence.<p>“There’s no way you can …

Artificial Intelligence

Could Our Universe Have Arisen From A Black Hole?

If you go back in time as far as you can, you’ll find a Universe that was hotter, denser and more energetic. If you were to extrapolate back to an arbitrarily hot, dense state, the laws of physics that describe space, time, matter and energy break down; you’ll arrive at a singularity. Yet a …

Black Holes

Google’s DeepMind develops creepy, ultra-realistic human speech synthesis

We all become accustomed to the tone and pattern of human speech at an early age, and any deviations from what we have come to accept as “normal” are …

Machine Learning

The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe - MIT Technology Review

In the last couple of years, deep learning techniques have transformed the world of artificial intelligence. One by one, the abilities and techniques …

Deep Learning

The enigma machine takes a quantum leap

6-Sep-2016<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester have moved beyond the theoretical in demonstrating that an unbreakable encrypted message can be …

The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

Space Travel

Baidu follows US tech giants and open sources its deep learning tools

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have all done it — and now Baidu's doing it, too. The Chinese tech giant has open sourced one of its key machine learning tools, PaddlePaddle, offering the software up to the global community of AI researchers.<p>This move has become common among tech firms as …

Machine Learning

Signal from sun-like star likely of Earthling variety

<b>(CNN) —</b> Apologies to the Tin Foil Hat Clan, but that mysterious signal emanating from a star in the constellation Hercules? Yeah, probably not an alien.<p>If E.T. didn't phone home, what happened, you ask? It appears Earthlings are responsible, though scientists haven't explained exactly how.<p>Telescope …

Universe

IBM’s Watson Creates New Trailer For AI Thriller “Morgan”

Let’s not give the machines any ideas, huh?<p>Movie trailers are more “craft” than “art,” but here 20th Century Fox and IBM have served up a prime example of creative craft made by artificial intelligence. For the upcoming thriller <i>Morgan</i>, the two brands have unveiled the first movie trailer edited by …

The 10 best movies since 2000, according to critics

There are major big-budget studio movies, like "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" and "The Dark Knight," as well as intimate art-house titles including "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" and "Lost in Translation."<p>But none of those cracked the top 10.<p><b>Below are the 10 best movies of the 21st</b> …

Top 10

The Onion Omega2 is a tiny little computer that only costs $5

The product follows the Raspberry Pi’s naming scheme of Produce + Greek<p>The Onion Omega2 is the latest tiny computer continuing in the tradition of the Raspberry Pi. The Omega2 is the successor to last year’s Omega, a hackable, expandable, and affordable computer that was one-fourth the size of the …

Raspberry Pi

Comment on We Might Live in a Virtual Universe — But It Doesn’t Really Matter by Nyremne

rtryonThere’s no logic in saying humans can’t know all so god exist and did everything.science dismiss god because of zero evidence and knowledge of …

Inventions

Seymour Papert, a Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and Kids Coding, Has Died

Papert’s work was dedicated to using technology to help kids learn.<p>Being a pioneer of artificial intelligence and creating the first programming language for kids are no small feats. But it was his dedication to using technology to change the way we educate children that made Seymour Papert, who …

Artificial Intelligence

Armageddon asteroid ‘on course to pulverise Earth’

NASA will soon launch a probe to study an asteroid that crosses Earth’s orbit every six years and could pulverise the planet.

Space

Replicating Life in Code

A few years ago, Michael Levin faced a conundrum. He and his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology just outside …

Biology

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Computer Science

This new Bluetooth-connected toothbrush brings a dentist into your bathroom

For $199.99!<p>Philips Sonicare is launching a new smart toothbrush that connects to an app via Bluetooth. I know, the first thing you’ll say is: why do I need a toothbrush that has Bluetooth? And that’s a valid question. You probably don’t, but you might if you really care about oral hygiene and …

Oral-B