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Facebook and Google get neural networks to create art

For Facebook and Google, it's not enough for computers to recognize images... they should <i>create</i> images, too. Both tech firms have just shown off neural networks that automatically generate pictures based on their understanding of what objects look like. Facebook's approach uses two of these …

Deep Learning

The fine art of matching beer with bar snacks

What's best for washing down a packet of pork crackling, Twiglets, wasabi peas or pickled onion Monster Munch? Beer experts Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham explain<p>During this week's <b>London Beer Week</b>, a seven-day celebration of the capital’s craft brewing scene, there will inevitably be a lot of …

The Economics Of 3-D Printing: Opportunities

3-D printing is growing rapidly, with the price tags on machines coming down while capabilities improve. Industry insiders prefer to call it “additive manufacturing,” to contrast it with traditional manufacturing, which subtracts unwanted materials through cutting, drilling or other techniques. …

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Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Unique 3D Printed Photographs Come to Life When Combined with Light

Photography has been around since the early 1820s, when French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, came up with a way of photoetching an image. His images …

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

9 New Ways to Make Waffles

It’s National Waffle Day, which means it’s your duty as an American to make waffles. Here, nine waffle recipes that go beyond basic Belgian and …

The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels: How Mathematician and Black Jack Wizard Claude Shannon Ignited the Information Age

The so-called Information Age we live in, like all major leaps in human achievement, isn’t a self-contained bubble that coalesced out of nothingness in a flash of genius but the cumulative product of incremental innovation stretching back centuries. It builds upon the work of multiple inventors, …

This Artificial Intelligence Company Could 'Eradicate The Spreadsheet' And Do The Work Of A $250,000 Consultant

The software can write stories with no bias, confusion, or cherry picking, accurately representing the truth based on the data you give it.<p>Hammond calls it "the most powerful AI system [he's] ever built."<p>"We looked at the world of media and data as it's growing today," he told us over the phone. …

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Nanoparticle inks can turn your existing 2D printer into a circuit board production line – and the possibilities for 3D printers are mind-boggling<p>Printing foldable mobile phones on a sheet of paper from a normal 2D printer is just a decade away, according to Jürgen Steimle, head of the Embodied …

Nanotech

Nanoparticle Mimics Viruses to Evade Immune System

The potential for DNA-based nanotechnology is immense, and in medicine it can have a revolutionary impact. Yet, getting DNA nanodevices to escape the …

Tech world stunned as court rules Oracle can own APIs, Google loses copyright appeal

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Denis Belyaevskiy via Shutterstock<p>In an unusual decision, an appeals court in Washington ruled on Friday that …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

On the Red Couch with Quartz Publisher Jay Lauf

Inside Flipboard / April 17, 2014<p>The future of journalism lies in code. That’s the mantra Jay Lauf uses inside the sleek Lower Manhattan offices of …

Drawing Animals using Moirée Patterns

Using the contrast effect called Moiré, the Milanese Andrea Minini stunning vector illustrations of various animals with a design of the most …

Incredibly Creative Stop-Motion Film Made with Only Rubber Bands & Thumbtacks

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a stop-motion film, but ‘A Girl Named Elastika’ by French filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet was a no-brainer. At once …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

Hilarious Portraits of Tiny Babies Dressed Up In Adult Clothes

<b>janelpeyton</b><p>Babies are already pretty adorable, but babies dressed up like adults are just hilarious! Instagrammer Ilana Wiles (@mommyshorts) is behind this new trending hashtag, #babysuiting, that has mommies dressing their little ones up in goofy ensembles that are much too big for the childrens' …

Throwback Thursday: John Whitney's Animated Computer Visualizations From the '60s

Today, creating a data visualization that'll grab (and hold) the attention of thousands is a cinch, considering that even the smallest of screens …

Data Visualization

Awake

Habits Of My Heart

Flour Experiment Helps Explain Strange Lights Preceding Earthquakes

There are now several theories to explain the existence of pre-earthquake lights.<p>Scientists have recently shown that strange lights, such as those described as "glowing orbs," have indeed appeared before major earthquakes, for example in Japan and L’Aquila, Italy. But how?<p>U.S. scientists propose a …