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Google is funding “an artificial intelligence for data science”

Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science,” it announced Tuesday. …

Ultrasonics may soon let you touch what you see in virtual reality

At this point it seems like it's just a matter of time before every device shown on <i>Star Trek</i> becomes a reality and, thanks to a new innovation, the …

Gadgets We Love: Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Kit

If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that at some point in your life, you dreamed about building your own robot. But then reality creeps in: building a robot is hard, and requires a lot of time and space. And also knowledge of soldering, wiring, programming and more.<p>At least, it used …

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A New and Improved $99 VR Headset That You Can Buy Right Now

A couple of months ago, a small team from Carl Zeiss visited our office to show us a prototype of the VR One, a smartphone-enabled mobile headset …

The future of AI? Helping human beings think smarter

<i>This article was taken from the December 2014 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

4D 打印再进一步:未来家具不必自己动手

科学家让部分程度的精神控制成为可能

Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

US police shoot dead boy carrying pellet gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a pellet gun died from his wounds on Sunday.<p>Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba said on Sunday that one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the weapon - which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the …

Windows 10 won’t be Windows 6.4

No more number jokes<p>An old quirk in Windows is going away with the release of Windows 10. Microsoft has revealed that the upcoming release of Windows 10 will include a change that makes the Windows NT kernel jump to version 10.0. While Windows 8.1 was Windows NT 6.3 and Windows 7 was Windows NT …

How NASA will launch four spacecraft at once to study magnetic fields

NASA has been planning to study the magnetic reconnection between the Earth and the sun for years, and now the agency has revealed how its scientists are going make it happen. Magnetic reconnection is a process that converts magnetic energy to kinetic or thermal energy. It happens all over the …

Google Shopping adds to long list of depressing Black Friday statistics

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and you know what that means.<p>It’s time for the annual ritual in which thousands and thousands of people drag their lawn chairs to the local Wal-Mart and camp out for hours and hours until the stores open. Then they trample each other in a rush to save a few …

HSBC bank portal reportedly caught up in China’s Great Firewall

The corporate banking portal of HSBC, the world’s second largest bank, has reportedly been blocked in China by the country’s “Great Firewall,” a …

Slack is now the fastest-growing workplace software ever

And it has $120 million in new funding to push it forward<p>Slack has become a big enough deal that it almost makes you care about enterprise software. The company, which integrates a kind of sophisticated group chat with dozens of other software services that your company may already use, has spread …

LinkedIn open sources Cubert, a big data computation engine that saves CPU resources

Linkedin said on Tuesday that it open sourced a framework called Cubert that uses specialized algorithms to organize data in a way that makes it …

Samsung Gear VR Launches In December For $199

We previously heard a rumor that the new Samsung Gear VR would go on sale in December, and that the device would retail for $199, Samsung has now …

科学家发现人类皮肤中嵌有“微型电脑”

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【论文故事】动动念头,就可以控制基因表达

本文作者:Onlyhelen<p>看过《阿凡达》的人应该会被影片里展示的这样一个先进的技术留下深刻的印象:在潘多拉星球上,因为下身瘫痪而行动不便的前海军战士杰克·萨利(Jake Sully)通过头上佩戴的复杂设备,运用自己的意念力量来控制用人类基因与当地纳美部族基因结合创造出的 “阿凡达”。这当然只是导演卡梅隆虚构的情节,但是你有没有想过用自己的意念就可以控制一个基因的表达?最近,瑞士苏黎世联邦理工学院的马丁·佛森格(Martin Fussenegger)教授与他的研究团队成功地做到了仅仅运用意念,就可控制基因的表达。研究成果[1]于11月11日发表在期刊《自然·通讯》(Nature Communi …

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丹麦科学家质疑“上帝粒子”存在证据

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