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Google AI can predict when you'll die with 95 percent accuracy, researchers say

Google has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that could predict when you’ll die with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to the tech giant’s researchers.<p>The research, which tackles a range of clinical issues among hospital patients, was recently published in the journal Nature. Google …

Artificial Intelligence

In Iowa, One Photographer Finds Traces of the Past

Barry Phipps moved to Iowa City in 2012. In the last six years, he’s tried to cover every hidden corner of the state, devoting countless hours to the …

University of Iowa

Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes

When two wormholes collide, they could produce ripples in space-time that ricochet off themselves. Future instruments could detect these …

Wormholes

Quantum experiment in space confirms that reality is what you make it

An odd space experiment has confirmed that, as quantum mechanics says, reality is what you choose it to be. Physicists have long known that a quantum …

Quantum Physics

Science: Instagram Is Destroying Your Memories

Constant photo snapping equals less vacation joy, science shows.<p>We tend to think the joy of a vacation is the time you spend actually lolling on the beach or exploring a new city. But according to happiness researchers, being at your destination produces only a fraction of the overall happiness a …

Mobile Photography

Is Apple bringing further the Smartphone Disintegration with WatchOS 5?

New features open opportunities for developers to actually embrace the device, but existing limitations are still showing<p>In previous posts I have …

Apps

The Inca Left Behind a Strange, 3D Code That Scientists Still Can't Figure Out

They communicated in multiple dimensions.<p>The Inca Empire (1400-1532 CE) is one of few ancient civilisations that speaks to us in multiple dimensions. …

Harvard

Are Space And Time Quantized? Maybe Not, Says Science

Throughout the history of science, one of the prime goals of making sense of the Universe has been to discover what’s fundamental. Many of the things we observe and interact with in the modern, macroscopic world are composed of, and can be derived from, smaller particles and the underlying laws …

Quantum Mechanics

Apple is reportedly making a standalone VR and AR headset with two 8K displays

The headset will reportedly be available as soon as 2020<p>Apple is making a VR and AR headset that would combine both technologies and use the company’s proprietary chips, according to a report from <i>CNET</i>, citing a person familiar with the plans. The headset will reportedly arrive in 2020.<p>There’s very …

Entanglement "on demand" sets the stage for quantum internet

With more sensitive data than ever being shared – and stolen – online, more secure connections are desperately needed. The answer could be a quantum …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

Artificial Intelligence

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

Is Theoretical Physics Wasting Our Best Living Minds On Nonsense?

The history of physics is filled with great ideas that you’ve heard of, like the Standard Model, the Big Bang, General Relativity, and so on. But it’s also filled with brilliant ideas that you probably haven’t heard of, like the Sakata Model, Technicolor theory, the Steady State Model, and Plasma …

Physics

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …

Physics

Seeing the light? Study illuminates how quantum magnets mimic light

What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries.

Quantum Physics

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of …

Quantum Physics

'Impossible' EM drive may actually be impossible after all

If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is, so goes the old saying. And unfortunately, it now seems this is also applicable to the "impossible" EM drive, first touted over a decade ago as a way to generate thrust using microwaves, thereby eliminating the need for fuel in deep space …

Microwaves

Bitcoin explained by AI will melt your brain

By now I'm assuming we all have a fundamental understanding of what Bitcoin is: digital money regulated and distributed with encryption techniques, stored on a ledger independent of a centralised bank.<p>Something like that. Maybe go here for a better explanation.<p>OK, that's good. That's how a human …

Bitcoin

2,300-year-old Chinese philosophy shows why we should all try to be a bit of mess

Recently, I started hanging out with a group of friends who seem intimidatingly on top of things. They respond to their emails—even non-urgent ones—politely and punctually, they freeze leftovers in neatly labeled Tupperware that they never forget about, and they sort their mail into orderly files, …

Taoism

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match. M-theory …

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few …

Quantum Computing

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment Shows Time Has Never Existed

In 2012 US National Medal of Science award winner Yakir Aharonov, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading quantum theorists published a paper …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Ethereal images portray a subculture in decline

“We often confuse it (melancholia) with nostalgia but it is in fact altogether different,” explains photographer Sebastien Zanella. “Melancholia is a …

Then and now: 12 iconic American buildings that fell from grace

American cities are always being rebuilt.<p>While cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco boast some of the most iconic buildings in the country, they also contain some notable buildings that have fallen from grace.<p>New York City's Singer Tower, for example, was once the tallest building in …

Ancient Rome’s Collapse Is Written Into Arctic Ice

Scientists can finally track the civilization’s economic booms and recessions—thanks to the exhaust of its massive coin-making operation, preserved for centuries in Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>On March 15, some time ago, several dozen famous politicians—sturdy men, duly elected senators who claimed to …

Ancient History

Scientists declare octopi life from another world

Evidence of the octopus evolution show it would have happened too quickly to have begun here on Earth. Published in the <i>Progress in Biophysics and</i> …

The Man Behind the Natural Language Technology That Powers Siri Shares His View of the Future of AI

Babak Hodjat, inventor of the technology that powers Apple's virtual assistant, speaks to the uncertainties and opportunities in this innovative …