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Airbus reveals a modular, self-piloting flying car concept

Airbus has been talking about its Vahana flying autonomous vehicle project for a while now, but at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it’s showing off a concept design created in partnership with Italdesign. The demonstration vehicle offers modular functionality, meaning it an operate both on the …

Concept Design

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

The Star That Looks Like the Eye of Sauron

"A great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame."<p>Fomalhaut, the eighteenth brightest star in the night sky, is about 25 light-years from the Earth. It has twice the mass of the sun but burns much hotter and brighter. When we observe Fomalhaut in infrared (above), we see a large ring of debris where …

Vintage Mermaid Art

View Gallery<p>From Halloween Sirens to wine-toting art nouveau mermaids, these hybrid sea-women have never failed to enchant the human imagination. …

Squeezing Trees

We love Giuseppe Penone’s bronze sculptures of hands gripping trees. The Italian sculptor installed a few of these hands onto small trees and in the …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

Early results from NASA’s twin study show differences between astronaut brothers

Scott and Mark Kelly have diverged in unexpected ways<p>NASA has yet to release the official result of its Twins study — a genetic experiment involving twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly to better understand the effects of long-term spaceflight on the human body. But early findings are already …

Skills certification coming for Node.js developers

The IT industry has long used professional certifications to verify proficiency in technologies from companies like Microsoft and Novell. Now, …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Meet Svelte, the Anti-Framework JavaScript Framework

A new tool carves up JS frameworks, leaving only the stuff your web app actually needs.<p>Writing and learning JavaScript can feel completely bonkers. There's often little to no free space to just sit down and write lean, elegant code in a way that even approaches "from scratch." This is because of …

JavaScript

Scientists Just Discovered The Roundest Object in The Known Universe

The odds of it existing are mind-boggling.<p>Geometry is everywhere in nature - we see sixfold symmetry in snowflakes, fractal patterns in broccoli, and …

Universe

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

Bionic Eyes Are Coming, and They'll Make Us Superhuman

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE<p>With an estimated 285 million people worldwide with visual impairment, many treatments and technological innovations have long …

Singularity

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

'Ghost in the Shell' Will Explore a Fantastic Biohacking Future

But the questions – like "What does it mean to be human?" – are relevant today.<p>The live-action film adaptation of the classic Japanese movie and …

Singularity

Chips implanted in the brain is no longer a thing of the future

It was about time. After glasses, contact lenses, wearables of all kinds and even tattoos, the next hurdle is this: integrate technology into our …

Silicon Valley

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MIT makes breakthrough in morality-proofing artificial intelligence - ExtremeTech

By on November 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If the Halloween month has you …

I Surgically Implanted Earbuds Under My Skin

The human body doesn't do upgrades. Take poor care of your machinery, and there's no reboot, no system overhaul, no virus software that can come to …

Los Angeles

World facing first mass extinction since the dinosaurs as wildlife populations plunge by 67 per cent in 50 years

The world is hurtling towards the first mass extinction of animal life since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago, according to the most …

Frog goes extinct, media yawns

Is the loss of a unique life form on Earth big news? Not according to most media outlets. But how can the public care about global mass extinction if they aren’t even told about its victims?<p>On 26 September, staff with the Atlanta Botanical Garden found a frog dead in his enclosure. The frog had big …

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

Parenting is a heck of a lot more complicated than it used to be. For one, raising a child in a hyper-connected world raises a lot of questions about …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology

Know the psychology of how kids become brats so you can effectively fight back.<p>The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of …

Psychology

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Replace Middle Class Jobs

While transportation, hospitality, and financial services are all industries being disrupted by technology, the next big area poised for massive, …

The Latest Patent For The 'Impossible' EM Drive Has Just Been Made Public - And It’s Wild

So crazy, it just might work.<p>It’s been a big year for the 'impossible' EM Drive - a new kind of rocket engine that appears to generate thrust without …

New Dwarf Planet Discovered in Our Solar System

Image source: space.com<p>Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet within our solar system. The dwarf planet, called 2014 UZ224, has been observed …

10 best new web design tools for October 2016

These days many of us are working on sites that involve a complex tangle of dependencies; if that’s you, this month there are a few tools that might …