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Ockham's Razor

William of Ockham (c.1287-1347)<p>Probably on April 10, 1347, English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian <b>William of Ockham</b> passed …

British Philosophy

‘Urban mining’ pulls rare materials from electronic waste in South Korea

GUNSAN, South Korea — Workers at a rural South Korean factory are busy extracting some of the world’s most coveted metals, used in the batteries that …

South Korea

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The Average Person Eats 70,000 Microplastics Each Year

Every time you sit down to eat, microplastics float in the air and land on your food, invisibly becoming a part of your stir fry or pasta e …

#PhysRev125 1988 - Giant magnetoresistance is discovered

1893<p><i>The Physical Review</i> begins publication at Cornell University’s Franklin Hall in Ithaca, New York<p>1899<p>The American Physical Society is …

Physics

Incredible Real-World Applications Prove the IoT Is Here to Stay

Industrial accidents? Air pollution?Actionable change is already occurring on the business application side of the IoT.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has its fans and skeptics, both of whom present their cases as to why it will or won’t …

Internet of Things

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI. …

Artificial Intelligence

Organic Farms Could Help Fight Climate Change

Agriculture is one of the more significant contributors to global warming. Nitrogen-based fertilizers and farm animals generate greenhouse gases, …

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers

Silicon Valley prides itself on “thinking different.” So maybe it makes sense that just as a lot of industries have begun paying more attention to work-life balance, Silicon Valley is taking the opposite approach — and branding workaholism as a desirable lifestyle choice. An entire cottage industry …

Introduction to Stoicism — William Irvine Interview | The Art of Manliness

Interest in Stoicism has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Yet despite the increasing popularity of this ancient philosophy, misconceptions …

A Free Course on Machine Learning & Data Science from Caltech

Right now, Machine Learning and Data Science are two hot topics, the subject of many courses being offered at universities today. Above, you can …

Microsoft's Custom Vision lets you build computer vision AI models in minutes

I love Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. It’s taken something incredibly complicated – artificial intelligence and machine learning – and turned it into something that’s not just easy, but also commoditized.<p>The latest addition to Microsoft’s Cognitive Service is Custom Vision, which lets you create …

Your Texts and Emails are a Ticking Time Bomb, According to This Green Beret

Secure communication should really be at the top of mind for any entrepreneur. And the best line of defense probably isn't what you think.<p>Former Green Beret Sergeant Major (retired) Karl Erickson has over 25 years of military experience -- he's been in firefights, has led combined joint task force …

Anti-Virus Software

Will Blockchain Technology Be the Ultimate Disrupter? Harvard Says Yes

Say goodbye to the middleman for your financial transactions. Blockchain technology will change the way you do everything.<p>"Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter …

Trov adds $45 million for the global expansion of its on-demand insurance

Trov, the provider of on-demand insurance for individual items, has raised $45 million for its global expansion efforts.<p>The company is one of a growing number of tech-enabled startups that are looking to change the insurance business and carve out a piece of that multi-trillion-dollar industry.<p>At …

Dutch startup aims to save our environment from billions of wasted IoT batteries

It’s fitting that a solution for harnessing weak amount of solar energy comes out of the rainy Netherlands.<p>There are already a staggering amount of IoT devices around, but predictions show that number might quadruple in the next three years to 20 billion devices. This is terrible news for the …

The Problem With Facts

1.Just before Christmas 1953, the bosses of America’s leading tobacco companies met John Hill, the founder and chief executive of one of America’s …

Critical Thinking

How I’m learning “Machine Learning”

In the past year, I’ve become convinced that machine learning is not hype. Strong AI/AGI is no longer a requirement for complex tasks. It doesn’t …

Artificially inflated: It’s time to call BS on AI

First there was "open washing," the marketing strategy for dressing up proprietary software as open source. Next came "cloud washing," whereby …

Windows 10

This Is Why You Don’t Have a Mentor

There is an old Zen kōan about an aspiring swordsman who approaches a master.<p>“How long would it take me to become great under you?” he asks.<p>“10 …

Sheryl Sandberg

100 Books Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

One of the earliest articles we published on the Art of Manliness was “100 Must-Read Books for Men.” The piece was a result of a collaboration …

Eric Schmidt-backed data science startup Civis Analytics raises $22M

Civis Analytics, a company founded by the chief analytics officer of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has raised $22 million in Series A funding.<p>Founder and CEO Dan Wagner told me that after the election, he discovered that many organizations — whether they were in politics, government or …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

​Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother's shoes

"Big Brother has arrived -- and it's you."<p>As CNET's resident privacy nark, I didn't need much convincing to play a game all about social engineering and online surveillance.<p>But when I stepped into my role as a new recruit for the fictional Orwell internet surveillance program, I didn't expect to …

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 …

The Competitive Landscape for Machine Intelligence

Three years ago, our venture capital firm began studying startups in artificial intelligence. AI felt misunderstood, burdened by expectations from science fiction, and so for the last two years we’ve tried to capture the most-important startups in the space in a one-page landscape. (We prefer the …

What You Should Know About The App Design Process

16 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

UX Design