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What has Robotics got in store for our future?

RoboThespian, a life-size humanoid robot designed by Engineered Arts LTD, spoke about the future of robots at day two of Dublin’s Tech Summit.<p>The …

Apple buys Israel’s facial recognition firm RealFace – report

Apple Inc. has acquired Israel’s Realface, a cybertechnology startup whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users. This is …

Israel

Ignore The Robotics Revolution At Your Own Risk

From Jon Markman: They have done it again. Boston Dynamics just released another terrifying video of a bipedal robot.<p>Somebody really needs to tell …

Despite Job Displacement Risks, Experts Say America Needs to Invest in Factory Robots

It’s the catch-22 of the 21st century: automation makes us more productive but takes jobs away from humans. Despite this, fiscal soothsayers like …

Robots

A way forward in gene editing

THE 1997 FILM “Gattaca” predicted a near future in which cities are powered by vast solar thermal arrays, humans launch manned missions to Saturn’s moons, and doctors design super smart and strong babies. A generation later, it is the gene editing that is proving most prescient.<p>Over the past …

Genetics

Report: 39% of Game Developers Working on AR/VR Headsets

A survey of game developers attending the annual GDC conference suggests major growth in the number of developers building games for AR and VR …

Tinder acquires Snapchat-style social video startup Wheel

Tinder has announced that it is to acquire a social video startup called Wheel, which lets users share Snapchat-style video clips.<p>The LA-based app …

Startups

Three-way dance between herbivores, plants and microbes unveiled

When a parasitoid-infected tomato fruit worm attacks a plant, the plant does not realize the caterpillar is chewing on it, none of the chemical …

A Mathematician Might’ve Created an Anti-Tsunami Cannon That Could Save Millions Of Lives

A mathematician might’ve figured out how to stop tsunamis in their tracks… or at least dampen their power. Image: Sean Davey <b>Back in 2004, I was in</b> …

Why science will never know everything about our Universe

There is so much we’ve discovered and so far that we’ve come. But there’s a limit to knowledge we’ll never be able to overcome.<p><i>“To know that we know</i> …

Cosmology

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

YCombinator

Elon Musk Is Really Boring - Bloomberg

The pit is at least 15 feet deep and more than 50 feet wide. It’s in a nondescript lot at Crenshaw Boulevard and West 120th Street, not far from Los …

Elon Musk

We just got a better idea of how much cash Theranos has left in the bank

We just got a better picture of Theranos' financial situation.<p>The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the blood-testing company had $200 million left in the bank at the end of 2016 and that the company did not have any material revenue in 2015 or 2016.<p>That's roughly a quarter of the more than …

Wall Street Journal

How I Decide Who Gets Banned on OkCupid

The best part of being an engineer at OkCupid is that — even though I spend most days hunched over the lifeless glow of C++ code – I sometimes read …

World first: surgical robot performs precision-injection in patient with retinal vein occlusion

The operation was successful and is a world first. It shows that it is technically possible to safely dissolve a blood clot from the retinal vein …

Medicine

SpaceX is launching a ‘three-eyed Raven’ on the back of a Dragon this weekend

It can’t see visions, but it can track the movements of spacecraft<p>On Saturday, SpaceX is launching a key piece of NASA technology that could one day allow satellites to repair other spacecraft already in orbit. It’s called the Raven, and it’s a module that’s going to test out a novel type of …

SpaceX

Apple CarPlay v. Android Auto: Which is better for India?

One of the many aspects that the drastic rise in smartphone usage has contributed to can also be found in cars - the infotainment consoles. Today, …

iOS

Donald Trump: The Narcissistic-Abusive Father Of Our Country

<b>How to Cope with the Chronic Anxiety of Feeling Abused</b><p><i>As experienced therapists, we wrote this article to help readers understand what they might be experiencing based on observed behavior of Donald Trump. We respect all political beliefs and preferences, but believe we can offer useful advice to</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Answer to a World Divided by Facebook Is More Facebook

When I ask Mark Zuckerberg if the presidential election changed the way he sees Facebook—if he made poor assumptions, if Facebook functioned in ways …

Facebook

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share

Health Care

Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep-Learning Neural Networks on Board

Computer scientist David Blaauw pulls a small plastic box from his bag. He carefully uses his fingernail to pick up the tiny black speck inside and …

Deep Learning

Apple TV Could Still Be a Major Opportunity, if Apple Can Execute

The TV has long been <b>Apple's</b> white whale, a giant digital content and (increasingly) communications platform that has captured its imagination for at …

Apple TV

Shinder is a dating app that matches women with the same single man

Adding new meaning to last man on the planet<p>In modern dating apps, it’s normal to feel like you’re just another face in a sea of photos. Even if you get a match, it can be difficult to reach a date, let alone a meaningful relationship. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just cut out the competition?<p>…

Online Dating

A new dating app lets you find true love through shared dislikes

We found love in a hopeless place<p>Dating apps and websites focus on common ground: if a pair loves the same movies, food, and band no one else has heard of, then they just might be perfect mates. It’s romantic to assume two people could fall in love over a shared interest of eating waffles in bed. …

Relationships

Israeli Startup Goji Is Planning the Oven of the Future

Every year, we hear about new models of ovens and microwaves with new functions and features that are meant to make our lives easier in the kitchen. …

Your Cell Phone Could Help Solve an Astronomical Mystery

Is your phone fast enough to catch a Fast Radio Burst?<p>Scientists at Harvard have proposed united global network for cell phones to help detect the high-energy astrophysical phenomena known as fast radio bursts (FRBs).<p>FRBs are very short, as their name indicates. They only last a few milliseconds at …

Astronomy

New “camouflage” seeks to make you unrecognizable to facial-recognition technology

Cameras are everywhere. In London, one of the world’s most heavily monitored cities, nearly half a million of them comprise part of the “ring of steel” system that surveils much of the city.<p>Privacy advocates worry scenarios like this and advancing face-recognition technology could soon allow a …

Futurism

Matrimonial Geography

In the land of matrimony the terrain is amazing in its variety. Poppy fields of bliss give way to rocky landscapes as barren as moonscapes and on to …

Scientific Method

Google, You Own Me

Alvin Toffler said, “Acceleration is one of the most important and least understood of all social forces.” There is much to be understood of futurism …

Google