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Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Researchers pass milestone on developmental path from stem cells to immature sperm, and hint lab-made sperm and eggs may one day be possible<p>Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new …

Genetics

How Serverless Computing will Change the World in 2018

Serverless computing is a fairly new concept that has somewhat exploded in terms of popularity. This is in-part due to AWS’ Serverless offering, AWS …

Cloud Computing

A new quantum atomic clock may finally reveal the nature of dark matter

Tick Tock<p>Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder’s JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics) have developed an …

Quantum Mechanics

Engineers take laser pulses into new dimensions

When you bang on a simple drumhead, it will most certainly make a noise, but you probably wouldn't call that noise a musical note.<p>"You hit it, and it …

Nanotech

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Quantum Mechanics

Do Stressed-Out Japanese Really Stage Elaborate Disappearances? On the Trail of the Johatsu or 'Evaporated People'

Some years ago, low on cash, I took an unusual job in Tokyo’s entertainment district Shibuya. Every morning I dressed in a swallow-tailed jacket …

Japan

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

'I take portraits of gods': the photography of Nobuyuki Kobayashi – in pictures

With his gorgeous and patiently realised black and white images, Kobayashi searches for a spiritual dimension in the calm beauty of nature

Religion

The brain on a chip: As Moore’s law ends, brain-like computers begin

<b>How to build computers that directly mimic in silicon what the brain does in flesh and blood.</b><p>For five decades, Moore’s law held up pretty well: …

This Is What Happens When We Debate Ethics in Front of Superintelligent AI

Is there a uniform set of moral laws, and if so, can we teach artificial intelligence those laws to keep it from harming us? This is the question …

Artificial Intelligence

Entropy and complexity: the surprising paradox behind our universe

One of the many big ideas in physicist Sean B. Carroll’s <i>The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself</i> is the concept that …

Physics

How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore's Law

Two of the biggest semiconductor companies made announcements last week that might seem unrelated, but are linked. Intel announced its acquisition of Israeli startup Mobileye, which makes chips and software for self-driving cars. Nvidia announced the latest generation of a system intended to speed …

Artificial Intelligence

New breakthrough gives AI a human memory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Unknown to many AI’s are amnesiacs, they forget almost everything they’re taught, but now a new human like memory system …

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you.<p>“Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According to YouTube, the …

DeepMind's new algorithm adds 'memory' to AI

When DeepMind burst into prominent view in 2014 it taught its machine learning systems how to play Atari games. The system could learn to defeat the …

Artificial Intelligence

What’s AI, and what’s not

Artificial intelligence has become as meaningless a description of technology as “all natural” is when it refers to fresh eggs. At least, that’s the …

This USB firewall protects against malicious device attacks

This pocket-sized firewall is a nifty tool for the privacy-minded and super paranoid that aims to protect against USB-based attacks.<p>Meet the USG.<p>The …

Firewalls

A.I. Can Predict Whether You Have Sepsis Before Doctors Even Know It

"We need fewer buzz words; we need systems that work."<p>Severe sepsis is an infection complication that strikes more than a million Americans a year, …

Machine Learning

What Is Time? Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity Place Fundamental Limits On Our Ability To Measure Time

What is time? The complexity of this deceptively simple question was aptly highlighted in the fourth century by Saint Augustine when he said: “If no …

Women in Photography: 34 Voices From Around the World

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Women's Health

Physicists extend quantum machine learning to infinite dimensions

Physicists have developed a quantum machine learning algorithm that can handle infinite dimensions—that is, it works with continuous variables (which …

Machine Learning

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

Biotech will let us give our brains a makeover—but we risk becoming less human in the process

Within the lifetimes of most children today, bioenhancement is likely to become a basic feature of human society. Personalized pharmaceuticals will enable us to modify our bodies and minds in powerful and precise ways, with far fewer side effects than today’s drugs. New brain-machine interfaces …

Personality

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own language

Jennifer Morris, Writer, Formative Content<p>Back in September 2016, Google launched its Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) system, which uses deep …

Artificial intelligence and the law

Jeremy Elman Contributor<p>Jeremy Elman is a partner at DLA Piper, and is head of DLA Piper Miami's Intellectual Property and Technology and Emerging Growth practices.<p>Abel Castilla Contributor<p>Abel Castilla is a software engineer at Codelitt.<p>Laws govern the conduct of humans, and sometimes the machines …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Quantum Mechanics

Google Translate update shows the true power of machine learning

The mechanics behind machine learning and artificial intelligence can tax many a non-techy brain at the best of times.<p>But the travel industry should …