Michael Bilenkis

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Sound waves enhance deep sleep and memory

CHICAGO - Gentle sound stimulation — such as the rush of a waterfall — synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in …

Neuroscience

Elon Musk: We Need Universal Income Because Robots Will Steal All the Jobs

Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”<p>“People will have time to do other things, …

Psychogeography

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Cancer

How To Hack WPA2-PSK Secured Wi-Fi Password Using Kali Linux

How To Hack WPA2-PSK Secured Wi-Fi Password Using Kali Linux<p>In this post we are going to show you How to hack secured wifi with WPA2-PSK using Kali …

Using the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager Tool

In part one of this three-part series, I showed you how to import security .inf files to a database. I also showed you how to configure and analyze …

The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body

In 1995, while he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedl saw something so startling it kept …

​How to run the native Ubuntu desktop on Windows 10

It's more of a stunt than practical, but this unlikely marriage of Ubuntu and Windows is interesting to play with.<p>The real reason why Canonical and …

Linux

From Nothing To You In 12 Easy Steps

In the beginning, there was space and time, and the fabric of space was expanding at a fantastic rate.<p>That inflationary state came to an end where we are, converting the energy of space into matter, antimatter and radiation.<p>This hot, primordial soup expanded and cooled, creating a slight asymmetry …

Universe

New cancer drug regime could double survival rates for thousands of patients

Patients suffering from one of the most deadly types of cancer should be switched to a new drug regime that almost doubles their chance of survival, researchers say.<p>The combination therapy, using two drugs separately available on the NHS, dramatically boosted survival of pancreatic cancer patients …

Scientists Discover Hidden Switch In Our Immune System For Fighting Cancer

Our body is much better at fighting cancer than we give it credit for.<p>TIM VERNON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images<p>Researchers in Australia may …

Immunotherapy

The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop

There was lots of exciting news this week about the much-anticipated Hyperloop, a high-speed train that would be able to make the trip from San …

This Algorithm Explains How to Make Perfect French Fries Every Time

Whether you want to make steak fries, shoestring fries, or classic French fries, this algorithm guides you every step of the way so they turn out …

IBM Just Put A Quantum Computer On The Cloud For Anyone To Use

As IBM’s research division pursues a multi-year quest to build a universal quantum computer more powerful than any supercomputer in the world, it’s sharing its latest progress with smaller quantum processors on the cloud for the world to join in.<p>Tucked off a nondescript hallway in IBM’s sprawling …

Quantum Computing

Black Holes Could Be Portals to Parallel Universe: Stephen Hawking

News18 » Tech<p>1-min read<p>Hawking has claimed that black holes neither store material absorbed by them nor any physical information about the object …

Split Decisions with Jean Chatzky

Decisions aren't always easy to make—particularly when your money's involved. With money guru Jean Chatzky, we'll help you weigh the pros and cons …

NASA Unveils Greatest Views Of The Aurorae Ever, From Space In HD

Ever since humanity first broke the chains of gravity and left Earth’s atmosphere, we’ve been able to see our planet for what it actually is: a blue marble floating in the abyss of space. The oceans give our world its primary color, along with the whites from the clouds and ice-covered regions, the …

Astronomy

How to Install Your Own Cloud Platform with OpenStack in RHEL/CentOS 7

OpenStack is a free and open-source software platform which provides IAAS (infrastructure-as-a-service) for public and private clouds. OpenStack …

OpenStack

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch | Ars Technica

Remember how our homebrew router embarrassed off-the-shelf options? Go make your own.<p>After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf …

Linux

How To: Beginners x86 Linux Assembly

Hello everyone! This is my first attempt at a tutorial here. There are a couple great assembly tutorials here, and I wanted to toss my coin in the …

Linux

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

GIF<p>Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

The mind behind Linux

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice -- first with the Linux kernel, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code …

How fat cells work and why it’s impossible to “burn” them off

When we think about our weight it’s often tied to how much fat we have in our bodies.<p>But in early 2016, scientists debunked body-mass index (BMI), a calculation of someone’s percentage of body fat based on their height and weight, as a measure (paywall) of overall health. The authors argued that …

Nutrition

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Traveling Faster Than Light? Four Phenomena That Put the Cosmic Speed Limit to the Test

The Cosmic Speed Limit<p>The speed of light is widely known to be the absolute pinnacle of movement. When Albert Einstein first entwined mass and energy …

Physics

How Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady eat on vacation

When the eating habits of Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady were revealed earlier this year—spirulina fruit roll-ups and all—the internet went a bit …

Alphabet is looking to sell off Boston Dynamics

Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc, has decided to put its robotics division, Boston Dynamics, up for sale, according to a report from <i>Bloomberg News</i>. Per a pair of anonymous Google employees familiar with the matter, Alphabet executives are apparently no longer willing to invest in a division …

Alphabet Inc.

Why Isn't Edward P. Tryon A World-famous Physicist?

<i>Creative</i> <i>Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The History of the Universe</i><p>Why is there a Universe? Scientists simply don't know how to address why questions. They are out of the present formulation of modern science....Nor do we know, or have any prospect of ever knowing, why there is a Universe.<p>Eric …

Physics