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Donald Trump is treating a potential war like a reality show cliffhanger

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump hosted his top military brass and their spouses for dinner at the White House on Thursday night. The group posed for a photo. Then this exchange with reporters happened:<p><b>Trump</b>: "You guys know what this represents? Maybe it's the calm before the</b> …

Donald Trump

Woman films her internet-connected camera whispering ‘Hola señorita’

This is not an episode of <i>Black Mirror</i>. A couple of months ago, Rilana Hamer from the Netherlands bought a small internet-connected camera from a local convenience store. She wanted to use the device to keep an eye on her puppy while away from the house. But it wasn’t only the puppy that was being …

Home Automation

This 31-year-old Japanese journalist died holding a phone after working 159 hours of overtime in a month

A political journalist in Japan died from overwork, her employer has revealed four years after her death.<p>Miwa Sado died of congestive heart failure in 2013 after working 159 hours and 37 minutes of overtime in one month, her employer, the Japanese national broadcaster NHK, announced on Wednesday, …

Japan

Now Elon Musk Is Saying Tesla Could Rebuild Puerto Rico's Entire Power Grid

Tesla has built grids for smaller islands before. Could it do the same for Puerto Rico?<p>When Hurricane Maria barreled into Puerto Rico more than two weeks ago knocking out the island's entire power grid, Tesla knew it had the expertise to help. That's why the company quietly began sending battery …

Video brilliantly explains why ‘The Simpsons’ isn’t funny anymore

Back in the day, I used to fancy myself something of a <i>Simpsons</i> snob. Sure, lots of people loved and continue to love the show, but I was downright …

German police confiscate thousands of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills

Two Austrians were arrested after police pulled five bags filled to the brim with carrot-colored ecstasy pills made in the likeness of President Trump.<p>During a traffic stop over the weekend, highway police in the northwestern German city of Osnabrück uncovered thousands of ecstasy pills made in the …

German Magazine Cover Depicts Donald Trump Doing Nazi Salute

And he's draped in the American flag.<p>A German magazine has portrayed President Donald Trump giving a Nazi salute on its latest front page.<p>Stern magazine mocked up the image of Trump performing the gesture while draped in the American flag for the cover of its Aug. 24 issue, The Hill reports.<p>With …

The Smiths: All 73 Songs, Ranked

Morrissey and Johnny Marr lasted only five years as a songwriting team, but these Manchester lads left a lifetime's worth of absurdly great songs …

Rock & Roll

It's Past Time for You To Ditch That Fancy Scientific Calculator

Bruce Sherwood, the co-author of <i>Matter and Interactions</i>, had a question for me when I saw him at the American Association of Physics Teachers …

Here’s Your First Look at Tesla’s Beautiful Solar Roofs

Sometimes a clean energy innovation is on par with the standard version, so choosing between the two can be tough. When it comes to Tesla’s newest …

Super-intelligence and eternal life: transhumanism's faithful follow it blindly into a future for the elite

The rapid development of so-called NBIC technologies – nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science – are giving rise …

Singularity

Microsoft's decided to save Paint after the internet mourned

<i>Update: 25/07/2017</i>: Following what Microsoft is calling an "incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" it has decided to keep the traditional …

Lunar colonies take a step closer to reality as large amounts of water are found under the Moon's surface

Living on the Moon may be easier than first thought, after scientists discovered large amounts of water trapped beneath the surface.<p>It was generally assumed that the Moon was a fairly dry lump of rock, although ice still exists at the poles.<p>Both Nasa and the European Space Agency are keen to …

Astronomy

Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick: Deep Learning and AI on a $79 USB Stick

Today Intel subsidiary Movidius is launching their Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a version of which was showcased earlier this year at CES 2017. The …

Computer Science

Elon Musk Can't Sell His Teslas in Texas

CIA boss warned UK against development of Concorde

The head of the CIA warned the UK in the 1960s against developing Concorde with France, saying the technical obstacles to producing a supersonic …

Sierra Nevada Corporation selects ULA rocket for maiden launches

Sierra Nevada’s upcoming reusable spacecraft will head into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.The Dream Chaser craft, which has …

Space Exploration

Topological Quantum Optics in Two-Dimensional Atomic Arrays

Author(s): J. Perczel, J. Borregaard, D. E. Chang, H. Pichler, S. F. Yelin, P. Zoller, and M. D. LukinA proposed platform for studying topological …

Nanotech

10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About

This column is authored by content analyst and tech writer,The post 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need To Know About appeared first on …

Machine Learning

7 Ways To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile As A Techie

Did you know that up to 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates? It’s the place to go when recruiters and hiring managers are looking for candidates to headhunt…yet only 36% of job seekers are active on LinkedIn. This disparity means that when you’re looking for a new position, being on …

Employment

Gorilla dancing in a kiddie pool is the greatest thing you’ll see today

Gorillas are some of nature’s strongest creatures, and seeing the brute force contained within their musculature is downright scary. Remember when …

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Sleep Better

If you've been spending time scrolling through your social media feed or reading the news lately, chances are good that you've crossed paths with the word "mindfulness." The practice has recently become a major part of discussions regarding sleep, stress, and anxiety, and unlike quick fixes and …

Scientists hope microbots will revolutionize medicine

There are three types of medical micromotors scientists hope can carry out these functions: chemical, physical, and biohybrid.<p>How they're …

Medicine

DARPA's hypersonic Phantom Express spaceplane gets sign off to be built

The Pentagon has given Boeing approval to build and test its reusable military XS-1 spaceplane, which will be capable of launching into space at …

Aerospace

A planet four light-years away could be habitable

From our friends at<p><b>BY ALASDAIR WILKINS</b><p>Over the past decade, astronomers have discovered our galaxy is teeming with billions of exoplanets, so just …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation<p>Have you ever wondered if life is not exactly what it’s cracked up to be? OK, …

Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team

Artificial intelligence algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease?<p>Atomwise, a San Francisco-based startup and Y Combinator alum, has built a system it calls AtomNet (pdf), which …

Nonprofits

Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Picture this: You are in the bathroom, doing your usual thing after breakfast, when you notice blood in the water sitting in your white, porcelain toilet.<p>Scared, you schedule an appointment with a gastroenterologist, who recommends a colonoscopy and a biopsy. It could be cancer, it could be a …

Google Brain’s new super fast and highly accurate AI: the Mixture of Experts Layer.

Conditional Training on unreasonable large networks.<p>One of the big problems in Artificial Intelligence is the gigantic amount of GPUs (or computers) …