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Forget Killer Robots: Autonomous Weapons Are Already Online

International discussions about lethal autonomous weapons have often ignored the fact that AI weaponry is already coursing through cyberspace.<p>Earlier …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Steps for Transforming an OK Story to a Great One from a Pixar Story Supervisor

Pixar’s Jason Katz reveals the what, why, and how of successful storytelling.VR, AR, MR, & 360 video (collectively referred to as “XR” in the …

Pixar

7 games with interesting hacking mechanics all devs should study

Games have immense capacity to make us feel cool or smart or highly capable — or all three at the same time. And few things can pull that off quite …

Game Design

Robotics principles help wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean waves

Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories …

Physicists make rapid progress in bounding the speed of gravity

(Phys.org)—Recent gravitational wave detections have allowed physicists to confirm with greater and greater precision what Einstein predicted over …

3 Levels of Sharpening You Should Be Applying in Photoshop

My name is Jake Hicks, and I’m an editorial and fashion photographer based in the UK. In this article, I’ll share a look at some of the sharpening …

Five Essential Time and Speed Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The internet is a vast and seemingly endless collection of information as we all know. If you need to learn something new, we can simply Google the …

Ink-Drop Supernovae and Quantum Love Triangles [Video]

For the past five years the Quantum Shorts initiative from the Center for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore has inspired …

Black Holes

Video Editing Quick Tip: Create a Moving Object Transition in Premiere Pro

Learn how to create a simple moving object transition in Premiere Pro with these four easy steps.

Sony α7S Captures Never-Before-Filmed Creature For Planet Earth II

The Railroad Worm gets its name from the eleven pairs of luminescent yellow organs that look like the lit windows of a midnight train. Additionally, …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

Search Earth with AI eyes via powerful satellite image tool

Our aim is to use this data to model complex planetary systems, and this is just the first step.<p>Mark Johnson, Descartes Lab CEO

10 Best Uses of Color of All Time

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

The NASA 2017-2018 Catalog of Free Software Is Now Available

NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which includes hundreds of free, royalty-free applications for a wide variety of uses.<p>The …

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

Language

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar . The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

Secrets From a Super Bowl Campaign That's Had 2 Billion Impressions

The Avocados From Mexico campaign is writing the textbook on how social media can leverage traditional advertising.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to get over two billion (yes, with a “B”) social impressions nearly a week before your commercial spot is aired? …

Marketing

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

Physicists may have just manipulated 'pure nothingness'

Even nothing is something in the quantum world.<p>It's one of those philosophical questions we occasionally ponder: What is nothing? Can nothing be …

San Francisco sues local drone maker, drone maker then shuts down

Lily Robotics never shipped a single drone.<p>A San Francisco-based drone startup that raised $34 million in pre-orders folded on Thursday, the same day …

Proof That the Creators of Batman: The Animated Series Knew What They Were Doing From the Start

<i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> still remains as one of the most iconic takes on the Dark Knight years after it graced our screens. But to get there, the …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.<p>Say goodbye to Yahoo.<p>The troubled internet giant announced in a public filing on Monday that it will change its name to Altaba following the $4.8 billion sale of its core business …

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired project management service Trello for $425 million. The vast majority of the transaction is in cash ($360 million), with the remainder being paid out in restricted shares and options. The acquisition is expected to close before March 31, 2017.<p>This …

A Shocking Find in a Neanderthal Cave in France

A rock structure, built deep underground, is one of the earliest hominin constructions ever found.<p>In February 1990, thanks to a 15-year-old boy named Bruno Kowalsczewski, footsteps echoed through the chambers of Bruniquel Cave for the first time in tens of thousands of years.<p>The cave sits in …

Archaeology

IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses

One macromolecule to rule them all, from Ebola to Zika and the flu<p>Finding a cure for viruses like Ebola, Zika, or even the flu is a challenging task. Viruses are vastly different from one another, and even the same strain of a virus can mutate and change--that's why doctors give out a different flu …

Flu Vaccine

8 Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Learn Calligraphy And Hand-Lettering

If you don't know where to start...start here!<p><i>Rachel Miller is a Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed and the author of Dot Journaling―A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together.</i>