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Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

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 treatments for infertility.<p>Speaking at the Progress Educational Trust annual conference in London this month, Azim Surani, director of …

Stem Cells

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Electromagnetism

'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

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 …

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 …

How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore’s Law

Microprocessors got smaller, faster and more power-efficient, but as they reach their physical limitations, chip architecture is driving performance gains<p>Two of the biggest semiconductor companies made announcements last week that might seem unrelated, but are linked. Intelannounced its acquisition …

Moore's Law

New breakthrough gives AI a human memory – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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, …

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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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 …

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

Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty darn smart—at least, at certain tasks. AI has defeated world champions in chess, Go, and now poker. But can …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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

Laws govern the conduct of humans, and sometimes the machines that humans use, such as cars. But what happens when those cars become human-like, as in artificial intelligence that can drive cars? Who is responsible for any laws that are violated by the AI?<p>This article, written by a technologist and …

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 …

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 …

Machine Learning