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Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Bird Flu Strain Jumps From Animals To People For The First Time

H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.<p>A common strain of bird flu that had previously only infected poultry has reached what's reported to be its first human patient, according to a study released in the <i>Lancet Respiratory Medicine</i> today.<p>Earlier this spring, the Taiwanese woman came …

Bird Flu

Double The Fun: Monkeys Control Two Virtual Arms With Just Their Thoughts

It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.<p>Those old Doublemint chewing gum ads got it right: Two is better than one. That's the idea behind a new study, published today, that showed off a system that hooked up monkeys' …

The Brain

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

Brigham Young University

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark …

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

A New Army Of Chinese Hackers Is Stealing Secrets From U.S. Companies, Researchers Say

The researchers told Business Insider that they don't know what the hackers are doing with stolen IP, or how much money this has cost U.S. companies so far. But, they say, the group has been busy in 2013.<p>Most of the attacks have been on tech, financial services and telecom companies. They seemed …

Intellectual Property

Exclusive video: our first look at Xbox One's voice-activated dashboard

The new Kinect is seriously impressive and a little creepy<p>Microsoft's been fairly cagey with the Xbox One dashboard experience up until now, but I got the chance to play with the system while I was in Redmond working on our look at the new Xbox's platform and TV integration. And I was allowed to go …

White House said to consider civilian replacement for outgoing NSA chief

President Obama has promised reforms to bring transparency to the US' extensive surveillance programs, and placing a civilian in charge could work hand-in-hand with those plans. <i>The Hill</i> reported earlier this week that the White House has compiled a list of civilian candidates who could replace …

Sony gets weird again with a PlayStation 4 homage to Daft Punk

After promoting the PlayStation 2 with duck-headed freaks and the PlayStation 3 with a terrifyingly anthropomorphic doll, you'd be forgiven for being disappointed by Sony's run-of-the-mill juxtaposition of Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' for its PlayStation 4 ad. Luckily, there's still some life in Sony's …

Moto Maker brings customizable Moto X phones to all major US carriers

Over two months after it first debuted for AT&T customers, the Moto Maker — Motorola's online customization tool for the Moto X— is no longer exclusive: today, it's expanding to Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Furthermore, Motorola promised today that Android 4.4 KitKat would be rolling out …

Watch a supercomputer track trillions of particles in the latest universe simulation

This purple star map is our best guess at the shape of the universe at half its current age, according to a new simulation from a research team at Argonne National Lab. The project is called the Hardware / Hybrid Accelerated Cosmology Code (HACC), an attempt to use supercomputers to model the …

Xbox One includes system-wide SkyDrive integration

As Microsoft edges closer to its Xbox One release on November 22nd the company is starting to detail some of the built-in apps available on the console. While the Xbox 360 includes access to a SkyDrive application, the Xbox One’s support goes a little further. Microsoft is integrating its cloud …

Silence obnoxious tabs with the latest Google Chrome beta

Not since the days of MySpace has it been stylish to embed auto-playing music into your website, yet today, the web is still a very noisy place. Between YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Vevo, we're bound to have a handful of audio and video tabs open at any given time, and it's not always clear …

Architect who wants to 'kill' skyscrapers wins best tall building award

China's twisting CCTV Headquarters was named the best tall building worldwide last week by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat — a fact that's likely to the chagrin of its designer, Rem Koolhaas, who has previously expressed a distaste for skyscrapers. "When I published my last book ... …

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Xbox One ‘snap’ demo puts games and TV side-by-side

One of Microsoft’s more unique features for its Xbox One console is an app snapping feature that’s similar to the company’s Windows 8 software. Microsoft has provided limited demonstrations of the feature previously, but today it’s providing a full demo of exactly how this feature works. From the …

The edge of the abyss: exposing the NSA's all-seeing machine

National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland<p>An unprecedented cache of the NSA’s secrets were stolen in bulk this year by a single independent contractor with administrative access to the intelligence community’s network — a feat unmatched by previous NSA whistleblowers who provided …

PlayStation App now available for iOS and Android

Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation App for Android and iOS is now available in North America from Google Play and the iTunes App Store.<p>Compatible with tablets and smartphones, the app allows users to view and interact with the PlayStation Network and view information through the "What's New …

Apple To Build Sapphire Glass Manufacturing Plant In Mesa, Arizona

Apple is continuing to build its manufacturing presence in the U.S. with a new plant in Mesa, Arizona. The project is projected to bring 2,000 local jobs and the building will be completely powered by renewable energy.<p>Sapphire glass will be made at the Mesa plant in conjunction with GT Advanced …