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Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Quantum Computing

The power of quantum technology in 2018

<b>The power of quantum technology in 2018: how does this develop nowadays</b><p>Quantum technology is a new field in physics, derived from quantum physics …

Quantum Computing

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Genetics

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate enough to be in the crowd and, like those around me, I was …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The quantum computing apocalypse is imminent

Shlomi Dolev Contributor<p>Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Guiron University of the Negev. He is the author of Self-Stabilization. Shlomi also is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief scientist of Secret Double Octopus.<p>In …

Quantum Computing

‘Star Wars’ Fans Recreated The Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Vader Duel From ‘A New Hope’ With Impressive Results

The fateful duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i> has taken some flack from fans in recent years for its relatively clunky and slow action. Fair or not, that’s just how it is. Of course, we know that Sir Alec Guinness, who was 63-years-old when filming, wasn’t able to …

Star Wars

Stop Joking About Fleeing Earth for Newly Discovered Planets

Exploring the galaxy will only give our problems more room to expand.<p>How did we lose the universe? When, last month, NASA announced the discovery of seven new Earth-like exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, a dwarf star only 40 light years from us, it felt strange: not the beginning of something, but …

Alex Jones

A Brutal 500-Page Math Proof Even Experts Can't Understand Is About to Be Published

WTF?<p>His name is Shinichi Mochizuki, and depending on how fluent you are in the fringes of number theory, he's either a peerless mathematical …

Mathematics

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

This is how your brain physically changes when you consume whole turmeric

Turmeric is regarded as miraculous spice whose positive effects on the body are backed up by more than 600 health benefits. This is mostly due to its …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Schizophrenia

Introducing 'dark DNA' – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions that humans have been asking about animals for centuries. By mapping out animal …

Genetics

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

Watch: These Mind-Blowing iPhone Augmented Reality Demos Show the Power of Apple’s ARKit

Want to take a peek at the future of mobile augmented reality (AR)? Then you’re in luck: A number of developers have been busy hacking away on …

Augmented Reality

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

Lab-grown cartilage mimics the real thing - Futurity

Cartilage doesn't grow back after injury or overuse, but scientists have created an artificial version that could replace it.

UC Davis

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

Nanotech

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, offers hope for people with Huntington's disease. Gene editing could be the …

The Future Of Astronomy: Thousands Of Radio Telescopes That Can See Beyond The Stars

How can you see neutral atoms? After all, unless you’re dealing in either reflected light or with atoms that are themselves in an excited state, neutral atoms are some of the most optically boring materials that there are. Atoms are made of negatively charged electrons surrounding a positively …

Universe

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Mechanics

A New Transparent, Conductive Material Is Set to Revolutionize Our Electronics

A New Material<p>Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new material that could change technology as we know it. This nano-scale, …

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World | Inc.com

<b>Reversing Paralysis.</b> "Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away."<p><b>Self-Driving Trucks.</b> "Tractor-trailers without a human at the wheel will soon barrel onto highways near you. What will this mean for the …

Track Down

Historians say the March for Science is ‘pretty unprecedented’

Tens of thousands of scientists and their allies are expected to demonstrate in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, with hundreds of additional satellite marches planned to boot.<p>Organizers insist the march is simply calling for “political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the …

Ronald Reagan

Money is pouring in to a hot new area of science that could change the way we think about aging

Venture-capital investors are pouring money into regenerative medicine.<p>According to a report from Goldman Sachs, venture capital in companies pursuing regenerative medicine increased from $296 million in 2011 to $807 million in 2016, growing roughly 34% year-over-year.<p>"We see regenerative medicine …

Stem Cells

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …