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Facebook hires NYU deep learning expert to run its new AI lab

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Facebook launched a new artificial intelligence lab in September, and now we know the person who will run it — New York …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

U.S. Tech Companies Are Fed Up With Spying And Not Going To Take It Anymore

The tech giants of America are fed up with surveillance by the United States government and they are not going to take it anymore.<p>A group of some of the premier technology companies in the U.S. have issued a joint open letter to President Obama and Congress to limit the National Security Agency’s …

The Giphoscope turns your favorite GIF into a hand-cranked work of art

If you were to accuse us of being fans of GIFs we wouldn't disagree, but what happens when you want to share that perfect, singular moment away from the confines of a computer screens? One particularly beautiful solution is called The Giphoscope. The work of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Jony Ive And Marc Newson Customize An Unreleased Mac Pro For (RED) Auction

Apple head of Human Interaction Jony Ive and designer Marc Newson have customized a one-off Mac Pro in brilliant crimson for the (RED) charity. Apple is a (PRODUCT)RED partner and often produces editions of its products for the organization, whose proceeds go to fighting to eliminate Aids.<p>The …

MVNO DOODAD Shutting Down On October 28

Mobile data service provider DOODAD is shutting down citing unknown reasons. It notified its customers today in an email and also on its website saying that they have until Monday, October 28 to use the service. Any unused purchased credit (with the exception of bonus DOO-DATA) will be refunded.<p>Six …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Isis' plan to jump-start mobile payments: 1M free smoothies

Isis, the carrier joint venture pushing mobile payments out in the market, said Wednesday that it will give away 1 million smoothies through a partnership with Jamba Juice.<p>Jamba Juice will give away the smoothies to customers who pay with their smartphones using their Isis mobile wallet.<p>The …

Mobile

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

How crystal 'eyes' won the Nobel prize – 100 years ago

In a week in which the Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and François Englert for predicting the existence of a mass-giving particle that cannot be seen and so needed to be detected indirectly, it is nice to be able to announce the release of a short film that celebrates the …

100 years of x-ray crystallography – video animation

X-ray crystallography is one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century. This animated journey through its 100 year history begins with the pioneering work of William and Lawrence Bragg in 1913 and ends on the surface of Mars. To date 28 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to projects related to …

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It

Author: Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. …

Benefits of Slowing Aging Could Outweigh the Costs

Humans have been looking for a way to slow aging likely since the first person got wrinkles. A new study shows that the quest could be worthwhile. …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

Meet Dave, A 19-Year-Old Craft Beer With A $2,000 Price Tag

Hair of the Dog Brewery in Portland, Ore., makes a beer so rare, and so sought after, that it can fetch $2,000 a bottle.<p>It's called Dave. And no, it's not something out of a Portlandia sketch.<p>Dave is a barleywine — a strong, dark beer with 29 percent alcohol content. It's been aged for 19 years, …

Scientists Accidentally Create Improbable Two-Dimensional Quasicrystals

A strange new substance has unexpectedly emerged from a university lab in Germany: a two-dimensional quasicrystal, consisting of 12-sided, …

Comet ISON details emerge as it races toward the sun

Scientists are unraveling more information on Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) as it continues on its journey toward the sun.<p>Comet C/ISON will skim 730,000 …

Major cities will hit climate 'tipping point' by 2047, study shows

Climate change is poised to usher in "a new normal" where average annual temperatures are concerned — and that normal is going to be a hot one. That's according to new research published in this week's <i>Nature</i>, which warns that regions around the world will soon see temperature increases that have no …

Journal Says Congress Is Damaging Science

The government shutdown is harming important scientific work in many ways, a Nature editorial this week reminds us.<p>The federal shutdown sucks. The Panda Cam is off. You can't look at NASA's astronomy picture of the day, much less see hurricane updates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Science Explains Why You Love A Slow Caress

People just need to be petted to know who they are.<p>Being touched pleasantly may contribute to our sense of ownership over our bodies, according to new research from University College London and the University of Hertfordshire.<p>The study of 49 right-handed women used the rubber hand illusion, a …

Nobel prize for simulating lightning-fast chemical reactions

The 2013 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists who developed a way for researchers to simulate chemical reactions in computers.<p>Martin Karplus of Harvard University, Michael Levitt of Stanford University and Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California will …

Planet Made Of Diamond May Not Be So Bling After All

Don't give up hope! It could still be diamond, but new data show that's less likely.<p>The first diamond planet ever found may not actually contain all that much of the precious stone. Sad!<p>In an analysis published last year, a team of astronomers from Yale University concluded that an exoplanet called …

Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick mice, is at a very early stage and it could be a decade or more before any medicine is developed.<p>But experts say the results …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

Gear & Gadgets

Quantum Computers Move Another Step Closer To Reality

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scientists find they can entangle mechanical vibrations in this same way, findings that could help enable quantum computers far more powerful than normal …

A development data revolution needs to go beyond the geeks and bean-counters

One buzz phrase the high-level panel's report on the post-2015 objectives has added to the development lexicon is "data revolution". Expect every report with numbers in it published over the next couple of years to be sold as part of this so-called revolution.<p>But as with all big new ideas, …

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …