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Breakthrough solar panel can harvest power from raindrops — day or night

In another advance, Chinese deploy two-sided solar panels to boost efficiency.<p>In a truly remarkable feat of innovation, scientists have figured out …

Clean Energy

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

These Tiny, Mindless Robots Are More Than the Sum of Their Parts

These robots can only do one thing: move forward. That doesn't stop them from achieving much more together.<p>Plenty of insects exhibit some sort of hive mind behavior, where complicated behaviors can come from a group of individuals following only a few simple rules. For instance, each individual …

Robotics

Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction

In the air, beneath the ocean's surface, and on land, microbes are the minute but mighty forces regulating much of the planet's biogeochemical …

Biology

What People Will Remember About You, Based on Myers-Briggs

One of Maya Angelou’s most famous quotes is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you …

Self-improvement

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Meditation

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Robert Downey Jr. is making a YouTube Red series about artificial intelligence

Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, producer Susan Downey, are making an artificial intelligence documentary series on YouTube, the company announced today. The series will have eight episodes that are each an hour long and it’s set to air on the paid membership-based YouTube Red platform next …

Artificial Intelligence

Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …

Neuroscience

An injection of salt in your eardrum might save you from a lifetime of hearing loss

First, an explosion. Then, the sound cuts out. Dazed survivors look on as chaos silently unfolds all around them.<p>It’s a common trope in movies, but, …

Hearing Loss

Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained

Captain Marvel isn’t going to fix the fallout from Avengers: Infinity War right away.<p><i>This post contains spoilers for</i> <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i><i>. You should go see the movie before you read this.</i><p>At the tail end of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>’s post-credits scene, the camera focuses in on a star, flanked by …

Marvel Universe

Google DeepMind's AI program learns human navigation skills

Notch up another win for the robots: the latest program from Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has trounced experts at a maze game after it learned to find its way around like a human.<p>Scientists noticed that when they trained the AI to move through a landscape, it spontaneously …

Artificial Intelligence

Google I/O: Google Research becomes Google AI

Google has rebranded the whole of its Google Research division to Google AI as the company aggressively pursues developments in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.<p>The change, announced ahead of its Google I/O developers conference this week, shows just how serious Google is when it …

Artificial Intelligence

Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better

Server users will really like 18.04, but the newest Ubuntu works great for all Linux fans.<p>Canonical recently released Ubuntu 18.04, the company's …

Linux

Here’s How Instagram Will Use AI To Take On Its Bullying Problem

With new machine-learning tools, the social network says it will automatically detect and filter out insulting, racist, and other bullying comments at scale.<p>Instagram is rolling out a comment-filtering technology today that will automatically hide bullying comments on the social network.<p>The …

Social Media

Atari VCS pre-orders start May 30th, but it won't ship until 2019

Nearly a year after it was first revealed, retro gaming enthusiasts will finally be able to order the Atari VCS beginning May 30th via an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign.<p>Atari will be offering two versions of the gaming system: a "time-limited" Collector's Edition featuring the faux wood-front …

Retrogaming

Turning deep-learning AI loose on software development: BAYOU learned to write code for programmers by studying billions of programs

BAYOU learned to write code for programmers by studying billions of programs<p>Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding …

Deep Learning

Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body - MIT Technology Review

In a step that could change the definition of death, researchers have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs and kept the reanimated …

FDA

15 Latest and Best Loading Animations to Make User Enjoy Waiting

Nowadays, since internet speed has been highly improved, people can smoothly open a website/app within seconds and get their desired information …

UI Design

Here’s Why Ambiverts Are More Influential and Successful Than Extroverts

The lesser known personality type “ambivert” is a good balance between introversion and extroversion.<p>Are you an introvert or an extrovert?<p>You …

Startup's crazy high-res satellite can see you pick your nose in traffic

Nose-pickers, nude bathers, and speedy drivers beware: there’s a new eye in the sky that can see you doing your most private activities, and in …

A Horrific Car Accident Broke This Guy's Entire Body. Here's How He Came Back Stronger Than Ever

It's been 4 years since Edward Rotella broke his back and pelvis and deflated an eyeball.<p>In 2013, Edward Rotella was in a horrific car accident that broke his back and pelvis and deflated an eyeball<br>• On top of his injuries, the crash — which also resulted in the death of his puppy — sent him into a …

What Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Means for Hip-Hop

In 2015, the journal <i>Royal Society Open Science</i> published a witty evolutionary history of pop music, based on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1960 to 2010, in which the authors treated elements like timbre, chord, and speech as if they were impressions on a fossil, and genre as if it were a living, …

Digital maps startup Mapbox hires away top Google Maps exec

Mapbox is a favorite mapping tool among developers thanks to its focus on letting developers customize the mapping data it provides. But despite Mapbox’s amalgamation of 130 data sources, the service still lacks abundant live traffic information and point-of-interest information for social places, …

A future ultraminiature computer the size of a pinhead?

Thin-film MRAM surface structure comprising one-monolayer iron (Fe) deposited on a boron, gallium, aluminum, or indium nitride substrate. (credit: …

Nanotech

Google's latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need

Google's AIY kits have been helpful for do-it-yourselfers who want to explore AI concepts like computer vision, but they weren't really meant for newcomers when you had to supply your own Raspberry Pi and other must-haves. It'll be much easier to get started from now on: Google has released updated …

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Polyethyleneterephthalate

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

Profit