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An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Machine Learning

Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space

Imagine you are a photon, a packet of light. You are a tiny blip of energy, hurtling through the universe on your own. But you have a twin, another photon to whom you have been intimately connected since the day you were born. No matter what distance separates you, be it the width of a lab bench or …

A display of unbelievable ignorance: In a real country with a real president, Trump’s AP interview would destroy him

<b>(AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>Our president thinks the Pentagon is a company, terrorism was a recent invention and 9/11 was a ratings coup<p>Bob Cesca<p>April 25, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>A new poll revealed that 98 percent of Donald Trump voters said they don’t regret their choice for president. It’s a number that’s …

Donald Trump

Dark energy may not exist at all

Enigmatic ‘dark energy’, thought to make up 68% of the universe, may not exist at all, according to a Hungarian-American team. The researchers …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Privacy

This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves & Axions to Find New Physics

We haven't seen physicists this excited for a while.<p>Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the …

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound (for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming) in the absence of any external sound source.<p>Tinnitus can be constant or intermittent, steady or pulsating. It might be perceived in one ear or both, or in the middle of the head. Some people may even think the …

Neurophilosophy

Neil Gorsuch’s Dissertation Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

If Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, he would play a decisive role in the future of same-sex marriage in the United …

Donald Trump fuels diplomatic row with Britain after apology from US officials over GCHQ wiretapping claims

Donald Trump remained unrepentant amid a diplomatic row with Britain on Friday, hours after US officials made a formal apology for accusing GCHQ of helping Barack Obama spy on the then presidential candidate.<p>Sean Spicer, the president's press secretary, repeated a claim on Thursday evening – …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump wants to shut off an orbiting space camera that monitors climate change

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. That distance allows it to capture unique images of the entire earth. Today, US president Donald Trump said he wants to shut down those …

Donald Trump

Texas lawmaker ridicules anti-abortion measures by filing anti-masturbation bill

Jessica Farrar’s satirical Man’s Right to Know Act would set $100 fine for ‘emissions outside a woman’s vagina’ and require unnecessary medical tests<p>A Texas lawmaker has filed a satirical bill to regulate “masturbatory emissions” as a riposte to a slew of anti-abortion measures advocated by the …

Pro-life Movement

Airbus reveals a modular, self-piloting flying car concept

Airbus has been talking about its Vahana flying autonomous vehicle project for a while now, but at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it’s showing off a concept design created in partnership with Italdesign. The demonstration vehicle offers modular functionality, meaning it an operate both on the …

Apple will launch 4 new iPads in March, report claims

Hold on to your seats, iPad fans: Apple might revamp its entire iPad lineup as soon as March 2017.<p>According to a report from <i>Macotakara</i>(link partially …

Tension high as Tesla prepares to begin production of the Model 3

Teslawill shut down its Fremont, Calif., factory for a week in February to prepare the assembly line for its highly anticipated mid-market electric car, the Model 3.<p>"This will allow Tesla to begin Model 3 production later this year as planned and enable us to start the ramp towards 500,000 vehicles …

Tesla

Typography: Noway Font + Icons Free Download

Noway font plus icons is a graphic design and typography post shared by atipo ® on their Behance profile. Noway was originally designed as a …

A new front in the assault on women’s freedom: Anti-choice activists now going after birth control

<b>Diane Black (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Under Trump and a GOP Congress, anti-choice activists don’t need elaborate excuses to go after contraception<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 9, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>Most conservatives are masters of the bad-faith argument, but none so more than anti-choice activists. For decades now, …

Planned Parenthood

America will soon surpass the clean energy standards Trump wants to kill

Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, first announced in 2015, caused no end of political controversy in conservative circles for its ambitious …

Renewable Energy

The six terrible ways your life will change when Net Neutrality dies

We’ve been debating Net Neutrality for more than 20 years. In that time, the internet's gone through substantial changes, and maybe those old …

The GOP’s new war on women: Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Warren and the newly empowered sexism of the right

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Mark Wilson)</b><p>Some right-wingers are going even further into overt misogyny — but they’re being met with a feminist force of fury<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 9, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>Perhaps Sen. Mitch McConnell should have skipped his quadrennial all-day post-inauguration nap. …

Feminism

Touching Your Hand in a Certain Way Produces Specific Emotions, Study Says

For example, a short vertical movement between thumb and palm was linked to excitement.<p>​Findings from a recent University of Sussex study suggest human emotion can be relayed through the air, using ultrasound technology that simulates touch.<p>The study is the first to demonstrate there is consistent …

Tesla Model 3: the ultimate eye-candy gallery to hold you over until ‘part 3 of the unveiling’

There are over 400,000 Tesla Model 3 reservation holders patiently (some impatiently) waiting for the vehicle. If Tesla sticks to its production plan, some of them will be able to get their vehicles toward the end of the year, but most of them will have to wait until 2018.<p>We should see the vehicle …

Trump Signs Executive Orders Watering Down Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday scaling back the sweeping 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory framework enacted under his predecessor as a direct response to the financial crisis.<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer labeled the Dodd-Frank Act a “disastrous policy,” in a …

To commemorate Black History Month, Trump administration decrees that white supremacists can’t be terrorists

<b>Timothy James McVeigh; Donald Trump (AP/Evan Vucci/David Longstreath)</b><p>Trump wants to focus counterterrorism exclusively on Muslims. Is this a thank-you note to white supremacists?<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 3, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to "take care of …

Rights & Freedoms

Shell says it will start installing electric vehicle chargers at its gas stations this year

In a future where the world’s car fleet is rapidly transitioning to electric vehicles, gas stations will be forcefully downgraded to simple convenience stores and consequently, they will lose a significant revenue stream brought in by people stopping for gas but buying something at the convenience …

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

AI Principles

Asilomar AI Principles<p>These principles were developed in conjunction with the 2017 Asilomar conference (videos here), through the process described …