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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 …

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

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

Virtual Reality

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, Tech30), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means …

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

It's all connected.<p>That's the guiding mantra / rallying cry / marketing pitch for Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Every film exists in the same continuity, pushing along a large meta-narrative one two-hour (or so) chapter at a time. The continuity, of course, is only skin deep. A tragic death of a fan …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

Science editor, BBC News website<p><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 …

Planets

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

What Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated in split single particles.<p>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 …

Quantum Mechanics

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 Mechanics

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 …

Sleep

Russ Brown Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

• August 01, 2017<br>• By Alicia Mariah Elfving<br>• motorcycle hangouts, Motorcycle Rides, Washington<p>Before jumping in to trying to describe the awesomeness that …

Motorcycle Safety

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

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

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 …

Security

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

Science correspondent, BBC News<p><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 …

Genetics

CES 2015: GoBe calorie counter wearable put to the test

Technology desk editor<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1135000/1135546_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1501015251_4c9a266e706aff3dbb137ad6f213a5a3<p><b>A controversial calorie-counting wristband, which had been denounced by some medical experts, has been put to the test by</b> …

Wearable Tech

Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible to Use | The New Yorker

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, born in 1958 in the Soviet Union, is a brilliant academic—as a high-school …

Engineering

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 …

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 …

Airbags

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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

Google Glass

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 …

Machine Learning

Comet landing: Organic molecules detected by Philae

Science editor, BBC News website<p><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 …

Space Exploration

A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images

article<p>en_US<p>https://research.googleblog.com/2014/11/a-picture-is-worth-thousand-coherent.html<p>Research …

The end of apps as we know them

The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need …

UX Design