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French beaches overrun with odd, yellow blobs

They're likely clumps of paraffin oil dumped at sea.<p>Hundreds of yellow, fluffy blobs are storming the beaches of northern France.<p>And, while no one …

Beaches

University of Alberta researchers investigate possible link between HIV and neurological disorders

The link between HIV and neurological disorders is murky, but researchers at the University of Alberta may have found a thread to pull in unravelling …

Experts Want Robots to Have an “Ethical Black Box” That Explains Their Decision-Making

by Karla Lant July 21, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 2555<p>Ethical Black Box<p>Scientists Alan Winfield, professor of robot ethics at the University of the …

Tesla's South Australia Battery Deal Shows Why The Company Is Not An Energy Company

Recently Tesla (TSLA) announced the largest battery deal ever. The 100 MW/129 MWh battery installation in South Australia is impressive in some …

Google’s AI Fight Club Will Train Systems to Defend Against Future Cyberattacks

Reinforcing AI Systems<p>When artificial intelligence (AI) is discussed today, most people are referring to machine learning algorithms or deep learning …

Guess How Many People Can Actually Watch the Total Eclipse

If you're not already excited about the total solar eclipse that will be visible in the United States on August 21, maybe you haven't been paying …

Electric Vehicle Sales Are up 45% Over the Last Year

A Growing Market<p>Electric vehicles (EVs) are fast outgrowing their reputation as a niche market, according to <i>InsideEVs’</i> recent report of EV and hybrid …

NASA wants you to record solar eclipse data with an app

Chances are that, by now, you've heard about the full solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States on August 21, 2017. And now, NASA is enlisting all of us as citizen scientists: The organization wants your help to record data during the eclipse.<p>Temperatures and cloud conditions can …

NASA: There's No Evidence of a Mars Civilization Thousands of Years Ago

A hearing held by the House Science Committee that aimed to discuss the largest of NASA’s upcoming projects — including launching another Mars rover …

One weird thing about eclipses you’ve probably never noticed

Some drawings to explain the August eclipse's trajectory.<p>This summer, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will cut a path across the mainland United States. On August 21, everyone in North America will be able to watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blotting out some or all of …

North Pole

Cows can produce antibodies that neutralize HIV

Cows can produce a type of antibodies that have been shown in laboratories to stop 96% of HIV strains from infecting human cells, according to a new …

America Is Breaking Ground on an Enormous Neutrino Experiment Today

Particle physics is rarely a cheap-and-easy endeavor. Just think about the Large Hadron Collider, buried deep beneath the Swiss-French border—it cost …

Two Babies Have Been Cancer-Free After Receiving Treatment Created With Gene Editing

A Novel But Promising Therapy<p>Cancer continues to be one of the major diseases that plagues humanity. Around the world, approximately 1 in 6 deaths is …

The Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Beamed Back a New Look at the Red Planet

With all the buzz the SUV-sized Curiosity rover has generated since it landed on Mars in 2012, it’s easy to forget that the rover has a little …

Plastic-plucking robots are the future of recycling

We are living in the Age of Plastic. In 2015, the world's industries created 448 million tons of it -- twice as much as it did in 1998 -- and the rate of production is only accelerating. However, our recycling efforts have not matched pace. In fact, according to the EPA, barely 14 percent of …

YouTube is getting rid of its video editor because no one uses it

YouTube is getting rid of its video editor and photo slideshows due to lack of use, the company announced yesterday. The changes won’t happen until September 20th, so if you still rely on YouTube to edit your videos, you’ll have a bit of time before you have to find a new service.<p>Apparently …

Internet

Sami Atiya from ABB says industrial robots will add jobs, not take them away

In and interview earlier this week at the TechCrunch Robotics Session held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division, said he believes bringing robots into the manufacturing process actually adds jobs instead of killing them.<p>ABB certainly has …

The Future

Laptop ban from six Middle Eastern countries set to be lifted

A ban on passengers carrying laptops and iPads in hand luggage on flights to the UK from the Middle East is set to be lifted, The Daily Telegraph understands.<p>Travellers flying from Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon have been banned from carrying electronic devices larger than …