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Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Cracking the Crypto War

On December 2, 2015, a man named Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on employees of the Department of Public Health in San …

How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus

In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect. So, in June 2011, when Google launched Google Plus, Zuckerberg put his company into lockdown. In an adaption from his new book on Silicon Valley, former Facebook employee Antonio …

T

There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

Breaking down the chaos of a Mad Max chase scene

It's good to have George Miller making movies about cannibals again.<p>We'll be getting a new Mad Max movie next week, nearly 30 years after <i>Beyond Thunderdome</i>, and I'm more excited than I've been for any movie in a long time. Bringing Max back is cool for lots of reasons — dust storms! desert punk! — …

Marvel's master plan: The complete novice's guide to Infinity Stones

Infinity stones are MacGuffins of the highest order<p>Marvel Studios started its film series relatively grounded, explaining away some of the crazier elements with exaggerated science and technology. Over the last 11 films, it's been slowly and deliberately introducing more cosmic and magical elements …

Marvel Universe

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Three patients fight cancer with genetically tailored vaccines

Activating dormant cancer-fighting cells<p>Researchers are making progress toward a new way to fight cancer, combining genetic sequencing with the power of vaccinations. Genetically tailored vaccines were used to provoke an immune response in three patients with advanced forms of skin cancer, …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition of physical reality, calling it "spooky action at a distance".<p>According to theory, quantum entanglement occurs …

A step closer to quantum computation with Quantum Error Correction

Posted by Julian Kelly, Rami Barends, and Austin Fowler, Quantum Electronics Engineers<br>Computer scientists have dreamt of large-scale quantum …

Quantum Computing

Screens May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why

For more than 3 billion years, life on Earth was governed by the cyclical light of sun, moon and stars. Then along came electric light, turning night …

Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

• August 03, 2018<br>• By Mike "Otto" Deutsch<br>• California, Motorcycle Races<p>Ever since I attended a Speedway in Costa Mesa, I’ve been attracted to flat track …

South Dakota

Google's AI Masters Space Invaders (But It Still Stinks at Pac-Man) - MIT Technology Review

Notch up another win for the machines. Software from Google’s DeepMind artificial-intelligence group has learned to play the classic Atari 2600 game …

Artificial Intelligence

How A Lone Hacker Shredded the Myth of Crowdsourcing

High-tech analysis of a 2011 DARPA Challenge shows why we can’t have nice things<p><b>Meet Adam.</b> He’s a mid-level engineer at a mid-level software company …

The Impact Trap

Imagine your goal is to climb the highest mountain. The problem is you are in a foreign land with no map. You might decide to follow what engineers …

Career Development

Watch A Rocket Blast Off Into An Aurora [Video]

Science is so pretty<p>A few weeks ago, we wrote about an experiment that would launch a probe through an aurora, to try to unravel the Northern Lights' mysterious electrical structure. The Aurora Spatial Structures Probe (ASSP) blasted off yesterday on a 70-foot rocket, and the visuals from the …

Astra Zeneca drive to develop drugs from genome project

<b>Astra Zeneca has announced a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.</b><p>It will be the first concerted use of an emerging technique called Crispr to "snip out" specific disease genes in order to discover drugs.<p>The technique is …

CES 2015: GoBe calorie counter wearable put to the test

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1135000/1135546_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534667314_9636f3c59f544298f68942861aa370e9<p><b>A controversial calorie-counting wristband, which had been denounced by some medical experts, has been put to the test by the BBC.</b><p>The creators of …

CES

Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

Mathematician Suggests New Way Get To Mars On A Budget

Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line<p>In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro. Hagamoro was supposed to orbit the moon, but mission control lost contact with it after it …

European Space Agency

Alpinestars' Wearable Airbag for Motorcyclists

Motorsports outfitter Alpinestars has reached another milestone in its illustrious 50-year history. After giving professional motorcycle racers and track riders the Tech-Air Race electronic airbag suit—which in essence inflates at the very moment of collision to protect the wearer like a …

Wearable Tech

Baidu Announces Breakthrough In Speech Recognition, Claiming To Top Google And Apple

When artificial-intelligence guru Andrew Ng joined Chinese Internet pioneer Baidu last May as chief scientist, he was a little cagey about what he and his team might work on at a newly opened lab in Sunnyvale, Calif. But he couldn’t help revealing better speech recognition as a key area of interest …

Mars' Gale Crater once held massive lake, NASA says

New data from Curiosity expands our understanding of how wet Mars once was<p>Gale Crater, the landing site of the Mars Curiosity rover, has long been hypothesized to have once held a large standing body of water. In a teleconference this afternoon, NASA announced new scientific findings which support …

World-First Artificial Enzymes Suggest Life Doesn't Need DNA or RNA

For the first time, scientists have built artificial enzymes using lab-grown genetic material called XNA. The experiment bolsters the idea that life …

What Texting Does to the Spine

A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.<p>Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old.<p>It is also, according to a new calculation published …

Rapid Progress in Automatic Image Captioning

<i>This blog post is authored by</i> <i>John Platt</i><i>, Deputy Managing Director and Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research.</i><p>I have been excited for many …

Comet landing: Organic molecules detected by Philae

<b>The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed.</b><p>Carbon-containing "organics" are the basis of life on Earth and may give clues to chemical ingredients delivered to our planet early in its history.<p>The compounds were picked up by a German-built …