Robert Reese

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Scary 'Slaughterbots' video shows danger of autonomous killer drones

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you're smart, you can make decisions all for yourself.<p>That could be a problem if you're a so-called smart weapon.<p>A video presented on Friday at a meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional …

23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's Cure

In 2006, when personal genomics company 23andMe launched from its offices in California, it charged $1,000 for a home spit kit, and its top …

The Marine Corps wants to 3D print cheaper drones

A new prototype scout drone can be printed for less than the cost of the latest iPhone<p>In three minutes, the Scout drone is assembled. One minute more, and it's airborne, tossed by a Marine. The flight is short, maybe 20 minutes at the most, but the information gained is valuable, a real-time video …

Google’s latest AI experiment lets software autocomplete your doodles

Google Brain, the search giant’s internal artificial intelligence division, has been making substantial progress on computer vision techniques that let software parse the contents of hand-drawn images and then re-create those drawings on the fly. The latest release from the division’s AI …

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

“Interstellar’s” Stunning Visual Effects Led to a New Scientific Finding

When Kip Thorne, theoretical physicist and executive producer on Interstellar, was put in charge of the visuals behind the film’s black hole, the …

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

Take 1 Look at This INSANE Photo of the Moon, and You'll See Why It's Going Viral

Every time we get a different view of space, we're simply left in awe of its mesmerizing natural beauty. One photo of the moon in particular is no exception to that, as it has just started sweeping the internet and taking our breath away in the process.<p>The image features a view of an almost …

Johnson Space Center

Infection of biological DNA with digital Computer Code

************************************************************<p>Infection of biological DNA with digital Computer Code<p>by Second Part To …

Weather Videos

The Official Homepage of Otis Redding, The King of Soul

The official homepage of Otis Redding, the King of Soul. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" in 2018.

Macon: Then and Now – The GeoHistoric Project

Poet Sidney Lanier was born in Macon in 1842 at 935 High Street. Today, his birthplace is the home of the Historic Macon Foundation, a non-profit …

Creating a New Kind of Night Light: Glow-in-the-Dark Trees

San Francisco-based entrepreneur Antony Evans has come up with a radical idea for curbing power usage: “What if we use trees to light our streets …

What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

I couldn’t help thinking of John Le Carré’s spy novels as I awaited my rendezvous with Jaron Lanier in a corner of the lobby of the stylish W Hotel …

Virtual Reality

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

Book News: Ancient Texts From Vatican And Bodleian Libraries Digitized

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex are among the ancient texts included in a new digitization project by the …

Have We Found the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island?

Remote-sensing techniques have unearthed clues to the fate of settlers who mysteriously disappeared.<p>It's a mystery that has intrigued Americans for centuries: What happened to the lost colonists of North Carolina's Roanoke Island? (See "America's Lost Colony.")<p>The settlers, who arrived in 1587, …

Don't Call It Fanfic: Writers Rework Their Favorite Stories

When writers finish a book, they may think they've had the last word. But sometimes another writer will decide there's more to the story. The madwoman Bertha from <i>Jane Eyre</i> and the father in <i>Little Women</i> are just two examples of secondary characters who have been given a fuller life in a new work of …

Popplet

The British Museum: five lessons in augmented reality

<b>Since 2009, the British Museum has educated youngsters in Bloomsbury via its Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC). It’s free, and is the most</b> …

song of the neurons

<b>The Birth of a Synthetic Musical Brain</b><p>Once you hear it, will you believe that a machine created this musical album? Well, it did, using Imagination …

Star Trek

Musical Turing test: which audio clip was composed by a computer? | Science | theguardian.com

Can Computers Write Music That Has A Soul?

Computer algorithms are at the cutting edge of modern classical music composition and can even write ‘new’ works by Bach and Mozart. Will such music ever be considered authentically human?<p>One day, you bump into your favorite author walking down the street. His works have made an indelible imprint …

Flute

A Chimp’s Day in Court: Inside the Historic Demand for Nonhuman Rights

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>On the morning of December 2, a lawyer …

MIT Actually Reinvented The Wheel

The Copenhagen Wheel is actually totally brilliant.<p>Pooh and his crew were never really my thing as a kid, and there's one VHS tape to blame.<p>Hacker …

Condoleezza Rice

CrazyTalk - The Poem "I am"

Reactions to a DH TED talk: “What we learned from 5 million books” | William G. Thomas III

Our digital humanities interdisciplinary seminar watched the TED talk from Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel on “What we learned from 5 …

Humanities

What we learned from 5 million books

Have you played with Google Labs' Ngram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from …

Norman Mailer's America