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Simulation Theory and the scientific pursuit of God

In 2003 Oxford University Professor Nick Bostrom published <i>Are You Living In A Simulation?</i>, an argument stating there’s a high likelihood that we’re all pieces of code created in a computer simulation. Bostrom’s theory isn’t the first to posit that humans live on a hard-drive somewhere on a great …

Scientists ponder the possibility of quantum consciousness

As AI improves, the mystery of consciousness interests more programmers and physicists.<p>Karla Lant explains:<p>This is probably in part because of the …

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Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.<p>Indian specialist Dr Himanshu Bansal, working with Biotech companies Revita Life Sciences and Bioquark Inc, has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who …

This Is The Defining Image Of The Commercial Space Age (So Far)

Two private spacecraft are now attached to the space station; more will follow<p>See that? That's an image of the International Space Station in orbit from NASA's live webcast earlier this morning. To the casual observer it may not look much different than countless other images we've seen in the 15 …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: BMW's car of the future, and more!

What if installing solar panels were as easy as rolling out a carpet? That's the promise of the Roll-Array, a powerful, flexible solar system that can be set up in two minutes flat. Meanwhile, Deltec has launched a line of solar-powered prefab homes that start under $100,000, and we spotted an …

6 Common Misconceptions About Cancer

Comet Wild 2 dust 'ballistics' probed in 3D

<b>Scientists in the US are making detailed 3D maps of the cavities carved by comet dust in blocks of foam carried by Nasa's Stardust spacecraft.</b><p>Stardust visited Comet Wild 2 in 2004, catching samples from its dusty tail in specially made slabs of "aerogel".<p>By studying the tracks with microscopes and …

This 3-minute animation will change your perception of time

VIDEO: If the history of Earth was on a timeline from Los Angeles to New York, the American Revolution would have been fought 8 inches ago.

Work will start on a $150 million Hyperloop test track in 'weeks'

When Elon Musk presented the world with his vision of how passengers could be catapulted at nearly 800MPH inside a metal tube, a lot of people thought it was pie in the sky.<p>They were wrong, though.<p>In the coming weeks, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies says it will start work on building a …

Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The jobs that AI can't replace

<b>At the heart of capitalism is the concept of creative destruction. And this phenomenon is turbocharged by technological progress. Innovations from the cotton gin to electricity to the computer have created dramatic changes in the way that we work and the jobs that are available.</b><p>Current advances in …

Elon Musk wants to bomb Mars with nuclear weapons

When you like a planet and think that there's a distant future possibility of you moving to that planet, what do you do? Well of course, you bomb it …

How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars

<i>This is Part 3 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved,</i> <i>start with</i> …

Why Magnetars Should Freak You Out

<i>Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for</i> …

Tesla Hands Self-Driving Technology to Select Customers

Tomorrow, Tesla is to begin uploading the latest version of its Autopilot software to a select group of of its Model S electric cars. The owners of …

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Kaley Cuoco And The Danger Of Nose Spray Addiction

<b>Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting confessed her strange addiction on Ellen this week: decongestant nasal spray.</b><p>The <i>Big Bang Theory</i> actress revealed her recent nose …

Larry Page Changes Google's Name To Alphabet -- Should You Buy?

On August 10, CEO Larry Page announced a restructuring of Google’s stock – its core business (Search, Advertising, Maps, YouTube, and Android) will be called Google and the rest of it — Google Ventures, Google Capital, Google X, Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and …

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Fantasy Football 2015: 1st-Round Mock Draft and Winning Strategy

There are many ways to win in fantasy football.<p>In years past, it was a game dominated by the best running backs. As the passing game started to pick up steam, quarterbacks and receivers became even more important than they had been.<p>The experts who told you that you had to draft two running backs …

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Tesla 'autosteer' update will make electric cars self-driving

Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that Tesla electric cars will "soon" be updated to steer themselves on motorways.<p>The Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal …

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A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

If we discover extraterrestrial life, what happens next?

The search for extraterrestrial life is seen as one of pure curiosity. But, as in other areas of science, we should worry about the consequences of success.<p>Fifty years ago the era of robotic exploration of our solar system was just beginning. In July 1965 the Mariner IV probe sent back data showing …

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Marijuana Is Illegal? Joe Rogan Brilliantly Summarizes…

Joe Rogan is one of those activists who has a way of explaining things in a format everyone can understand.<p>And in the brilliant video below, Joe uses …

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Why does it take so long to reach the International Space Station?

A Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. NASA via Flickr<p>Imagine being chased by a 925,000-pound machine traveling at 17,500 miles per hour.<p>That's what's happens when astronauts dock with the International Space Station. Surprisingly though, the process can take a lot longer than you'd think.<p>Although a rocket …

Opinion: Here’s why I’m still jailbreaking my iPhone on iOS 8.4

With iOS 9 coming out later this year, there will once again be a number of articles proclaiming that jailbreaking is now unnecessary because so many of the most popular tweaks have been added as native features. While jailbreaking may not be as popular as it was in the iOS 4 days, there are still …

DeepDream: Inside Google's 'Daydreaming' Computers