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Dragon Boat Racing in Hong Kong: Pictures

Hong Kong

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

Streetwear

How artificial intelligence learns to be racist

Simple: It’s mimicking us.<p>Open up the photo app on your phone and search “dog,” and all the pictures you have of dogs will come up. This was no easy feat. Your phone knows what a dog “looks” like.<p>This and other modern-day marvels are the result of machine learning. These are programs that comb …

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

Artificial intelligence has challenges to overcome before it gains full traction in many fields. And healthcare is no exception, especially where privacy is concerned. Last year, DeepMind ran afoul of UK authorities and privacy groups over its data sharing deal with the NHS. Medical information is …

Artificial Intelligence

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

10 Underrated War Films for Serious Movie Buffs

Put these on the queue for your next movie night.<p>There's no doubt that there's a lot of great war cinema out there for movie buffs. You've got <i>Full Metal Jacket</i>, <i>The Deer Hunter</i>, and <i>Saving Private Ryan</i> just to name a well-known handful. But for every iconic film that has received dozens of accolades, …

David O. Russell

Here's Literally 16 Animated DC Movies You Should Just Go Watch Right Now

In the lead-up to the release of The Killing Joke, we take a look at some highlights of the lesser-known DC movies.

Disney scanner identifies gadgets by their electromagnetic field

If someone placed your naked smartphone on a table alongside two identical models, how would you determine which one is yours? If you're an engineer at Disney Research, you would pull out a little scanner and immediately pinpoint the handset based on the noise it emits. It definitely sounds a …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Pharrell Williams

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

Rendor Turns Your Single-Camera Smartphone Into A Real 3D Scanner

Using a piece of paper with a specially printed grid and a regular smartphone, Rendor may have just cracked the 3D scanning code. The system allows you to create a 3D scan of almost any object simply by taking video of it from every angle. The program interpolates the shape of the object based on …

A Microscopic Look At Drugs And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Reviewed: DJI Phantom 2 Vision Personal Drone

DJI's quadrotor flyer gets an onboard camera and smartphone integration.<p>The world of consumer-ready drones is in its infancy, with only a few ready-to-fly options in existence. But DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision is evidence that the space is maturing. With its latest offering, DJI offers a complete, …

Another failed attempt to make ride sharing work in the U.S., Ridejoy to shut down

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>When carpooling startup Zimride morphed into the on demand car service Lyft, the company basically threw in the towel on the …

Biomimetics Research - Aalto University School of Science

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

China

6 Forgotten Places, Rediscovered

Visiting these rooms, businesses, and homes is like traveling back in time.<p>1. The Old Operating Theatre<p><i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>In 1822, there was no …

Muhammad Ali