Luis F. Vidal

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Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

10 Great Hints for Cinema 4D (Beginners)

In this amazingly exciting video I go through 10 of my favourate hints and tips for Cinema 4D. These are all simple and often over looked features …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Uninstalling Facebook app saves up to 15% of iPhone battery life

Facebook is one of the most downloaded apps on iOS but it has long been cited as a cause of fast-draining iPhone batteries. Last year it was accused of using background tricks to stay active even when it wasn’t being used. Facebook admitted bugs existed, and fixed them, but questions of the app’s …

Facebook

Defense secretary: ‘Hard’ year ahead in Afghanistan as militant threat grows

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter predicted Friday more tough fighting ahead in Afghanistan as the United States seeks to help local forces beat back a surge in Taliban attacks and contain an emerging threat from militants linked to the Islamic State.<p>Carter touched down at …

Afghanistan

Russia opens flight data recorder from jet shot down by Turkey

Moscow hopes to confirm assertions that Su-24 fighter-bomber did not stray into Turkish air space<p>Russia’s defence ministry has publicly opened the black box of the warplane shot down by Turkey last month, a step it hopes will help confirm its assertions that the jet did not stray into Turkish air …

Russia

Secret US mission in Libya revealed after air force posted pictures

A secret US commando mission to Libya has been revealed after photographs of a special forces unit were posted on the Facebook page of the country’s air force.<p>Libya’s air force said 20 US soldiers arrived at Libya’s Wattiya airbase on Monday, but left soon after local commanders asked them to go …

Africa

Russia 'open to removal of Syria's Bashar al-Assad'

Diplmatic sources say Russian softening position on Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad<p>Russia has made clear to Western nations that it has no objection to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stepping down as part of a peace process, in a softening of its publicly stated staunch backing of Assad ahead …

Middle East

Oceans Could Rise Faster Than Projected, Top Climate Scientist Says

A new report by top climate change scientists looks back more than 120,000 years to a previous period when the Earth warmed up, and raises the possibility of a near future where sea levels rise far faster and higher than previous projections if carbon emissions are not curtailed.<p>“It is unlikely …

Climate Change

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

Hearing Loss

Dominicans of Haitian descent fear mass deportation as deadline looms

About 500,000 legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti on 17 June Only 300 of 250,000 Dominican Haitians applying for permits received them<p>Yesenia Originé has never been to Haiti and has no interest in going.<p>She was born in the Dominican city of San Pedro de Macorís to Haitian parents. But …

Immigration