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The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction

<i>Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on AI. Part 1 is here.</i>___________<i>We have what may be an extremely difficult problem with an unknown time to</i> …

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

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Singularity

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Architecture

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

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Diabetes

This Device Could Make It Easier To Find Your Veins

Scientists have discovered a way to find your veins before poking around half a dozen times to find the spot. Now the Australian Red Cross Blood service is using the near infrared light device that locates blood to study whether being able to locate hard to find veins will result in reduced anxiety …

IPPC report - Fossil fuels should be 'phased out by 2100'

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100, if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Synthesis Report summarises the causes, impacts of, and solutions to rising temperatures.<p>It says most …

U.N.: Phase Out Fossil Fuels By 2100 Or Face ‘Irreversible’ Climate Impact

Greenhouse gas emissions may have to cease by the end of the century to keep global temperatures from reaching levels many scientists consider …

Climate

Co-pilot who died in Virgin Galactic crash hailed as 'renaissance man'

The pilot killed in a test flight of Virgin Galactic’s prototype space tourism rocket was as capable behind the controls of experimental aircraft as he was tackling technical challenges in the offices where the vehicle was designed.<p>He was also known as a devoted husband and father of two young …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

Using a pair of location beacons embedded in each player’s shoulder pads, the Zebra system is able to measure speed, acceleration, and distance covered in nearly real-time — there’s just a half-second latency — and to within a margin of error of less than 6 inches. Referees and the first-down …

Could you be a mentor to someone in the Caribbean?

Richard Branson once said, “Whenever I am asked what the missing link is between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to …

3 ways to use the placebo effect to have a better day

Researchers have been studying the placebo effect for decades -- and there's plenty of evidence it works. So much so that a 2010 survey of more than 400 docs found that a whopping 56% said they'd actually prescribed placebos to their patients. (Um, yikes.)<p>But researchers are now looking beyond …

The Dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Reasons to cheer the rise of the machines<p>The advances we’ve seen in the past few years—cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and synthesis systems, 3D printers, <i>Jeopardy!</i>-champion computers—are not the crowning achievements of the computer era. They’re the warm-up …

15 Amazing Colorized Images of Historical Photos

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

One Of America’s Largest Hospitals Brings Google Glass Into The ER

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, one of America’s largest hospitals, is testing Google Glass in their ER so doctors don’t have to break eye contact with patients while treating them.<p>Patients at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC) might notice something different if …

Google Glass

Why putting calorie counts on menu does work (and is definitely not state nannyism)

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us @Globe_Health.</i><p>A few weeks ago, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente lamented that Ontario's proposal to list calories on chain restaurant menus won't …

My illustrated top 10 tips for success

Delighted to see so many people sharing my top 10 tips article on the BBC. One of the most rewarding parts of success is being able to share what you …

Top 10

How much protein can I eat in one sitting?

Written by Kamal Patel and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on<p>When you consume food, it must pass through the stomach and into …

The Impossible Choice That Had Elon Musk On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Elon Musk almost suffered a major meltdown when both of his adventurous companies — Tesla and SpaceX — were about to fail at the same time in late 2008. Watch an excerpt from our interview with Musk at IGNITION about the impossible choice he was faced with.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova, Alana</i> …

Tesla

The Truth About 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

For over 40 years, Jonathan Goldsmith worked as a journeyman actor with hundreds of IMDB credits to his name.<p>In 2006, he booked the role of a lifetime: the spokesperson for a Dos Equis beer campaign that soon made him known to millions as "The Most Interesting Man In The World."<p>Goldsmith lived and …

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How This Photographer Made $15,000 In One Day On Instagram

Instagram is, of course, a good way for brands to connect with consumers, but there’s also an ROI for hobby photographers.<p><i>Forbes</i> has an article on Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold, who ended up making $15,000 in one day after deciding to sell his Instagram photos. When he looked at his …

Photo Sharing

More Evidence Digital Copyright Is Changing: Getty Sets Images Free, In Exchange For Big Data

<i>Tomorrow’s businesses seeking new ways to monetize digital content, realizing “piracy” is often free advertising.</i><p>Getty Images will stop charging for non-commercial use of its copyrighted imagery. Instead, it’s allowing bloggers and social-media users to embed stock pictures in a controllable way.<p>On …

Judge rules commercial drones are legal, undoing six-year ban

An administrative judge on the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that the commercial use of small drones is in fact legal, despite six years of Federal Aviation Administration statements to the contrary.<p>Today Judge Patrick Geraghty dismissed a $10,000 fine levied by the FAA against …

How to Make a Microscope Out of Paper in 10 Minutes

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.07.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:26 pm. 2:26 pm<p>A new microscope can be printed on a flat …

A Native American Tribe Hopes Digital Currency Boosts Its Sovereignty

There's a lot of talk about virtual currencies lately — how they work, economic implications and whether they're safe. But now a Native American tribe is using a bitcoin-like currency to help strengthen its sovereignty.<p>In South Dakota, the Oglala Lakota Nation has become the first Native American …

Why It’s So Hard for Women to Lose Weight

Women, especially short women, seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to fat loss. Despite seemingly-endless amounts of cardio and …